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

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All American Boys ~ Jason Reynolds

Rating: 5/5 Have you ever said the phrase, "I'm not racist, but..."? If so, this book is definitely for you. If you're a young adult trying to figure out police brutality, this book is for you. If you're a person who likes to read well written fiction with hard-hitting truths, this book is for you. … Continue reading All American Boys ~ Jason Reynolds

Violent Ends ~ Edited by Shaun Hutchinson

Rating: 5/5 This book is a major heartbreaker, a downer in every sense of the word. But it is also incredibly well written. Violent Ends is an anthology (short story collection) from seventeen points of view about a school shooting. Trigger warning for sexual assault, physical assault, eating disorders, and probably a few other things … Continue reading Violent Ends ~ Edited by Shaun Hutchinson