4.5 If you aren't tempted to read this story based on the cover art alone, I don't know if we can be friends. It's stunning and fresh for YA. Regardless of your opinion, you should absolutely read this book. The Obamas and Reece Witherspoon agree with me. Daunis Fontaine straddles two worlds; her mother is a Fontaine born of white, wealthy parents, her father a Firekeeper born of the Ojibwe tribe. She lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the town of Sault Ste. Marie, j
I grabbed this ARC based on my enjoyment of Only Mostly Devastated, which left me with both tears and a full heart; I knew I needed to read more of Australian author Sophie Gonzales. Perfect on Paper didn't have any tears (thankfully), but a full heart was on point. Locker eighty-nine is infamous at Darcy's private school. It's where the forlorn and lovesick seek advice from an anonymous advice-giver who charges a paltry $10 a letter. No one knows who writes them, and it's ne
Ana and her mother move from Argentina to the US after four years of being separated from her father. He's been living there alone, saving money, waiting for the paperwork and visas for them to come. They settle in New Jersey, where her father's job as a cab driver offers plenty of opportunities. To say it's culture shock is not doing it justice. Ana felt prepared, she's been learning English, watched as many American movies as she could, but when she walks into her classes f
I have been on a foodie reading kick this year* (is that a thing?), so when I saw the cover of A Pho Love Story, I requested it from Edelweiss and started reading it as soon as it was available for download (Thanks, Edelweiss!!!). Just like I would do to the pho from either Bao Nguyen or Linh Mai’s families’ restaurants, I devoured it. Bao and Linh are first-generation Vietnamese-Americans. Both of their parents own warring restaurants directly across the street from each oth
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