The 57 Bus ~ Dashka Slater

Rating: 5/5 Trigger warning for violence towards LGBT kids. This non-fiction story about two teens in Oakland, CA is absolutely heartbreaking and so necessary. This tells the story of Sasha, a transgender teen and senior in High School, middle class and white, who loves wearing skirts. And it also tells the story of Richard, a … Continue reading The 57 Bus ~ Dashka Slater

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The Universal Laws of Marco ~ Carmen Rodriguez

Rating:5/5 The Universal Laws of Marco struck me as yet another coming of age story about some High Schoolers, and I wasn't sure I was in the mood for it. However, not too far into the book, my opinion began to shift. Rodrigues gives us a dual perspective, but not from different characters, but rather … Continue reading The Universal Laws of Marco ~ Carmen Rodriguez

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life ~ Benjamin Alire Saenz

Rating: 2.5/5 This book was hard for me to read after loving Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe so much. Sam and Sal both felt so much more disjointed as young adults, and there were moments of pure incongruity that I felt were hard to get past. For the most part, this … Continue reading The Inexplicable Logic of My Life ~ Benjamin Alire Saenz