Book Review: They Both Die at the End | Today you’re going to die. How do you choose to live it?

Book Review: They Both Die at the End | Today you’re going to die. How do you choose to live it?

TITLE: They Both Die at the End
AUTHOR: Adam Silvera
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Simon and Schuster
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: Physical book

KEY INFO: #ownvoices, speculative fiction, romance, living your life like its the last day, friendships, family, acceptance
REPRESENTATION:
gay Puerto Rican male MC, bisexual Cuban male side character
CONTENT NOTICES:
death

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Book Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post | Queerness, Christianity and finding acceptance.

Book Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post | Queerness, Christianity and finding acceptance.

TITLE: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
AUTHOR: Emily M. Danforth
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: February 2012; Balzer + Bray
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: Born again Christianity, conversion school, coming of age, coming out, family breakdowns, friendship squad goals
REPRESENTATION:
lesbian MC, f/f romance, Christianity, physical disability, Native American two-spirit character, queer
CONTENT NOTICES:
forced gay conversion therapy, homophobia, transphobia

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ARC Review: Starfish | Healing, Identity, and Belonging

ARC Review: Starfish | Healing, Identity, and Belonging

TITLE: Starfish
AUTHOR: Akemi Dawn Bowman
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: September 2017; Simon Pulse
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: #ownvoice, coming of age, healing, family, romance, artistry
REPRESENTATION:
bi-racial, female MC, anxiety, survivor
CONTENT WARNINGS:
anxiety, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, parental racism, suicide attempt

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Book review: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here | The Background Characters Take Over

Book review: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here | The Background Characters Take Over

TITLE: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
AUTHOR: Patrick Ness
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: August 2015; Walker Books
GENRE: Magical Realism
FORMAT: Library Hardback

KEY INFO: Coming of age, superpowers in contemporary society, young adult struggles, super cute friendships, not the Chosen Ones, romances
REPRESENTATION:
OCD (MC), gay men, eating disorder, woman of colour, anxiety
CONTENT NOTICES:
OCD loops (minor injuries), discussion of eating disorders, discussion of suicidal thoughts, anti-depressants

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Book Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life | A Coming of Age Novel Surrounded by Controversy

Book Review: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life | A Coming of Age Novel Surrounded by Controversy

TITLE: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
AUTHOR: Benjamin Alire Saenz
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: March 2017; Clarion Books
GENRE: YA Contemporary
FORMAT: Physical

KEY INFO:  Platonic love, coming of age, dealing with emotions, family, friendship
REPRESENTATION:
Mexican-American (side characters), adopted child, gay men
CONTENT NOTICES:
rape, physical violence, male aggression, relatives death and grief

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