On the Come Up

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On the Come Up has so many layers to it that I barely know where to start… Located in Garden Heights, the same setting as The Hate U Give, Brianna is eager to find a way out of the only life she knows. With a dad who was killed by one of the local gangs, …

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Summer Secrets

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It seems like it has been awhile since I have had the opportunity to review a book. Although I’ve still been reading, I haven’t been able to read nearly as much as I would like. With testing season at school amping up and what seems like a million different things getting in the way of …

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Girl, Wash Your Face

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“Strength is never easy to come by.” I needed to hear those words. I needed to be reminded of how much work goes into fighting for yourself and the things you value. Although I naturally flock to fiction, occasionally, I need some non-fiction to settle me. As someone who is prone to anxiety and struggles …

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Every Breath

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Having lived a whole year in the African bush, I was quickly drawn to the story of Tru Walls in Every Breath. His accounts of the African safari are spot on, and the reality of this man jumping from country to country for change in order to grow is not unheard of in this region. …

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One Day in December

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Before I give a full review of One Day in December, I have a serious question… Can there ever be a romance novel that is void of affair, divorce, or drama? Think about it. Have you read one? Would you read one? If you can answer either of those, please let me know. With that …

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The Lies We Told

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Josh and I decided to start a new Christmas tradition this year, and I already love it! On Christmas Eve, we both got to open one present from the other. The present had to be a book. After opening, we spent the evening reading before falling asleep to sugar plums dancing in our heads and …

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