WHISPER – Chrissie Perry (Honest Review)

Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary Target Audience: 13+ Rating: F (22%)Goodreads Rating: 2/5 Goodreads Description:When I go swimming, I am no different from anyone else. Everyone is deaf underwater. Demi swims to forget her problems. The mess she's made with Jules, the only guy who seems to understand her. Being ignored by her old friends while she tries to... Continue Reading →

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI – Sandhya Menon (Honest Review)

Genre: Young Adult – Diverse Contemporary Target Audience: 13+ Rating: B+ (88%)Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Description:Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they... Continue Reading →

A VERY LARGE EXPANSE OF SEA – Tahereh Mafi (Honest Review)

Genre: Young Adult – Diverse Contemporary Target Audience: 13+ Rating: A+ (100%)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Goodreads Description:It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading... Continue Reading →

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