This is a post largely inspired by what went on with Tomi Adeyemi and Nora Roberts. If you're not familiar with the situation, that's fine. If you are, please don't bring mob drama to my doorstep. Because although this post draws on what happened between Tomi Adeyemi and Nora Roberts, there is a bigger takeaway … Continue reading The Double Standard Applied to POC in the Book Community
4 stars It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s a politically charged time, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin has built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her after seeing how rude and hurtful people around her are. … Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (DRC): A Very Personal Narrative of an American Muslim Girl in 2002
Even if you're not a sports lover, Hooper by Geoff Herbach still has so much for you. I really enjoyed this novel and you can read all about my thoughts in this post, plus read Geoff Herbach's recommendations for how non-sporty people can fall in love with basketball, all with a ~giveaway~ at the end! Hooper is … Continue reading Hooper by Geoff Herbach: How Non-Sport People Can Fall in Love with Basketball, Review, & Giveaway!
3 stars bumped up to 4 stars A war is coming. Khosa was born to be given to the sea to prevent the wave that once destroyed the Kingdom of Stille. Her mother birthed her to be destined for the same fate--to dance as the sea takes her and drowns her to save thousands of … Continue reading Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
4 stars In the middle of a one week break to gain some perspective before graduation, Jessie learns that her boyfriend Chris has gone missing. But everything's not as cut and dry as an obvious kidnapping because Jessie and Chris have been arguing over big decisions about their future, and Jessie eventually decides that they … Continue reading DRC: This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell