Tag: contemporary

Love, Hate and Other Filters Discussion: Important Topics for Cultural Representation

Love, Hate and Other Filters Discussion: Important Topics for Cultural Representation

When a book arrives with a letter from the author, saying that she wrote this book so that somewhere, someone could relate, I was already curious. Love, Hate and Other Filters tackles topics of Islamophobia, racism, religion and the cultural experience of an Indian teen who just wants to fit in. There are two distinct parts […]

February 17, 2018 | 2 Comments
Here We Are Now Review: Had Me Thinking “Are We There Yet?”

Here We Are Now Review: Had Me Thinking “Are We There Yet?”

The best word that I can use to describe Here We Are Now is ‘disappointing’. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga’s debut novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and was highly anticipating this second novel. Sadly, it failed to hit the emotional heights of her debut novel and didn’t really live up to the good concept of the book. […]

November 30, 2017 | 10 Comments
Eleanor and Park Review: Ah, To Be Young and In Love

Eleanor and Park Review: Ah, To Be Young and In Love

It’s amazing how many books I’ve read that don’t accurately portray the first feelings of romance. That shyness you feel when you start to like someone, the butterflies in your stomach when you find out they like you back and the constant longing and obsession over the next time you’ll see them again. That’s what Eleanor and […]

September 28, 2017 | 16 Comments