Love this book about social media and the effects it has on middle graders; both the bad sides and the good sides! I found this a charming, quick read; it involves some wish fulfillment for middle-graders and also how sometimes that wish fulfillment isn’t all you thought it would be. Also, major plot hole: kids […]
This fantastic book for middle-graders examines traditions and how they are important and also important to break, Being Jewish and Also Not Jewish Enough, and how difficult family can be. I loved this book; it’s a good addition to any middle-grade library. Five stars.
You cannot read this as an ebook. You need to get a physical copy, because this book is stuffed with footnotes; footnotes about the time that it’s set in, footnotes to help you better understand the book. Instead of a historical fiction novel that takes place fully in the past, the author acknowledges that people […]
There is SUCH a wide variety of recipes in here, and I really appreciated all the different uses for matcha especially, and the wide variety of cheesecakes. The instructions are easy to follow and the book is formatted very well, so that ingredients and instructions don’t co-mingle on the page. I love the asides by […]
Look. This is the perfect holiday Hallmark queer love story your heart wants. It’s like AS SEEN ON TV but infinitely better because it’s two girls kissing and one of them is a lumberjack. Lumberjane? It’s heartwarming, sappy-sweet, and why did this come out in August? It’s because you need to buy it ahead of […]
This book is incredible, and I find myself wanting to reference it all the time. I loved finding out all about what makes a person tick with regards to music, and these two authors are conversational and include anecdotes as well as serious science and studies. The result is a book that’s approachable, really cool, […]
This is a really good middle-grade queer novel. The writing is accessible and doesn’t get in the way of telling the story. It doesn’t talk down to the reader, which is very important to middle-grade reads. I also loved the fake Stardew Valley game that Jake plays and references through the book, I love nods […]
This book gets four stars from me, almost exclusively because of the inclusion of a nonbinary POV character. I enjoyed the humor in this a lot as well. I also was a big fan of the worldbuilding around merpeople — I enjoyed that this was A Paranormal Book that involved merpeople instead of your standard […]
I really wanted to like this book! My first line was going to be “like The Nest if the Nest was good”! Unfortunately I think this is false. This book dragged SO MUCH. It’s way more character-driven, but calling it ‘driven’ feels like a misnomer. I also think I read this at the Exact Wrong […]
DAUNTLESS is an incredible and refreshing YA fantasy, with all of my favorite elements. Sapphic warriors from opposite sides of a conflict meeting together! Court intrigue! Adventure! Really incredibly lush scenery! ARCHERY. I recommend picking it up. Four stars.