1 Minute Reviews · Middle Grade · YA

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin | 1 Minute Reviews

The Thing About Jellyfish is an impressive middle grade book about coping with the death of a friend, growing up and growing apart, and an obsession with jellyfish. When Suzy’s best friend drowns, she decides that it is jellyfish to blame, and sets out on a mission to prove to everyone that it was the… Continue reading The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas | 1 Minute Reviews

Because You’ll Never Meet Me was recommended to me by lovely @writeronwheels_ and it did not disappoint! Ollie is allergic to electricity, which sets off his seizures, and so lives in a cabin in the woods. His home territory is ruled by the power lines he cannot cross. Moritz, born with no eyes, sees the… Continue reading Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

As I Descended by Robin Talley | 1 Minute Reviews

Lesbian Macbeth. Robin Talley has served us Lesbian Macbeth and boy did she knock it out of the park. Talley switches up the setting to a boarding school in Virginia, where Maria dreams of attaining the Kingsley Prize in order to attend a college of her choice. Only one thing stands in her way; her rival… Continue reading As I Descended by Robin Talley | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown | 1 Minute Reviews

That afternoon I was muggy eyed and sore-headed after a seizure and just needed something warming and lovely to get me through. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit was what I picked up. I stayed up reading until 1 in the morning, refusing to close it without finishing Jo’s story. Jo and her father are leaving Atlanta… Continue reading Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour | 1 Minute Reviews

You Know Me Well is a heartwarming story about self acceptance and growing up on the QUILTBAG spectrum. The story follows Mark and Kate, two teenagers celebrating Pride weekend in San Francisco in their own ways. Mark and Kate aren’t friends at school even though they sit together in class, but a chance meeting in a… Continue reading You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour | 1 Minute Reviews