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Camp is about Randy who wanted to make Hudson, a masculine gay guy, fall in love with him. However, Randy isn't what Hudson's type is, so he turns into "Del" for Hudson. Later on, things get complicated as they both realize that they are not who they really are.
I think the most compelling part is that it is an lgbtq+ book. I also liked it because it had diversity, with trans, non-binary, ace-spectrum, and POC representation. I also liked that it talked about toxic masculinity, gender norms. and other things too.
Small town America has relentlessly been stereotyped and misunderstood. Through multiple forms of literature and lenses, Rural Voices showcases the truth behind the assumptions, empowering those from no-name towns to embrace their origin.
The diversity in interesting plots and styles are most likely the most compelling aspect of the book. It seems that the goal of Rural Voices is to rid the stereotypes of everything in rural America being boring and often the same. However, with a diverse group of stories, this is easily accomplished. There are stories from all around America, giving
This book is a compelling story of a typical teenager who meets a teen soccer heartthrob, who happens to be a client at the firm she is interning at. As they spend more time together, they feel something more than a friendship. Maddie begins to ask herself is this tabloid magnet worth taking the risk of her family pressure and school?
Ever wondered what happens after "And they all lived happily ever after"? Emma Theriault is here to tell you in her 352 page novel that combines the tale as old as time of Beauty and her Beast with the French Revolution. At a time when Europe is on the brink of civil war, following America on the path of revolution, Belle must qualm the fears and fury of her kingdom while rooting out treason within her own royal circles.
I was very intrigued by the idea of reading on after the "fairytale ending" and seeing princesses come into their power. This felt like a Disney princess story for young
Avery Kylie Grambs has been entitled to the fortune and possessions of billionaire Tobias Hawthorne, thus disinheriting his family. Tobias Hawthorne, in his will, stated that in order for Avery to permanently inherit what has been granted in the will, she has to live in the Hawthorne house for a year. Forced to live with resentful and distrustful heirs, Avery has to try to figure out why she was chosen to inherit Tobias Hawthorne's fortune, all the while dealing with the complexities of the residing Hawthornes.
The most compelling aspect of the book was the fact that it revolved around
This book covers the topic of domestic violence and abuse. There is a lot of symbolism in the novel that makes it interesting.
I think the built up tension throughout the book between Leighton and the girls and their father made for an interesting storyline. When you felt like something big was about to happen, it was hard to stop reading.
I found the most compelling aspect of the book to be that I could almost escape from reality when reading it. The novel shows a plot told from 2 perspectives that are probably slightly unrealistic in today's time, but I found that to be an amazing part of the book. I could open the book, start reading, and imagine myself as a character in the story alongside Evie and Caleb. The 2 perspectives really helped that a lot in providing each event that occured with 2 different viewpoints, in some cases 1 positive and 1 negative. Sometimes I feel everyone wants to take a break and jump into a
This book is incredible. A kid struggles to find himself. In the end, he realizes that he just needs to be himself and not be afraid.
I think that the fact that the kid relates to so many people. The kid doesn't know what is happening to him because he grew up thing being gay is bad but in fact, it definitely isn't. When the kid finds who he is it's so peaceful and incredible. I read this in one sitting it was so good!
The Dark Tide is a book with excellent characters, amazing storytelling, and a plot that'll make you never want to put it down. In a setting where mundane people and magical events collide, once you start reading you won't be able to stop.
While in the moment, the impending threat of the tide and the obvious mischief Marcin was up to kept me from wanting to stop reading in the moment, the worldbuilding behind the book was the part that kept me coming back when I put it down. Having a self-consistent world with its own mysteries, secrets, and history isn't something I see done well often in
This book keeps you guessing. And even if you think you've got it figured out, you probably don't.
And the subtle reminders of paranoia throughout the book, even from the beginning, were very compelling. It kept me interested and made me want to read more. It made me very uneasy whenever Mira would feel strange out of the blue, and reminded me to be suspicious of everyone in the car.
My only criticisms are that the action scenes were a little bit underplayed. They tended to blend in with the rest of the book, so it was hard for me to notice a difference between a calm moment and an
The gay love story was by far the most compelling. I would say that most of the novel circulates on the trials and tribulations of Charlie coming to terms with who he is and wanting to be in a relationship with a boy.
I signed up for a love story, and I was handed just that. It's everything I wanted without lots of annoying stuff to get in the way. When reading the back cover, this is what I hoped for, and it's exactly what I was given,
For me, the most compelling part of the book wasn't the existence and secrecy of magic itself, but the lack of acceptance around it. While normally the world of a book having magic isn't something too impressive. The way that this book had magic exist but villanized by the general public was a unique twist that I don't normally see and I was really intrigued to see how it turned out.
The one thing I could say is that there was a bit much exposition - you have to go 50 pages into the book before you even beet the only character given a name in the synopsis. I was initially very confused on
I was so into this book I wanted more after I finished it. All of the plot twists and thickenings kept me intrigued and enveloped thought the novel. I really love all of the character development in the book as well, it added so much more depth than I realized looking back.
