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Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams Review// The One I’m Confident Will Fit Perfectly In Your Beach Bag

Synopsis… Phoenix can’t imagine anything worse than being shipped off to family summer camp. Her parents have been fighting for the past two years—do they seriously think being crammed in a cabin with Phoenix and her little brother, Harry, will make things better? On top of that, Phoenix is stuck training with Callum—the head counselor… Continue reading Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams Review// The One I’m Confident Will Fit Perfectly In Your Beach Bag

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Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios Review// The Trailblazing New Release I Wanted to Love But…It Wasn’t Meant to Be

Though Bad Romance won’t hit shelves until June 13th, I already know my opinion will be that of a black sheep. Heather Demetrios’ take on teen relationship abuse will, without a doubt, move many readers and open the door for crucial conversation. I also feel that it portrayed the events that unfold in Grace’s life… Continue reading Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios Review// The Trailblazing New Release I Wanted to Love But…It Wasn’t Meant to Be

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Amish Guys Don’t Call Review// The One Where I Discover Amish Guys Are Not My Type

  Amish Guys Don’t Call is a bizarre book. Probably the weirdest I’ll read all year. There’s not a single aspect of the story that meshes with conventional YA, something that would normally be a good thing. I love books that challenge conventions, and aren’t afraid to strike out on their own accord. Unfortunately, Amish… Continue reading Amish Guys Don’t Call Review// The One Where I Discover Amish Guys Are Not My Type

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Add This One To Your Beach Bag ASAP// The One Where I Review Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

Summary… Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat. All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already… Continue reading Add This One To Your Beach Bag ASAP// The One Where I Review Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally

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Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen Review // The Book That Left Me Pessimistic (But Not Really)

The best word to describe Susin Nielsen’s Optimists Die First is cute. Largely inconsequential and borrowing from many past contemporaries, but so earnest in its attempt to bring a smile to readers faces. And this short, sweet story definitely does that. Nielsen shows off her affinity for cats and crafting in spades (two things I… Continue reading Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen Review // The Book That Left Me Pessimistic (But Not Really)

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Review//The One Where I Realize Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Was Not a Fluke

After giving both Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited a shot, I have safely come to two conclusions: 1. Becky Albertalli books are not for me and 2. I absolutely understand why people love them. Which is a weird feeling for me, because usually when I give a book two… Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Review//The One Where I Realize Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Was Not a Fluke

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Review: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson // The One Where I Give My First Five Star Rating of 2017

Summary in a Nutshell… Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the… Continue reading Review: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson // The One Where I Give My First Five Star Rating of 2017