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Mini Review: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review. As with all of my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my notes that I wrote while reading The First Part Last: I liked this part where the title comes from, about how we miss some of the easiest parts of our lives,  ...

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Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review. A Confession… So, I watched the movie adaptation of Speak first. I know, I know, that’s kind of blasphemy. I do usually try to read books before seeing their adaptations, but I honestly don’t even know why I  ...

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DNF Video Review: Forever… by Judy Blume

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of Forever… by Judy Blume from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review. Hi everyone! Today I have a first for you: my very first DNF video review! I read Forever… by Judy Blume recently for my book club. We have a different theme every month and our theme for December was  ...

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Mini Review: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

FTC DISCLAIMER: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. As with all of my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my notes. Warning: lots of all caps and ranting. UUUUGGGGGGGHHHHH. SLUT SHAMING RIGHT OFF THE BAT. WOOHOO. And not only is there slut shaming, but there’s this  ...

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Review: Past Perfect by Leila Sales

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. High Hopes For Past Perfect… I read and enjoyed This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales last year, so when Past Perfect was chosen as a selection for my book club, I was excited to read another of her books. Plus, it’s  ...

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Mini Review: Scott Pilgrim #1-3 by Bryan Lee O’Malley

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed copies of these books from my local library. I was in no way compensated for these reviews. Warning: This review covers volumes 1-3 of the Scott Pilgrim series, so there may be some spoilers contained within this review. I didn’t write down too many notes for each of these books, so I decided to just do a mini  ...

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Review: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

The Elephant in the Room… Okay, so first things first, let’s get this out in the open: there is incest in The Thousandth Floor. Not incest with a blood sibling, but with a girl and her adopted brother. So not so bad, right? Well, they grew up basically their entire lives as siblings, so that’s still crossing into incest  ...

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Review: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

A Guilty Pleasure… Let me just preface this review by stating that I, in my mid-to-late twenties, enjoyed the heck out of Laguna Beach, The Hills, and The City, but especially The Hills. All three were guilty pleasures of mine. And to this day, I always find myself wanting to rewatch all of them. But then when I actually do start to  ...

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Review: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of Summer was a selection for my book club, and there was a bit of time between when I read it and writing this review. Sometimes, a bit of time causes me to think more fondly of a book, and rate it slightly higher than I might have when I first finished it, perhaps because it has been on my mind a lot during that time, or for  ...

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Review: The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

  A Bit Back and Forth For some reason, my opinion of The Great American Whatever kind of went back and forth a lot. I liked the humor right from the beginning, but then it seemed to be too clever. The main character, Quinn, would think about how he was “so awkward” but he constantly had witty comebacks for everything. And then  ...

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