The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

This book has gotten a lot of hype, which is the sort of thing I tend to ignore, but it's also right up my alley: a book about fairytales. Seventeen year old Alice has lived a vagrant existence with her mother all her life, never staying in one place for long, always running from the... Continue Reading →

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X is a quietly powerful, beautiful, and moving novel-in-verse. It's the story of Xiomara Batista, a Dominican American teenager, the child of immigrants, and a powerfully talented poet. She struggles to fit in, torn between her own desires and the desire to please her religious mother. She feels unseen by those around her, and... Continue Reading →

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Wow. I'd heard great things about this book, so I was expecting a lot, and it did not disappoint. In fact, it soared past all my expectations. It's also a book that has continued to affect me long after finishing it. I loved it immediately, but my appreciation and reverence for it has only grown.... Continue Reading →

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