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Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Summary: A young adult drama told in Hopkins' well-known style of free-verse that follows 17-year-old Ariel, as she struggles with a narcissistic, abusive father and coming to grips with her own sexuality, and Maya, a young teenage mother who's connection to Ariel may open up years of wounds and lies. Genre: Young Adult, Drama Page… Continue reading Review: The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

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Review: For The Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories by Jenny Jaeckel

Summary: a collection of 9 short stories rich with culture, spirituality, and the human experience. Genre: Short Story, Fiction Page Length: 155 Published: October 2016 Pros: Jenny knows how to write. There's absolutely no doubt about that. In each short story, she weaves together such authentic characters that (cheesy as it may sound), do come… Continue reading Review: For The Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories by Jenny Jaeckel

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Book Review: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

Summary: A middle-aged woman visits her mother who has, in recent years, deteriorated both physically and mentally with illness. To say that their relationship is toxic and strained is an understatement. During her visit to her mother, Helen, our main character, does something to her mother that most people would gasp at in horror. Through… Continue reading Book Review: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

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Book Review: The Removers: A Memoir by Andrew Meredith

Summary: A memoir chronicling the early to present life of Andrew Meredith who talks about the turmoil and everyday life of his family and experiences growing up while working alongside his father as a remover (someone who picks up and removes bodies from the places the deceased died). Page Length: 192 Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction Published: 2014… Continue reading Book Review: The Removers: A Memoir by Andrew Meredith

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Book Review: Family by Micol Ostow

  Those that are familiar with the Manson Family Cult will be intrigued by this one. Family is a YA drama/mild thriller following a young woman named Mel who comes from an abusive home filled with a mother who couldn't care less, and a man who lives with them who is deemed her 'uncle.' Told… Continue reading Book Review: Family by Micol Ostow

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Book Review: The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman

An artistic college drop-out; a young woman trying to find her way through teaching. This is premise of Allegra Goodman’s, author of the The Cookbook Collector among other bestselling titles, new novel, The Chalk Artist. Collin takes the role of a young artist who, blessed with all the drawing talent in the world, is at… Continue reading Book Review: The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman

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Book Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Ah, a sister tale that I was hoping would be full of sinister secrets, drama, and tender moments. Reinhardt's YA novel doesn't completely disappoint, though I felt like I invested so much in the story that the ending was like being pushed off a cliff. Let me explain further, When they were in their tot… Continue reading Book Review: We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

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Dollar Tree Book Haul! 🤓📚

Yay! My first book Haul! When I go out to run errands and pass a Dollar Tree, there's a 110% chance I'll stop by. My mom got me hooked on dollar tree book shopping when she bought me a few books from there that I'm PRETTY SURE I saw at Barnes & Noble's for $20.… Continue reading Dollar Tree Book Haul! 🤓📚

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What To Read This Month: 11 Releases Hitting Shelves In May 2017

Woo! We're already halfway through 2017 (crazy, right?) and man, oh, man has it been one heck of a year already. Though regardless of all that's occurred this year, we still have new releases to look forward to. Check out a few new books coming out this May. 1. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A… Continue reading What To Read This Month: 11 Releases Hitting Shelves In May 2017

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Pass Me The Popcorn: 4 Books About To Be Turned Into Movies In 2017

There’s no question that Hollywood takes much inspiration from the endless world of literature. Comic books, non-fiction, children’s stories, and a little bit of everything in between has been brought to the big screen for as long as you and I can remember. So, it’s no surprise that the following 4 books are following in the… Continue reading Pass Me The Popcorn: 4 Books About To Be Turned Into Movies In 2017