“I guess we’re almost friends now, or as friendly as you can get when you’re not one hundred percent sure the other person isn’t framing you for murder.” Happy Monday All! The last Monday of […]
“Why, I haven’t got an enemy in the world!” When the main character utters a sentence like that early in a story, you know things are not going to end well for them. Death on the […]
Sleepless nights. We’ve all been there right? Whether it’s burning the candle at both ends trying to meet a work or university deadline, or going on an all-night bender followed by an early start, sleepless […]
“Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some […]
Happy Christmas All! I hope everyone reading this has a relaxing day with family and friends, filled with lots of laughs and lots of food (with a dash or two of something alcoholic to set […]
In March of this year, Becky Albertalli’s debut novel Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda got the big screen adaptation treatment, complete with a shortened name in the form of Love, Simon. The movie received widespread praise from critics and fans of the book alike. After finishing the book, as a reader I’m left pondering whether I love Simon and his story too, or was this just an okay read. I did enjoy aspects of the story, and I love to see more stories like this one being told, which is so, so important. But I think I’m falling more towards the latter here, because something about this book just didn’t grab me in the way I thought it would!
“I’ve seen it happen over and over again: a black person gets killed just for being black, and all hell breaks loose. I’ve Tweeted RIP hashtags, reblogged pictures on Tumblr, and signed every petition out there. I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down. Now I am that person, and I’m too afraid to speak.”
As quotes go, it’s a hard one. Coming from a 16-year-old girl, it’s heartbreaking! And it is 16-year-old Starr Carter who is the heart of Angie Thomas’ debut novel, a book that should be required reading in every school today.