Seventeen Syllables | book review

Title: Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories Author: Hisaye Yamamoto Series: n/a Publisher: Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press Publication Date: 1988 Genre(s): Short stories, Asian-American, Realistic fiction Opening Line: In the middle of the morning, the telephone rings. -from "The High-Heeled Shoes" The Synopsis Here is a collection of short stories written by Hisaye Yamamoto, first published…

After You | book review

Ladies and gents, I'm back!!! Title: After You Author: Jojo Moyes Series: Me Before You (#2) Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books Publication Date: September 2015 Genre(s): Romance, Drama, Adult fiction Opening Line: The big man at the end of the bar is sweating. *If you haven't yet read Me Before You and do not want any spoilers, I'd suggest not reading this book review.…

Me Before You | book review

Title: Me Before You Author: Jojo Moyes Series: Me Before You Publisher: Viking Adult Publication Date: January 2012 Genre(s): Romance, Drama, Adult fiction Opening Line: When he emerges from the bathroom she is awake, propped up against the pillows and flicking through the travel brochures that were beside his bed. The Synopsis Will Traynor used to be Somebody with a capital…

Weird Girl and What’s His Name | book review

Title: Weird Girl and What's His Name Author: Meagan Brothers Series: n/a Publisher: Three Rooms Press Publication Date: October 2015 Genre(s): Young adult, LGBT, Realistic fiction Opening Line: "Rory," Lula said, quite gravely, "I've just about had it up to here with all this horseshit alcoholic mumbo-jumbo nonsense." The Synopsis Seventeen-year-old Lula and Rory have been best friends for years.…

Will Grayson, Will Grayson | book review

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson Author(s): John Green, David Levithan Series: n/a Publisher: Dutton Books Publication Date: April 2010 Genre(s): Young adult, Realistic fiction, Humor, LGBT Opening Line: When I was little, my dad used to tell me, "Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose." The Synopsis…

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian | book review

Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Author: Sherman Alexie Series: n/a Publisher: Little, Brown Books Publication Date: January 2007 Genre(s): Young adult, Realistic fiction, Humor Opening Line: I was born with water on the brain. The Synopsis Arnold Spirit is just like all the other Indians on the rez, except he was born with too…

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…

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…