I fully admit the way I feel about social media, influencers, etc I did not expect much from Not Okay. I certainly didn’t expect it to have some depth and real emotional heft. Of the 3 recent releases I’ve watched streaming (this one, Persuasion and The Gray Man) Not Okay definitely is the best of … More Danni Sanders is Not Okay
The Midnight Library By: Matt Haig I think everyone has regrets of some sort big or small. Nora Seed however gets the chance to live all the lives she could have in an effort to save the one she doesn’t want anymore. Matt Haig’s The Humans is one of my favorite books period and the … More The Midnight Library
The Girls at 17 Swann Street By: Yara Zgheib “The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries and the ice cream…” After years of anorexia and depression Anna, weighing just 88 pounds, seeks treatment at a group home. This was a hard book to read because being in Anna’s head hits close to home but … More The Girls at 17 Swann Street: The Power of Support
The Astonishing Color of After By: Emily X.R. Pan Grade: A On an otherwise good and regular day of high school Leigh returns home to find her mother, whose been suffering from depression, has taken her own life. Lost in grief and shock she soon comes to believe that her mother is visiting her in … More The Astonishing Color of After is Lovely
Project Semicolon September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. I saw this book around starting last week (which was also the three-year anniversary of my friend’s passing) and I thought I’d pick it up.
Eliza and Her Monsters By: Francesca Zappia Grade: B+ It’s a little odd to recognize a lot of your personality traits in a character, understand why they are doing things and they still get on your nerves. It’s also hard to want to like a book more than you did or to feel like you … More Eliza And Her Monsters
A World Without You Author: Beth Revis Grade: A “You are not one person. You are a different person in each moment of time.” Bo believes that he can travel through time. He believes that the special school for troubled youth his parents sent him to is to help him learn to control his superpower. … More A World Without You
I read “if he had been with me” by Laura Nowlin because it was on a list of YA books you must read. This one was frustrating. Was it a good book? Yes. Well-written? Yes. Good characters? Yes. Did it get under my skin? You bet. Have I already talked to friends about it? Yes. I should tell … More if he had only been with me