I'll admit that I still haven't read Andrews' Me & Earl and the Dying Girl, but I adore the movie and screenwriting, so I went in to The Haters with high expectations. I wanted to be in love. And I was, for the first half. The depictions of teenage jazz-poseurs, the male friendships, the subdued awkwardness...I fell hard for ...
I pretty much adore Sara Zarr. If you’re looking for a contemporary novel with realistic characters and authentic emotions that can portray the beauty of real life without being overly dark, Sara’s your girl. I picked up The Lucy Variations without really knowing anything about the story. The cover, as you can see, implies there’s something about a piano. That’s ...
Two main thoughts I'm taking away from Just One Day: 1)This is the kind of plot I would have loved as a teen, but as a mother, the thought of my daughter reading it makes me cringe. That said, I did enjoy it. 2) I really liked these characters, and found their story believable (if frustrating, but that's the point). But ...