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What I Like About You Review

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter
Overview: Kels is a popular teen blogger. On One True Pastry (OTP) she pairs cute cupcakes with her YA reviews. Over the years, she's gained the attention of the book world being featured in media articles and hosting major cover reveals. She's also found a community with her fellow teen book lovers and met her best friend, Nash. Sure, her IRL social life is close to nonexistent because she moves so often, but that doesn't matter as much. The only problem? Her latest move to Middleton, Connecticut puts her face to face with Nash. Her Nash- who doesn't know that he's staring at his best friend and crush because Kels is a pseudonym. Nash is meeting Halle for the first time. Will Halle be able to connect her two worlds before they destroy each other, or will she be too scared of being left to tell the truth? Overall: 5
(Get ready for this review cause it's going to be loooong. I have way too many thoughts on this book)

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Harry Style's Fine Line Meets YA

Since we're all bored and stuck inside, I wanted to post more often on here. I can only read so fast, so I thought I'd try out a new little series. If you've followed me for a while, you know that I absolutely love books and music. I run a music blog that I occasionally post on (here's a link if you're curious), but I wanted to find a way to blend my two loves.
I've recently gotten a ton of CDs that I've been lining up on my bookshelf, and it made me wonder if I could pair some of my favorite books with my favorite albums! The following is what came out of that random burst of creativity. I picked out books that I thought went with the vibe of each album and then tried to fit them with specific songs and lyrics. Let me know in the comments how well I got them to match up! Hopefully you enjoy these cause I have a couple more planned right now with artists like Julia Michaels, Taylor Swift, Olivia O'Brien, and Halsey. I'm also open to suggestions! Ea…

Unscripted Review

Unscripted by Nicole Kronzer
Overview: Zelda is headed to improv camp with her brother, Will, and his boyfriend, Jonas. They all go to improv class together in Minnesota where they have a great, supportive coach and a balanced team. Zelda is shocked to find out that the esteemed camp, started by her improv idol, does not operate under these same principles. She's one of five girls at the whole camp, and they can't even find a female councilor to watch the girls. As the camp progresses, she's faced with blatant misogyny from her teammates and an emotionally manipulative coach who puts Zelda in a confusing position. Even though Zelda only wants to learn more about improv, she's forced to confront the toxic world she's been thrust into. Overall: 4

Characters: 4 I liked Zelda a lot. She's super relatable. Her focus and drive along with some natural talent has given her some really impressive skills in her writing and on stage. It's also given her a certain amount…

Over-Dressed Review

Over-Dressed by Elizabeth L. Cline
Overall: 3
Lately, I've been wanting to learn more about industries that interest me and impact the world, our health, and our planet. I started with tons of books and documentaries on food and nutrition. Some of the information I found during that learning journey has been horrifying and incredibly frustrating while other aspects were enlightening and truly life changing. I wasn't hopeful it'd be better when I decided to start looking into fast fashion.
Like food, clothing was something I consumed uncritically far too long. Granted, most of this time I was a child who didn't really know better or care, but I'm still making it a point to be more educated on these different topics. Over the years, I've seen articles here and there about sweatshops and horrible working conditions in the countries that manufacture almost everything I'm wearing as I write this and you're probably wearing while you read it. I've also hea…