We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

The Details Publisher: Amulet Published: January 7th, 2020 Genres: YA, LGBT, Contemporary. My Rating: 4 Stars Goodreads Blurb Two best friends grow up—and grow apart—in this innovative contemporary YA novel   Told in dual timelines—half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward—We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of … Continue reading We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

The Details Publisher: Forge Books Published: May 28th, 2019 Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Crime adjacent My Rating: 4 Stars Goodreads Blurb Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two … Continue reading Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

The Details Publisher: HarperTeen Published: October 16th, 2018 Genres: YA, contemporary, romance My Rating: 4 Stars Goodreads Blurb It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can … Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The Details Publisher: HarperTeen Published: September 5th, 2017 Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, My Rating: 5 Stars Goodreads Blurb Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. On September 5, … Continue reading They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

The Details Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children Published: March 25th, 2008 Genres: YA, Contemporary, My Rating: 3.5 Stars Goodreads Blurb Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father's "bunny rabbit." A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school. Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on … Continue reading The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Details Publisher: Tor Teen Published: May 22nd, 2018 Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Activism My Rating: 5 Stars Goodreads Blurb Moss Jeffries is many things—considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend, and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else—someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone … Continue reading Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

The Details Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Published:  October 15th, 2019 Genres: Non-Fiction, True Crime My Rating: 4.5 Stars  Goodreads Blurb In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. … Continue reading Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow