Every Body Looking (Ada, #1) – Candice Iloh

RATING: ★★★★☆TITLE: Every Body Looking (Ada, #1)AUTHOR: Candice IlohRELEASE DATE: September 22, 2020PUBLISHER: Penguin Teen, Dutton BooksGENRE(S): YA Contemporary, Poetry/Verse, LGBT Thank you to Penguin Teen, Dutton Books and NetGalley for my ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. TAGLINE/BLURB: Every Body Looking is a debut novel in verse in the styleContinue reading “Every Body Looking (Ada, #1) – Candice Iloh”

How It All Blew Up – Arvin Ahmadi

RATING: ★★★★☆TITLE: How It All Blew UpAUTHOR: Arvin AhmadiRELEASE DATE: September 22, 2020SETTING: United States / ItalyPUBLISHER: Penguin Teen, Viking BooksGENRE(S): YA Contemporary, Romance, LGBT, Travel, Family and Culture Thank you to Penguin Teen, Viking Books for Young Readers and NetGalley for my ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. TAGLINE/BLURB: SimonContinue reading “How It All Blew Up – Arvin Ahmadi”

Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1) – Adib Khorram

RATING: ★★★★★TITLE: Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1)AUTHOR: Adib KhorramRELEASE DATE: August 28, 2018SETTING: Portland, Oregon / Yazd, IranPUBLISHER: Dial Books, Penguin TeenGENRE(S): Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Mental Health, Family and Culture BLURB: Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Darius Kellner speaks better KlingonContinue reading “Darius the Great Is Not Okay (Darius the Great, #1) – Adib Khorram”

Flamer

Thank you to Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers for my gifted ARC. RATING: ★★★★☆TITLE: FlamerAUTHOR: Mike CuratoRELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020SETTING: boys camp, 1995PUBLISHER: Henry HoltGENRE(S): LGBT YA Contemporary, Graphic Novel BLURB A YA graphic novel about a 14-year-old boy who is bullied at Boy Scout camp, with near-fatal consequences. Not gonnaContinue reading “Flamer”