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ARC: Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

I received this arc from Random House Children’s through NetGalley and this does not in any way affect what is written below.  Trigger warnings: self-harm, suicide attempts, suicide, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse To be honest I don’t have any words for this book. I’ve been sitting by my desk for quite some time… Continue reading ARC: Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

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ARC: Ida by Alison Evans

I received this ARC from Bonnier Publishing Australia through NetGalley, and this does not in any way affect what is said here.  Ida by Alison Evans is a relatively short story, roughly 200 pages, so if you’re looking for a quick read in busy times this might just be it. Heading into this book I really… Continue reading ARC: Ida by Alison Evans

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ARC: Nevermore by Danielle Allen + US giveaway

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review, and this does not in any way affect whatever I say about it.  ** a contemporary romance paying homage to “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe ** Love and loss.  Passion and pain.  I’ve always been a fan of Edgar Allan Poe because his work… Continue reading ARC: Nevermore by Danielle Allen + US giveaway

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It Starts Like This by Shelby Leigh

It Starts Like This is Shelby Leigh’s debut collection of poems, and it was actually the first one I ever read. I haven’t really been interested in reading poetry until approximately five days ago. For this collection, Leigh wrote a poem each day for a year, and then chose her favourite ones. What I like about this… Continue reading It Starts Like This by Shelby Leigh

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Hello Me, It’s You – a collection of letters by young adults

I received this book from the publisher, with the same name as the book, through NetGalley. Hello Me, It’s You is the result of third-year student Hannah Todd’s major project for university. In it is a collection of letters from people aged 17-24, writing to their 16-year-old selfs. Writing about their mental health problems, encouraging them… Continue reading Hello Me, It’s You – a collection of letters by young adults

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ARC: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

I received this ARC from Riverdale Books through NetGalley. Trigger warnings: racism, homophobia Juliet Takes a Breath centers around 19 year old Juliet, a Puerto Rican girl with asthma living in the Bronx. The same night she’s about to leave for Portland for her summer internship she decides to tell her family she’s gay. Things do not go… Continue reading ARC: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera