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Book Review: The Upper World by Femi Fadugba

  * I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. * Title: The Upper World Author: Femi Fadugba Publisher: Penguin Source: Bought Myself ( Bookshop UK |  Hive |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: Esso is running out of time and into trouble. After he is accidentally caught up in a gang war, he is haunted by a vision of a bullet fired in an alleyway with devastating consequences. A generation later, fifteen-year-old football prodigy Rhia is desperately searching for answers—and a catastrophic moment from the past holds the key to understanding the parents she never got to meet. Whether on the roads of South London or in the mysterious Upper World, Esso and Rhia''s fates must collide. And when they do, a race against the clock will become a race against time itself... Book Review: This book has been quite hyped up already before its release but also now that it has been released and for g

Book Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing & A Beautiful And Foolish Endeavour by Hank Green

* I am reviewing this book which I was gifted for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. * Title:   An Absolutely Remarkable Thing & A Beautiful And Foolish Endeavour Author: Hank Green Publisher: Trapeze  Source: Netgalley/Bought Myself ( Bookshop UK  |  Hive  |  Goodreads  |  Storygraph ) Book Summary: In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared.   Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day,

Would You Rather by Katie Heaney: Questioning Queerness

 This is the final review from my backlog and for good reason because this book made me question a lot of things. Probably the perfect and not so perfect book for someone who has always thought about their sexuality.  I think that is the thing, this book is based on the premise that Katie Heaney discovered that she likes women and is a lesbian in her late 20s after she thought she was straight. It also deconstructs the idea that women often find themselves coming out at a later age due to the stigma of the word lesbian and identifying as such.  As a person who has not thought they were straight since they were 17 this is not something that I have ignored. I remember potentially liking someone at school when I was 17 after she got a haircut. I just brushed it off though because I couldn't fancy a girl.  At the same time though I thought I fancied boys. (I no longer think I fancy boys.) This all changed when thought I quite liked the idea of living with a woman in a co-habit relation