3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Batgirl, Volume 5: Art of the Crime – Mairghread Scott

Batgirl, Volume 5: Art of the Crime by Mairghread Scott My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This graphic novel combines Batgirl #26-29, Batgirl Annual #2 plus an 8 page story from Batgirl #2, which means that it was pretty long (because of the Annual). The Annual storyline focuses on the familial relationship between Barbara Gordon… Continue reading Batgirl, Volume 5: Art of the Crime – Mairghread Scott

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Two Boys Kissing is a unique contemporary that blends the modern world that our main characters find themselves in with the struggles of their predecessors. Although I didn't necessarily enjoy the expositions that the 'gay men of the past' added to the story… Continue reading Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Superman – Matt de la Pena

Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pena My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Although Superman is not one of my favourite superheroes, I did want to see how his origin story would play out. I've never read any of Matt de la Pena's books before, so I had no expectations about his writing style or… Continue reading Superman – Matt de la Pena

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Drama – Raina Telgemeier

Drama by Raina Telgemeier My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Drama by Raina Telgemeier is a bestselling graphic novel about middle school students and their upcoming theatre production. It is a Stonewall Book award winner, due to its LGBTQ+ content but that is also why it has been challenged so many times and removed from… Continue reading Drama – Raina Telgemeier

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Once and Future – Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Once and Future is a science fiction retelling (or reimagining) of the King Arthur legend by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy. I was so intrigued by this premise because King Arthur is female (and because I love the King Arthur mythology.)… Continue reading Once and Future – Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli My rating: 3.5 of 5 starsWhat If Its Us is a contemporary novel about love and finding yourself co-written by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. It was a cute, fluffy romance book set in NYC that would be a fun summer read. It revolves around the premise of… Continue reading What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Book Love – Debbie Tung (Mini Review)

Book Love by Debbie Tung My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This was so cute, but it just lacked the je ne sais quoi that I got from her other book: Quiet Girl in a Noisy World. They were very similar in tone and nature (since her introverted character is quite into books in Quiet… Continue reading Book Love – Debbie Tung (Mini Review)

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

Beneath a Meth Moon – Jacqueline Woodson

Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Beneath a Meth Moon is Laurel’s story of addiction, loss, the horrors that life can show you and the hope that can save you. Laurel’s entire life is shattered when Hurricane Katrina rips her home away from her, as well as her… Continue reading Beneath a Meth Moon – Jacqueline Woodson

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

If I Was Your Girl – Meredith Russo

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars I struggled a lot with this book and how I felt about it. I chose if I Was Your Girl because I had only read a handful of books about trans* individuals, so I was looking forward to experiencing a new… Continue reading If I Was Your Girl – Meredith Russo

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Two Can Keep A Secret – Karen M McManus

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Two Can Keep a Secret is a stand-alone, mystery set in the town of Echo Ridge. Our main character is Ellery, who has a twin brother Ezra. Their mother was born in Echo Ridge, but left as soon as she… Continue reading Two Can Keep A Secret – Karen M McManus