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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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Rereading Tuck Everlasting As An Adult (A Review)

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of this book from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review. Ignorance is Bliss… I think the charm of Tuck Everlasting comes from not knowing about the plot before you read it. And when the synopsis tells you all about it, it kind of ruins the whole thing for you. Especially if you’re  ...

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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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DNF Review: Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

So Much Potential… I was SO excited for Of Fire and Stars. A LGBTQIA YA Fantasy about a girl betrothed to the prince, and she falls instead for his sister? It sounded SO GOOD. And it also reminded me a bit of my own work-in-progress. But unfortunately, I just didn’t click with the characters, and I found myself, frankly, kind of  ...

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Video Review: Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

FTC Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader’s copy of Spare and Found Parts from a friend, who got it from BookExpo America. I was in no way compensated for this review. I really enjoyed Spare and Found Parts, you guys! It was a very cool science fiction, post-apocalyptic story about a girl who feels like an outcast and decides to  ...

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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: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

I didn’t write too many notes as I was reading Fun Home, so I’m just going to make this a mini review where I share some of my notes: It’s interesting how this book goes back and forth in time a lot. On one page, we see Alison at 3 or 4 different ages. What? Women had to wear at least 3 articles of women’s clothing in  ...

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DNF Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

FTC Disclaimer: I purchased this book myself. I was in no way compensated for this review. So I DNFed The Book Thief, you guys. But wait, hear me out. I thought the story was compelling. Some of the writing was achingly beautiful. Many of the scenes were heartbreaking. But I just couldn’t handle that stupid narrator, you guys.  ...

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