Sometimes when I get to a book that’s been on my to-be-read list forever, I shocked I waited so long; it’s that good. Sadly, this was not one of those books. Someday this Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
I generally try to read books before I see the movies they are based on, and while this doesn’t always extend to graphic novels (I’m looking at you, Avengers and X-Men) I did with this one. And the book was definitely better.
A couple weeks ago I compiled a list of all the 2014 releases in young adult fiction that feature LGBTQ characters I knew about, and asked for everyone else to chime in with books I hadn’t come across. I was so thrilled to have so many books to add! I decided to make a new… Continue reading 2014 New Releases: More LGBTQ YA Fiction
Queer characters and stories are underrepresented in YA fiction. Though many YA novels featuring LGBTQ characters and themes are award-winning, there are not enough being published, which makes it all the more important to recognize those books that are actually hitting shelves. I’ve always been interested in yound adult literature with LGBTQ themes or characters.… Continue reading 2014 New Releases: LGBTQ Young Adult Literature
It’s disappointing when high expectations for a book aren’t met. That’s been my experience reading both John Green and David Levithan, two authors who are well-respected in the field of young adult literature. Though Will Grayson, Will Grayson was entertaining, and I see the merits, it was not one of my favorite books. Will Grayson, Will… Continue reading Audiobook Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan