Genre: YA, Contemporary My rating: 5/5 Recommended for: Every single person on Earth, especially Indonesians who think ‘the majority’ needs to come first than ‘the minority’ “What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?” Khalil died in Starr’s arms. The bullets from the cop’s gun […]Read more "The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas"
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance My rating: 3/5 Recommended for: People who have read the previous two books in the series Going away to college is a big deal. This is what Lara Jean is going through, too. It’s somewhat easier though that she’s made up her mind to go to UVA, which is very close […]Read more "Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han"
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Romance My rating: 3/5 Recommended for: Teenagers who like romance and are not unfamiliar with misunderstandings How do you survive being bored out of your mind during Chemistry class? This is Lily’s answer: she scribbles song lyrics on her desk. The next time she’s there, though, someone else has written down […]Read more "P.S. I Like You by Kasie West"
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Magic, LGBT My rating: 5/5 Recommended for: People who miss Harry Potter and probably Harry x Draco shippers Simon Snow is The Chosen One, but he isn’t very good at it. Magic doesn’t come naturally for him like it does for his classmates at Watford School of Magicks, even though he needs […]Read more "Carry On by Rainbow Rowell"
Genre: Nonfiction My rating: 4/5 Recommended for: People who want to know more about love and dating in today’s world When I first picked up this book, I was expecting a hilarious commentary on dating in the era of social media. I was very pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t just a stand-up comedian laughing at […]Read more "MODERN ROMANCE by Aziz Ansari"
Genre: YA, contemporary My rating: 3/5 Recommended for: 15+, people with young hearts who want to be reminded that life is a gift and to be brave This debut novel by Nicola Yoon revolves around the days of Madeline Whittier, who has an illness that basically keeps her from experiencing the real world. She can’t […]Read more "EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon"