Dumplin’

Rating – 3/5 Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ follows Willowdean Dickson, known as Dumplin’ to her pageant queen mother, a self proclaimed fat girl. She’s always been comfortable in her own body. That is until, she finds herself in a relationship with Bo, her hot co-worker and former private school jock. Instead of feeling even better about herself, Willowdean […]

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Throne of Glass

Rating- 5/5 For months and months, I had been hearing about Sarah J. Maas’s New York Times Bestseller Throne of Glass. So when I finally got the chance to read it, I have to say that it completely lives up to the hype. This fantasy novel follows the most famous criminal in all of Adarlan, an […]

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Angels and Demons

Rating- 2/5 Ah, Angels and Demons. Whenever I speak those words out loud, someone always either responds with angry complaining or wistful complimenting. It seems like the world can’t quite decide whether or not everyone hates this book or loves it. I guess I’m kind of in the middle. Dan Brown’s mystery/thriller novel follows Robert Langdon, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Edge

Rating- 3/5 Perfect for reading while traveling, M. E. Kerr’s collection of short stories, Edge, includes 15 unique stories that provide new perspectives, express deep emotions, and are a new kind of creative. This collection contains stories about every aspect of growing up. Everything from letting go of your past and  forgiving people, to coming out and being yourself. […]

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Nerve

Rating- 3/5 After hearing about the movie being made based on the novel, I thought it was about time to read Jeanne Ryan’s standalone YA novel, Nerve. This book follows Vee as she is picked to play NERVE, an anonymous game where players do dares that are broadcasted live. At first, she enjoys it. She’s winning prizes […]

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