Review: Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

Okay, first up, how beautiful is this cover?! I love it so much--and I really enjoyed the story inside it too! The book follows Sierra, a teenage girl who's also an artist. She's currently working on a mural, but weird things are happening: her grandfather is dropping cryptic hints and a painting is crying. Also, … Continue reading Review: Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

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Graphic Novel Review: The Wendy Project

The Wendy Project, written by Melissa Jane Osborne & illustrated by Veronica Fish,  follows 16-year-old Wendy Davies in the horrible aftermath of a car crash during which she was driving. One of her brothers drowned in the crash, but Wendy refuses to believe it. Instead, she tells everyone that she saw Michael flying away with … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: The Wendy Project

Review: All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan (translated by Jessica Cohen)

Oh, this book. It was a slow, somewhat meditative read. It had love (and sex), but it was so much more to me than that. The story follows Liat and Hilmi, a young couple falling in love in New York. Liat is from Israel (as is the author) and is in the US on a … Continue reading Review: All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan (translated by Jessica Cohen)

Review: It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

It Started with Goodbye has a really good story and a really relatable main character, with hints of Cinderella. The novel follows Tatum, a teenager who got herself in trouble at the beginning of the summer, and is now relegated to spending her summer under house arrest, completing community service and answering to her (unreasonable?) … Continue reading Review: It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

Review: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Wow! Where to start? I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK. The story follows Jade, a black teenager who thinks her only way to succeed is to make it out of her neighborhood. Her mother wants her to have every opportunity (a word Jade kind of despises), and thus, Jade attends a private school on scholarship. Her … Continue reading Review: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson