The American Dream? [Shing Yin Khor]

I have to admit, I'm not really all that invested in Route 66 past its influence on the movie Cars, which I have loved since the first time I ever saw it. My interest in Shing Yin Khor's The American Dream? came more from the fact that it was a road trip story about a young immigrant truly…

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier [Hans Christian Andersen]

Admittedly when I began The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen, I wasn't expecting the story I would get. I'm pretty used to feeling fairly meh about the stories that aren't in some way connected to a piece of my childhood that I loved immensely, and even then I can find myself disappointed, but this one…

Graduation Day [Joelle Charbonneau]; Throwback Thursday

It's Thursday again, which means it's time for another throwback to a review I wrote sometime last year. Admittedly, I was excited to read this series, beginning with The Testing which had genuinely sounded like a fantastic dystopian. Unfortunately, not all book series ever really live up to expectations. While there are many fantastic books in…

Fear of Missing Out [Kate McGovern]; 2019 YA Releases

I'll be honest, books about cancer aren't really my thing. I tend to prefer the movies. With that said, I've actually read a number of them and Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern by far sounds the most interesting. See, the funny thing is that I didn't really love The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and…