The Girls ~ Emma Cline

Rating: 4/5 Cline certainly accomplished what she set out to do with this novel. This chilling tale is so abject in nature that you're sure to experience a shiver running down your spine. These sensations will hit you hard if you've ever wondered what would happen if you weren't able to control your body anymore … Continue reading The Girls ~ Emma Cline

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Turtles all the Way Down ~ John Green

Rating: 4/5 John Green's latest novel, about a teen girl with OCD, initially hit me as an existential crisis. I mean, he starts right off the bat with Aza talking about all the microorganisms in her body and how she wasn't really one animal at all but a host for parasitic organisms all trying to … Continue reading Turtles all the Way Down ~ John Green

I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

Rating: 3/5 I definitely got what McNeil was trying to do here, subvert sexist and homophobic stereotypes by employing them in her plot, revealing their inefficacy and ultimately reminding readers to stay true to themselves. But I found I didn't love this story, despite wanting McNeil to succeed. None of the characters, but especially not … Continue reading I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil