Contemporary · YA

The Sun is Also a Star: Liberty Cocktail

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon One of the things I love most about reading is the opportunity to better understand someone else’s point of view. Especially in first person narrative, the reader can get inside the main character’s head, immersed in their thought process. Nicola Yoon expertly gives us this insight… Continue reading The Sun is Also a Star: Liberty Cocktail

Contemporary · YA

Everything, Everything: The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon On the surface, Everything, Everything seems like another teen drama about fatal disease and a love that can’t last. Just one more in a line of tales that will make you ugly cry, like The Fault in our Stars, or A Walk to Remember. This book is satisfyingly sweet and… Continue reading Everything, Everything: The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

Contemporary · YA

Paper Towns: Whitman’s Screwdriver

Paper Towns by John Green Paper Towns is a classic coming-of-age novel/teen drama that perfectly captures how it feels to be on the brink of adulthood – searching for meaning, purpose and a place in this great big, inauthentic world. I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to salute your inner “paper” self, than… Continue reading Paper Towns: Whitman’s Screwdriver

Contemporary · YA

Finding Audrey: Sublime Hot Chocolate

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella Finding Audrey is the bitter aftertaste from a strong dose of mean girls, and the journey of recovery. Getting inside Audrey’s “lizard brain,” that uncontrollable, animalistic part of you that senses fear, is entirely relatable – even if you’ve never personally experienced anxiety. To best enjoy this fresh and beautifully written take… Continue reading Finding Audrey: Sublime Hot Chocolate

Contemporary · YA

Let it Snow: Coffee’s Jubilee

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle Let it Snow is a full cup of Love Actually with a small town, teenage twist; three seemingly separate stories that all converge over a cup of coffee. So naturally, this read is best enjoyed with a steaming cup of coffee, preferably Starbucks brand… Continue reading Let it Snow: Coffee’s Jubilee