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Why Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer Parodied My Expectations- Review

Posted December 26, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 8 Comments
Why Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer Parodied My Expectations- Review

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer My rating: 2.5/5 Stars Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (2014) Length: 264 pgs Genre: YA Contemporary/Magical Realism Format: Hardcover, checked out from local library Goodreads Synopsis: If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be  at home in New Jersey with her sweet British  boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching  old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing him in the library stacks. She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English. But life isn’t fair, and Reeve […]


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson- Review with ALL the Emotions

Posted November 10, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 18 Comments
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson- Review with ALL the Emotions

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson My rating: 4.5/5 Stars Publisher: Dial (September 2014) Length: 371 pgs Genre: YA Contemporary Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until […]