Wonder ~ R. J. Palacio

This beautiful story tells the tale of August Pullman, a boy with a craniofacial anomaly, meaning his features don't look like those of a typical face. He's had dozens of surgeries to correct things both internally and externally, and he's pushed through all of them to stability for the time being. Now August faces fifth … Continue reading Wonder ~ R. J. Palacio


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

Non-Book Recommendation – Atypical

Netflix's original series Atypical came out a couple of months ago, and if you haven't watched it yet, please watch it! A family dramedy, Atypical was perfectly balanced between drama, comedy, family relationships, and the awkwardness of high school. I loved that this show made talking about people on the spectrum feel like a more … Continue reading Non-Book Recommendation – Atypical