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Things I’m Seeing Without You Author: Peter Bognanni Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017 Publisher: Dial Books Synopsis: Fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and All the Bright Places will laugh and cry as they read this heartbreaking and life-affirming novel about love after the most … Continue reading

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A Map for Wrecked Girls Author: Jessica Taylor Publication Date: August 15th, 2017 Publisher: Dial Books Synopsis: We sat at the edge of the ocean—my sister Henri and I—inches apart but not touching at all. We’d been so sure someone … Continue reading

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The First Rule of Punk Author: Celia C. Pérez Publication Date: August 22nd, 2017 Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Synopsis: From debut author and longtime zine-maker Celia C. Pérez, The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of … Continue reading

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found Author: Moïra Fowley-Doyle Publication Date: August 8th, 2017 Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books Synopsis: If you’re not careful, you can spend your whole life looking for what you’ve lost. One stormy summer in a small … Continue reading

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The Last Star Author: Rick Yancey Publication Date: May 23rd Publisher: Penguin Synopsis: The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They … Continue reading

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Book Title:
The One Memory of Flora Banks
Book Author:
Emily Barr
Page Count:
304
Publishing Date:
May 2nd, 2017
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Date Read:
May 4th, 2017
Source:
ARC from publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora's brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.

With little more than the words "be brave" inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must "be brave" if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

My Review

The One Memory of Flora Banks is probably one of the best books that I’ve read to date – it was deep and told such an incredible story that was both heartwarming and heartwrenching at the same time. The One … Continue reading

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Book Tour

Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr!  This was such an amazing book (and you’ll be seeing my review this week, as well!), and I’m excited to … Continue reading

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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Author: Pablo Cartaya Publication Date: May 16th, 2017 Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Synopsis: Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all … Continue reading

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This Lullaby Author: Sarah Dessen Publication Date: May 27th, 2002/June 2012 Publisher: Speak Synopsis: She’s got it all figured out. Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules. Never get too serious. Never … Continue reading

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Book Title:
This is Really Happening
Book Author:
Erin Chack
Page Count:
240
Publishing Date:
April 25th, 2017
Publisher:
Razorbill
Date Read:
April 13th, 2017
Source:
ARC from publisher - Thank you!

Synopsis

BuzzFeed senior writer Erin Chack provides a collection of personal essays for the Snapchat generation.

Erin recounts everything from meeting her soulmate at age 14 to her first chemotherapy session at age 19 to what really goes on behind the scenes at a major Internet media company.

She authentically captures the agony and the ecstasy of the millennial experience, whether it's her first kiss ("Sean's tongue! In my mouth! Slippery and wet like a slug in the rain.") or her struggles with anxiety ("When people throw caution to the wind, I am stuck imagining the poor soul who has to break his back sweeping caution into a dustpan").

Yet Erin also offers a fresh perspective on universal themes of resilience and love as she writes about surviving cancer, including learning of her mother's own cancer diagnosis within the same year, and her attempts to hide the diagnosis from friends to avoid "un-normaling" everything.

My Review

This is Really Happening is a heartbreaking, witty, and fun collection of essays from Buzzfeed writer Erin Chack – stories that will both make you sad and brighten your day, both make you cry and make you laugh.  There are … Continue reading

4.5 stars
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