Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

 Holding Up the Universe - Jenniver NivenHolding Up the Universe written by Jennifer Niven. Holding Up the Universe, is written from two perspectives. On one hand, you have Jack Masselin and on the other hand you have Libby Strout. They are both 16-year olds in Highschool somehwere in America. They have their own struggles and the story pertains mostly to how these two teens navigate through their own personal problems and their life in HS. For example, Libby was once named America’s Fattest Teen and has always been homeschooled, until now. Jack on the other hand is a very popular boy, but he has prosopagnosia, meaning that he cannot remember faces, not even those of his family members. Want to know my opinion? Keep on reading 🙂 (more…)

The year we turned 40 by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

Welcome again to a new book-review for the Twisted Book Club! You can read my previous review on All the Rage by Courtney Summers. So, I recently read The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. I also read The Good Widow by them, which I liked, but then also not because of the ending (eyeroll). However, I really wanted to read something else written by them. Then, I stumbled upon this one and of course: I loved it! The Year We Turned Forty is about Jessie, Gabriela and Claire, three best friends in their late 40’s who get the chance to change the outcome of their lives. Let’s get into this book!

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All the Rage by Courtney Summers

all the rage - courtney summersWelcome to a new book review for the Twisted Book Club. Last time, I reviewed The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Today is International Women’s Day and the UN’s Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Therefore, I would like to talk about an important book. Namely, All the rage written by Courtney Summers (trigger warning: mentions of sexual trauma and rape). I personally think it is an important book, as it talks about the aftermath of sexual assault. Not a lot of books talk about what sexual assault actually does to its victims. At least not to this extent. The story is about Romy and how she deals with it. The book is written in such a way, that you really get into what is going on in Romy’s mind. It can be intense at times, however, it gives you a realistic look into it. So, let’s get angry!

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The husband's secret Welcome to another book-review for the Twisted Book Club! You can read the previous discussed book All the Bright Places here. This time I will review The Husband’s Secret written by Liane Moriarty. It is the first book I’ve read written by Liane Moriarty. I read the summary, and was pretty much convinced. Also, I was very curious as to what a husband could possibly write to his wife in a letter to be opened after his death. Are you curious too? Read further and start reading the book! Enjoy this review.

 

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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Another book review for the Twisted Book Club! Last time, I reviewed Into the Water. This time, I read All the Bright Places written by Jennifer Niven (trigger warning: mentions of suicide). All the Bright Places is written from two perspectives. On one hand, you have Theodore Finch and on the other hand you have Violet Markey. They are both teenagers in High school somewhere in Indiana. The two actually meet by chance. Throughout the book Violet is struggling with guilt and remembering the car accident that killed her sister. While, Finch is struggling with his mental illness and his problems at home. Want to know my opinion? Keep on reading 🙂

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Welcome again to a new book-review for the Twisted Book Club! Last time, I did an in-depth review on All American Boys which I consider an important read. This time, I actually wanted to read The Girl on the Train, but was drawn to Into the Water instead. When reading the synopsis, I thought this would be some scary town where all the women would be slowly slaughtered, just for being born a girl. Thank God, it was nothing super scary though. However, the book was very suspenseful, at times I could not even breathe. I just needed to continue reading, I just needed to know what the hell happened. I already heard a lot about The Girl on the Train, so therefore I undoubtedly started reading Into the Water. Let’s get into it!  (more…)

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan KielyIn my New Year’s resolutions, I mentioned starting the Twisted Book Club where I will dedicate blogposts to books I have read, just like I did on Nayyira Waheed’s Nejma and Salt. The first book is an important book I want to share with you guys. The book I’m talking about is (drumroll please) … All American Boys written by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. All American Boys alternates between the perspectives of two ‘All American Boys’, Rashad and Quinn. They are both 16-years old and go to a pre-military high school called ROTC. Rashad Butler is African-American and Quinn Collins is white and they both play basketball in the same team.

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