Bullying, Canadian, Cross over, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Positive Gay Characters, YA

Painfully Honest: (You) Set Me on Fire Review

In this hard-hitting, dark exploration of ┬átoxic relationships Tamaki nails the experience of first year university- the good and the bad- with teens gone a little crazy on freedom and alcohol. Allison has good parents, great potential, but a dark past. When she enters her first year at university she is bewildered, unimpressed, and disconnected… Continue reading Painfully Honest: (You) Set Me on Fire Review

American contemporary, Cross over, Poignant Coming-of-Age Story, Summer Reads, YA

Two Girls on the Verge: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone Review

I read this book because John Green told me to. Well not personally, but in this very glowing, very public blog post. Literary teen fiction is one of my fail-safe genres as you can pretty much guarantee that "literary teen fiction" translates to "well-written poignant coming of age story." The title sounds a little like… Continue reading Two Girls on the Verge: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone Review