Becky Albertalli’s The Upside of Unrequited (2017 Reading Challenge Book #106)

Last year I read Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and absolutely LOVED it, so I was stoked to get my hands on Albertalli’s second novel. The Upside of Unrequited doesn’t disappoint either. I found it to be incredibly heartwarming and relatable, something I wish I could have sent back in time … Continue reading

Well Deserved Hype: Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give (2017 Reading Book #49)

I’m always a bit wary of books about current social issues or other fads as I know publishing is a business and they’re going to pick books that will sell well, even if the story itself isn’t the best or what readers really need to read to understand an issue. … Continue reading

I Wish This Was #OwnVoices: Jeff Garvin’s Symptoms of Being Human (2017 Reading Book #37)

First off, I think this story is very helpful in educating others on the queer experience, particularly what it means to be gender fluid. Riley is definitely a character you can empathize with and I felt for them many times throughout this novel. Much like Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your … Continue reading