The Exact Opposite Of Okay By Laura Steven || Book Review

Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with... Continue Reading →

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo || Book Review

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighbourhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let... Continue Reading →

Fiercely Feminist Reads

I've been reading a whole bunch of books lately with feminist over and undertones and it's really gotten me in the mood to blog about my favourite empowered books! This list focuses more on books that deal with rape culture, sexism, etc in a high school setting, because those are the stories I most identify... Continue Reading →

Hate, Love & All Things Cliche

Cliches are ( for the bookish community at least ) equally as loveable as they are terrible. On the one hand, they give us movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and The Kissing Booth ( which is a guilty pleasure and I can't help but love despite the completely ordinary-ness of it )... Continue Reading →

Hidden Gems In YA

There are just so many books out there, maybe too many ( gasp. I know, did I really just say that? ), and that makes it unbelievably easy to overlook some really great books. I've done it plenty of times, I'm sure! Thankfully, bookstagram, goodreads and wordpress are all great for helping bookworms look twice... Continue Reading →

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