You Know Me Well – Read It and Rate It

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan LGBTQ Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book was really good in the aspect that the characters had depth and they simply didn’t have one role. The two main characters Mark and Kate are really dynamic and they are really just the characters that you want to be friends with. The characters also really change throughout the book and … Read more

If You Could Be Mine – Read It and Rate It

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan LGBTQ Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book was really, really, really, really, really GOOD!!!! I actually had to read this book for school even though I read in the summer anyways, but I have a feeling that I would have stumbled onto it anyways. The story plot is a little straight forward when it is described, but it still really … Read more

Ask the Passengers – Read It and Rate It

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King LGBT Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I really liked this book because it had a different story than other books I like to read. Astrid is falling in love with a girl and the only people who don’t judge her about it are the passengers in overhead airplanes. This book offers hope to those who are struggling. It shows them that they don’t have … Read more

Mooncakes – book review

Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker Fantasy Graphic Novel LGBTQ Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Nova Huang is a young witch who is reunited with her childhood friend Tam Lang (pronouns: they, them), a young werewolf, when Tam returns to town in pursuit of a demon that can only be destroyed by her wolf magic. Nova’s grandmothers are able to temporarily bind the demon while Nova and Tam work out how to … Read more

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom – book review

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee Funny LGBTQ Realistic Fiction Romance * * * * Stars (Great!) Nolan Grant’s family loves him like crazy, but his slightly older sister takes her sisterly responsibilities a little too seriously and intensely sometimes. She wants to make sure Nolan is adequately prepared for life – particularly life after she goes away to college and can’t be there for him constantly. Her goals (for … Read more

Prince and the Dressmaker – book review

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Graphic Novel Young Adult Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Frances is a young seamstress who finds a position as the Prince’s “dressmaker” when one of her designs – very risqué – debuts at a ball held in his honor. Prince Sebastian loves her ideas and wants her to make eye-catching, traffic-stopping gowns for him when he dresses up as Lady Crystallia. Together, they have the … Read more

My Heartbeat – book review

My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Ellen, 14, is close to her older brother Link (short for Lincoln) and his best friend James. She’s had a crush on James for as long as she can remember, which both Link and James think is adorable. They often allow her to tag along on their adventures and be a part of their conversations. It’s not until Ellen starts high school … Read more

To Night Owl from Dogfish – book review

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer Funny LGBT Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great) Bett Devlin and Avery Bloom first “meet” when Bett discovers that their dads are secretly dating, secretly sending them to a fancy schmancy summer camp, and secretly planning to explore China by motorcycle.  The girls are outraged.  They like things fine just the way they are.  As they continue to exchange messages, however, … Read more

Ms Marvel comics – Librarian Review

Ms. Marvel comics written by G. Willow Wilson illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Francesco Gaston Comics Superhero * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) If you aren’t already reading Ms. Marvel, you should drop everything now and start.  She’s a smart, funny, Muslim teenager who develops superpowers and must choose how to use them responsibly while maintaining her friendships and being part of her close-knit family.  There are lots of timely topics and … Read more

Ask the Passengers – book review

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King LGBT Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Astrid is struggling to figure out who she is in a small town that’s full of small-minded people and she’s keeping her innermost thoughts a secret from everyone she knows except the passengers in the airplanes that pass over her. She spends hours lying on her back on the picnic table she and her father built, watching the planes … Read more