The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli| yes, yes and yes

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical … More The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli| yes, yes and yes

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner| Sorry, but the universe never thanked you.

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the  Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school … More You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner| Sorry, but the universe never thanked you.

Top 4 Black Tropes I’m Tired of Seeing

Hey all, When reading other perspectives, it’s sometimes difficult to spot harmful stereotypes. Hell, I’m not perfect, I’ve too fallen victim of celebrating books, TV, etc that features annoying racist tropes. I think it’s important for people to know the difference between culture and stereotypes and so here’s the top 4 black tropes I’m tired … More Top 4 Black Tropes I’m Tired of Seeing

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaiporta and Dhonielle Clayton|BHM 2017 {review}

Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette’s desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. … More Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaiporta and Dhonielle Clayton|BHM 2017 {review}

White authors having black protagonists?|A black reader perspective|BHM 2017

Happy start to Black History Month! Note: I would like to note that all content expressed in this post comes from a matter of personal experience living in the United States, I don’t mean to offend any cultures and if I do, feel free to call me out in the comments since it’s crucial for … More White authors having black protagonists?|A black reader perspective|BHM 2017

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|Short Story Collection Full of Authentic Voices {review}

In “A Private Experience,” a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she’s been pushing away. In “Tomorrow is Too Far,” a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother’s death. The young mother at the center … More The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|Short Story Collection Full of Authentic Voices {review}