Book Review

Darius and Twig – Walter Dean Myers

Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Darius and Twig is a short contemporary novel set in Harlem. It follows two best friends, Darius and Twig, as they struggle to figure out who they are and where they want to go in life. Darius is a writer and dreams… Continue reading Darius and Twig – Walter Dean Myers

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

4 Star Reads, Book Review

There’s Something About Sweetie – Sandhya Menon

There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon My rating: 4 of 5 stars There's Something About Sweetie is an adorable, contemporary by Sandhya Menon. It takes place in the same world as When Dimple Met Rishi, as one of the main characters Ashish is Rishi's younger brother. Menon's books are the perfect summer reads as… Continue reading There’s Something About Sweetie – Sandhya Menon

4 Star Reads, Book Review

The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Princess and the Fangirl is the second book in the Once Upon a Con series by Ashley Poston. I loved Geekerella when I first read it, which is a geeky Cinderella retelling. I generally don't like Cinderella, so any fairytale… Continue reading The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston

4 Star Reads, Book Review

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas My rating: 4 of 5 stars On The Come Up is the second book by Angie Thomas and it is set in the same place as The Hate U Give. We are introduced to a new character, Bri, who is coping with the world she knows (much like… Continue reading On The Come Up – Angie Thomas

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

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

4 Star Reads, Book Review

Monster – Walter Dean Myers

Monster by Walter Dean Myers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Monster is a book that deals with crime and what defining moments or decisions lead a person to cross the line and become a criminal. We are introduced to Steve, a 16-year-old kid who is on trial for felony murder - all because he… Continue reading Monster – Walter Dean Myers

3 Star Reads, Book Review

If I Stay – Gayle Forman

If I Stay by Gayle Forman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is incredibly challenging to figure out how you feel about it. While I get the depth of emotion put into it and the important questions it calls the main character to face, overall it is not uplifting or something that I… Continue reading If I Stay – Gayle Forman

3 1/2 Star Reads, Book Review

A Date with Darcy – Tiffany Schmidt

A Date with Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars A Date with Darcy is a new series with the premise that the main character's literary crushes can be found in the real world boys in her life and then they attempt to catch her attention. It was a little cheesy and… Continue reading A Date with Darcy – Tiffany Schmidt