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Bright Burning Stars & Ballerina Drama

Bright Burning Stars

Bright Burning Stars

By: A.K. Small

There are some things to me that just scream drama. Anything involving the ballet is one of those things. I will likely read it. Watch it. Enjoy it. Which is really weird perhaps because I can count the number of ballets I’ve been too on less than one hand.

My thanks to the publisher for the advanced copy of Bright Burning Stars (which comes out tomorrow May 21st) and allowing me to be part of the blog tour!

The Girls at 17 Swann Street: The Power of Support

the girls at 17 Swann street

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 I also think it’s incredibly important.

Addiction, Marriage & Falling Apart

Adele

Adèle

By: Leila Slimani

Grade: C+

Okay, I admit the only other book or film I’ve watched about a character with sex education was Shame and while I thought it was really good I didn’t exactly watch that for learning purposes, you know? So I can’t speak to how this book deals with sex addiction per say but I think anyone whose dealt with any kind of addiction will recognize a lot in here.

A Strong Debut: The Party’s Just Beginning

the party's just beginning

The Party’s Just Beginning

Directed By: Karen Gillan

Grade: B

I was super excited to see Karen Gillans writing and directorial debut show up on iTunes. I’ve been a huge fan since her Amy Pond days so I really wanted to check this out and support an actress I love going behind the camera (and writing!)

I think it’s a really strong debut a character study that will stick with me but I can’t say I loved it.

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones Marvel/Netflix Grade: A The story of Marvel’s PI and would-be superhero whose life gets derailed when she runs into Kevin Kilgrave, whose power of mind control is frightening enough without the fact that […]

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Author: Matthew Quick Genre: YA Serious Grade: A It’s Leonard Peacock’s eighteenth birthday. He has big plans. He’s going to deliver gifts to the four people he considers important to him. […]