Book And Tea Tag!

 

Hey everyone! I’m back with a tag. I saw this on @A Dance With Books. I wasn’t tagged but I loved the concept. I personally haven’t had much tea or coffee so I don’t relate to it in that way. Let’s get started!


Earl Gray  -> A Classic:

Until recently I would’ve said that I didn’t have an answer for this. Recently in High School we read To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I can definitely understand why it’s considered a classic. Thank goodness for required reading 😀

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Chai Tea -> A Book That Takes Place In Another Country

Another book we read this year was Night By Elie Wiesel. It’s an Autobiography with some fiction thrown in. The book takes place in Poland, Germany, and Romania. It’s a first hand account of Wiesel’s experience during the Holocaust. I definitely recommend this if you’re into historic books and eye-opening experiences.

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Green Tea -> A Light Book

This book always ends up in my tag posts. The book is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This is definitely a light and romantic book. If you haven’t read it, where have you been?!

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Mint Tea -> A Book With A Refreshing Twist

I always enjoy a good plot twist! The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater are always full of twists and turns. I’m not sure why it has some bad reviews on Goodreads. I’ve really enjoyed the series so far!

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Chamomile Tea  -> A Book That Calms You Down

A Blind Guide To Normal by Beth Vrabel was a calm book. There wasn’t too many major plot twists but it was still an enjoyable read. It’s meant for a younger audience but I still recommend it!

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Cookie  -> A Novella Or Another Addition To A Book

I don’t really know if this counts but I really enjoyed Drama, Smile and Sisters all by Raina Telgemeier. The storyline and illustrations are very enjoyable and incredible.

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Sugar -> Very Cutesy Feel Good Read

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han was definitely a feel good read. There was conflict and drama but it wasn’t over the top or stressful to read.

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Milk -> A Book Others Disliked But You Enjoyed

The Raven Cycle series would’ve been a perfect answer for this one. I’m going to have to say Paper Towns by John Green. It seems like it was a book that people had some issues with. I personally enjoyed it.

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Coziness/Sociability -> Three Characters You’d Invite To Your High Tea

Noah from the Raven Cycle series, Theodore Finch from All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven and Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This would be a crazy tea time!

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Your Favorite Tea And Fitting Book

This is the only question I can’t answer since I don’t drink tea.

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I Tag:

Anyone who enjoys a good cup of tea and a book!


That’s a wrap! I really enjoyed doing this tag even though I’m not a tea drinker.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags!

~Makayla The Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday|Turn Ons

 

Hey everyone! I’m back for a minute or two after yet another hiatus. I definitely can’t promise that I’ll ever have a solid schedule. It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful bloggers @ The Broke And The Bookish. Go check them out for more information about this weekly meme and so much more! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book


Ten Things That Make Me Want To Read A Book:

  1. The Summary!

If it has a fantastic summary, that really sells it for me. The summary is everything!!

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2. The Cover!

I am someone who is likely to judge a book by its cover. If it has a beautiful, interesting or eye-catching cover, I’m likely to give it a try!

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3. The Length!

If it’s a longer book, there’s a higher chance I’ll read it. Short books are definitely not my style.

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4. The Writing Style!

I’m not too picky about the writing style. The only style I won’t read is verse. That’s definitely not my thing.

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5. The Author!

If it’s an author I know/have read, I will most likely give it a read. Especially if it’s part of a series!

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That’s a wrap! I could only think of five specific book “turn ons” What persuades you to pick up a book? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday|Fandom Merchandise

Hey everyone! It’s time for a fandom filled Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday’s was created by the fantastic people @ The Broke And The Bookish. Go check them out for more information about this meme and more! This week’s topic:

Fandom Freebie — top ten fandoms I’m in, 10 reasons X fandom is the best, must have merchandise for x fandom, etc. etc.

I have decided to do Ten Must Have Merch Items For The Harry Potter Fandom.


