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julesmarie

The Book High

I've always said I'll read anything, and I really do mean that. Lately M/M romance has had my interest, but fantasy and sci-fi were my first loves and will always hold a special place in my heart. I also love histories and biographies.

Currently reading

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shakespeare After All
Marjorie Garber
Inside Out & Back Again - Thanhha Lai 3.5 stars.

I agree with what another reviewer had to say about this one: overall good, but not great. I'm also surprised it was a Newberry honor book.

It was lovely, that's for sure. Entirely written in free verse, each chapter could almost function as a poem on its own. My favorites were the chapters about the rules of English and the snake theme that flowed through the first three of them.

This was insightful and touching and sweet, but it didn't feel as profound or as inspirational as I've come to expect from the more recent Newberries.