• 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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  • Beyond Writing,  cara

    #thxsimon

    So. On 3/16, the film version of Becky Albertalli’s book SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA came out. Heh. Get it. Came out, because… Anyway. The movie, LOVE, SIMON, serves as an amazing romantic comedy with all the typical foibles of teen comedies but with a slight twist. Which, honestly, is kind of how life goes when you’re not straight. Everything’s normal until it’s not. But this isn’t about Simon. (Even though the movie is fantastic and the book is fantastic and everyone should just really indulge in both movie and book and then send Becky a ton of support because she’s such an amazing, sweet person and I’ve gotten…