Mini reviews #11

South of Sunshine
South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf
Publisher/Year: April 1st 2016 Albert Whitman
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
(Thanks NetGalley/Albert Whitman!)
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

I have really wanted to read more LGBTQ+ books, and this checked that box. I also do have a soft spot for books set in small southern towns, and I still don't really know why. This book made me really angry, reading about such small-mindedness that adults were showing and negatively influencing younger generations to follow in their bigoted footsteps. I think a lot of teenagers will be able to relate to this book and I am so happy it has been published.

Surviving High School: A NovelSurviving High School by Lele Pons and Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher/Year: April 5th 2016 Gallery Books
Source/Format: e-arc | NetGalley
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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

This book was so much fun! I found it hilarious, although quite cringy, which normally I don't like. I already knew of Lele, and I love her vines as I feel she really shows her personality and to be honest this book just felt like a continuation of her vines, despite it being semi-fictional. This is a very current book that would be perfect for today's teenagers, as they would understand everything being said.

Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Publisher/Year: March 1st 2012 Atom
Source/Format: Paperback | Bought
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I have owned this book for SO long, and have only just gotten round to reading it, and I honestly don't know why. I was pretty sure I was going to like it even before I started reading it, simply because the premise is something I love reading and watching. Most of the time, I liked Hannah as a main character and felt she dealt with the trials and tribulations of being a ballerina extremely well. Once in a while I like to read and devour a slow-paced book, and this was exactly that for me. It wasn't all backstabbing and horror, but rather way more realistic, showing the good and bad sides, from extreme dieting and exercise to genuine friendships and relationships. 


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