Category Archives: Literature

A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White (2017)

Rating: 4 stars Short Summary: Jill Cafferty becomes the first female to be drafted to the MLB as a pitcher right out of high school. She deals with the trials and tribulations of becoming a new recruit with the added … Continue reading

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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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Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Rating 2.8 Stars. Short Summary: Aki heads to Mexico on a church trip where she meets a girl and questions her own sexuality. I’ve read a few of Talley’s book in the past, and Lies We Tell Ourselves blew my … Continue reading

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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (2017)

Rating: 3.4 stars Short Summary: In a society where everyone has a gift, Cyra’s gift of pain leads her on a path with Akos, a farm boy from a warring nation, to try and stop her tyrannical brother’s leadership. I … Continue reading

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