Review: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

The whole time I was listening to Boy Meets Boy, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. It’s almost a futurist or fantasy type story. The high school and town portrayed in this book has an unusual amount of homosexual people in it, and the acceptance of these students is very idealistic. The beauty of this situation was that David Levithan was about to tell a story about gay teens without making it a story about coming out. That was pretty cool. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that I loved this book. It was enjoyable, but it was too character driven for me. Not much actually […]

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Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

I would never have picked up Burial Rites if it hadn’t been a book club selection. I don’t usually gravitate towards historical fiction. But I am so glad I read this book because I really enjoyed it. In 19th century Iceland, three people stand trial and are convicted of murder. Their punishment is to be death by hanging. There isn’t a prison system to house them until their execution can be arranged, so they are boarded with the families of some rural agents of the government. Iceland is under Danish rule at the time (which was a surprise to me). Agnes Magnusdottir is placed with a […]

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