Today’s review is for Stealing Home by Becky Wallace. This review can also be found on Goodreads.
This book was so cute, and I loved it. What I loved about this book was that it was more focused on the business side of baseball rather than the game itself, don’t get me wrong, I love the game but I love seeing the business side of things too. I thought Ryan and Sawyer’s relationship was really sweet and I love how it developed. I also love how passionate Ryan was about baseball, and how she had her own dreams of owning the team. Ryan kind of reminded me of myself, and it’s great when you can see yourself in a character. One thing that I did wish is that Ryan and Sawyer got together sooner rather than later.
Today’s book review is for 100 Things Red Sox Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die by Nick Cafardo. This review can also be found on Goodreads.
This was an enjoyable, fun book to read. I learned quite a bit that I didn’t know before, and I loved the statistics. This is a great book for every Sox fan.
Today’s review is for the graphic novel New Kid by Jerry Craft.
CW/TW: Racism, racial profiling.
This is a great middle-grade graphic novel. New Kid has a great story that tackles important topics such as lack of diversity at a private school, racism, racial profiling, and judging people without knowing them first. While this is a middle-grade graphic novel, I think it has such an important story that everyone needs to read. I also really enjoyed the artwork and thought it was very well done.
Today’s review is for A List of Cages by Robin Roe. This review along with the original can also be found on Goodreads.
I’ve been wanting to reread this book for a while, and I love it just as much now as the first time I read it. A List of Cages is heartbreaking, but such an important, authentic story. I felt for both Adam and Julian. I also really enjoyed the writing style. This book hit me with all the feels.
Today’s review is for On The Come Up by Angie Thomas. You can also find this review on Goodreads.
CW/TW: Gang violence, racial profiling, death, drugs
Angie Thomas has done it again! This book was amazing, and I love that it was set in Garden Heights, it felt familiar but the story is so different. I loved the characters, especially Bri. I felt that Bri was complex. There was a quote that really resonated with me and that is “I’m more of a “Yes, people exist, but that doesn’t mean I need to talk to them” person” (pg. 104). I relate to this quote so much, there are times where I just don’t feel like talking to people but I’m fully aware of their existence. I knew I would love this book just as much as The Hate U Give. There are things that can be learned from On the Come Up. This is a book that definitely needs to be read.
Today’s review is for The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan. This review can also be found on Goodreads.
The photo is my own and can be found on my Instagram
CW/TW: Depression, Suicide
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This book was heartbreaking and beautiful. The writing was so lyrical. I loved the flashback and memory scenes. I loved the relationship between Leigh and Axel, and how art was such an important part of the story. I also loved the aspects of magical realism. I absolutely loved this book and how powerful it is.