Writing in dialect is difficult. Getting dialogue to sound right is difficult...JUST DON'T WRITE OUT HOW LITTLE KIDS TALK, OKAY?
Every line in this song kills me--it's about leaving great things behind, but looking forward to even better.
While working on a DIY project, I trolled the internet for ideas and found a list of inspirational Walk the Moon lyrics. I am nothing if not a copycat, hence this post.
Told in alternating perspectives chronicling the past and the present, a set of twins figures out how to love their messed-up family, each other, and themselves.
How to make the outcome of a love triangle more clear: make one of the love interests a rapist.
This book was not what I was expecting. I'm guilty of skimming a book jacket and coming home with a completely different book than the one I bought ("Regency England!? I thought this was a sci-fi novel!") So I thought this was a love story about two teens who could only communicate honestly via the… Continue reading MAKE-YOU-CRY MONDAY: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
The premise: Alexa Hollen has been disguising herself as Alex Hollen for years to escape the king's ominous "breeding house." She and her twin brother Marcel are part of the prince's guard, sworn to protect Prince Damian above even the king. A series of events results in Alex being kidnapped, along with the prince and her… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Defy by Sara B. Larson
The premise: "Good girl" Wren Gray has just done the unthinkable--she's withdrawn from college and decided to move to Guatemala for a year, much to her controlling parents' chagrin. Wren continues to disappoint her parents by pursuing foster kid Charlie Parker. The rest of the book chronicles their intense, confusing, and ultimately triumphant relationship. I've… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
Tagline: Meet Harriet Manners. Girl. Geek. International supermodel? When I saw "New Girl" for the first time, I didn't think I'd like it. I started watching it as a joke and was surprised at how funny it was. The writing made me laugh out loud--a rarity--and, after one episode, I couldn't wait to watch another.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Geek Girl by Holly Smale
I love adaptations, especially of Austen's books. I think they can work, if done well. This book...not so much. Even though the main characters are teenagers, I can't stomach the unnecessary drama. Jenni James acts like everything that happens between the two leads is the most traumatizing thing ever. Every conversation they have spirals out of control. I… Continue reading TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: Stakes