Book Review: Once Upon a Quinceañera

Once Upon a Quinceañera by Monica Gomez-Hira 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Carmen Aguilar is prepared to grin and bear it for this summer. Literally. As a party princess for Dreams Come True, she's got to smile and make nice for toddlers and more in order to complete her internship and get her high school diploma. Then her awful … Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a Quinceañera

Book Review: A Pho Love Story

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 The Mai and the Nguyen family have been rivals forever, since long before the Mai family set up a rival Vietnamese restaurant across the street from the Nguyen's restaurant. Bao Nguyen and Linh Mai have been forbidden to speak to each other, but when Bao sees Linh in … Continue reading Book Review: A Pho Love Story

Book Review: Happily Ever Afters

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Tessa has never been the hero of her own story, even though she's written plenty of heroes and happily ever afters in her writing. But she's about to start a new school at a prestigious academy dedicated to cultivating fine minds and she's really nervous. Because she's never … Continue reading Book Review: Happily Ever Afters

Book Review: Parachutes

Parachutes by Kelly Yang 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Grooming, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Bullying This has a Crazy Rich Asians/Gossip Girl vibe, and I was riding that gossip train and then the hits kept coming and they. did. not. let. up. Definitely a book to read when thinking about girls, their bodies, and their rights, and how these … Continue reading Book Review: Parachutes

Book Review: Six Angry Girls

Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Raina is going to demolish her senior year—until her boyfriend breaks up with her, and the heartbreak causes her to forget to submit her cause for a new school play and the sophomores select Our Town. Fed up, grieving and wanting more, she quits drama and joins a knitting … Continue reading Book Review: Six Angry Girls

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with a Summer Vibe

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. I can't believe Top Ten Tuesday has been around for … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books with a Summer Vibe

Book Review: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell 🌺🌺/5 Trigger Warning: Pedophilia Laura Dean is Freddy's everything: she's funny, confidant, the most popular girl in school, and when they are together she makes Freddy's heart sing. But when they're apart, Laura Dean is just...distant and keeps hooking up with other girls. … Continue reading Book Review: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Book Review: The Henna Wars

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar 🌺🌺🌺.5/5 Trigger Warning: Racism, Homophobia, Forced Outing, Bullying Nishat has a problem. Well, she doesn't have a problem—her parents, friends and rivals do. Her parents won't accept that she is a lesbian. Her friends won't accept her desire to operate a henna shop as part of their school project. And her … Continue reading Book Review: The Henna Wars