I will read anything that Neal Shusterman writes. I don’t know if you knew that about me as a reader. So when I saw Challenger Deep at the library, as I mentioned a few days ago, I absolutely had to get it. It was not an easy read, but I’m glad I had the opportunity to experience it. I think I’m going to do a short on the tl;dl bookcast about books with characters who have schizophrenia (when I have a chance to get back to podcasting), so keep an eye out for that.
#bookaday Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman. Wow. Tough read. As someone who comes from a family who has members with mental illness, but a family that also doesn’t really talk about it, I feel like this book provided a voice for that silence. Amazingly written. What I’ve come to expect from Shusterman – tough topics handled beautifully. #stickynotereviews #bookstagram
//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.jsThe Girl at Midnight, I picked up because I saw it on a list at Epic Reads and it looked interesting. When I found out my local library had it, I absolutely had to check it out. I just finished it. Can you guess where I’m headed now?
#bookaday The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Gray. #stickynotereviews The Girl at Midnight felt a little like Daughter of Smoke and Bone – rival peoples at war with each other out of the human eye – that is until one human gets involved. Bonus for this one? There are dragons! Also, as a reader who is also a member of the LGBT community, I love the way relationships between characters were handled. Not a thing. As it should be. I’ll leave that there and say that I’m excited for the second one next June. #bookstagram
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Read either of these? What did you think?