Does Your Face Really Matter?

I gave Beauty Inside 4 out of 5 stars. Regardless of its foreseeable content, it conveys an important truth that we tend to forget: character is more significant than physical beauty.

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Under Love-tainted Skies

This #OwnVoices novel really deepened my understanding of the complexities of mental illness, so I would be more than happy to reread it someday.

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The Astonishing Color of Enlightenment

I highly recommend The Astonishing Color of After because it gave me an enlightening reading experience. It’s a book that can start discussions on topics that people usually avoid: depression and suicide.

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Just a Little Sign Language

A Quiet Kind of Thunder lived up to its title. Its characters were indeed quiet, yet the message of their story resonated in my mind like thunder: do not look down on those who are deaf or mute.

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Best Friend, or Worst Enemy?

All That Was by Karen Rivers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. There is maybe a fungus that has woven me to Piper. Piper is the fungus, invading my roots. It’s more parasitic than that. Last night, my…

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The Song of Shadowy Disappointment

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones My rating: 2 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. For your music was the first and only thing in this world that kept me human, the first and last thing I give back to you. —Josef This…

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Broken but Just Fine

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, HMH Teen, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Love is about being broken beyond repair in the eyes of the world and finding someone who thinks you’re just fine.…

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Dancing with Master Cuckoo

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. She shouldn’t miss the touch of this man who had done such despicable things, a man who forced people to serve under his control. After giving…

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There Is No Such Thing as Wrong Grammar

Love Is Both Wave and Particle by Paul Cody My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Light was something like human love. How could it be so smooth, so lovely and flowing and warm, the apex of human existence…

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You Found Me in a Constellation

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, HarperCollins, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Like life, what gives a story its meaning is the fact that it ends. Our stories have lives of their own—and it’s up to us…

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