Genre: Emotions & Feelings

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Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Review: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

February 7, 2017 Review 22 ★★★★

I’m usually on the lookout for books that a lot of people seem to be enjoying and THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR got my attention after it was nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. Like many others, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and would even venture to say the hype is well deserved. Read more »

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Review: The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli Blog Tour

Review: The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli Blog Tour

January 13, 2017 Blog Tour, Review 24

Review A fond memory of mine in middle school was when my English teacher read us chapters of STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli every day. STARGIRL was an interesting, unique read that made me think, and THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER affected me similarly. Cammie, the main character, is not exactly easy to get along with but she definitely grows on you. Once […]

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Review: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

Review: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

August 16, 2015 Review 42 ★★★½

I am a little bit of a black sheep when it comes to THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS. I enjoyed many aspects of this book, but I struggled to form an emotional connection with it or fully root for the romance, which was a big part of the novel. “The girl who’d written volumes on the walls but never said […]

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Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

July 22, 2015 Review 76 ★★½

If I were being generous, I would probably give this book 1.5 stars on its own. It’s that ending that made me bump it up a star.  WE WERE LIARS is a story about…summer? Youth? Lies? Guilt? I’m honestly still not sure. “Do not accept an evil you can change.” The only real lie in WE WERE LIARS is that […]

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Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Review: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

April 21, 2015 Review 22 ★★★★

Every once in a while you come across a book that is really hard to explain in words for one reason or another. WE ALL LOOKED UP is one of those books for me, because I finished it three weeks ago and haven’t had time to pen my thoughts until now, and because reading it was sort of a surreal experience, for the first half anyway. Read more »

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ARC Review: Things We Know by Heart

ARC Review: Things We Know by Heart

March 26, 2015 Review 34 ★★★★

THINGS WE KNOW BY HEART was sweet, heartbreaking, and humorous all at the same time. Most of all though, it was uplifting. It made me feel so many different emotions and the takeaway was perfect. One of my favorite things about this book was the importance placed on familial relationships. I absolutely love when this happens because the focus is […]

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