The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield
This is a wonderfully-illustrated picture book about a young boy who wishes more than anything to become an astronaut.
Unfortunately, he is afraid of the dark!
Will he ever overcome his fear in order to be able to achieve his dream?
I love how this book tells its readers to DREAM BIG, because you might just get what you want, if you work hard enough and believe strongly enough. Continue reading
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publication Date: April 11th, 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Siblings, Contemporary Romance, LGBT, First Love
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.
Right? Continue reading