~ Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Books For Young Readers for an early copy in exchange for an honest review! RELEASE DATE: June 7, 2022 ~ As a romance book, this wasn't for me. But as a contemporary read about a girl growing up and learning to live with OCD, this was exactly what I needed (pun intended), and especially what I needed in high school. This is one of the most realistic parent portrayals I've seen in YA—definitely for fans of Lady Bird. I also loved
Dhonielle Clayton's writing is deliciously easy to read, but in the end, I found the overall story a little disappointing. That's not to say I didn't enjoy my time reading it! (hence the 4 stars!) I rate based on enjoyment, and that was definitely there for the majority of my reading experience until the very ending. I was obsessed with the first half of this book. The world was fascinating, the writing and descriptions lush and enticing. It's essentially like if the aestheti
This was like Don't Look Up mixed with the video game Outer Wilds minus the actually good parts. I was very intrigued by the premise and honestly really enjoyed the first 100 pages, but then things got really repetitive and stupid.
I knew I should have probably dnf'd this when the mc's kissed instead of running away in the precious seconds they had to survive. But the book was easy to read, I'll give it that, so I decided to see it through to the end.
That turned out not to
The time has come. I've consumed all the Heartstopper content. (Yes, technically I know there are novellas and the updated Webtoon, but I need to draw the line somewhere for my own mental wellbeing). I was surprised to see that a lot of the content of this volume actually was in the show too! Not the Paris trip of course (I think that was due to COVID), but a lot of the conversations that took place on the trip happened in season one of the show. I like Tao and Elle (as a cou