• cara,  Reviews

    a place for wolves

    Hey so remember when LONG WAY DOWN broke me? A PLACE FOR WOLVES just did it again. I finished it at about 4 this morning and immediately closed my Kindle app and sat in silence until sleep claimed me. This is not a book for the faint of heart. But even the most sensitive among us should read it anyway. The novel, by Kosoko Jackson, centers around James Mills, a young, gay Black boy adopted into a white family constantly on the move for philanthropic reasons. This time, they’re in Kosovo, and shit pops off almost immediately. The entire read, you’re left wondering just how bad it can get for…

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  • Adrianne,  Reviews

    living dead girl turns 10

    Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn’t know how lucky I was.    Most days I really don’t give much thought to the passage of time and my (advancing) age. But then something happens like my niece’s four-year-old offering decorating tips or my knees sounding like the Snap, Crackle, & Pop Revue first thing in the morning to bring home the fact I’ve been standing on this spinning rock for more than a minute. Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t necessarily a sad epiphany.  I’m grateful to draw relatively healthy…

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  • cara,  Reviews

    long way down

    That’s it; that’s the whole review. Oh, I need to say more? Okay, um… Okay. I got this. …I don’t got this. I’m still in my feelings. You know how sometimes you remember something that happened to you when you were young that at the time seemed okay but then you think harder about it as an adult and you’re like, holy shit that was actually awful, and you feel off for the rest of your life the day? That’s how LONG WAY DOWN feels. Jason Reynolds paints an amazing picture of just a few seconds in the life of Will, whose brother was shot as part of some gang-related…

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