Book Blurbs: Summer 2019

Book Blurbs: Summer 2019

Books Blurbs” is a series where I write blurbs about books I have read, purchased, and/or received. I briefly review books that I read, giving them a rating out of five stars. I will also briefly describe the new books I got, explaining where I got the book and why I want to read it.

Books I Read

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

  • Premise: T
  • Genre: Young adult fiction
  • Likes: T
  • Critiques: T
  • Rating: ★★★★★

Today Means Amen by Sierra DeMulder

  • Premise: T
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Likes: T
  • Critiques: T
  • Rating: ★★★

22 Scars by C.M. North

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Voracious Readers.

  • Premise: 22 Scars tells the story of teenager Amy and what it’s like for her to battle depression on a daily basis. Depression consumes her, and, unless accompanied by her best friend, she rarely finds herself and her life to be hopeful.
  • Genre: Young adult fiction
  • Likes: The way North tackles depression and other mental health concerns in 22 Scars is quite original. The lack of a strict plot is also an effective way to detail what depression is like for Amy. But I especially liked the fact her parents were nameless, because, although the story is in third person, it says a lot about who they are to Amy.
  • Critiques: The nonlinear storytelling was sometimes confusing, particularly at the beginning, because the shift wasn’t as clear as it needed to be.
  • Rating: ★★★★

For my full thoughts on 22 Scars, check out my complete review of it.

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