Author Archives: K2Harvey

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Reading, and writing about it.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (2018)

Rating: 4.7 Stars What an exceptional story with a powerful voice. I adored the character of Zelie. She was a great lens to view this world from, both through the oppressive nature of society and the hope that it will … Continue reading

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (2018)

Rating: 4 stars What a brilliant voice we so desperately need. Xiomara felt like such an authentic character, with cross cultural challenges. Trying to weigh the familial obligation against passion, both physical and poetic was poignantly told. I love that … Continue reading

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Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson(2018)

Rating: 4.2 Stars I read Speak a while ago, if you’re familiar with the novel, puts an excellent take on the book. Be warned, this review has some spoilers and serves as more of a comparative piece from the original … Continue reading

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The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater (2017)

Rating: 4.3 Stars I’m always looking for strong and accessible non-fiction reads. When I heard about this book initially, I was afraid of it being too dark for me, and the students I teach. But it seemed that the more … Continue reading

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Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli (2016)

Rating: 5 Stars This is one of those unicorn books that I give five stars to. Having read it twice now (the second time entirely in one sitting), it still leaves me with intense and beautiful feelings. It is so … Continue reading

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New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (2017)

Rating: 4 Stars Modernizing Shakespeare is nothing new. Its seen in films and books, and it pops up in a variety of different settings, with unique twists on the characters. Chevalier’s vision of Othello, takes us back to 1970s Washington … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross (2018)

Rating: 4.2 Stars Set in an alternate world in centuries past, we follow Brianna as she works towards becoming “impassioned” with knowledge so that she may be taken in as a patron in a household. Considering the mystery surrounding her … Continue reading

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