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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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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Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta [Review]

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Last read: January 2, 2015

Every time someone tests me and asks me to say the first two sentences of this book (which, by the way, hooks you in real quick), I stare them straight in the eye and recite the entire prologue with an Australian accent thrown in just for good measure. Haha. I memorized the prologue because after reading it for the first time, I realized how perfectly it sets up the book’s mystery. Now that I have read it for the second time, I cannot believe I only gave it four stars on GoodReads instead of the full five stars.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli [Review]

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As a side note, don’t you think everyone should have to come out? Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it should be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a smart and funny book, with a set of characters full of life, vigor, and wit. Although some of them had trivial roles to play and were unnecessary to keep the story flowing continuously, it was still very entertaining throughout.

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