Book Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Confess by Colleen Hoover
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 306 pages

Summary:
Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

 For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

 The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

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Book Review: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

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Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Health>Mental Health
Pages: 448

Summary:
Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. This is a compelling and provoking literary debut that will appeal to fans of Wes Anderson, Silver Linings Playbook, and Liar.

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. 

Funny, provoking, and ultimately moving, this debut novel featuring the quintessential unreliable narrator will have readers turning the pages and trying to figure out what is real and what is made up.

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Book Review: P.S. I Still Love You ( To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, #2) by Jenny Han

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P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 337

Summary:
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

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Book Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genres: Contemporary , Romance, YA, Womens Fiction>Chick Lit
Pages: 288

Summary:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

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