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YA You Need to Read: June 2021

It's almost June which means summer time! For those of us in school, we're finally looking at a break and maybe some more time to read, or at least add to our TBRs. I've actually managed to get some real reading done since I finished my spring semester at the very start of May, and I'm excited to have another summer of reading like I did when I was 14.  Here's five books coming out in June that have made it onto my radar. Let me know in the comments which June release you're looking forward to most.  The (Un)Popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez June 1 Mark decides to run for student body president even though he promised his dad he'd keep a low profile. With his dad being a notable politician, he doesn't want anyone digging into Mark's past or discovering he's trans, especially when Mark's father isn't particularly accepting either. But after a slew of homophobic events at the school, Mark decides to run and assemble a team to help him glide to

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Nonfiction Book Review

  The Anthropocene Reviewed  by John Green  Overall: 5 It's a little meta to be writing a review about a book on a five start scale that's whole premise is reviewing the human centered planet on a five star scale. Maybe we're all just a million little Yelp reviews stacked on top of each other. None the less, here's my review of John's reviews, which I've given a perfect five stars even if it's not necessarily a perfect book. Five stars is a state of mind, right?  I should probably premise this with the fact that I like John Green's books despite the fact that maybe they're a bit manic pixie dream girl at times. They're not the most brilliant books in the world, but they became extremely important to me one summer. I felt seen by the "teens who don't sound like teens" according to a ton of adults on Goodreads. They sounded like me. And they still matter to me, even though, as with everything popular, they've been thoroughly disse

We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon: YA Book Review

  We Can't Keep Meeting Like This  by Rachel Lynn Solomon  Thank you to Simon Teen for providing me with an ARC so I could share my honest thoughts on the book with all of you! Overview: Quinn is done with high school along with many other parts of her life. Unfortunately, her obligations to her family's wedding planning company, her crush on the caterers' son who's back from his first year of college, and her complete dissatisfaction with her college plans aren't things she can graduate out of. She spends the summer in search of what actually makes her happy including secret harp lessons, and she grapples with whether love is ever real or if it's just a wedding day illusion. Overall: 5+++ Characters: 5  I absolutely love Quinn, and I'm extremely upset that she can't be my new best friend. Quinn is the younger sister by seven years and has grown up in a family where weddings are literally the family business. The issue? Her parents separated for 6 months