A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent [Isabella Rotman]

I love the teachable graphic novels that have gained popularity in the past year, and the Quick & Easy Guides are a huge part of that. In my mind, the best thing about each of these is how diverse they are, be it by sexuality and gender or race. A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent by Isabella Rotman…

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They Went Left [Monica Hesse]; 2020 YA Releases

As much as I would like to say that I'm interested in reading They Went Left by Monica Hesse, this is actually one of those books that I find myself wanting to skip. It sounds incredibly heavy which, though something I don't always shy away from, isn't something I'm looking to read when it's about WWII.…

Hood [Jenny Elder Moke]

I need a Robin Hood retelling to fall in love with because Jenny Elder Moke's Hood was not it. What breaks my heart the most is that it almost could have been. Ironically, even with some of the monumentally annoying--and unnecessary--changes that were made, Moke's retelling had a lot of potential. Featuring Robin and Marian's (spelled…

The Best Laid Plans [Cameron Lund]; 2020 YA Releases

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund! I am so crazy excited for this book, excuse me while I go and read it finally. Meanwhile, you can read my thoughts here? High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot…

Rereading Shatter Me to Expose the Abuse Romanticism

It must have been over a year ago now that I said I was going to be rereading the Shatter Me series in order to shed some light on the deeply problematic aspects of abuse romanticism that exists within the series. Well, I'd started but eventually lost track due to life and my desire to read books…