(Danish translation below // dansk oversættelse nedenunder)

more-happy-than-not.jpg‘More Happy Than Not’ by Adam Silvera, published by Soho Teen, 2015, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Gyldendal for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Before you read this review, know that this book contains trigger warnings against: depression, suicide and abuse

More Happy than Not was a lot harder to read than I had expected. The book starts out entertaining and all cutesy. At some point you (really meaning me) might be fooled to think this is just another light contemporary teenage book, but that is so far from what this really is. Continue reading


(Danish version bellow // dansk version nedenunder)

simon vs.JPG‘Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli, published by Balzer + Bray, 2015, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Høst og Søn for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Simon is in the closet and in love with a guy on the internet. He has amazing friends, and a great family, but he feels really nervous about telling them he’s gay. Besides coming out as homosexual, is this book also about friendship, family, first love and about finding and accepting yourself (your sexuality but also in general). Continue reading


(Danish translation below // dansk oversættelse nedenunder)

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‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon, published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2015, 3/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Carlsen for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

Everything Everything follows Maddie, who suffers from an incurable disease which means she’s basically allergic to the world. She can’t leave her house and lives there alone with her mom. One day a new family next door moves in, including a boy called Olly. They slowly start to contact each other and Maddie experiences her first relationship with a person her age. Continue reading


(Danish edition below // dansk version nedenunder)skaermbillede-2017-01-02-kl-18-53-15I’ve Got My Period. So What?’ by Clara Henry (org. title, ‘Ja, jag har mens hur så?’), published by Skyhorse Publishing August 1, 2017, 4/5 stars – thanks to the publisher Gyldendal for giving me the Danish edition of this book! You can buy it here.

This book really got me thinking. I have lately been very aware of the feminist issues in our society, and this book really touched and inspired me.

Clara Henry talked about everything I wanted her to. She talked about the scientific explanations behind the actual period, cramps and PMS. She also talked about the practicalities like wearing a pad or putting up a tampon, where she included a lot of her own stories and experiences. She was overall good at talking about it in an open and freely manner, which everyone really are supposed to talk about it. She also focused a lot on the tabu it is in our society, and tips to help us all break that. I recently made a blog post about it including periods in books (link), and I am ready to keep fighting for this issue in my daily life as well. Continue reading


Skærmbillede 2016-12-31 kl. 19.17.13.png“The Lucky Hat Mine” by J. V. L. Bell, published by Hansen Publishing Group in 2016, 4.5/5 stars– thanks to the author for providing me with an audiobook of this – you can buy it here.

The Lucky Hat Mine is a light historical mystery set in the Colorado territory in 1863. If you aren’t sold by that description alone I honestly don’t know what’s wong with you. Like that sounds so awesome. But if you aren’t yet, don’t worry. This book has so much more to offer than that. Continue reading


(Only in Danishb since it is a Danish book)

Skærmbillede 2016-11-27 kl. 19.35.53.png“Når man forveksler kærlighed med en saks” af Tomas Lagermand Lundme, udgivet af Gyldendal i 2016, 3/5 stjerner – tak til forlaget for at sende mig denne bog, køb den her.

Denne bog følger en dreng på 16. Han er flyttet fra sin mor til sin farmor og farfar og bor da bogen begynder i en lejlighed i København med sin kæreste Mads. Han har haft et virkelig svært liv, hvilket har efterladt sine tydelige spor på ham. Continue reading


(Danish version below // dansk version nedenunder)

Skærmbillede 2016-11-14 kl. 09.19.55.png“A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness, published by Walker Books in 2011, 4/5 stars

A Monster Calls follows the 13-year-old boy Connor. His mom is sick with cancer and he is having a hard time at school. One night a monster visits him and starts telling him stories. The monster becomes Conor’s only firm supporter through his mothers illness, and I really liked seeing their relationship develop. Continue reading


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Skærmbillede 2016-11-08 kl. 22.00.03.png“The Rest of Us Just Live Here” by Patrick Ness, published by Walker Books in 2015, 3/5 stars

This book builds on the ideo of telling the story from a normal persons perspective in a Chosen One’s-world. We follow Mikey, a senior in high school who is focused on graduating and getting guts enough to tell Henna, how in love with her he is. Even though we do hear about some fantastical elements, I do consider this a contemporary.
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IF I WAS YOUR GIRL a book review


If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

My rating: 5/5 stars


Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like any other girl, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret. There’s a reason why she transferred schools for her senior year, and why she’s determined not to get too close to anyone. Continue reading