The Sandcastle Empire | book review

The Sandcastle Empire | book review

Before---Eden's life was simple. Easy. She had wealthy parents, amazing best friends, and a comfortable lifestyle. After---Everyone Eden loves is dead. The Wolfpack controls the world now. Resources are scarce, and the formerly wealthy people, like Eden, are no longer living comfortably. Thanks to the Wolves, they live their lives as slaves, starving and fearful of being . . .

Love, Simon | adaptation review

Love, Simon | adaptation review

Okie doke. Let's go. Okay. I've been waiting to watch Love, Simon until I could get my hands on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. When I noticed the film on HBO, I decided to just go ahead and listen to the audiobook at work, as I wasn't actively searching for the physical copy, anyway. I really enjoyed the audiobook and was excited to watch the film. So last weekend, I . . .

My Sister, the Serial Killer | book review

My Sister, the Serial Killer | book review

Korede answers her phone and hears those four words she'd hoped she'd never hear again: Korede, I killed him. This marks the third time Korede's younger sister, Ayoola, has killed a man in "self-defense," so she claims. Korede isn't sure she believes this or not, but she loves her sister fiercely and will do anything to protect her. But when Ayoola starts . . .

My Inspiration As a Reader

My Inspiration As a Reader

I like to think I've always been a reader. I remember my parents reading to me; I remember Scholastic book fairs and designated reading time in elementary school; I remember walking to and from the library every single weekend; I remember always being a reader. And thinking about my history of reading also got me thinking about the people who inspired . . .

Top Ten | book review

Top Ten | book review

Ryan and Gabby have been best friends since they first met freshman year of high school, though the two couldn't be more different. Ryan is Mr. Popular---charming personality, extremely outgoing, and a budding hockey star. Gabby, on the other hand, is just plain awkward---she has extreme social anxiety, hates parties, and would rather stay behind . . .