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Review: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Title: Flowers for Algernon Author: Daniel Keyes Type: Fiction Genre: Science Fiction Date published: March 1966 Format: Paperback Page Count: 216 Rating: 5/5 The story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental… Continue reading Review: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

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Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Title: I'll Give You the Sun Author: Jandy Nelson Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Romance Publisher: Dial Books Date published: September 16th 2014 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 371 Rating: 5/5 “We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.” At first, Jude and… Continue reading Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Balzer + Bray Date published: February 28th 2017 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 453 Rating: 5/5 Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when… Continue reading Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Book Rant: When Elephants Fly

Ok, let me start off saying that I’m writing this at 4 am in the morning. Cause. I. Can’t. Sleep. Let me sum up my schedule yesterday. I got this book at one pm. Finished writing the review at twelve. I was holding back so much though. Editing and cutting, editing and cutting. If I didn’t, the… Continue reading Book Rant: When Elephants Fly

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Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Title: When Elephants Fly Author: Nancy Richardson Fischer Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Adventure Publisher: Harlequin Teen Date published: September 4th 2018 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 400 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 5/5 There are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourself. T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs,… Continue reading Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

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Review: Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Title: Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad, Lori L. Tharps Type: Nonfiction Genre: Memoir, Autobiography Publisher: Hachette Books Date published: July 24th 2018 Format: Digital Copy Page Count: 256 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 5/5 Growing up in New Jersey as the only African American Muslim in hijab in town, at school, and on the… Continue reading Review: Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

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Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Title: Legendary Author: Stephanie Garber Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure Publisher: Flatiron Books Date published: May 29th 2018 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 451 Rating: 5/5 A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win. After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from… Continue reading Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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Review: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

Title: A Taxonomy of Love Author: Rachael Allen Type: Fiction Genre: Contemporary, Teens Publisher: Amulet Books Date published: January 9, 2018 Format: Digital Page Count: 336 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 5/5 The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it’s . . . something at first sight. He knows she’s special, possibly even magical. The pair becomes fast friends, climbing trees… Continue reading Review: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

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Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Title: The Upside of Unrequited Author: Becky Albertalli Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Romance Publisher: Balzer + Bray Date published: April 11th 2017 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 336 Rating: 5/5 Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter… Continue reading Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Title: Caraval Author: Stephanie Garber Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure Publisher: Flatiron Books Date published: January 31st, 2017 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 407 Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing… Continue reading Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber