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The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Posted: January 3, 2022
By: Fariyal K

BookTok Series Romance? Check. Comedy? Check. Interesting? 100%! This book is one of our favorite rom coms – such a fun and short read, which is perfect for this fall. The story revolves around a teenage girl who’s about to get deported, but she (shocker) meets a boy. It’s a cute story of these two

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Instructions for Dancing

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Posted: December 29, 2021
By: Fariyal K

BookTok Series  This is yet another amazing book by the talented Nicola Yoon (author of The Sun is Also a Star). We tried to read this book without any expectations and we were pleasantly surprised. There is definitely more than meets the eye with this novel – that’s all we can say without spoiling too

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Posted: November 15, 2021
By: Fariyal K

BookTok Series Wow. We don’t have words to describe this literary masterpiece. This book will cause you to experience a rollercoaster of emotions. It will have you laughing in happiness yet also bawling your eyes out at 3 am. Although the end is foreshadowed in the title, the book’s intricate plot is worth the read.

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Instant Karma

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Posted: November 1, 2021
By: Ameena A

This amazing YA novel by Marissa Meyer shows readers that not everything we see is the full story. The story revolves around the main character, Prudence Daniels, who gains powers that allow her to dish out karmic justice to everyone except her annoyingly lazy lab partner Quint Erickson. Quint never seems to be willing to

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Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Posted: October 18, 2021
By: Ameena A

This story covers racism, discrimination, and finding love all in one. This is one of the newer books focused on representing bisexuals as well as Bengalis while realistically attempting to portray the hate and assumptions that come alongside coming out. It’s an entertaining piece revolving around the only two brown girls in the entire school

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Posted: September 28, 2021
By: Fariyal K

BookTok Series Do you enjoy sad twists on classic fairy tales? If so, this book was made for you! Heartless is one of our all-time favorite novels. It provides a heartbreakingly beautiful villain origin story for the Queen of Hearts. The author intricately weaves astonishing twists into this tragic backstory. It’s a story full of

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Posted: September 8, 2021
By: Fariyal K and Ameena A

Are you as obsessed with TikTok as we are??? This past year, TikTok has blown up as a social media platform. This highly addictive app has risen to popularity due to its variation in content. The FYP (For You Page) provides videos that tailor to the interests of viewers, thus creating different divisions. BookTok, DanceTok,

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Posted: August 31, 2021
By: Sana M

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab, is a captivating novel that follows a young woman who bargained to live forever but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. The book begins in France in 1714, and centers around the mystical Addie LaRue, dreamer and artist,

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Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Posted: August 23, 2021
By: Megh P

In the novel Born A Crime, Daily Show host Trevor Noah tells the hilarious, sometimes sorrowful, and often heartwarming story of his life growing up under apartheid in South Africa. Born to a black mother and white father, Noah was a mixed-race child in a country and time where the conception of such children was

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