 Ten Must Have Merch Items For The Harry Potter Fandom:

1. T-Shirts!

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2. Funko Pop Figures!

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3. Wand Replicas

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4. The Books Of Course!!

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5. Jewelry

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6. Mugs

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7. The Movies

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8. Posters

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9. Signs

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10.  Pillows

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That’s a wrap! These are just some of the amazing Harry Potter merch you can get! What would you buy?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Get To Know Me Better Tag

 

Hey everyone! Once again, I’ve been MIA for a while. I wasn’t personally tagged but I have seen it done by Donna @ Chocolate’n’Waffles. Go check her out for fantastic bookish posts!

This year will be two years of blogging. I think it’s time for you guys to get to know me in a light and interesting way. Let’s get started! 


What’s The Meaning Of My Name? 

I looked it up a while back… After another search, my name (Makayla) means “who is like god.”

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What is my Myer-Briggs personality type?

I have no idea how to explain this test. It’s some sort of personality test as shown by the title.

The Test

My Results:

I am a meditator or, (INFP-T). Here are the individual results:

17% Extraverted/83% Introverted This trait determines how we interact with our environment. This is very true! I’m a super introverted person 🙂

52% Intuitive/48% Observant  This trait shows where we direct our mental energy. I feel like the observant should’ve been higher. I’m definitely an observant person!

33% thinking/67% feeling This trait determines how we make decisions and cope with emotions. I had no idea the feelings would be so high! I guess I am a pretty emotional person though.

29% Judging/71% prospecting This trait reflects our approach to work, planning and decision-making. Not really sure how accurate this is.

19% assertive/81% turbulent This trait underpins all others, showing how confident we are in our abilities and decisions. This is probably pretty true.

Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.


What is my Zodiac sign?

I’m a Scorpio!! According to the internet, Scorpio is nothing, if not fierce! The 8th Sign of the Zodiac, the Scorpio loves a good fight, and can give ‘intensity’ a run for its money (worth). Well, to put it simply, the Scorpions are strong, commanding, intense, passionate and zealous. Driven, dedicated and loyal, they also are ambitious and security-loving.

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What is my Hogwarts House?

Don’t hate me, but I’ve never taken the official Pottermore test. I’ve only taken random quizzes that gave mixed results. This will be the true decider!

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My Results:

The sorting hat says:

Awesome! I’m a Hufflepuff 😀


What Are My Learning Styles?

The Test

You have a strong read/write learning preference.


Am I Right or Left Brain Dominant?

Take The Test Here

I  can’t seem to post the picture but I am right-brained. 66%  is right brained and 34% is left brained.


What Is My Blood Type?

I honestly have no idea..


What Career Am I Meant To Have?

Here’s the test

I got writer!

You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.

This is pretty cool. I definitely love to write!

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What Divergent Faction Do I Belong In?

Take the test

My Results:

ERUDITE (The Intelligent)

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What Does My Birth Order Say About Me?

Birth Order Test Here

The first born! I am.. a natural leader, ambitious and responsible. I’m not really sure if any of this is true…


Feel Free To Do This Tag If You Wish!!


That’s a wrap! I loved this tag so much. I hope another quiz filled tag is made soon! *hint,hint* This tag is definitely worth the time 😀

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags like this!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top 5 Wednesday (#5)|Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Hey everyone! After being gone again, I’m back. I can’t promise that I’ll ever be 100% back but I won’t quit! Today is Wednesday and that means it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This lovely weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes and @gingerreadslainey. Both these ladies have fantastic YouTube video style book blogs. Go check them out for constant videos 😀 To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic is:

March 8th – Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books *BooktubeSFF Awards Crossover Topic!*
–In collaboration with the BooktubeSFF Awards, talk about your favorite science fiction and fantasy books of all time!


5 Favorite Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books:

  1. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by JK Rowling

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This time, I decided to pick my favorite HP book instead of choosing the whole series. This edition’s cover is fantastic!


