Genre: Social & Family Issues

American Girls – Alison Umminger

American Girls – Alison Umminger

 American Girls by Alison Umminger starts as a tale of a whiny teen girl who stole her step-mom’s credit card and flew across the country to LA to stay with her struggling actress sister. In the beginning I was turned off by Anna as I thought she was just a typical bratty […]

Posted June 3, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 1 Comment

Meet Me Here – Bryan Bliss

Meet Me Here – Bryan Bliss

Meet Me Here by Bryan Bliss had some amazing moments and one giant tired trope. Set over the course of one crazy night, Thomas and his childhood best friend Mallory set out to see if they can complete their younger selves’ bucket list before Thomas leaves for basic training. Thomas is supposed […]

Posted May 30, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Frannie and Tru – Karen Hattrup

Frannie and Tru – Karen Hattrup

Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup was so much. Like, it’s actually hard to put into words the full depth of this story. A classic coming of age tale narrated by a teen girl, Frannie, who longs to experience the world. She gets that chance when her older cousin Tru comes to […]

Posted May 27, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 3 Comments

You Know Me Well – David Levithan, Nina LaCour

You Know Me Well – David Levithan, Nina LaCour

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour is a touching story of first love, both found and lost. Mark and Kate have never been friends but on one crazy night at San Francisco Pride, they become an intrinsic part of the other’s life. Kate is running from the girl she has […]

Posted May 26, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 2 Comments

100 Days of Cake – Shari Goldhagen

100 Days of Cake – Shari Goldhagen

I have read one of Shari Goldhagen’s previous books, In Some Other World Maybe,  and have her other, Family and Other Accidents, but have not gotten to it yet. I really liked the one I read and I was excited to see that she was coming out with her first […]

Posted May 12, 2016 by Laura in Reviews / 0 Comments

The Outliers – Kimberly McCreight

The Outliers – Kimberly McCreight

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight was a mismash. The author has some great writing skills and some not so good story telling skills. A girl who is afraid to leave her house leaves by deep breathing and closing her eyes. A boy she doesn’t trust becomes her ally almost instantly. When […]

Posted May 1, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 4 Comments

Whisper to Me – Nick Lake

Whisper to Me – Nick Lake

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake had such promise. A fantastic sounding plot featuring a teen girl struggling with balancing love and her mental illness. A letter written to the boy she has hurt and a promise of a brighter future. Instead of getting the big heart tugs and emotional tie […]

Posted April 25, 2016 by Laura in ARC April, Reviews / 4 Comments