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