Thirteen Reasons Why – Review

IMG_9700.editedThirteen Reasons Why is definitely not your typical young adult novel. When I heard it was adapted for a tv show and would release soon, I saw this is as an opportunity to finally read the novel.
Clay Jensen comes home from school to find a strange package waiting for him. It only has his address but not the return address written on it. Inside he finds a bunch of recorded cassette tapes from Hannah Baker – the Hannah Baker who committed suicide only two weeks earlier. On the cassette tapes Hannah explains there are thirteens reasons why she killed herself – Clay is one of them.

It is really difficult for me to find the right words to express my feelings. On the one hand, the story didn’t completely blow away my mind as I hoped it would, but on the other hand it is still a great book with such a strong and important message for all of us. Continue reading “Thirteen Reasons Why – Review”

Punk 57 – Review

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When this book was released in October of this year, I saw it everywhere on Goodreads and Facebook.  It was an instant hit with exceptional reviews.  I immediately added it to my TBR and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  I love books centered around pen pals, as that’s something I thoroughly enjoy, being that is how Sabrina and I met each other.  After reading the blurb, I was sold.  In a bit of a reading slump, I was recently able to borrow this book from someone in a Facebook group (thank goodness for Three Girls Lending Library)!

Punk 57 is about two fifth grade students at separate schools that are paired together as pen pals.  Misha and Ryen are given each other’s names because their teachers assumed they were the same gender.  Despite being the opposite sex, Misha and Ryen formed an instant friendship that grew with them into high school.  When Misha accidentally meets Ryen in person, their whole relationship changes, though Ryen is still in the dark.  She simply knows she misses her friend and is desperate for a way to get him back, even if that means partaking in illegal activities.

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