What Kind of Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult, Fiction
Published: 4 February 2020 by Sourcebooks Fire
Page count: 384
My Format: eARC via NetGalley
Cover: Interesting
Pacing: Good
Ending: Unsatisfying
Would I recommend it: Maybe
Commission Link: Buy What Kind of Girl

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More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost #2) by Brigid Kemmerer ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult
Published: First published 16 March 2018 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Page count: 415
My Format: eBook via Overdrive
Cover: Simple
Pacing: Perfect
Ending: Really great
Would I recommend it: Yes!
Commission Link: Buy More Than We Can Tell

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Into the Hollow by Lynn Vroman ★★★★★ #bookreview

hollowSynopsis from Goodreads
The hollow as the perfect place to hide. Or so Free’s dad thought. His plan: flee California with Free’s five-year-old brother illegally in tow, hide out in the mountains of West Virginia, make fast cash during ginseng season, then escape to a nicer place where the law can’t find them. Free isn’t thrilled about living in a holler alongside drug dealers and thieves, but she’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep her family safe. Unfortunately, with their father disappearing into the woods with increasing frequency, Free and her brother exist largely alone. Until their neighbor Cole appears with lots of questions. Cole’s spent his entire life in the holler—and his entire life working out a way to leave his druggie mother and incarcerated brother. As the editor of the school newspaper, he’s an expert at getting to the bottom of a story, and he’s determined to crack Free—who seems un-crack-able. When the family she was desperate to protect is ripped apart, Free turns to Cole for help, the only person willing. But while her plan escalates, Free can’t deny the pull she feels toward the boy with too many questions—and who holds just as many secrets. As they become closer, she finds that Cole might need her help as much as she needs his.

My Thoughts
I can’t seem to write this review. I’ve tried a couple of times now and I find myself trying to retell the story and all the great, awesome parts of this book instead of telling you what I love about it. You have to read this book for yourself. It was beautiful.

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Sadie by Courtney Summers ★★★★☆ #bookreview

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Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

My Thoughts
This is one of those books that I would never say I enjoyed. It is difficult to read, it is a horrible story, and it has no happy ending. It is actually extremely depressing and sad. This is one of those books that will punch you in a gut and let you lie there gasping for air and not have any remorse about it at all. It actually hurts to read this story – partly because it seems so real, and for some pre-teen and teenage girls out there it probably is. Continue reading “Sadie by Courtney Summers ★★★★☆ #bookreview”