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Review

Today’s book review will be for The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen.  This review can also be found on Goodreads.

This is the first Sarah Dessen book I’ve ever read and I absolutely loved it. It’s the perfect book for summer. I loved the story, and I especially love how Emma Saylor wanted to learn more about her mother. I also really loved how this book was family-centered, and I loved all the relationships. Another thing that I loved about this book is how Emma grew as a person. This was a book that I really enjoyed reading.

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Review

Today’s review is for Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo.  This review can also be found on Goodreads.

CW: Death, sexual assault, stalking

I absolutely loved this book and how it was written in verse, I also loved the diversity. This book was heartbreaking but hopeful. There are some powerful quotes in Clap When You Land, one of my favorite quotes is “…a queen is both: deadly & graceful. Poised & ruthless. Quiet & cunning.” Another one of my favorites is “A queen offers her hand to be kissed, & can form it into a fish while smiling the whole damn time.” This book is a book that needs to be read, it’s emotional, important, and while I am not represented in this book I felt the authenticity.

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Review

Today’s review is for The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry.  This review can also be found on Goodreads.

This book was confusing as all hell, but I loved it. I loved how Natalie wanted to know where she was from and how she wanted to learn more about her culture. There were some very relatable things in this book, like feeling you don’t fit in and don’t belong. I also loved Natalie and Beau’s relationship and thought it was well developed. What was confusing was the time travel aspect of the book, it was definitely unique but could have been developed in a way that wasn’t so confusing. Overall, I did enjoy this book.

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Review

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.

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Review

If you want to see part 1 of this review click here.

There may be grammatical errors in this review as I am writing it how I originally wrote it in fourth grade.

 

In this next part of the story, Mary told Martha about finding Colin.  She asked Mary what was wrong with him.  Mary told her that nobody really knew.  When he was born and his mother died, his father went crazy.  He wouldn’t even look at the baby.  He was too afraid that Colin would end up being a hunchback just like him.  Everyone always just kept the baby lying down.  They wouldn’t even let him walk when he got older.

Martha was upset that Mary found Colin.  She was afraid that someone would find out and she would get fired, and then she wouldn’t be able to help her mother.

Martha had to go and take care of Colin for a while so that his nurse could go and rest.  After a few minutes she came and told Mary that she must have bewitched Colin.  When Martha got to his room, he wasn’t lying in bed.  He was sitting up on the couch, wearing a velvet robe and reading his books.  He told Martha that he wanted to see his cousin Mary.

It was the first time that Mary had seen Colin’s room in the daylight.  There were bright pictures, colorful rugs, and beautiful wall hangings.  Mary and Colin told each other that they had been thinking about each other all day.  They were very happy to see each other.  Mary told Colin that he reminded her of a prince she had met in India.  One reason was because of all the silks and jewels, and the other reason was because of the way he told everyone what to do.  When he spoke, people obeyed, or they died!

I think it must have been very exciting to see Colin get out of bed and do things.  It must have made Mary feel very happy to know that her cousin liked meeting her so much that he didn’t just want to lay in bed all the time anymore.  Mary and Colin were becoming very good friends, and I think that is very nice, but I also think that Colin should stop being so bossy and ordering people like Martha and his nurse around all the time.  He should start acting more like a child his own age.

 

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Review

Today’s review is for The Color Project by Sierra Abrams.

I absolutely loved this book. I loved the family relationship and dynamic which I sometimes feel is lacking in YA and it was so refreshing to read in The Color Project. I love how Bee and Levi’s relationship developed and how she wanted to help at his charity. I love how Levi wanted to be his own person and I loved his relationship with his mother and the volunteers at The Color Project. I thought that the characters were well developed, and one character, in particular, Albert made my heart happy. The world needs more Alberts. The Color Project is a breath of fresh air that will break your heart and put it together again. I’m so glad I finally read this book and highly recommend it.

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Review

Today’s review is going to be for Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake.

*Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. In no way shape or form does me receiving this book from Netgalley affect my opinion.

Nowhere on Earth had me hooked from the beginning! This book is different but in a great way. It’s a story of survival in the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. The plot was very engaging, and the characters (one who isn’t a human) were very well developed. I also loved how well the past story of the main character Emily fit with her current story and didn’t disrupt the flow of the book. Nowhere on Earth was an engaging book that I enjoyed reading.

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Review

Today’s review is for Love, Stargirl by Jerri Spinelli.

Here is my review which can also be found on Goodreads:

Number one, I absolutely loved the format of this book. Every once in a while I love reading a book that’s written in diary entries, it feels more personal. Love, Stargirl is a great ending to the duology. I loved how Stargirl made new friends and was able to truly be herself without feeling like she had to change. And oh my goodness, I absolutely loved Dootsie she was such a breath of fresh air. This is a great duology, and I’m so happy that I read it.

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Review

Today’s review is going to be for Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.  With the Disney+ adaptation coming out soon, I wanted to read the book.  I never read it when I was younger or even in school.

Here is my review which can also be found on Goodreads:

This book was at times sad but very relatable. I think there were many things in this book that at one point or another in our lives we’ve experienced things that Stargirl did in school. Feeling like we don’t belong, being questioned for being who we are and just wanting to be accepted by our peers. This is such a great story and I think it needs to be read. I will definitely be reading the sequel.