Haylah Swinton is a sweet daughter and a fiercely loyal best friend. But most importantly, she can make anyone laugh. When she finds herself with a guy stepping into the spotlight, she jumps at the chance of ghostwriting for his sets.
Loved the book. Very bright. Rebecca really captured the ups and downs of this girl Haylah. I'm excited for Pretty rude for a girl to come out.
After letting her insecurities ruin her experience at a Halloween party, Olivia "Liv" James decides to make a F*ck-It List to never let her insecurities get to her again. This leads Liv to get a part in the school musical, gain new best friends, as well as attractions to 3 different boys. The list seemed to change Liv's life for the better, until one rule of the list led to a series of misunderstands to unfold in this inspiring novel.
The most compelling aspect is the relatability of the main character. Personally, no other books could come as close to being as
There are so many quotes in this book that relate to this generation of teens. I was surprised to find how I even related to what Cham was going through in her life. It's easy to get sucked into her life and understand her point of view as well, I really liked how the book flowed nicely.
War Girls is about 2 sisters living in a war-torn world. Their lives have been affected by violence and all they want to do is find a peaceful future together.
I couldn't finish the book because the writing style didn't engage me as much, but I would still recommend the book.
The storyline gave me Alice in Wonderland vibes and I enjoyed it very much. I appreciated the story and the tale and I liked it very much.
Plus, I liked the peaceful and calming tones of the book cover. It was very compelling to me as the reader and I was intrigued and enjoyed the book.
Seventeen-year-old Chloe Russell deals with her drastically different life after her heart transplant through learning to surf from Kai, whom she might be crushing on just a little bit. Meanwhile, she has to survive summer school and is being plagued by a recurring dream about an accident and people she's never seen before.
I thought Chloe and Jane's friendship was the best part of this book. Sure, Jane may not have been the best influence but they really balanced each other out and it was nice to see Chloe let go a little bit. It really hurt when they were arguing but I'm glad
Finally feeling like she's overcome the darkness of her past, seventeen year old Skye Murray is more than ready to leave her hometown to go to her dream college to study art. But when her mom reveals that she's gotten back together with a man who hurt Skye in unimaginable ways, she feels herself crumbling apart, on the verge of losing not only herself, but her family and the ones she loves. The idea of running away from home to her college now seems like centuries ago when she realizes that she needs to keep her sister safe, who is the same age Skye was when she was sexually assaulted by the
I didn't read the first book, but Last Pick: Born to Run was gripping and beautiful. It checked all of my boxes: murderous aliens (and more importantly, a not-so-murderous one), people banding together to find hope in the dark times, empathy, and, well, two friends falling in love. I was disappointed that it ended.
Hollis Brite is a lady in the kingdom of Coroa, and alongside other young ladies of the court, seeks the King of Coroa’s heart, vying for his attention. When King Jameson finally chooses Hollis to become his wife and Queen, Hollis is ecstatic. But when a boy from a foreign nation comes to Coroa, Hollis doesn’t know what her heart wants anymore.
I think the most compelling aspect would have to be the glitz and glamour of the royalty in this book, because the royal court in this book was very well written, at least in my opinion. Kiera Cass did a good job of making it seem like you were
The Infinite Noise is a perfect blend of teenage abnormal normalities, presenting common issues such as social pressure, mental healthiness, and sexuality while also bringing the twist of the much rarer gifts of an empath, or one that can feel everyone's feelings around him. Following Caleb, the football player empath, and Adam, the lovable social outcast, The Infinite Noise is an enticing, delightful read that I struggled to put down.
I, personally, am often very compelled by any kind of human brain abnormalities, like synesthesia, or like being an empath. It is one of those things
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi is the story of a unique and talented group of teenagers and the eclectic leader who holds them together. The characters are already a seasoned group of treasure hunters by the time the story begins, but the mission that the book sends them on is an important one. The acquisition of this ancient artifact has the power to alter each of their individual lives for the better. The story is set in 1889 Paris and Chokshi takes full advantage of the lush setting, with prose that paints a picture of a world as beautiful as it is harsh. The characters and their
Midnight Sun is Stephanie Meyer’s newest addition to her #1 bestselling Twilight Saga. This novel retells Twilight from Edward’s perspective, providing a better explanation for Edward’s actions in Twilight and the following book, New Moon. Edward’s character grew a lot throughout this novel as his thoughts provided explanation for his stalker-like actions and proved him to be flawed. Midnight Sun satisfies everything I wanted from Edward’s perspective, and while Midnight Sun and Twilight have been criticized for Edward and Bella’s seemingly instant romance, this new novel adds
“Nothing you can take from me was ever worth keeping.” - Lucy Gray Baird
Suzanne Collins bring us another installment of the Hunger Games. This time she takes us back in time to the Tenth Annual Hunger Games (64 years prior to The Hunger Games trilogy, before Coriolanus Snow was President).
Snow, eighteen-years-old, is doing what he can to hold what’s left of his family together and keep up with the status quo in the Capital. Money is tight in the Snow house, and he is afraid he won’t be able to afford University. An opportunity presents itself when he is assigned as mentor to the