“Openly Straight” and “Honestly, Ben” by Bill Konigsberg

I’ve mentioned before these books, well the first one especially since the sequel is just out. This is one of the coming of age books I used to like a lot (even if I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads).

                                                            This is actually a story about the growing up of two guys. What’s interesting it’s that the 16100972author decided not to show a version of the world (not completely realistic) where it’s completely okay to be gay. The main characters are Rafe (the first book is from his POV) and Ben (the second book is from his POV). You may find strange, these two voices, they seem like very grown up people, I know I did, but it was also very interesting and a nice change.

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Rereading “The Raven Cycle” by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

 This is probably the most famous fantasy series among younger readers on Tumblr. I don’t know a person who hasn’t even heard about these books and the hype before the last one, The Raven King, was available for purchase was so big that even if you haven’t read the books before (like me) you…had to…just to see what the fuss was all about.

And I get it. I really get it.

Recently I decided to reread these books (if you’re wondering why, keep reading) and I was happy to see that they are still as good as I thought, even though I’d still give them four out of five stars.

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Rereading “Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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There has been a requirement, for quite some time, among the LGBT readers for books about LGBT characters to have interesting characters and  a happy ending. For those who don’t belong to the community it probably looks absurd: why would a book need to have a happy ending?  The ending should fit the story. The truth is, even though I studied literature for years and know a thing or two about the logical conclusion of the story, I too need these books to have a happy ending. In a world where it’s still very much possible for your family members to turn their back on you because you love who you love different works of fiction are often life saving.

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BOOK REVIEW:The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

30753698Number of pages: 304 

Expected publication: February 7th 2017 by Simon & Schuster

I’ve had the best of luck with books on NetGalley recently!

Of course I chose this book cause I’m a sucker for coming-of-age novels. If you’re looking for  a great book about friendship and growing up and cutesy teen romances then be sure to check out: We’re Still Tornadoes or Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secret Of The Universe which are both amazing and some of the best books I’ve read. This is one of those stories and I liked it a lot.

I remember when I first used a computer. It was large and heavy and we used it to write Word documents for hours. And when we first started using the Internet, well, it was a whole new Universe.

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BOOK REVIEW: We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

28220739Number of pages: 304

Published November 1st 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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Here’s my review: I absolutely loved this book! No, but seriously. It’s amazing.

This is the story about two teenagers, Scott and Cath who just finished their high school. While Cath is going to college, Scott, for some reason doesn’t make any effort and stays in their home town to work at his father’s clothing store. The whole story is a string of letters they send back and forth, where they describe their heartbreaks, their insecurities and all the good things that happen, so they can be apart but still be great friends.

The story is set in the 80’s so there are many musical references which I absolutely enjoyed.

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