Once and For All / Sarah Dessen / Penguin Books / 2017 / ISBN 9780141386690 / 357 Pages / Young Adult
Book Blurb –
Louna spends her summers helping brides plan their perfect day and handling all kinds of crises: missing brides, scene-stealing bridesmaids and controlling grooms. Not surprising then that she’s deeply cynical about happily-ever-afters, especially since her own first love ended in tragedy.Continue reading “Book Review – Once and For All”→
I didn’t know this but April is Sexual Assault awareness month. What I did know was that there are many young adult books that have the theme of sexual assault in them. The act, the consequences and the emotions tied to it.
Penguin Teen has put a list of 7 books that they think you should read this month about Sexual Assault.
The First Third / Will Kostakis / Penguin Teen Australia / 2013 / ISBN 9780143568179/ 247 pages / Young Adult
Life is made up of three parts: in the first third you’re embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you’ve made. That’s how Billy’s grandmother explains it anyway. She’s given him her bucket list (cue embarrassment), and now it’s his job to glue their family back together. No pressure or anything.
Will Kostakis is a genius when it comes to writing something he knows. This book The First Third is a great easy read for anyone with a family. I really enjoyed this book just like I enjoyed The Sidekicks by Kostakis because I was able to relate to it so easily. The easy of the structures, the building of the characters throughout the story that build to make an epic story and the familiarity of it all makes for an excellent read. This is the type of book you should read when you want to learn about other cultures, families and even yourself. I brought a tear to my eye in one bit at the end in particular. I cried out in laughter in the middle of the night thanks to the great jokes within the book. If I didn’t know any better Kostakis is talking about my Nonna in this book.
If you are looking for something to tug on your hear string, give you a boost of love or a hit of family drama than this is the book for you.