I find it funny that something I started purely on a whim ended up becoming one of the most important hobbies I’ve ever had.
A few years ago, I wasn’t allowed on any form of social media, and the allure of something forbidden to me yet used by many of my peers caused me to spend almost all of middle school begging my mom to let me on Instagram. She finally relented when I turned 14.
It’s official: A Monster Calls is hands down the saddest book I have EVER read.
Favorite quote: “Never let your obstacles become more important than your goal.”
Favorite quote: “Just because you can’t experience everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.”
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.