becky albertelli · book reviews · lgbt · the upside of unrequited · ya · young adult

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

“But there’s this awfulness that comes when a guy thinks you like him. It’s as if he’s fully clothed and you’re naked in front of him. It’s like your heart suddenly lives outside your body, and whenever he wants, he can reach out and squeeze it. Unless he happens to like you back.” Thank you… Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

book reviews · laini taylor · strange the dreamer · ya · young adult

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

“Here, captured between covers, was the history of the human imagination, and nothing had ever been more beautiful, or fearsome, or bizarre.” Thank you very much to Hachette Australia and Netgalley for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.  I was a little hesitant to pick up Strange the Dreamer.… Continue reading Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

articles · literary journalism · non fiction

9 Amazing Literary Journalism Articles

I don’t know if anyone is interested, but I am studying a journalism class at university and at the moment, we are learning about literary journalism. Literary journalism is a a type of creative non-fiction. It is still an article and presents the facts of a case or the news of the day, but it… Continue reading 9 Amazing Literary Journalism Articles

discussion · publishing · ya · young adult

Hating on YA: Adults reading Young Adult Fiction

When someone asks me what my favourite book is, I bite my tongue and lie. “The Grapes of Wrath,” I say, or, “Animal Farm.” I watch as they nod their head knowledgeably and remark, “Oh, such fascinating symbolism, do you remember when …” and then I put on a strained smile, all the while pretending… Continue reading Hating on YA: Adults reading Young Adult Fiction