I’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán

I'm Fine and Neither Are YouI’m Fine and Neither Are You by Camille Pagán
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was surprised by how much I liked this one, and it was more of a stressful read than expected. I listen to the audio, which I thought was good and expressive.

All I wanted was just a bit more of the really sweet moments, surrounding all the hard times and tragedy, but this tackled a lot of issues that women, families, and marriages deal with. It felt authentic, and it was well-written.

Pages: 270

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The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's WifeThe Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a clever masterpiece. I am in awe of how well this nonlinear format was juggled, so that everything worked out and progressed in a way that was both fascinating and satisfying.

Now, I’m going to go watch the movie, which I might regret, but I can’t help myself.

Pages: 500

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Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shadow Me (Shatter Me, #4.5)Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh, Kenji. The most lovable character in the Shatter Me world.

Let me be honest, I would read and love a novella about Kenji doing pretty much anything, including blowing his nose, so it’s possible my star rating is a tad bit biased by my extreme love for the chap, not that it isn’t an enjoyable read, because it is. Look at how I was even willing to compose a brutally long run-on sentence just to accurately get my point across.

So now I’ll just level with you— if you don’t already love Kenji, then you don’t deserve to read his novella, so just move along and leave the Kenji adoration to those of us who would willingly give away all of our books (approximately 3,000 for me), if it only meant Kenji could get the kind of partner and love he so wants and deserves.

Because Team Kenji Forever.

Pages: 112

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The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis

The Dangerous Art of Blending InThe Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was gut-wrenching. I find stories of parental abuse to be very disturbing, but I also can’t stop reading them once I get started, at least not until I know whether or not the child survives and/or escapes it.

This is also a story of friendship and first love and finding your voice in the worst of circumstances. There are brief flashes of gorgeousness between all the painful moments, and those moments are so hopeful that it pulls you through the rough patches.

Pages: 336

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