“The Hate U Give”: #BlackLivesMatter comes to contemporary YA

Angie Thomas’s young adult debut, The Hate U Give, released about a year ago. It has since maintained a spot on the New York Time’s best seller list week after week and is a National Book Award Longlist. The book was on my TBR list for about a year, and now that I’ve finished it, I don’t … More “The Hate U Give”: #BlackLivesMatter comes to contemporary YA

“A Moonless, Starless Sky”: A Narrative Journalism Masterpiece

If you follow my bookstagram (which is an instagram account centered around  books), you know I’ve been reading A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Men and Women Fighting Extremism in Africa, written by journalist Alexis Okeowo. This is her debut book, and is based on the six years she spent living and reporting from across the African … More “A Moonless, Starless Sky”: A Narrative Journalism Masterpiece

Why “Top Ten” is the book about friendship we’ve always wanted

“Top Ten” is Katie Cotugno’s latest young adult novel, and I just finished reading it. I don’t think I could make a list of my ten favorite things about it, purely because there are too many. This book made me think so much of my own friendships, particularly my own best friendships with other guys. … More Why “Top Ten” is the book about friendship we’ve always wanted

“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” is a perfect debut

I just finished reading Erika L. Sánchez’s debut young adult novel, “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,” and it’s amazing. If you are the child of immigrants, or an immigrant yourself, you will cry reading this book. If you are not, read this book anyway, because it will teach you so much about a … More “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” is a perfect debut