Tag: Tough issues

Review: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Review: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

I am vengeance. I loved Not a Drop to Drink, so I was expecting to like this book even though it’s outside of my genre comfort zone. But I wasn’t expecting for it to blow me away! This book is so raw and realistic. There’s something about Mindy’s writing that perfectly captures the characters and coveys the story. But more than that, this book is pretty heavy. It’s very honest about what it’s like to be a teenager in a way that most […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 16, 2016 | 4 Comments
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Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

I’ve been hearing wonderful things about this book for some time now (especially from Nova!), but I’ve been hesitant to pick it up because I wasn’t sure it was going to be a “me” book. As it turns out, I was pleasantly surprised! I absolutely loved the message this book had going for it. I love that Elise was sort of lost and alone, and in finding music she found herself. She also found herself without the aid of a guy. This […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 31, 2015 | 5 Comments
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Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Most of you know that I’m not a fan of classics because I hate historical. I would normally never pick up a classic by choice (except for 1984 or Fahrenheit 451), but my mind was in kind of a dark place when I picked this up so I was looking for something dark about mental health. I was kind of surprised that this one held my interest at all, honestly. But it did! Even though there was nothing happening, Plath’s […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 19, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I have heard of this book through many bloggers, and have seen TONS of glowing reviews for it. I’ve seen people talk about how it changed their life. (This was actually my first foray into the Middle Grade genre.) Honestly, I don’t even know how to review and rate this because this book didn’t really do anything for me. It was deep…almost too deep for the audience it was meant for. But at the same time, it felt like kind of […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 24, 2014 | 5 Comments
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Review: Sanctum by Sarah Fine

Review: Sanctum by Sarah Fine

This book will get under your skin. When I wasn’t reading it, I wanted to be. I gobbled this book up in two days, and it only took me that long because I had to work both days! I was completely engrossed because the concept for this book is amazing. It’s deliciously dark, but more than that, it’s 100% unique. I’ve never read anything quite like it! I looooved the setting. It has this dark and gritty feel (picture Silent Hill after […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 29, 2014 | 5 Comments
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Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Wow. I haven’t read a contemporary that affected me so much since Before I Fall! This story was beautiful, guys. It had me sobbing! I loved Nastya. LOVED her. She was so awesome! She was witty and hilarious, she was strong, and she didn’t give a f*ck what anyone thought of her. Plus, she was interesting. I wish she were real so we could be friends! I don’t dress this way because I like it so much or because I want people to […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 14, 2014 | 15 Comments
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