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6 06, 2015

Review: Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

By | June 6th, 2015|Categories: Children's Books, Depression & Mental Illness, Emotions & Feelings, Friendships, Social Issues, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

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kiss of broken glass book coverPublisher’s Description

In the next 72 hours, Kenna may lose everything—her friends, her freedom, and maybe even herself. One kiss of the blade was all it took to get her sent to the psych ward for 72 hours. There she will face her addiction to cutting, though the outcome is far from certain.

When fifteen-year-old Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom, she is sent to a facility for a mandatory psychiatric watch. There Kenna meets other kids like her—her roommate, Donya, who’s there for her fifth time; the birdlike Skylar; and Jag, a boy cute enough to make her forget her problems …for a moment.

Reviewed by Benish Khan

Kiss of Broken Glass is Madeleine Kuderick’s debut novel about sensitive topics like self-harm, cutting and depression. Kuderick does explore some different aspects of cutting

16 05, 2015

Review: Geek Girl by Holly Smale

By | May 16th, 2015|Categories: Children's Books, Family, Friendships, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

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geek girl book coverReviewed by Benish Khan

Geek Girl is a read one can easily get lost in; the word “geek” in the title alone was enough to make me want to dive into the story. I liked how entertaining the book was. Harriet Manners is a geek and she calls herself one as well. I think that all bookworms usually do have some geek in them, so I can definitely relate to her character! I loved reading Harriet’s inner dialogue–she’s quirky and witty but can sound quite self-obsessed sometimes. I alternated between really liking her character and feeling irritated with it. Harriet is not vain but she has a bad case of self-pitying that can get pretty bothersome to read about.

Harriet is teased at her high school, however, she’s soon given a life changing opportunity to turn herself from geek to model. I did like that modeling came

5 01, 2015

Review: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

By | January 5th, 2015|Categories: Bullying, Children's Books, Death & Dying, Friendships, Social Issues, Young Adult|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

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falling into place book coverReviewed by Benish Khan

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang is a well-done debut and I sincerely hope there’s a movie in the works! The first thing I noticed about this book was the author’s writing. There is not much dialogue, just mainly inner thoughts. The writing seems poetic, but not lyrical.

Liz Emerson tried to commit suicide, but made it seem like an accident so no one would find out. Liz is a highly popular girl at her high school. She seems to have it all from money and friends to a handsome boyfriend, but not everything is as perfect as it seems. She believes she is a horrible person because of the actions she has committed in her past to innocent people who meant no harm to her. What goes around comes around and everything seems to be coming