Challenge criteria: A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to.
Meet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular–and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile–and a total player. And also Elle’s best friend’s older brother…
Ask people who don’t like to read a lot of YA and they’ll all tell you roughly the same things. It’s boring. It’s too easy. It’s too fluffy. I’ve heard these time and time again, and I’m here to set the record straight.
There are quite a few common misconceptions about YA fiction, but these are the most common ones I felt really needed to be addressed.
Challenge criteria: A book about a problem facing society today.
(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.)
Before I start with this review, I need to mention that there are quite a lot of trigger warnings associated with this book. Drug use, drug abuse, abusive relationships, death, these are just some of them. Do keep that in mind before you read this book.
I can feel it swimming through my veins like glitter … it’s liquid gold.
When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she’s hit rock bottom. She’s wrong. Rock bottom is when she’s forced into an exclusive rehab facility.
Challenge criteria: A book with an LGBT protagonist
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday which is run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl
Have you got books on your already read list that you’ve totally forgotten about? Me too. There are so many books I really enjoyed at the time, but over the years and with so many other books read, I’ve forgotten a lot of them. There are some that I’ve already read that I would gladly sit down and flick through again. I’ve reviewed some of them on this blog, so I’ve added in some of the reviews for a little more info.