Dear Heartbreak [YA nonfiction anthology]

TITLE: Dear Heartbreak EDITOR: Heather Demetrios RELEASES: December 18th, 2018 GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: YA In this collection, YA authors answer real letters from teens all over the world about the dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals, and loneliness. DNF @ pg 87 This is probably the most disappointing, upsetting DNF review I’ve written in […]

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MINI REVIEWS: Breathe. Breathe., Cat’s Cradle, Slothilda, & Drawn to Sex

I’m reading a lot of poetry and graphic novels right now, as well as books that I don’t have full reviews for, so I’m going to start doing occasional mini review round-ups again! Each of the reviews below is the shortened version of my review, but the “goodreads” link buttons will take you to the […]

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(Don’t) Call Me Crazy — anthology edited by Kelly Jensen

TITLE: (Don’t) Call Me Crazy EDITOR: Kelly Jensen RELEASES: October 2nd, 2018; Algonquin Young Readers GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences? In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because […]

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Our Stories, Our Voices — Amy Reed

TITLE: Our Stories, Our Voices EDITOR: Amy Reed RELEASES: August 14th, 2018; Simon Pulse GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS:From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America. This collection of twenty-one essays […]

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Born a Crime — Trevor Noah

TITLE: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood AUTHOR: Trevor Noah RELEASED: November 15th, 2016; Spiegel & Grau GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from […]

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The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One – Amanda Lovelace (ARC Review)

  TITLE: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One AUTHOR: Amanda Lovelace SERIES: Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #2 RELEASES: March 6th, 2018; Andrews McMeel GENRE: Poetry/Nonfiction AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, […]

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Miniature Monday #3

I have been on a kick lately of reading a lot of graphic novels, comics, and even a bit of manga, and I have more on my TBR for the next month, so I decided I would start a new series. Every week, I’ll be posting a small batch of mini-reviews for graphic novels and the like! […]

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