Leah On the Offbeat Review

“I swear, people can’t wrap their minds around the concept of a fat girl who doesn’t diet. Is it that hard to believe I might actually like my body?”  ― Becky Albertalli, Leah on the Offbeat Plot You may remember Leah Burke from Albertalli’s debut novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Though the book focused on […]

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The Star-Touched Queen Review

“The truth,” said Amar, taking a step closer to me, “is that you look neither lovely nor demure. You look like edges and thunderstorms. And I would not have you any other way.”  ― Roshani Chokshi, The Star-Touched Queen I only have one problem with The Star-Touched Queen… but it’s kind of a big one.My issue is, […]

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Roar Review

“Sometimes she was Aurora. Confident. Clever. Cultured. Sometimes she was Rora. Afraid. Alone. Ashamed. And more and more, she was Roar — bold, brash, and increasingly baffled by the situation in which she found herself. And sometimes she was none of them, lost and adrift somewhere in between, like the wildlands between Stormling cities.” Synopsis […]

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Review

“To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel. To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of […]

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Moxie Review

  ““It occurs to me that this is what it means to be a feminist. Not a humanist or an equalist or whatever. But a feminist. It’s not a bad word. After today it might be my favourite word. Because really all it is is girls supporting each other and wanting to be treated like […]

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

“I learned years ago that it’s okay to do this. To seek out small spaces for myself, to stop and imagine myself alone. People are too much sometimes. Friends, acquaintances, enemies, strangers. It doesn’t matter; they all crowd. Even if they’re all the way across the room, they crowd. I take a moment of silence […]

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