Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

TITLE: Gemina
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Illuminae Files
RELEASED: October 2017; Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: unique story layout, set on a spaceship, romance, AI
REPRESENTATION:
female MC’s, AI, female MC with a physical disability, people of colour (side)
CONTENT NOTICES:
lots of gory space deaths, some body horror

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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: Illuminae | Holy Frak What Did I Just Read

Book Review: Illuminae | Holy Frak What Did I Just Read

TITLE: Illuminae
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Illuminae Files
RELEASED: October 2015; Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Library Paperback

KEY INFO: Unique story presentation, set on a spaceship, awesome AI, romance, dystopia, space thriller
REPRESENTATION:
Female MC, AI side character
CONTENT NOTICES:
lots of space death, gory murders, insanity

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