I Wish I’d Read This When I Was a Teen: Ellen Wittlinger’s Hard Love (2017 Reading Book #71)

This was one of the books John Green said was very influential to him early on in his writing career. I can definitely see how it might have impacted novels of his like Looking for Alaska and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I really loved this novel for a number of reasons. I...

Breaking the Mold: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (2017 Reading Book #70)

This was a really stunning and different read that I had to stew over after I finished reading it. Design-wise, it reminded me a lot of Of Poetry and Protest. The supplemental art was a really lovely addition. Visually, it’s a very beautiful book and I would love to get a behind...

This Isn’t a Love Story: Jay Clark’s Finding Mr. Brightside (2017 Reading Book #69)

I don’t even remember how I ran across this book while compiling my 2017 reading list. And I have even less of an idea as to why I put my trust once more in YA romance. I’m not the biggest fan of romance novels to begin with, and YA just...

The Next Generation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Ava Dellaira’s Love Letters to the Dead (2017 Reading Book #68)

I really adored this novel from the very start. It reminded me a lot of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which makes sense considering that the author worked on the movie adaptation of that novel and Stephen Chbosky encouraged and mentored her writing of this novel. At times, the...

I Couldn’t Connect with This Story: Laurie Halse Anderson’s The Impossible Knife of Memory (2017 Reading Book #67)

I was enticed by the topic of PTSD and a teen with a parent who is a war vet. The novel did a good job of showing how your home life affects everything else, especially your ability to do well in school. The romance didn’t do much for me, and...
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