SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA

(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

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING BY NICOLA YOON

(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

I’VE GOT MY PERIOD. SO WHAT?

(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

UNDERRATED BOOK: THE LUCKY HAT MINE BY J. V. L. Bell

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

NÅR MAN FORVEKSLER KÆRLIGHED MED EN SAKS

(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

A MONSTER CALLS

(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

THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE BY PATRICK NESS

Danish version below // dansk version nedenunder

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

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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

My rating: 5/5 stars

Summary

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

CARRY ON BY RAINBOW ROWELL | a book review

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

My rating: 4/5 stars

A big thanks to to SocialBookCo for sending me this book in exhange for a review.

SocialBookCo is a price comparison website, and you can find the cheapest place to buy Carry On here.

Summary

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Continue reading