Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook – A sensitive, and perhaps controversial book. Every Last Promise is from the perspective of Kayla who witnessed a classmate being sexually assaulted. It follows Kayla’s questionable choices and her inability to speak up. If you decide to give it a read, I would definitely take a moment to read the authors note after as it makes you understand Kayla’s POV a bit more.
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby – After the death of Quinn’s boyfriend, she tracks down the recipient of his heart, and predictability they fall in love. That probably sounds really cliché, right? Tracking down the recipient of your dead boyfriends heart and fall in love? Totally, but Kirby managed to make it completely realistic, heartfelt, and soul-crushingly cute.
None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio – This book is informative, but I don’t really like that word because it seems stiff and formal. But I. W. Gregorio manages to tell the reader what being intersex means whilst have an deeply emotional aspect to it. So in a nutshell, I.W. Gregorio handles the topic in a delicate and informative way, but also honestly and emotionally.
All The Rage by Courtney Summers – A powerful, raw and important book which deals with current issues of sexism and rape culture where women are shamed and taught to be silent . I think All the Rage is a perfect title, because it does just that, it makes you rage, and it makes you angry. Courtney Summers definitely does not hold back with this story as it is gritty, raw and painful and just so important.