Book of the Month Poll – December 2020

A new month means new selection of books for the book of the month title. Vote here for your favorite December 2020 YA novel. Continue reading Book of the Month Poll – December 2020

A Profoundly Heart-Wrenching Must Read | Review of ‘The First Time She Drowned’

By Cynthia Ayala

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter Philomel Books
The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
Philomel Books

Wrongfully institutionalized by her mother, Cassie has the chance to break free and start anew with as she checks herself out at 18 to start college. But there are secrets in her past that begin to float to the surface as they break through her barrier. A toxic mother who cares only about herself threatens to rewrite the past and pull Cassie back to the dark depths of her psyche. Cassie needs to break away from her mother, reclaim her life, and face the past head on.

Published March 15, 2016, by Philomel Books, The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter is an enthralling tale surrounding a toxic mother-daughter relationship and the hardships of mental illness.
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Weekly Reading List #67

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week. School is inching towards the finish line and I’m so close I can taste the diploma. I just need to pass the classes and then I am all set to go. Man, it’s been wild. Anyway, mostly done with projects so I’ve got some time to breathe and read. Check out my reading list below.
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Weekly Reading List #66

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week. School is inching towards the finish line and I’m so close I can taste the diploma. I just need to pass the classes and then I am all set to go. Man, it’s been wild. Anyway, mostly done with projects so I’ve got some time to breathe and read. Check out my reading list below.
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