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My Eyes Are Up Here- YA Book Review

My Eyes Are Up Here by Laura Zimmermann
Overview: Greer's life has been governed by body insecurity. She hides in XXL sweatshirts to try to take her chest out of the conversation. It doesn't stop the cruel jokes, the pain, the logistical nightmare with sports, and the impossibility of finding a dress that feels made for her. Over the course of her sophomore year, she starts to test the self-imposed limitations as she gets closer to the new guy, tries out for the volleyball team, and takes her voice back from society and her body image constraints. Overall: 4

Characters: 4 Greer is such a fun main character to follow. She is sarcastic and has a worldview that really matches my own, so we clicked quickly. She's a realist with a streak of idealism. A lot of identity comes from her braininess as she leads all her classes, and she uses it as a way to compensate for trying to pretend her physicality doesn't exist. This emerges for a wide variety of societal pressures that is u…

June 2020: A Month in Review

I can't believe that June is over. It's been a while since I've written one of these recap posts, but I wanted to update everyone on some exciting news and generally what's going on with the blog. I didn't write a recap for May, but I ended up getting pretty burnt out at the end of the month, and I took a little break. I was glad that I decided to take that time for myself and reevaluate what I want my relationship with blogging to be. I've gotten much better at pacing myself and also only focusing on the parts I truly enjoy and am passionate about.
This month, I've put out some content that I had a ton of fun making, and I'm excited about July's schedule too. I have two amazing author interviews coming up (with Jennifer Dugan and Lyla Lee!) along with some reviews of books I've loved and some great discussion posts. It's nice to have a lot of the posts ready to go already so that I have more time to focus on other projects. I've done a …

Books I'm Looking Forward To: July

Can you believe it's almost July? I'm shocked that June is coming to a close. Just like last month, June is packed with an amazing set of books that I can't wait to start reading. We're also starting to see some of the spring books that got pushed because of COVID come out, and I'm so glad that these authors are getting that chance, even though conditions are still less than ideal. I've been waiting for most of these books since I seriously started blogging again back in March, and I'm so excited to finally start reading them. I wanted to share a quick list of some of the books I'm most excited to read over the course of the month. I have ARCs for all of these, so expect reviews coming soon. I just started I Killed Zoe Spanos, and I'm already sucked into its atmospheric, mysterious world. 
As always, preorders, especially now, are so important for supporting authors. Many of them are offering fun preorder incentives if you send in your receipts. I&…