The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton || Book Review

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton || Book Review

"Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold." Synopsis: The Outsiders is about two weeks in the life of a 14-year-old boy. The novel tells the story of Ponyboy Curtis and his struggles with right and wrong in a society in which he believes that he is an outsider. According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people [...]

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas || Book Review

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas || Book Review

"What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?" Following the powerful and important #blacklivematter movement, Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give is an inspirational story about fighting oppression and seeking equality for all. When Starr Carter witnesses a police officer commit a horrific act upon her [...]

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren || Book Review

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren || Book Review

"But this is your life, and it will stretch out before you, and you are the only person who can make it whatever you want it to be." An extraordinary and utterly emotionally novel, Christina Lauren's Autoboyography is a completely new reading experience in the realm of LGBTQ+ young adult literature. A coming of age self discovery story, [...]

Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell || Book Review

Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell || Book Review

"The whole world is dancing with you." A lighthearted young adult short story collection, Rainbow Rowell's Almost Midnight is guaranteed to bring a smile on readers' faces. Midnights follows the every growing connection between two teens through their multiple New Year celebration experiences, while Kindred Spirits explores the variety of those in the "nerd" Star Wars Fans community by diving [...]

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz || Book Review

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz || Book Review

"And it seemed to me that Dante's face was a map of the world. A world without any darkness. Wow, a world without darkness. How beautiful was that?" Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an elegantly written coming of age story, one that's truly unique in the realm of YA literature. During [...]

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee || Book Review

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee || Book Review

“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.” Remarkably witty and wildly adventurous, Mackenzie Lee's The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is a beautiful edition to the realm [...]

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee || Book Review

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee || Book Review

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” A truly remarkable coming-of-age novel, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is [...]

Wonder by R.J. Palacio || Book Review

Wonder by R.J. Palacio || Book Review

“Kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.” In her astounding debut novel, Palacio’s Wonder illuminates on the importance of acceptance and self-discovery at an age where we are still trying to determine who we are and where we fit in the world. Following the lives [...]

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne || Book Review

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne || Book Review

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” A true children’s classic, Winnie-the-Pooh is a heartfelt novella that continues to bring joy to all of its readers for nearly a decade. Following the adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in the Hundred Acre Woods, Milne’s short stories are full of peculiar [...]

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry || Book Review

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry || Book Review

“Only children know what they are looking for.” One of the most translated books in the French language, The Little Prince is a timeless tale of self-discovery and wonder enjoyed by people of all ages. Following the adventures of a French air pilot and a Little Prince from a small far off planet, readers will [...]