The Light at the Bottom of the World – London Shah

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The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
Published: October 29th, 2019
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Recommended Age: 11+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action, Romance, Family


REVIEW:

This is a really cool science fiction world. Leyla and every other human being live under water, the world having been engulfed by the sea a long time ago. Her futuristic world includes cars that work under water and lots of interesting gadgets that made me want to take an actual leap into the future. Not that I wish to one day live among sea creatures, but you know. It could be an experience. Continue reading

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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know – Retta

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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: May 29th, 2018
Publisher: St-Martin’s Press
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Nonfiction, Memoir, Celebrity, Humour, Pop Culture


BLURB:

In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she’s always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom―like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne. Say what? Word. Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. After winning Comedy Central’s stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime time―but a fear of success derails her biggest dream. Continue reading