Genre: Friendship

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Bittersweet is the first Sarah Ockler book I have read and I really enjoyed it, though it was to me equal parts sweet and bitter (just like the title suggests!) Bittersweet is the story of a girl called Hudson Avery, dubbed the ‘Cupcake Queen’ of her town Watonka. Hudson had the chance to be a champion ice skater several years ago but she deliberately blew the competition after learning just […]

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

I was really charmed by Flat-Out Love. I was expecting a nice, fluffy read but instead what I got was a much deeper and emotional experience – and I absolutely loved it! Flat-Out Love begins with new college freshman Julie Seagle, arriving in Boston to start her collegiate life. Things don’t exactly begin promisingly as the apartment she was supposed to be renting (and had paid rent for in advance) […]

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park is a thoroughly absorbing story about two young misfits coming together and finding love. It is the first book I have read by Rainbow Rowell and I will definitely be seeking out the rest of her novels on the strength of this one. The year is 1986. On the bus to school, new girl Eleanor winds up sitting next to Park, an action that will have a […]

Hector by Elizabeth Reyes

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Hector by Elizabeth Reyes

After the emotional roller coaster that was Gio I was a tad reluctant to read Hector even though he is my favourite of the 5th Street boys. Gio was a hard book to get through but I am pleased to report Hector was a much more satisfying read for me and had all the charm that the first book had, in spades. Hector Ayala is the youngest of the 5th Street gang. He is cocky and abrasive yet […]

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 3 Comments
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

I am having a really hard time trying to sort out my feelings about this book. The story was beautiful and terrible at the same time – I both loved and hated it in equal measure. Since I finished reading Teeth it has continued to plague my thoughts. I can honestly say it is one of the most hard-hitting, emotional stories I have ever read. It is just really that good. […]