Meg Haston’s Paperweight (2017 Reading Book #136)

This was an AMAZING book. I was so happy to read a story about someone overcoming a mental illness that did not involve a romantic interest as a solution. While there is some romance, it’s in the flashbacks and seems to contribute to the protagonist’s problems. This book also did … Continue reading

Courtney S. Stevens’ Faking Normal (2017 Reading Book #134)

As you probably know by now, I’ve been trying to read as many YA stories about sexual assault to help my own writing projects and because I’m passionate about the conversations we present to teens about this issue. Faking Normal does a great job with presenting this novel. This may be … Continue reading

An Interesting Thought Experiment: Terry Trueman’s Stuck in Neutral (2017 Reading Book #72)

I try to read a lot of disability in literature, especially YA, so I was excited to read this, especially since John Green said it was an important book to him early in his career. However, I was extremely disappointed in this story, if you can even call it a … Continue reading