Loving parents will frequently be protective to the point of being overprotective of their kids against the world even if they do not need much protection. I am deliberately speaking in generalities because I do not want to spoil the book for you. I really enjoyed the book and have already reread it twice, which to me signifies a memorable read.
“Here Comes the Sun” is a crucial book that commands attention. May this brave storytelling shine a brighter path for those who follow.
Dickens never wrote another full-fledged comedy again, which is an excellent reason to enjoy the one he did. It’s a joyous, jolly book, bursting with vitality.
Widows and Orphans is powerfully realistic. Francombe life is often comic and sometimes absurd, but everything has its price.
The charming English gardens call to me while the villagers seem like real people instead of caricatures. Some are nice, some are lazy, some are nosy but they’re not played for cheap laughs.
Holmes is all charm, and his self-deprecating style makes his story relatable and engaging without feeling self-involved. A hilarious and touching coming-of-age story that will strike a particular nerve among Generation Y.
...the story is a very nice slow-burn romance and when every other book I am reading seems to have a Insta!Love/Lust I feel even more weird that I am complaining. I want more slow burn romances, not less, and I really wanted to love this book more than I did.
Readers who stick around for the reveal will be rewarded with a tale about two women’s secrets that’s both entertaining and surprisingly touching.
The adventure was fun and pretty fast-moving, but I was kind of disappointed with the reveal of the main villain.
First published in 1999, Vyner’s oral history could call on a remarkable list of associates, a good few of whom are no longer with us. She wisely keeps her voice at a distance, given the rich variety of eyewitnesses at her disposal.
Faludi’s book, a searching investigation of identity barely disguised as a sometimes funny and sometimes very painful family saga...
The authors ably create the suspense of anticipation and winnow the legal issues for lay readers. Uplifting, well-written story of personal courage and political empowerment.
While there probably aren't tons of books specifically about two asexual dudes trying to make an honest go of it, this is a pretty typical feel-good boy-meets-boy sort of story. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon, but if you're looking for something racy, you won't find it here.
The book is beautifully written, and stunningly set in the hills of Vermont. It works well as a piece of literature, with a compelling story that is well told in an authentic teen voice. It’s one of those books that will remind you why you read and happily keep you up at night.
Who talks like that? How could this duo possibly become friends? But it-gets-better optimism swells the story’s spirit. Despite its delights, there are two notable missteps. Several mediocre poems obstruct pages at a poetry slam. And apart from a few minor characters, this is a vanilla middle-class world that white Mark and Kate inhabit.
Teen fictions that explores transgender issues are thin on the ground. Williamson’s memorable and thought‑provoking depiction of a girl trapped in a teenage boy’s body deserves to make its mark.
...it beautifully attests to Mr. Vuong’s own ability to use the magic of words to summon and preserve the past — to turn “bones to sonatas” and by pressing pen to paper, touch his family “back from extinction.”
..I had a good time reading Beneath the Waves and I recommend it when you’re looking for strong female leads with a lovely romance and a unique fantasy setting and don’t expect to be thrilled by surprising plot twists.
But in its powerful visual components, “Draw the Line” pushes Adrian’s story into bold new territory. The art — images from Graphite’s adventures, discarded sketches — is appropriately inconsistent.
By turning the conversation around to show what queerness can tell readers about Christianity, this work provides a striking road map for larger, more productive conversations and community building.