Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston || Book Review

“Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.” Synopsis: A big-hearted romantic comedy in which First Son Alex falls in love with Prince Henry of Wales after an incident of […]

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas || Book Review

“All these folks I’ve never met became gods over my life. Now I gotta take the power back.” Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he […]

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If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka || Book Review

“I know the truth can hurt, even when you need to hear it.” Synopsis: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her […]

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Lexi’s War by Rosie James || Mini Book Review

“In Cecilia’s opinion, her daughter was still a child, far too young to be assuming any financial responsibility. There was plenty of time for all that.” Synopsis: A family at breaking point. A nation at war… 1914. Young Lexi doesn’t want much – just her family’s happiness. She’s been working all the hours she can […]

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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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