Overview: Rebel Bully Geek Pariah Rebel Bully Geek Pariah brings together high school classmates who would never be seen together at school. Sam, the Pariah, has become very good at being invisible, which has been necessary due to bullying she’s endured over the scars on her head. Andi, former Barbie, current Rebel, drags Sam along… Continue reading Book Review: Rebel Bully Geek Pariah
Pre-Reread Thoughts After seeing the movie The Princess Diaries when I was 15, I was so excited when I saw the books in stores that I grabbed them up. Mia was my age, awkward about the same things as me, struggled to seem attractive, and is a secret princess. AND the nerdy, nice, musician, played by the gorgeous Robert Schwartzman, had a… Continue reading Flashbook Friday: Princess in the Spotlight
Overview Aisha Saeed‘s novel Written in the Stars tells the story of Naila, a Pakistani-American high school senior in the last few weeks before graduating. Her immigrant parents are very strict and conservative, banning Naila from spending any time with boys. Unbeknownst to them, Naila has been seeing Saif for the past year. Naila treasures every moment… Continue reading Book Review: Written in the Stars
Pre-Reread Thoughts You’re probably asking yourself why, after despising every book of hers I’ve re-read, I’m doing ANOTHER Caroline B. Cooney re-read. It’s because I’m desperate to find one gem I will still love as an adult from the author I loved as a kid. I don’t recall too much about this one…I think a… Continue reading Flashbook Friday: The Stranger
Pre-Reread Thoughts In middle school, we used to go to Enrichment class once a week. We would learn something challenging, usually engineering a solution to some problem. My ideas always sucked and never worked so it became a constant frustration to go to a class my brain wasn’t wired for. Therefore, it was always a… Continue reading Flashbook Friday: The Devil’s Arithmetic
Overview Nimona shows up in the lab of villain Ballister Blackheart, claiming to be a sidekick sent by the Agency. Ballister insists he doesn’t need a sidekick, but Nimona is eager to show her worth. She is able to shapeshift into any animal or person, which comes in handy when Ballister’s former friend and current nemesis,… Continue reading Book Review: Nimona
Pre-Reread Thoughts Just like the Jessica Darling series, I discovered Pirates! while spending my study hall periods in my high school library. The cover was cool and it was the beginning of the Pirates of the Caribbean craze, so I picked it up and I loved it. From what I can remember, it was about a teen… Continue reading Flashbook Friday: Pirates!