Speak | book review

Title: Speak Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Series: n/a Publisher: Puffin Publication Date: October 1999 Genre(s): Young adult, Realistic fiction, Contemporary Opening Line: It is my first morning of high school. The Synopsis Melinda Sordino starts her high school career as an outcast. The summer before her freshman year, she is at a party and calls the cops. No…

The 5th Wave | book review

Title: The 5th Wave Author: Rick Yancey Series: The 5th Wave Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Publication Date: May 2013 Genre(s): Fiction, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Young adult Opening Line: There will be no awakening. So it's a new year, which means new books and new film adaptations of books. The 5th Wave has been on my radar for a…

We All Looked Up | book review

Title: We All Looked Up Author: Tommy Wallach Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: March 2015 Rating: 4 stars Opening Line: "It's not the end of the world," Stacy said. So I started writing this review at 1am because I made the grave mistake of reading before bed. I got home from work around 10pm and had been reading ever…

Fangirl | book review

Title: Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin Press Publication Date: September 2013 Rating: 5 stars Opening Line: There was a boy in her room. There's something about Rainbow Rowell's writing that completely absorbs me as a reader. Her plots are interesting, her narrators are captivating, her dialogue is fun and witty, and her prose…

Your Voice is All I Hear | book review

It is after 1am and I've been reading for hours. I am full of nerves and anxiety because I move back to school in the morning for my junior year. I don't know why, but I always get really antsy before things like this. So of course I read to distract myself. And now that the…

Has to be Love | book review

Title: Has to be Love Author: Jolene Perry Publisher: AW Teen Publication Date: September 2015 Rating: 3.5 stars Opening Line: "My hair flies out behind me as I race on my four-wheeler toward the hardware store." *I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. When Clara was a child,…

The One Thing | book review

Title: The One Thing Author: Marci Lyn Curtis Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Publication Date: September 2015 Rating: 4 stars Opening Line: "I'm not a fan of the bouquet." *I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Seventeen-year-old Maggie Sanders is blind. She lost her sight after battling an extreme bout of Meningitis…

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl | book review

Title: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Author: Jesse Andrews Publisher: Amulet Books Publication Date: March 2012 Rating: 3.5 stars High school senior Greg Gaines has mastered the art of high school - well, socially, that is. To make it through high school, his plan is to remain almost invisible, skirting around the edges of each…

Everything, Everything | book review

Title: Everything, Everything Author: Nicola Yoon Publisher: Delacorte Press Publication Date: September 2015 Rating: 4.5 stars I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Madeline is allergic to everything - like, everything everything (ha). Okay, not really. She has a disorder called SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency), "the result of an immune system…