‘Lawn Boy’ elevates the traditional young adult novel with its introspective narrator and avoidance of cliche, shallow plotlines.
Feelings of rebirth or emergence often go along with the beginnings of spring, which is in many ways a period of transition.
Readers will be just as invested in the narrative of Leah’s journey to discovering the truth about her husband as they will about her journey to re-discovering herself.
None of the characters are especially invested in what happens to them, and it’s that lack of interest and agency that ultimately sabotages the novel.
It wasn’t until I read ‘The Awakening’ that I knew how I wanted to write.
All of this sounds like exactly what you would want in a mid-semester, turn-your-brain-off-and-enjoy read, with one major problem: It’s really not very good.
“The Opposite of Loneliness” has done more than build me. It has re-built me.
The poetry collection is an even mix of prose, poems and more stylized verses.
The basketball team is now on its way to the national championship, so since we’re due for a new Poetry Playlist, this one is going to follow the theme of celebration.
It’s rare to find an insistently feminist novel or even one willing to fully describe the complexly entangled pains and joys of womanhood.