Summary In his first published novel, Adam Silvera gives us a glimpse into a future where erasing pain and grief is as simple as setting up a visit to the Leteo Institute - or so Aaron Soto hopes. For sixteen-year-old Aaron, nothing seems to work in easing the pain of his father's suicide. Falling out … Continue reading More Happy than Not – Book Review
The Swarm and the Flyer Excerpt
Hey there, welcome back to You Young Adult Nostalgic. Tonight I'd like to share a bit more from my latest work, The Swarm and the Flyer. For those who haven't yet heard or read, The Swarm and the Flyer is book one in my postapocalyptic diptych. Huh, say what now?! Diptych! You know, two halves of the same … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer Excerpt
Aural Autumn: Her Smile
Gaaah!!! Is there anything more breathtaking than finding a song that makes you feel renewed? Like you're seeing the Grand Canyon, the Northern Lights, and the ocean stretching out before you, all at once? Hey there everyone. Welcome back to Aural Autumn, the series in which I explore the intersection between music, musings, and memories. … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Her Smile
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – A Review
If the title begs the question, "what exactly are the perks?", then there is no shortage of answers in this endearing, passionate film, one that deftly juggles dark themes and new beginnings. At the helm of this adolescent story is Stephen Chbosky, the author of the book, who has clearly demarcated the line between film … Continue reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower – A Review
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