Category Archives: Four Star+ Books

Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg (2017)

Rating: 4 stars The story takes off AFTER Openly Straight, so if you’ve not yet picked that book up, you should before starting this one, and in fact, if you plan on reading it at all, quit reading this blog … Continue reading

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli (2017)

Rating: 4.5 Stars Short Summary: When Molly’s twin Cassie gets a new girlfriend, the dynamic between them significantly changes while Molly comes to terms with her own body image and making sense of her own crushes. What I liked: Abertalli … Continue reading

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (2017)

Rating: 4.7 Stars Short Summary: Senior year of high school forces Sal to examine the many aspects of his life that he does not understand against a backdrop of many of life’s hardships. I’ve been so excited for this book … Continue reading

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber (2017)

Rating: 5 Stars. Well, let me just begin with this: Caraval will more than likely be one of my top five favourite books of 2017. I’ll probably go through about 100 more books this year and I still feel comfortable … Continue reading

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe (2014)

Rating: 4 Stars. Short Summary: Humourous non-fiction science speculative book that seeks to explain the highly unlikely – yet questions that certainly plague our thoughts written by former NASA scientist and author of XKCD web comic. What I liked: Not … Continue reading

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Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (2016)

Rating: 4.5 Stars Lily and Dunkin meet on the eve of their grade 8 year, each with their own challenges to face with the year ahead. Lily – is trying to get the courage to show the world that she … Continue reading

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You in Five Acts by Una La Marche (2016)

Rating: 4 Stars. Having read Una La Marche before (and loving Like No Other), and other such specialized art school stories, this book was pretty much what I had expected it to be. I did enjoy the alternate perspectives on … Continue reading

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