Genre: Illness

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | A Book Review

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas | A Book Review

I’ve been sitting on this review of Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless for a while. Partly because I’m super busy with school + internship + work, but also partly because I’ve been trying to mull over my thoughts. You see, I was very excited about this book. The main character, Chloe, has type 1 diabetes. Like I do. This is something I haven’t yet seen in YA literature, like, anywhere. I was diagnosed at 17, so in the prime of my teenage years, and it flipped my life upside down. I kept it secret for months because I was ashamed to be associated with […]

Posted February 27, 2017
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The Memory of Light: A Book Review

The Memory of Light: A Book Review

First, I wanted to thank Emma from Miss Print for providing me with this ARC through her ARC Adoption program. This is my third ARC that I’ve received from her for this, so it’s a really great system. You just pay for shipping and then review it within the month of its publication. Wa-la! Go check it out, I implore you. So now let’s talk about this book. When I saw it was available on Emma’s web site, I immediately tweeted her about it. This past semester in my YA lit class, we read Marcelo in the Real World by Fransisco X. Stork […]

Posted January 18, 2016
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Inside the O’Briens: A Book Review

Inside the O’Briens: A Book Review

Wow, this book was emotionally packed. It’s the story of a family struggling through a diagnosis of Huntington’s Disease, a disease described as “the cruelest disease known to man.” I’m still kind of stunned by it’s beauty and emotion. Genova has a beautiful grasp of the English language. She knows how to string together words to make a impact on the reader, to help the reader understand what the characters are going through. But in a completely real and unforced way. Along with her language, Genova creates a family that the reader can feel real sympathy and love for. Each character […]

Posted April 12, 2015
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