Carrying Albert Home

Rating- 4/5 Homer Hickam's emotional yet witty story Carrying Albert Home a West Virginian coal miner (Homer Hickam Sr.), his wife, and her pet alligator. When Homer's wife, Elsie, was in highschool, she dreamed of living West Virginia. She moved to Florida soon afterwards to go to secretary school, where she met Buddy Ebsen and fell in... Continue Reading →


Ready Player One

Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is every nerd's dream. It follows teenage Wade Watts, who lives in poverty-ridden 2044. An energy crisis has taken the entire world by storm, and people are finding peace in the virtual utopia known as OASIS. OASIS's creator, James Halliday, has recently died and left his billion dollar fortune to whoever can... Continue Reading →


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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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 →


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 →


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 →

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