2.The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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This definitely has to be on here 🙂 Apparently it’s considered Sci-Fi. Not sure how I didn’t know that.


3. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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I love this series to bits so far!! I’m close to done with The Dream Thieves now 🙂


4. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Still haven’t brought myself to read the conclusion to this series. From what I’ve heard, I’m making a good choice.


5. The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

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This series was so intense for me when I was a child and young teen.


That’s a wrap! This topic definitely made me realize I need to dive into Fantasy and Sci-Fi more. I literally had to put a children’s fantasy book. What are your favorite fantasy and sci-fi books? Do you have any suggestions for me? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5W!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀 ❤

Top Ten Tuesday|Love

 




Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme was created by the wonderful people at The Broke And The Bookish. Go check them out for more information, topics and so much more! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time) — or you could do something like books I liked more/less than everyone else

I have decided to do Ten Books I Loved More Than I Thought I Would


Ten Books I Loved More Than I Thought I Would:

1. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

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I’ve already cheated! This is seven books not one 😀


2. The Raven Boys By Maggie Stiefvater

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3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before By Jenny Han

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4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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5. None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio

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6. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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7. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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9. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera


10. The Sky Is Everywhere By Jandy Nelson

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That’s a wrap! What books did you love more than you thought you would? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

None Of The Above| Book Review

Hey everyone! I apologize for being so inactive lately. I’ll try to get into a solid schedule but there’s no guarantees. Yesterday I finished an incredible book called None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio.


“Love isn’t a choice. You fall for the person, not their chromosomes.”

None of the Above

Genre: Young Adult

# of pages: 352

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Author: I.W. Gregorio

Release Date: April 7th, 2015


Summary:

When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She’s a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she’s madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she’s decided that she’s ready to take things to the next level with him.

But Kristin’s first time isn’t the perfect moment she’s planned—something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy “parts.”

Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin’s entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?


None of The Above is an incredible book! It’s the first book I’ve read that has an intersex main character. The author did a brilliant job with detail. Each character seemed so real. Kristen has had a crappy life but her friends are really what keeps her grounded. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have a huge secret like that leaked. Not only is there a unique view on sexuality, there’s love, betrayal, forgiveness and so much more. I loved this book so much. It’s definitely worth the read. I wish there was a sequel. There’s some things that definitely feel unfinished. I.W. Gregorio definitely needs to write more books!

“The biggest difference between boy and girls is how people treat them” 


That’s a wrap! Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Traveling Thursday (#40)|First Love

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday! This weekly meme is hosted by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. Go check them out! To find out more information, future themes and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… Choose a book that deals with first love.

The book I have chosen for this theme is Holding Up The Universe By Jennifer Niven. I recently finished this book and will review it ASAP. For now, I’ll say one word: incredible. Stay tuned for more!


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

Holding Up the UniverseThis cover is so simple yet beautiful!


Favorite Cover(s):

Most of the covers are a variation of the original. They’re all my favorites.

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This cover is so colorful and unique. It really stands out.


Least Favorite(s):

None!


That’s  a wrap! The covers for the book this week were mainly the same. What do you think of the cover? Have you read this book? Let me know your spoiler free opinions!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top 5 Wednesday (#4)|Book Trends

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This weekly meme is hosted by gingerreadslainey and Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes. Both of these wonderful ladies have video book blogs. Go check them out! To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s post will have examples of the topic.

February 8th: Book Trends You’re Tired Of
— What are some things you are tired of seeing that are trends in publishing? Maybe something that pops up on a lot of covers these days, or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre? Let it out!

