Tag: contemporary

Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

Book Review: American Panda by Gloria Chao

I’m struggling with what to write about American Panda because I’m just so blown away. It’s so hard to write 5-star reviews, isn’t it? It’s easy to point out negatives in a book, I think, but when everything comes together–the characters, the writing, the themes, everything–it makes it so hard to concisely explain why you loved it so much. That’s what’s happening to me right now with this book. American Panda brought out the full range of emotions in me. […]

Posted January 29, 2018
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Book Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

Book Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone

I don’t even know where to start with this because You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone tackled a whole lot and did everything correctly. I loved every piece of this, from the family to the romance to the mental illness. Everything was just spot on. I think to make it easier on myself, I may break this down into categories. The Jewish Representation. I love seeing representation of faith in YA. It’s something I feel YA is deeply lacking, and […]

Posted January 11, 2018
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Book Review: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

Book Review: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

I kind of took a chance on this book. For one thing, it’s a Persuasion retelling and I’ve never read the source material. For another, it’s an adult contemporary romance, a genre from which I’ve read exactly zero books. Oh, and on top of that, I’ve never read a second-chance romance. The One That Got Away is all of these things I’m inexperienced with, but the blurb sounded cute and the setting of a castle in England sounded great. And […]

Posted August 18, 2017
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Book Review: Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

Book Review: Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

You know, I kind of had low expectations for Follow Me Back. I’ve not gotten along with any other WattPad success stories, so I was a bit apprehensive going into this. But I was so wrong, because from page one I was completely addicted to this story. The easy reading, the social media aspect, so much of this was incredibly compelling. I really enjoyed the way this depicted fame for pop singer Eric Thorn. Just a few months before this […]

Posted August 16, 2017
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Book Review: Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan

Book Review: Such a Good Girl by Amanda K. Morgan

This was SO good! I went into it knowing as little as possible – there is a student-teacher romance and a twist – and I totally recommend doing the same. So I’ll do my best to avoid plot things while telling you all the ways this was such an awesome thriller that you absolutely need to read. First of all, I loved Riley. She’s a type A overachiever, but turned up to an 11. She works really, really hard at […]

Posted July 7, 2017
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Book Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Book Review: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This book was incredible. I’ve been so excited for this for such a long time, and I’m happy to report that it lives up to its every promise. Eliza and Her Monsters was honest, passionate, and the kind of book whose themes and ideas will linger for a long time after you’ve closed the back cover. I’m the kind of person who lives on the internet. I grew up as the first generation of kids to have internet access. First […]

Posted June 8, 2017
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Book Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Book Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

I’ve been sitting here staring at this blank screen for a while now. I’m not exactly sure how I’m supposed to review this. How do I put into words all the grief and heartache and fear and frustration this book brought out in me? I loved every second of it, but it ripped me apart and did not have the decency to put me back together. Nina LaCour just did an amazing job. As someone who has never lost someone […]

Posted April 7, 2017
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