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Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

 “One often meets her destiny on the road she takes to avoid it.”   I'm not usually drawn to lighthearted teen contemporary novels, but after I graduated high school last November, I really wanted to find some that could depict similar experiences and feelings. My initial pick was The unexpected everything, which was unfortunately a massive… Continue reading Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

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Review: The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken

 When the dystopia craze was a thing in the book community, I was going through what I like to call "The great book slump of middle school", so I wasn't particularly in tune with the trends in fiction. Aside from The hunger games, one of the very few books that managed to briefly drag me… Continue reading Review: The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken

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Review: The girl of fire and thorns by Rae Carson

 Princess Elisa of Orovalle is the bearer of the Godstone, meaning that, much like the previous bearers, she was chosen by God to perform a special service, something extraordinary. She doesn't know exactly what it is and if she is capable of doing it, but as she is married off to the king of a… Continue reading Review: The girl of fire and thorns by Rae Carson

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Review: Little women by Louisa May Alcott

 I'm always a little hesitant to bash on classic novels, specially when they are as beloved as Little women. Even though it's not a well known book in Brazil, I grew up seeing it being referenced in pop culture, and always thought that I would love it once I read it. But I when I… Continue reading Review: Little women by Louisa May Alcott

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Oscars predictions, thoughts and mini reviews

  It's been a while since I've done movie reviews. I was absent for a while during the last few months of 2017, and when I returned, I chose to prioritize my delayed book reviews, pushing aside any thoughts on the things that I had watched. Also, with the exception of Get Out, Dunkirk, and… Continue reading Oscars predictions, thoughts and mini reviews

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Review: Cloud atlas by David Mitchell

"What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?"  I've always been upfront about the fact that my ratings are emotional. I consider myself to be a critical reader, which is why I write the reviews I do, but no one can be truly impartial when they consume fiction. And that leads to the dilemma:… Continue reading Review: Cloud atlas by David Mitchell

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Review: Grasshopper jungle by Andrew Smith

 Grasshopper jungle is a historical recollection of how Austin Szerba and his best friend Robby unleashed an army of giant, human-eating praying mantises in their small town in Iowa. It is narrated by Austin himself, as he struggles with conflicting romantic feelings for both his girlfriend Shann and Robby, and tries to define his sexuality… Continue reading Review: Grasshopper jungle by Andrew Smith