I’m particularly tired of seeing random people on book covers. It wouldn’t be as much of a problem if the people actually looked like the main character(s). That’s only in a perfect world. Here are some examples:

Paper Towns

De Hongerspelen (De Hongerspelen, #1)(The Hunger Games)

Bajo la misma estrella

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The Fault In Our Stars)

 

Do wszystkich chłopców, których kochałam (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)(To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Oddam ci słońce(I’ll Give You The Sun)


That’s a wrap! What are some book trends you’re tired of? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5Ws!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Library Book Haul (#10)

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I blogged. I recently went to the library and decided to do another Library Book Haul. It’s the 10th one! You guys have really been enjoying these book hauls 😀 This book haul consists of three YA books and three YT (Young Teen) books. Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven would’ve been part of this haul but I started and almost finished it. A review will hopefully be coming your way soon!


Library Book Haul:

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*All Covers Are Linked To Goodreads*

1. If I Ever Get Out Of Here By Eric Gansworth (YA)

If I Ever Get Out of Here

Lewis “Shoe” Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he’s not used to is white people being nice to him — people like George Haddonfield, whose family recently moved to town with the Air Force. As the boys connect through their mutual passion for music, especially the Beatles, Lewis has to lie more and more to hide the reality of his family’s poverty from George. He also has to deal with the vicious Evan Reininger, who makes Lewis the special target of his wrath. But when everyone else is on Evan’s side, how can he be defeated? And if George finds out the truth about Lewis’s home — will he still be his friend?


2. None Of The Above By I.W. Gregorio (YA)

None of the Above

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex… and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant?

When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She’s a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she’s madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she’s decided that she’s ready to take things to the next level with him.

But Kristin’s first time isn’t the perfect moment she’s planned—something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy “parts.”

Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin’s entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?


3. The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) By Maggie Stiefvater (YA)The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

(I recently read the first book and fell in love. The review will be up ASAP)

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys – a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan’s secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface – changing everything in its wake.


4. It Ain’t So Awful Falafel By Firoozeh Dumas (YT)

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. California’s Newport Beach is her family’s latest perch, and she’s determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name—Cindy. It’s the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests, revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages. Even mood rings and puka shell necklaces can’t distract Cindy from the anti-Iran sentiments that creep way too close to home. A poignant yet lighthearted middle grade debut from the author of the best-selling Funny in Farsi. 


5. Nothing But Trouble By Jacqueline Davies (YT)

Nothing but Trouble

Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie’s big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda in the fridge, it’s hard for Maggie to imagine a change.

But when Lena moves in with her creative spirit and outrageous perspective, middle school takes off with a bang. Someone starts pulling the kind of pranks that send their rule-loving new principal into an uproar—complete with purple puffs of smoke, parachuting mice, and a scavenger hunt that leads to secret passageways. Suddenly the same-old football games, election for class president, and embarrassing stories feel almost exciting. And for the first time in her life, Maggie begins to wonder if there might be more to Odawahaka than she ever saw coming!


6. Every Single Second By Tricia Springstubb (YT)

Every Single Second

A single second. That’s all it takes to turn a world upside down.

Twelve-year-old Nella Sabatini’s life is changing too soon, too fast. Her best friend, Clem, doesn’t seem concerned; she’s busy figuring out the best way to spend the “leap second”—an extra second about to be added to the world’s official clock. The only person who might understand how Nella feels is Angela, but the two of them have gone from being “secret sisters” to not talking at all.

Then Angela’s idolized big brother makes a terrible, fatal mistake, one that tears apart their tight-knit community and plunges his family into a whirlwind of harsh publicity and judgment. In the midst of this controversy, Nella is faced with a series of startling revelations about her parents, friends, and neighborhood. As Angela’s situation becomes dangerous, Nella must choose whether to stand by or stand up. Her heart tries to tell her what to do, but can you always trust your heart? The clock ticks down, and in that extra second, past and present merge—the future will be up to her.

Tricia Springstubb’s extraordinary novel is about the shifting bonds of friendship and the unconditional love of family, the impact of class and racial divides on a neighborhood and a city, and a girl awakening to awareness of a world bigger and more complex than she’d ever imagined.


That’s a wrap! What books seem appealing to you? Have you read any of them? Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Library Book Hauls!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