Review: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Published: Viking, 2017 Genre: YA My rating: 4 stars Description: “Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, … Continue reading Review: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

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Top 5 Young Adult Contemporaries

Hi all, It’s probably pretty clear that I read mostly YA contemporary. I’ve been wanting to do another Top 5 for a while now, so I figured what better to do a Top 5 about? This is a mixture of both older and newer releases – my favorite YA contemporaries since I started reading YA … Continue reading Top 5 Young Adult Contemporaries

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Series:Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1 Published: Quirk, 2011 Genre: YA fantasy My rating: 3/5 stars Description: “A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. … Continue reading Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Published: Balzer + Bray, 2017 Genre: YA contemporary My rating: 5/5 stars Description: “Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at … Continue reading Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Review: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Published: Haymarket, 2014 Genre: Nonfiction, essay/memoir My rating: 4/5 stars Description: “In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and … Continue reading Review: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit