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Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.” The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a powerful book centered around sixteen-year-old Starr Carter who witnesses one of her friends being gunned down by police. Starr, the only witness must decide if she’ll come forward and possibly endanger herself and family by exposing […]

Audio Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Posted May 17, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Audio, Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Audio Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“The things that go unsaid are often the things that eat at you.” April’s book club selection was Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You. This book centers around a mixed-race family in the ’70’s who suffer a great tragedy. This story is told from multiple perspectives and jumps around in time. While this kind of storytelling […]

Book Review: Anybody’s Daughter (An Angela Evans Novel) by Pamela Samuels Young

Posted December 7, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 1 Comment
Book Review: Anybody’s Daughter (An Angela Evans Novel) by Pamela Samuels Young

Last month my book club decided to read a thriller for November, and Pamela Samuels Young’s Anybody’s Daughter was picked to be the book of the month. I had never read anything by this author before, but was intrigued to learn she’s a lawyer in Los Angeles. Anybody’s Daughter is a tough story to read as it’s about sex trafficking […]

Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Posted November 9, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I’ve been waiting for Marissa Meyer’s new stand-alone novel, Heartless, ever since news of its release dropped. As a fan of her Lunar Chronicles series, I had really hit hopes for this novel, and I wasn’t disappointed. I received a copy of the book earlier this year when I attended the YallWest Book Convention in Santa Monica, California. It […]

Audio Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Posted April 20, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Audio, Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Audio Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

“Everybody’s damaged by something.” I first saw the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s Room when I attended AMC Theaters “Best Picture Showcase.” If you’ve never heard of it, every year the theater has a marathon of all the films nominated for the Academy Award. It’s a really fun event, and this year was my fourth year attending. […]