Genre: Music

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

I LOVED this book.  I feel like it did a pretty good job of filling the hole Moxie left behind when I finished that earlier this year.  It’s smart, the characters are great, and it doesn’t hesitate to take on a difficult topic. Before I go and squeal about it some more, I do want to leave some possible trigger warnings for the book, and turn-offs, depending on your politics.  Rebel Girls discusses extreme bullying, and there is one scene where a character’s locker is covered in graphic images of unborn fetuses.  Additionally, one of the themes of this book is […]

Posted August 29, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song by Sara Bareilles

Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song by Sara Bareilles

The first time I remember listening to Sara Bareilles’s “Love Song” was in 2009.  It took about that long for the song to be adopted by Retail Radio, and I heard it while tidying an aisle one particularly slow Sunday morning.  I’m sure I heard the song before that, but it was the first time I has really listened.  I wasn’t familiar with Sara Bareilles before that, but it was the song I needed at the moment.  I was struggling with a boyfriend I hated (whom I still didn’t manage to shake for another two years) and listening her say “I’m […]

Posted November 14, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

I really, really, really enjoyed this book. I like Elise.  I get Elise.  I didn’t go through exactly what Elise did in school, but a lot of the time, I felt like she did.  High school can be brutal, guys.  Really, really brutal.  If you don’t fit in, then it’s ten times worse.  Elise’s story is about her depression hitting an absolute low, and how she comes back from that.  It’s not pretty.  In fact, a lot of times it’s really, really messy.  There are also really strong themes about cyberbullying.  But throughout the whole thing, there is a glimmer of […]

Posted February 12, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //