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A Step Towards Falling by Cammie McGovern Book Review (non-spoiler)

My rating: 4.5/5

This story is about Belinda, Emily and Lucas and how keeping quiet can destroy a life.

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Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Book Review (Non-Spoiler)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t know how to convey all the feelings I had while reading this book, but I’ll try.

I laughed
I cried
I wanted to throw the book across the room.
I didn’t want to put it down.

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My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Book Review (Non-Spoiler)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Premise: Aysel and Roman met on a website for suicidal people, and now they’ve become suicide partners.

This is an impactful book that dives deep into the darkest corners of YA literature, with a beautiful writing style and powerful storytelling.

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Reality Boy by A.S. King Book Review (Non-spoiler)

Rating:3.5/5

Publishing Company: Little Brown

Publishing Date: 2013

Genre: Young Adult, Depression, Coming of Age, Romance, Bullying.

“She says  ‘Remember like playing house when we were little?’ I never played house when I was little. Unless you count playing people in your house want to drown you.”

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The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu Book Review (Non-Spoiler)

Rating: 5/5

Published by: Roaring Book Press

Publishing date: 2014

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

 

“There is one thing I’ve learned about people: they don’t get that mean and nasty overnight. It’s not human nature. But if you give people time, eventually they’ll do the most heartbreaking stuff in the world.”

After thinking about it,  I don’t think there is a better quote to depict the synopsis of this book.

Teenagers don’t bully other teenagers because they’re evil. They do it because something triggered them; and even though their actions shouldn’t be justified by these factors, it can’t be denied that it happens.

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Colin Fischer by Miller & Stentz Book Review (Non-Spoiler)

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Razor Bill

Publishing Date: 2012

Genre: Young Adult Mystery Contemporary Fiction

When I bought this book I was expecting a character based story that depicted the life and eccentricities of a teenage high school boy with Asperger syndrome. That being said I expected a certain degree of character development and some type of difficult interactions and relationships with those around him. To say the least, I was expecting something with which I could vicariously experience what it’s like to deal with the condition.

However, I was highly deceived by this book’s synopsis.

Because it was so much better than what I expected and offered so much more than just a mystery.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Book Review (Non-Spoiler)

Raiting: 4.5/5

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publishing Date: 2015

Genre: Y.A Contemporary Romance 

 *I, with a dumb smile on my face, get to page 303*

“Awww, this is so fucking cute. I want more”

*Me turning the page and encountering the acknowledgments section. Blood drains from face, lips turn pale and eyes go red. Then furiously turn the page back again and then turn it again and the acknowledgment’s page is still there*

“Noooooo!!!! Why is this book over?!”

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