Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys Ive Loved Before Janny HanRating: ★★★☆☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

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I added this to the list of books I wanted to read this Summer out of sheer curiosity. Like When Dimple Met Rishi, this is a contemporary, young adult novel with lots of romance. I normally don’t gravitate towards this kind of book, but apparently this Summer I did. I like to go through many genres throughout the year if I can, as I’m a firm believer that it’s not that some genres are bad or not for you, it’s just that you need to read the right book.

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Review: When Dimple met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple met Rishi Sandhya Menon

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

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This must be the most adorable book I have ever read. In my life. Dimple Shah has just graduated High School, and has been accepted into Stanford to start studying Computer Science. But her parents have different plans for her – specially her mom, who is quite disappointed on Dimple’s unconventional behavior. She dreams of Dimple finding an ideal husband, settling down, marrying and having children. The mere idea of becoming domestic terrifies Dimple. Continue reading

Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U GiveRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes exclamation point

Genres: Young adult, contemporary

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This is the fastest I have given 5 stars to a book  in my life. A few pages in I just knew. This book follows the story of Starr, a 16-year-old black girl raised in a poor and mainly black neighborhood and studying in a overwhelmingly white school in the suburbs. She puts an incredible amount of mental load into belonging to both places, going to the extent of changing her speech and temper to fit in. One night, leaving a party with her friend Khalil, two cops stop the car – and murder Khalil right in front of her eyes. We then follow the struggles as Starr seeks justice for what is clearly a murder the cop should be charged for. This book is fantastic, it made me laugh out loud, bite my fingers and gasp so many times. It makes you angry, frustrated, scared. Oh my god, this was such a powerful story, so real you feel like it could anytime be showed on the news. It grasps perfectly the struggles of black Americans to get justice, the deafness of white people who only look for the reasons why the murder of black people is justified and the hypocrisy of racists. If this books doesn’t make you angry, nothing will.

Every person on Earth should read it, really.

Veredict: Need I say more? Read it now. Trigger warning: this book depicts violence and abusive relationships, and has mention of drug abuse.

Review: Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff

fates-and-furies-lauren-groffRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Contemporary fiction, drama

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Let me just start by saying that I could stare at this book’s cover the whole day. How gorgeous is that? Also, I added this book to my TBR* because I thought I had read somewhere that Michelle Obama recommended it, but actually it was Barack Obama’s recommendation instead. Continue reading