Young Adult

Those Fallen Breadcrumbs by Richa Kashyap

Title: Those Fallen BreadcrumbsAuthor: Richa KashyapPublisher: Notion PressGenre: Young Adult, ContemporaryFirst Publication: 2021Language: English  Book Summary: Those Fallen Breadcrumbs by Richa Kashyap My chosen tears are better than...

Love Secrets Lies by Teresa Vale

Love Secrets Lies is fascinating, heart-breaking, searingly honest narration told in the face of extremes of life. It's a story of an African girl who comes of age during the revolutionary years in a country gripped in the stranglehold of dictatorship, tradition, rampant poverty and unemployment, and the seemingly ubiquitous curse of being a girl in paternalistic society.

Gone Away Girl by Julie Caron

Title: Gone Away GirlAuthor: Julie CaronPublisher: Independently publishedGenre: Young Adult, Contemporary RomanceFirst Publication: 2021Language: EnglishSetting place of the story: Arizona, USAProtagonist: ChloeAntagonist: BonesMain characters: Chloe,...

River Current by M Lee Martin

Title: River CurrentAuthor: M Lee MartinPublisher: Compass Flower PressGenre: Literary Fiction, Coming-of-age fictionFirst Publication: 2021Language: English  Book Summary: River Current by M Lee Martin River Current is a...

Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #0)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is really interesting less as a villain origin story and more as a reflection on the early days of The Hunger Games. Coriolanus Snow is 18 during the events of this book, and the tenth Games are about to start. Ten years previous, when he and his classmates were 7 or 8 years old, the rebels attacked the Capitol, killing tons of people, causing mass starvation (some people even resorted to cannibalism), and leaving the city in shambles, both physically and economically.