More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera [Review]

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“From the shapes cast by the green paper lantern, you would never know that there were two boys sitting closely to one another trying to find themselves. You would only see shadows hugging, indiscriminate.”

Twenty-four pages in and I was already in love. Five stars can never express how incredible this book is.

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We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson [Review]

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“We’re not words, Henry, we’re people. Words are how others define us, but we can define ourselves any way we choose.”

I felt like this would have been my new favorite book but something went wrong somewhere along the way.

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver [Review]

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I did not expect much from this book because it seems like it is about a privileged girl living in the suburbs whining over her first-world white girl problems as she relives her death seven times. So, it was a pleasant surprise when the whole story completely blew me away.

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Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas [Review]

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“I knew then that there were things you would always be powerless to change about your life.” She spoke softly. “And that I couldn’t protect you from all of them.”

Because You’ll Never Meet Me seemed very promising when I first took it off a bookstore shelf to read its blurb. I thought it would be about two people overcoming impossible obstacles just to see each other in person. And I knew I just had to buy it knowing that these two developed a deep relationship only through words. But it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for. 

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Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta [Review]

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Saving Francesca is not as elaborate as Marchetta’s Jellicoe Road but I thought it was an entertaining read that exudes humor and honesty.

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