In Conversation with Tashie Bhuiyan

I am so excited to post this interview with the lovely Tashie Bhuiyan. Her YA debut, COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU, releases in 2021, featuring a “Bangladeshi-Muslim teenager who navigates the difficulties of independence, family, and first love after being roped into a fake dating facade by a classmate”. I’m even more excited because Tashie herself […]

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Bunny

Thank you so much to Head of Zeus for sending me this book to review — it meant a ton ; this in no way affects my review or rating. Trigger warning: bizarre as fuck gore / animal death / mentions of blood, explosions and death Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsider […]

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Interviewing Cathy Hopkins

I’m so excited to tell you all that I have had the pleasure of interviewing the previous reigning Queen of teen fiction, Cathy Hopkins. She’s been writing since 1986, and has published over 70 books. Cathy has always been one of my favourite YA writers, loving how unapologetically British and relatable, feisty and lovable her […]

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All Your Perfects

TRIGGER WARNING: infertility, depression, cheating, mental health ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover is another book my boyfriend gifted me. I finished reading it last night and cried. A lot. This book was so heartbreaking, devastating and life-changing in every meaningful, important way. Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage.

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It Ends With Us

This book ripped my heart to shreds. TRIGGER WARNING: ABUSE SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST.

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In The Neighborhood of True

Thank you so much to Kelly Doyle for sending me a copy of IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRUE to review, for the blog tour. This does not affect my rating or review of the book. Wow, I haven’t done one of these in forever. And by these, I mean a book review. It’s been what, […]

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Diversity in Children’s Books & Why We Need to Do Better

[This article was first written for and published on The Opinion Panel.] As I was growing up, the children’s books I read mainly featured white, straight characters all of which could fit under the umbrella term of ‘white cishet’. They portrayed strong illusions of heteronormative (the suggestion or belief that only hetrosexual relationships are normal and that […]

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I Love You So Mochi

i bought I LOVE YOU SO MOCHI after ages of wanting to read it, and i gotta say it’s like the cutest book evr. Kimi Nakamura loves a good fashion statement. She’s obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel brave, fabulous, and like the Ultimate […]

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The Hate U Give

TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE BRUTALITY, RIOTS, MURDER, DEATH, VIOLENCE i read this book ages ago, and watched the movie as soon as it came out. there’s never really been a book that made me cry within the first 10 pages. until i came across The Hate U Give. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the […]

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