Cocktails with a Dead Man by Joe Albanese || Book Review

“For simply being, the world should thank you.” Joe Albanese’s collection of poetry in Cocktails with a Deadman beautifully captures the rawness and realness of the multiple moments most of us experience in our lives. From the inability to find work in our high unemployment rate to the desire for something more in life, Albanese […]

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Book Review: Invitation to Poetry by Mihai Brinas

“i leave taking with me the sadness of so many books left unread” Eloquent and memorizing, Brinas’ Invitation to Poetry invites readers to experience a number of emotions through the simplicity of the written word. A collection of 61 brilliantly written poems, Brinas discusses a wide range of topics that are incredibly relatable and relevant to the […]

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Book Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

“Nick and I look at each other. ‘I’m not holding your hand,’ I tell him, smiling a little. ‘All right’–he nods–‘but know that I would.’” An absolutely hilarious and adorable read, Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is an insightful story that will bring readers to tears, both from laughter and woe. After […]

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Book Review: All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry

“Constellations aren’t obvious until the moment they are. Then you wonder how you hadn’t been able to see them before when the pictures are all so clearly there, telling a story.” Hauntingly beautiful and dangerously enticing, Samantha Mabry’s All the Wind in the World is a fantastic addition to the romance genre in young adult […]

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Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“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 […]

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Book Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

“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 […]

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Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

“Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.” In her debut novel, Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything brings to light the importance of choices and the beauty which is life. A heartfelt story of trials and suffering, Yoon’s novel utilizes the beauty of language and the fun of imagery to convey to readers what is […]

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