Posts Tagged: LGBT

Apr 01
Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Confess!  For those of you who have read this book, did you skip ahead to learn the identity of Blue?  I was SO tempted to do this, but I refrained, and I’m glad.  If you have not yet read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, (Come on!  Read it!), Blue is the pseudonym of the mystery boy our MC, Simon, has been emailing.  All Simon knows is that Blue is his high school classmate, and he has good grammar.  (As… Read more »


Jul 06
Review: Adam by Ariel Schrag

Review: Adam by Ariel Schrag

Reviewing Adam is quite the conundrum for me.  After I finished this book, and while I was in the process of writing this review, I read some reviews on Goodreads.  I don’t typically do that, but there were some themes in this book that were highly…questionable.  (I’ll get into them below.)  Despite that, I liked Adam very much – the book, and not so much the character.  I know very, very little about the transgender community, and I do not… Read more »


Sep 26
Banned Books Week Review: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Banned Books Week Review: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

You can read my initial post about book censorship here. Maybe I was expecting too much from Two Boys Kissing.  I  specifically chose to read this during Banned Books Week, even though I have not heard news (yet) of Two Boys Kissing being banned.  But Levithan has had books challenged or banned in the past, and I assume that with this cover and title, the censorship police will soon be out in full force.  Based on my experience with Leivthan’s… Read more »


May 12
Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

We learn in the opening pages of Reconstructing Amelia that fifteen year-old Amelia fell to her death from the roof of her Brooklyn prep school, an action ruled a suicide.  Even at this early point, the moment hits hard when Amelia’s mother shows up at school to pick her up, unaware of the tragedy that occurred.  Her mother, a single parent and partner at a prestigious law firm, is knocked back by grief and blames herself.  She drifts through her… Read more »