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Not Your #Lovestory YA Book Review

Not Your #Lovestory by Sonia Hartl
Overview: Macy never wanted to go viral. Sure, she wanted one of her videos to hit a million views on her YouTube channel where she shares movie reviews. Her plan is to use her ad money to get out of her tiny town and make it to Chicago. Instead, when she has a sort of meet cute with a boy at a baseball game that gets turned into a viral Twitter thread, all the trolls find her channel, and everyone is looking for updates on her nonexistent relationship with #baseballbabe. What looks like a chance to finally reach her channel goals quickly turns into an invasion of privacy that threatens everything she's built offline. Overall: 3

Characters: 3 I liked all of the characters involved. Macy is bright and fun. She's a great main character to follow. Paxton, her co-worker she has a crush on, is sweet and reserved. She has a couple friends and co-workers that help to build out the world. Eric, the boy from the baseball game, and Jessica, the middle ag…

My Chemical Hearts Movie Review

There's another YA movie out in the world! I always have mixed feelings about covering adaptions of YA books because I'm generally not a movie fan, and I tend to be really harsh. That hasn't stopped me from writing about quite a few of them. Since I've ended up enjoying so many in the past, I thought I'd give Our Chemical Hearts a try. I had some reservations going into it about the criticism of the disability rep in the book and also the general manic pixie dreamgirlness of the whole thing. I haven't read the book in so long, it's hard to really comment on it, but I'd looked into other own voices reviewers takes on the disability rep when I covered the announcement, so I'll leave that here for you to read and decide on your own about the book.
As for the movie, I generally liked it. Lili Reinhart stared in and produced the movie which made it extra interesting for me. She and Cole Sprouse (if you want my review of his YA movie, Five Feet Apart, yo…

Books I'm Looking Forward To: September 2020

Where did August go? July felt like it lasted forever, but, somehow, August is already over. A lot of us are headed back to school and fall might finally start coming. It also means more books to look forward to. Here's a list of a couple books that I'm currently anticipating to get you excited about September and all the amazing books coming out. So many YA writers whose books I've loved in the past are coming out with brand new books which always makes me so excited. As much as I love debut writers, it's always fun to revisit authors I've enjoyed before. As always, I've included links to Bookshop so that you can preorder a copy of any of these books super easily. Bookshop is great because they give a percentage of all sales to indie bookstores, so it's a great way to support without leaving the house, which is super important now. All of these links are affiliate links, which means that I get a small percentage off any purchase you make with my link at n…