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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3 Books To Get You Geared Up For Summer

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Summer is approaching and with temperatures soaring back up within reason, it’s time for everyone to start getting their summer reading lists together! Personally, my fav things to read during the summer are warm, insightful contemporaries that just make me feel good on the inside. SO. HERE ARE THREE great contemporaries that I’ve read and I think would make A+ summer reads.

1. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

  • YA Retelling of You’ve Got Mail
  • Online friends who’ve never met but bonded over classic movies
  • Summer romances
  • Surfing
  • Family

I’ve read and loved everything I’ve ever read by Jenn Bennett so I wasn’t surprised to find myself loving this book. Bennett has a knack for writing swoony, shippy romances that’ll make your heart feel mushy inside.

2. The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares

  • Sibling relationships
  • New relationships
  • Family secrets
  • New friendships

The Whole Thing Together is Brashares at her best. Nobody can write a summer contemporary novel like Brashares does and this time she explores family bonds. You will probably cry at some point as you read the book. The book also explores some race and religion issues!

3. The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

  • YA Retelling of Pretty in Pink
  • Girl has to work at her family’s grocery store over the summer
  • Re-kindling friendships
  • Coming of Age

The Education of Margot Sanchez is such a warm, summery read about a girl who has a lot of learning to do. Margot Sanchez has a reputation to maintain but at what cost? As she re-kindles friendships and meets new people, she begins to rediscover herself and what it means to be Margot Sanchez. Rivera crafts such a compelling coming of age story and I cannot wait to read what else she has in store.

**note that none of the images used in the collages are mine, all were found using Pinterest**

The Infinite Variants of YA: Interview with Lilliam Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez)

Posted by on 02/16/2017 • 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to our first official post of THE INFINITE VARIANTS OF YA series! Today we have the absolutely lovely Lilliam Rivera on the blog answering a series of Would You Rather questions (which if you know me, I tend to ask really stupid qs sometimes so she was an absolute champ for putting up with me.)

SO, lets give it up for Lilliam Rivera!!!

A Game of Would You Rather with Lilliam Rivera!

Would you rather have a ginormous family or be an only child?

As much as I used to complain about growing up in a big, loud Puerto Rican family (three brothers, one older sister), I wouldn’t have it any other way. I loved it. You can always find someone to talk to and there are…

Just Another Teen Novel (IN A GOOD WAY!!): The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

Posted by on 02/09/2017 • 2 Comments

2k17, the year where my eyes tear up because of everything. Currently tearing up because I wish I was a teen and I wish I could have had all these wonderful #ownvoices books in my life as a teen. I am not Latinx but goddamnit, it is so so SO good to read so many #ownvoices novels with non-white main characters. It is so good to see a POC main character and its so incredibly good to see a POC character in familiar tropes. Don’t ever let anyone tell you tropes are bad. TROPES ARE AMAZING (if done right) and people who think books need to not be trope-y are just reading books where tropes aren’t done well.

The Education of Margot Sanchez has been described as being ‘Pretty In…