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August Favorites

Sept. 1, 2020

August Favorites

Yet another month of quarantine/social distancing passes, and I continue to find myself on the outside looking in. Kind of, if you consider the outside the inside and vice versa.

I don’t really go outside; in fact, this month marks the first time I actually went out with a friend for a longer period of time. Back in March or April, I delivered baked goods to a handful of my friends, ...

She's Too Pretty to Burn | Wendy Heard

Aug. 23, 2020

--Thank you to Henry Holt & Company, NetGalley, and Wendy Heard for providing me an eARC in exchange for an honest review.--

Let me just start off my review by saying it deserves the five stars.

“She’s Too Pretty to Burn” is a 2020 YA psychological thriller written by Wendy Heard. It details the story of photographer Veronica and swimmer Mick, finding each other on the outskirts of a party they both find ...

The Bro Code | Elizabeth Seibert

Aug. 12, 2020

The Bro Code is a novel written by Elizabeth Seibert, soon to be released to the world on September 22, 2020. It details the senior year of Nick Maguire, a popular soccer player at North Cassidy High. As a captain of a popular team, he is constantly in the view of the rest of the school, along with his best friends Carter O'Connor and Austin Banks. They follow a set of rules called "The Bro ...

Parachutes | Kelly Yang

June 28, 2020

TW: s*xual misconduct, r*pe

Author Kelly Yang approaches the #MeToo movement with a bold stroke and she is not afraid to back down. Based on her own research and experiences, she wrote the book Parachutes to feature two young women fighting against their school system and those part of it after they undergo cases of sexual misconduct.

Dani is a star student who excels in the school's debate program. She is "groomed" by ...

Quarantine

April 20, 2020

I never expected my last year of high school to be changed in the last three months of school.

That's all we had left. Three months of high school that would have contained our graduation, prom, senior trip. Our last hurrahs to the school some of us have been attending since 7th grade. It's surreal to me that everything can be changed in a single day. I was naive in the fact to think ...