Book Review: The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

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

Book Review: The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey

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

Self-Promotion Saturday!

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.

Book Giveaway– How Real by Renae McBrian

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 … Continue reading Book Giveaway– How Real by Renae McBrian

How Real by Renae McBrian — AVAILABLE NOW

My young adult novel, How Real, is available to buy on Amazon and Smashwords now! About the Book 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 … Continue reading How Real by Renae McBrian — AVAILABLE NOW

Book Review: How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan

My Rating: ★★★★☆ Genre: Young Adult Literature, Contemporary Literature, Short Stories Plot: This book is composed of eighteen love stories. Not just romantic love, but all sorts of love. Each story is unique and brings a new string of emotions, and a crazy attachment to the characters in such a short number of pages. Pros: Short … Continue reading Book Review: How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan