We Are Okay by Nina LaCour | Book Review + Tour

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour is the sort of book that gets under your skin and sticks with it. It seeps into your heart and as you read it, you find yourself really feeling what main character Marin feels. I found LaCour’s latest book to be a quiet read about loneliness, grief, and being […]

Allison: George | Alex Gino | Book Review

As a feminist and a women’s studies major, I’ve read stories about adults who are transgender and who struggled who reach a point in their lives where they are truly happy with themselves. In fact, I have a very close friend from graduate school who is transgender, and who is still leaning to accept himself […]

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson | Book Review

This book gave me the sun. After finishing the last page, which I just did literally two seconds ago, I feel as though Jandy Nelson has taken the sun into her hands and pushed it into my heart with her brilliant prose and words. I think it’s a herculean task to review, to do justice to a book that has made you feel so much, that took you on this grand journey where you come out the other end looking at the world in a whole new light.

Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan | Book Review

The very first BEA book that I chose to read and finish this year was Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan. The book is pink and purse sized with lots of chapters, easy to read font and plenty of blank pages between the chapters. I decided I wanted Farizan’s book to be my first BEA read because I was feeling all kinds of We Need Diverse Books enthusiasm and what better way to feed into enthusiasm for such a great project than by reading a book that totally exemplifies diversity. Farizan’s Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel hits check boxes on two points – the main character is Iranian American AND happens to be a lesbian. I mean, books with Arab-American characters are rare enough, but with lesbian Arab-American characters? I have found the unicorn of diverse books and that is a very, very good thing.

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland | Book Review

I am very embarrassed to admit that an ARC ofWildthorn has been sitting in my house unread since 2010. I think most normal bloggers take review copies that have been on their pile that long and cull them because if you aren’t interested enough to read the book within four years of receiving it, what’s […]

Allison: No One Needs To Know | Amanda Grace | Book Review

I really wanted to like No One Needs To Know by Amanda Grace but unfortunately right from the beginning I had this unmistakable feeling that it was not going to match up to the potential which I had seen in the blurb. I just wasnt pulled into the story the way I thought I would […]