Admit it, you have heard someone hate on the Young Adult genre at least once. YA gets bashed a LOT because of the borderline-formulaic approach of a ton of popular books…. As an American teenage girl, I am exactly the target audience, and here are some common tropes even I’ve noticed… *Disclaimer- although they’re trope-y,
It’s official: A Monster Calls is hands down the saddest book I have EVER read.
Favorite quote: “I tuck my book under my arm. No wonder the Nazis don’t want people to have them. For them, books are weapons. For me, stories are lifesavers.”
Favorite quote: “Never let your obstacles become more important than your goal.”
Summer’s coming up soon, and that means I’ll have even more extra time for reading. Here are 5 authors whose books I have NEVER read but I really want to try out! Ruta Sepetys– Ruta Sepetys is a celebrated YA historical fiction writer. Her books tend to focus on little-known events in history that aren’t
Picture The Hunger Games, but instead of killing each other, they’re fighting over who gets to marry a prince.
Yes, I read this book because of coronavirus and I’m very grateful that we have more medical knowledge now than we did in 1793…
My school has been closed for over a month, and with the proliferation of headlines like “Social Distancing May Last Until 2022”, it seems like there is no end in sight. What should you do when you’re stuck at home? Here are seven ideas: Read!– This is a book blog, so of course I’m going
Well… that was intense.
Flowers for Algernon is one of the saddest books I have ever read.
Favorite quote: “What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
The school system loves to assign us books to read: usually classics, and usually depressing. But the books you read for school aren’t the only classics worth your time! Without further ado, here are 10 great classics I read outside of school. *Disclaimer: Many of these I read years ago and are considered children’s classics,
Favorite quote: “Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.”
A few weeks into quarantine, I discovered something amazing: the sheer number of audiobooks you can find on YouTube for free.
I had heard Malala’s story before, in magazine articles and at school, and I decided it was about time I read her memoir. I’m really glad I did.
I am WAY late to the party with this one, but I finally read The Hunger Games this year.
Favorite quote: “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
Okay, the writing in this book was SO GOOD. Turtles All the Way Down is the third John Green book I’ve read, and it is definitely my favorite so far.
I definitely liked this book more than I was expecting to. I don’t always enjoy YA romance books because of the seemingly inevitable instalove and cringey, pseudo-deep dialogue. But Five Feet Apart was a pleasant surprise: it had two intelligent, well-developed protagonists and a really sweet (and really sad) story.
Hi, my name is Emily and I’m a high school sophomore who loves to read, drink coffee, and try new things. I mostly read YA fiction and classics, and my favorite subjects at school are English and computer science. I decided to start this blog so that I could share book reviews and write articles