Review: Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel

Review: Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel

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Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Main themes: Self-Acceptance, Body Image

Rating: 4 stars

At one point or another, we’ve probably heard about someone who’s suffered second or even third degree burns. But I know I was shocked when I read about the main character, Maisie Winters, suffering burns so severe that parts of her face were completely destroyed.

Destroyed. The word sounds out of place here, in a hospital. Destroyed is what happens to villages in the path of tsunamis. To buildings when bombs drop. To ships that sink to the bottom of the sea. Destroyed isn’t something that happens to a thing as small as a person’s face.”

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The Christmas Song Book Tag

The Christmas Song Book Tag

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I saw this over at Spines and Covers and couldn’t resist taking part!

You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch

Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

Manon Blackbeak from the Throne of Glass series! I like that despite the risks and inevitable backlash she’d receive, she still always chose to follow through with what she believed in.

All I Want for Christmas is You

Which book to you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah 🙂

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Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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Genres: Classics, Young Adult 

Main themes: Coming of Age 

Rating: 3 stars

Kicked out of school (for the fourth time now) because of his poor grades, Holden Caulfield finds himself in a bit of a predicament when he spontaneously decides to pack his bags but it’s not home he’s headed… no, Holden isn’t ready to face his parents and so, opting to just make do with what money he has saved, readers accompany Holden on what promises to be an odd few days in New York.

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