Hello and happy Monday! I’m about to board a bus away from my family in Annapolis and an absolutely lovely spring break (still can’t believe I actually get one of those now!) back to New York. Just so I’ll be able to torture myself the whole bus ride about choosing between three AMAZING novels, I picked three of my favorite YA books published last year: I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson, Belzhar, by Meg Wolitzer, and We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart. Ooof this is going to be a hard one for me, but I can’t wait to read which book you’d read (your favorite), rewrite (second favorite or one you want to change something about), and burn (least favorite). Continue reading “Burn, Read, Rewrite: I’ll Give You the Sun, Belzhar, & We Were Liars”
I chose one of my favorite books from this year for today’s marry, date or dump. Instead of giving three options, you can choose between all four liars: Gat, Cadence, Johnny, and Mirren. To give everyone a little background/reminder of who is who from the book: Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: We Were Liars”
Earlier this summer I sped my way through E. Lockhart’s Ruby Oliver Boyfriend List series. These books were quick favorites and stood up to multiple rereading. They felt realistic, funny, meaningful – everything a favorite book is supposed to feel like. As a result, I had incredibly high hopes for We Were Liars, especially considering all the hype the book got over this summer.
My hopes weren’t disappointed, but the book certainly isn’t what I expected. Continue reading “We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart”