Review: American Girls by Alison Umminger

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Publication: June 7th 2016
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pages:  368 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

“She wasn’t a very pretty girl. That doesn’t sound like a nice thing to say about someone, or like being ugly should have mattered, except that because they were girls, it mattered big-time” (Umminger 71).

You know that feeling of disappointment when you read a hyped up book only to find out it wasn’t as great as you’d hoped? That’s how I felt when I read The Girls by Emma Cline last December. So you’re disappointed that this book that had potential, that you wanted to love but didn’t doesn’t exist in some other form. You wish that the author had gotten it right, or at the very least that their was someone else who had written the book. Luckily for me, there was Alison Umminger’s American Girls. Continue reading

Library Loot

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Hello again!

So I’ve been very bad at keeping up with memes on my blog. I always plan on setting up a queue of them so I don’t have to think about what I’m posting, but then I forget by the time the first queue is over.

Maybe I’m just not doing memes that interest me.

So I’m going to experiment with some new memes on the site and we’ll see how it goes (fingers crossed it goes well).

The first new meme I wanted to try is called Library Loot, where you write about what books you’ve gotten from the library each week!

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Continue reading