My Rating: ★★★★★ Genre(s): Young Adult; LGBT+ Format: Audiobook by Audible, narrated by Richa Shukla Plot: Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. She rolls her eyes instead of screaming when they blatantly favor her brother and she dresses conservatively … Continue reading Book Review: The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
My Rating: ★★★★☆ Genre(s): Young adult; Middle grade; LGBT Plot: Twelve-year-old Shane Woods is just a regular boy. He loves pitching for his baseball team, working on his graphic novel, and hanging out with his best friend, Josh. But Shane is keeping something private, something that might make a difference to his teammates, to Josh, and to … Continue reading Book Review: The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
Sixteen-year-old Emmalyn Walker's life is turned upside-down when she is bullied out of school for severely injuring one of the school's top athletes. Abandoned by her friends, she befriends Larissa, the sweet girl from across the street, and Drew, a hard-to-read boy with a knack for being too honest. While Larissa does everything in her power to keep Emmalyn afloat, Drew drags her down, encouraging dangerous behavior and dark secrets.