Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Title: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self DelusionAuthor: Jia TolentinoRating: ★★★★★Summary: Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves … Continue reading Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Title: Permanent RecordAuthor: Mary H.K. ChoiRating: ★★★½Summary: On paper, college dropout Pablo Rind doesn’t have a whole lot going for him. His graveyard shift at a twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn is a struggle, and he’s up to his eyeballs in credit card debt. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole … Continue reading Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Title: A Tale for the Time BeingAuthor: Ruth OzekiRating: ★Summary: In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and classmates’ bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century, in a diary that … Continue reading Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Review: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Title: All You Can Ever KnowAuthor: Nicole ChungRating: ★★★★Summary: After being born severely premature, Nicole Chung was placed up for adoption by her birth parents and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town, her adoption a comforting story of familial sacrifice and God’s will. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive … Continue reading Review: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Review: Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

Title: Fake It Till You Break ItAuthor: Jenn P. NguyenRating: ★Summary: Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives, and their mothers are convinced that they'd be the perfect couple—if only they could stand to be in the same room. After yet another attempt to push them together, Jake and Mia decide they’ve … Continue reading Review: Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

Review: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Title: InternmentAuthor: Samira AhmedRating: ★★★★Summary: Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance within, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a … Continue reading Review: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Review: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

Title: Woman WorldAuthor: Aminder DhaliwalRating: ★★★★Summary: When a birth defect wipes out the planet’s entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society’s ashes. This infectiously funny comic follows the rebuilding process, tracking a group of women who have rallied together under the flag of “Beyonce’s Thighs.” Only Grandma remembers the distant past, a civilization … Continue reading Review: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal