Tag: contemporary

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
Starfish Review: Beautiful, Captivating Story Of An Artist And Her Starfish Mother

Starfish Review: Beautiful, Captivating Story Of An Artist And Her Starfish Mother

This book was heart-aching at times, extremely down-to-earth, and wholeheartedly triumphant as readers stay with Kiko every moment of her growth and transformation in the end of high school and beyond. Ever since reading the synopsis of this book, I was extremely excited (and definitely not disappointed!). Starfish captures the voice of a half-Japanese, half-white […]

September 5, 2017 | 5 Comments
A Shadow’s Breath Review: Rebuilding Life After Domestic Violence

A Shadow’s Breath Review: Rebuilding Life After Domestic Violence

Alternating two points in time, the past and the present, Tessa deals with the emotional effects following domestic violence in her family. A Shadow’s Breath explores what happens after the fact – her mum is now recovering from alcoholism after getting rid of her abusive partner. A Shadow’s Breath covers the complex family issues surrounding domestic […]

September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stargazing for Beginners Review: Seeing Stars from the Confusing Lack of Plot

Stargazing for Beginners Review: Seeing Stars from the Confusing Lack of Plot

I’ve read two of Jenny McLachlan’s books previously and enjoyed them but Stargazing for Beginners left me kind of disappointed. I found the plot to be extremely boring and the abundance of disliked tropes in this book made it hard for me to stay engaged and get through it. This book follows Meg, a space-obsessed 15 year […]

July 6, 2017 | 8 Comments