Literature · Novels and Novellas

Jane-Emily by Patricia Clapp | Book Review

Jane-Emily is a short Young Adult horror/ghost novel about a little girl named Jane who goes to spend a summer at her grandmother's house with her Aunt Louisa, whose also the narrator of the story. A girl named Emily who died at a young age previously lived in the house and unlike Jane she was… Continue reading Jane-Emily by Patricia Clapp | Book Review

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Literature · Novels and Novellas

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia | Book Review

  One Crazy Summer is a middle grade book that tells the story of the three Gaither sisters Delphine, Vonetta and Fern. In the late 60s during the summer they go to Oakland to visit their mother, Cecile who had previously abandoned them. She's very unwelcoming to them, viewing them as a distraction from her… Continue reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Duff by Kody Keplinger | Book Review

The Duff is a Young Adult book about a girl named Bianca Piper who is best friends with two beautiful girls and is “plain” by comparison. She gets labeled a Duff (designated ugly fat friend) by a popular, attractive boy named Wesley who's known in school for sleeping around. Bianca throws cherry coke when he… Continue reading The Duff by Kody Keplinger | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Review and Fanfiction Nostalgia

  Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of the most recent books that I've read. I had heard about it again and again on Booktube and the premise really interested me as a former fanfiction writer. I went in with pretty high expectations and overall the book pretty much met those expectations. It's a very… Continue reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Review and Fanfiction Nostalgia

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Child Thief by Brom | Book Review

The Child Thief is a re-telling of Peter Pan. It follows a much darker version of the tale, not surprisingly. Taking place on a magical island, the book features Peter and the group of children he has a stolen – most of them from abused, broken homes. The island isn’t as magical as it used… Continue reading The Child Thief by Brom | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review

I suppose this is technically a re-read. When I was a kid I read Jane Eyre but I wasn’t that invested into it. So really, reading it was like reading something new. And I have to say I loved it. Jane’s experience throughout the novel was relatable to me. I loved her narration. Although, like… Continue reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Possession by A.S Byatt | Book Review

Possession follows a group of literary scholars as they try to unravel the mystery of a relationship between two deceased poets (Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte). The mystery is slowly revealed through a series of letters, journal entries and hints found within their poetry that the main characters have to find/figure out. Possession is… Continue reading Possession by A.S Byatt | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser: An Analysis

A young woman named Caroline Meeber (Carrie) moves to Chicago where she first lives the working class life. She continuously yearns for material things and more high class living. She is soon involved with two wealthy men and later becomes an actress. “With her sister she was much alone, a lone figure in a tossing,thoughtless… Continue reading Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser: An Analysis