Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas | Book Review

Books in verse have this wonderful way of distilling emotions into so few words. Yes, I tend to sail through them, but I appreciate how not a word seems to be wasted. Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas is a verse book that has been on my shelf for ten years. I bought it back […]

What Goes Up by Christine Heppermann | Book Review

Verse books are my kryptonite. Seriously, I just got into them randomly and now cannot resist picking them. What Goes Up by Christine Heppermann is a book I started reading on a whim on my Kindle. You see, this is going to sound so shallow, but I was looking for the shortest book to read as […]

5 Verse Books For Beginners

I used to be really intimidated by books that are in verse. You see, I thought maybe I wouldn’t like them as they didn’t follow typical prose structure. Yet as it turns out, once I gave them a shot, I was hooked. These five books are excellent for anyone looking to dip a toe into […]

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds | Book Review

Jason Reynolds is a master writer. Seriously, everything he writes is just golden. Whether he is writing in long form, interconnected short stories, or free verse, the final product will be excellent. Long Way Down is a free verse book that I purchased during the campaign to Black Out The Best Seller list. Finally, several months […]

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh | Book Review

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh was a finalist for the National Book Award, yet I still feel like not enough people that I follow are talking about it. In fact, I did a search on twitter and only one person that I follow has tweeted about it. What a shame, as Candice Iloh’s debut […]

Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann | Book Review

Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann is totally a book I read because I wanted to accomplish my lowered 2016 Goodreads Challenge a bit faster. I mean, it’s a book that is written in verse about an interesting, sort of taboo subject. While Poisoned Apples went over my head, I found this book to […]