Author: Jenna

Chatterbox: What Makes a Character Relatable?

Chatterbox: What Makes a Character Relatable?

When I write reviews, I often find myself commenting on how relatable the characters were, which made me question what that really means. There are so many characters that I find easy to relate to or connect with, but what actually makes them relatable to me? Identity I feel connected to characters who represent who […]

February 3, 2016 | 48 Comments
By Jenna
Posted in Chatterbox, Features
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Review: Boy or girl? Does it matter?

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin Review: Boy or girl? Does it matter?

The issue that Symptoms of Being Human tackles is something I’ve never read before. This novel features a gender fluid character and the struggles that come with coming out as a gender fluid individual, especially when nobody understands what it means or what it’s like to continually switch between identifying as a male and a female. I […]

January 27, 2016 | 45 Comments
Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

This was an enjoyable historical fiction novel set during the French Revolution. Even though I love my historical fiction, this is the first one that I’ve read about 18th century France, and I found it to be highly fascinating. In this book, our protagonist, Celie, is an orphan living on the streets of Paris with […]

January 13, 2016 | 28 Comments