Contemporary (Teen)

Review: The Burning by Laura Bates

My Review: Important Message, Not-So-Great Delivery A strong feminist novel with witches? I was so excited to read this novel! Instead, I got a mess. The Pros: What worked for me I liked the main character of the story. Her fears, her anxiety, her behaviour … it all made sense and it made me really understand her and empathize with…

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Contemporary (Teen), Mystery/Thriller (Teen), Romance (Teen)

Review: The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown

My Review: Raw, gritty, and emotionally-charged Trigger warning: . I don’t like reading many novels around grief. But this one was written so well and I really cannot praise it enough. The Pros: What worked for me This story covers some hard-hitting topics but does it with the proper gravitas. The way the author describes the grief Sydney feels was…

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Contemporary (Teen)

Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

My Review: Beautifully written but bland story I don’t always like reading novels that are sad or deal with grief, but the beautiful cover and the softness of the writing style really had me interested. But when I actually read this novel, I didn’t actually like it. The Pros: What worked for me The writing was beautiful, with a softness…

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