Reading a story that takes place in the unbearable heat of Africa will make summertime in Virginia feel a little less oppressive. The story might make you wonder if you’re crazy; but it might also make your crazy ex, friend or roommate seem less so in comparison to the women in the book.
The Pisces is dark, sexy, and frighteningly relatable. Melissa Broder poetic writing style combined with her dry humor creates a gorgeous piece of literature that explores a woman's struggle of never being romantically satisfied. I could not put this book down, but not in a whats-gonna-happen-next way but in more of an im-encapsulated-by-the-writing-way. I adore this book and would recommend it to anyone who has known what it is to confuse lust for love and appreciates a good merman love interest.
This novel turned out to be more than I could have ever expected, with its continuous plot twists, revelations, and innocence. Everything ends up being connected and the book becomes greater than itself!
The premise is simple: Each twin can invite three guests to a dinner party at their grandmother's rent-controlled New York apartment, and they can't tell the other who they invited so it's a surprise when the party begins. What ensues is a beautiful catastrophe of a party complete with exes, random people met on the street, and the fear of jumping off into the world after high school. Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah left me out of breath and hooked on every new and intriguing character or turn of the plot. It's the perfect quick read fit with everything you would and wouldn't think of.
Russell Freedman, one of the best writers of history for young people, recounts the bravery of teen siblings Sophie & Hans Scholl, who put their lives at risk to spread their message of resistance in Nazi Germany.
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner is a diverse and eye-opening take on D/deaf culture and how to cut out negative people in your life. Readers will empathize with some of the struggles that Julia, a bi, Deaf, South Asian teen, faces, as well as be introduced to a whole other facet of disabled life. Plus, graffiti is really cool and plays a huge part in the story.
Graphic novelist Leia Birch comes away from a convention with a big secret; she’s pregnant! She has to break the news to her Southern family in the midst of a big hoopla about her grandmother’s deteriorating mental state and her sister’s broken marriage. Throw in a mystery or two and you’ve got The Almost Sisters: A light read with a most satisfying ending!
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a quick, easy read with wonderful writing and amazing character development.