All The Bright Places

Rating- 3/5 Jennifer Niven's All The Bright Places is said to be the perfect combination of Eleanor and Park and The Fault in Our Stars. However, I personally think that this book needs a label of it's own. The YA novel follows Theodore Finch as he meets a girl named Violet Markey atop a school bell tower, six stories in... Continue Reading →

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Unwind

Rating - 5/5 I've never been one for dystopian novels. They're all so uniform; same plot, characters, and romance. But Unwind? There's something different. Neal Shusterman's YA dystopian novel Unwind has an amazing storyline, intriguing characters, and shocking plot twists. The novel is set after the Second Civil War, also known as the Heartland War, where pro-life and pro-choice sides... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Creatures

Rating - 4/5 Now, I know that YA novels like Beautiful Creatures are said to not be worthy of all the hype. They are all supposedly cheesy and cliche. And I understand how people could say that about books like Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Divergent. However, I don't believe that Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's novel Beautiful Creatures fits into that stereotype.... Continue Reading →

Speak

Rating- 5/5 Laurie Halse Anderson's award-winning novel Speak shows the importance of speaking up for yourself, the struggles of everyday high school life, and the raw reality of what it's like to have no one. This book follows Melinda Sordino in her freshman year of high school. Melinda is friendless, outcast,  and hated by her classmates, because... Continue Reading →

I Am the Cheese

Rating- 4/5 Robert Cormier's famous novel, I Am the Cheese, is a novel like no other. It follows a boy named Adam Farmer. Adam is taking a long journey on his bike to deliver a package to his father in Rutterburg, Vermont. As he treks, Adam begins to remember forgotten memories that lead to the present. He... Continue Reading →

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