Warning: Racial remarks fair to time frame.
That being said, I still didn’t like the word being used. That is the only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars.
I’m not sure how to break down what I liked. The ending was not what I expected and I didn’t see it coming at all.
I listened to the audiobook version. And I like how the narrator voiced the Characters and the way she read it.
I gave this book 4.5/5 stars.
Personally, I haven’t read very many books on witchcraft. This book has a feeling like”The craft” and “Hocus pocus”.
I went into this book blind. Randomly picking audiobooks from the E-Library. I want to read but I can’t really figure out what I want to read. And I don’t really think its “reading slump” kind of thing. I pushed play and listened to it in pretty much one sitting.
I’ve been in the mood to play Spyro Reignited so this is how I can do both *lol*
I’d give this book a 3.5/5 stars.
*trigger warning* anxiety
I appreciate and respect the usage of pronouns for the trans character. I can’t say it does or doesnt have proper representation. The problem I have with the main character is absolutely a personality thing. They both kinda do, but Ashraf more.
Another thing I struggle with is the whole “teacher/student” situation and the excuse that its okay because they are not HIS student, or a student of HIS teachings so it can’t be a power thing. The age gap, I was a little confused on it if its a seven year difference or twelve.
I think this book has a lot of potential and I am going to do my best to get through it but I am not enjoying this read at all yet.
So I understand that it can come a cross like she has issues with their sexuality, and maybe I misread it, but the complaint was about the relationship between a student and a teacher. Not their sexuality, not the age, gender, etc.
The little girls pronoun for uncle/aunt being Ankle is truely adorable.
Jamie being able to help Ashraf with the hydrophobia was pretty awesome. I do like the two of them together and though there is still some things that bug me, it wasn’t a bad read.
I would give this about a 3/5 stars..
- *Contemporary A Thon * Feb 11-17, 2019
I have the audio-book checked out from the library and want to get it done first. So for that reason, I am starting this a little earlier. I am going to be writing my thoughts down periodically as I listen to it.
6 pm 2/10:
Justice was trying to help a friend who was drunk, and making sure she didn’t drive. I don’t recall her name specifically but that she is an ex girlfriend. It might have looked sketchy but the officer was out of line for how he treated Justice. I was happy to hear they let him go.
“How different would it have been if I wasn’t A black guy”
I don’t really understand why Justice decided to go back to his ex girlfriend. The same one who got him arrested for helping her not drink and drive. Manny has a seriously relative and legit reaction.
I was shocked to heat that the cop who gave Justice a hard time, was shot and killed by Mannys’ cousin.
I like how they are discussing the equality rights in class via open dialogue. It does have a tendency to get out of hand if not handled right.
I have plowed through this and its such an important story. In my opinion, as powerful and important as The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas (which speaking of, I can’t wait to read her new release)
4.5/5 stars. Highly recommended.
This readathon was okay for what I picked out with my reading buddy. whom, I have no Idea how to tag.
My buddy for this readathon picked two books and I read them both. He has suggested other books that I am looking forward to trying.
His first pick was ” Dear Martin” by Nic Stone.
I felt that this book was in the same ballpark of importance as THUG by Angie Thomas. I posted a review with some thoughts.
The next pick was “Life Underwater” by Matthew J. Metzger.
I was a little mixed on how I felt through this book. I can’t speak for the representation, so I will leave that to someone who it represents better to state. I have a review with some of my thoughts on it also.
I was looking forward to the two picks of mine. However, I’m not sure what happen. I started to read ” From twinkle with Love”, and I think i had good potpotential. It was A cute storyline. And I understand that it’s YA, however, I felt Twinkle was petty, and juvenile.
I read when Dimple met Rishi” and I liked it enough. But I felt this fell short from that. For mepersonally. My younger self would have liked this so much more.
The second book that I was eager to get to was the new Kasie West release. Fame, Fate, And the First kiss. I realy enjoy her books. They are simple, and predictable. They are usually what Itun to when I am in a bit of a reading slump. This time I just happen to have a Mood switch in the middle of this readathon. Joys!
The last book I was able to fit in was the graphic novel. I posted a review for this one also.
The month is Still young and I do have other books to read /finish, so let’s see how that goes.
I picked this Graphic Novel up cause it seemed a little more contemporary then some of them. And a challenge for the contemporary readathon is to read a graphic novel.
Its a really cute story in my opinion and I don’t know all the terminology for the LGBTQ community. But the prince dresses up in dresses. And I was thinking he was Gay because he didn’t like the girls and that was okay. Maybe another character will swoon him. The illustrations were beautiful, the ending was beautiful. And I liked it and recommend it.
This is was supposed to be a short story, according to what its shown as on amazon. I have no idea when I even inquired this book, though most likely it was in an email with deals for that day.
It turned out to be more of a long poem then a short story, It depends on how the reader sees it I suppose. If the age group it is intended for is young, like 5-9, then this is a nice spooky short story for Halloween
That being said, I would give this short story, a 3/5 stars.