Kevin | Paul Kupperberg | Book Review

When I gotKevin by Paul Kupperberg in the mail, I initially was really excited because I assumed it was a comic book and was like awww yeah pictures! Then I opened it and saw all the words and I literally said out loud “this isn’t a comic book!” I was a tiny bit pissed. You […]

Openly Straight | Bill Konigsberg | Book Review

Admittedly, it took me forever to actually pick up my copy ofOpenly Straight by Bill Konigsberg, simply because the cover was a little too twee for me. I thought the book was going to be a shallow story aimed at thirteen year olds. My mind changed when I saw Estelle at Rather Be Reading tweeting […]

Ask The Passengers by A.S. King Book Review

I am sure you know the feeling of trepidation when trying out an author all of your friends rave about for the first time. Y’all, I was nervous going into Ask The Passengers by A.S. King. What if I just didn’t get it? What if I’m the odd one out when it comes to books by […]

Drama Raina Telgemeier Book Review

There’s nothing quite like a nice middle grade book on a weekend afternoon. Friends, I tore through Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, a book with themes that were familiar to me and thus peaked my interest. ALSO! Drama is a graphic novel and I love those to pieces. I started the book today thinking, okay I will just read […]

Between You And Me Marisa Calin Book Review

What I love about YA is the risks that authors are willing to take with their stories — the way that a few are willing to challenge assumptions and norms. Debut author Marisa Calin challenged all of my assumptions in Between You And Me, a unique first novel with a fantastic premise, but unfortunately one I was […]

Happy Families Tanita S. Davis Book Review

When a family member drops a bombshell, one expects things and life to change. A person may not always react ideally to the change, especially if they are young and sorting out their feelings. Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis explores the impact it has when African American twins Ysabel and Justin’s dad reveals that […]