Eleanor & Park Book Review

Lately, I’ve been thinking about novels that have been considered problematic within the last few years. Some have been labeled that way for decades. But, does that mean readers are not allowed to read them anymore? I don’t think so. To understand why a book is deemed an issue, one must know the context –Continue reading “Eleanor & Park Book Review”

On the Come Up Book Review

Since The Hate U Give was published in 2017, it has received so much praise that I’m convinced that it’s already a modern classic and that it will wind up being required reading for some high schools in the future. As such, I would imagine its author Angie Thomas thinking long and hard about herContinue reading “On the Come Up Book Review”

The Hate U Give Movie Review

Warning: this review contains spoilers of the movie. Shortly, after reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, I felt the need to watch the movie because A. the book was so good that I wanted to see how it was adapted, and B. I wanted to see films that didn’t involve solving the raceContinue reading “The Hate U Give Movie Review”

The Hate U Give Book Review

In this day in age, race relations are undergoing rapid change. It has gotten to a point where people are reevaluating what progress has been made since the Civil Rights Movement and how far we need to go in order to truly achieve racial equality. Since the Black Lives Matter protests started in May, peopleContinue reading “The Hate U Give Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: The Vampire of Maple Town

Fairy tales are some of the most timeless stories that we hear in our lifetimes. This explains why various media still revamp them into modern adaptations. The Vampire of Maple Town by Kane McLoughlin continues this tribute, but does it stand out? Let’s find out! Full disclosure: The author of the book that I amContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: The Vampire of Maple Town”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Turtles All the Way Down

Although I am no longer a teenager, I highly enjoyed John Green’s latest novel Turtles All the Way Down. Ever since I read that book, I have been continuously thinking about the ways that we can be more empathetic towards people with mental illness. Check out this review to see why. Since I am aContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Turtles All the Way Down”