The Mermaid by Christina Henry

Saccharine and simple, The Mermaid is a lovely summer read. Song Pairing: “Bullet” by Ann Marr Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist We all know this fairly predictable mermaid myth. A sea maiden is caught by a sailor, falls in love with the land and abandons her tail for two feet. Though The Mermaid follows […]

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Rupi Kaur

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Rupi Kaur. You’ve heard of her. You’ve seen her poetry on Tumblr, Instagram and so many more platforms in artsy movements. Rupi Kaur is the “Queen of Instapoets.” Without knowing a lot about her I was skeptical of the idea of her heavily commercialized poetry. Daughter of two immigrant parents, 25-year-old Rupi Kaur is an […]

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Vox by Christina Dalcher

Vox is another in a long line of feminist think-pieces documenting the subtle rise of a dystopian patriarchy. Song Pairing: “A Vision That’s Changed” by Malena Zavala Listen Here / 2018 HELLO YELLOW REVIEWS Playlist SYNOPSIS Dr. Jean is a celebrated linguistic researcher, trapped in a country on a path to ruin. The “Pure Movement” has taken […]

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The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

Please note that this book has a trigger warning for anyone sensitive to rape, incest, abuse, substance abuse, and violence. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault. We follow Eden through 4 years […]

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I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

Two girls go away on holiday. One girl comes back. When two young girls meet two young men, fresh out of prison, on their way to London a wary mother looks on while thinking of a way to make sure the girls make it to their intended destination. When the witness, Ella, fails to take […]

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Thornhill by Pam Smy

Feels Like: Stephen King’s Carrie character was sent to boarding school and is still getting bullied. Step into the world, past and present, of Thornhill Institute. Told in letters from an orphan, Mary, living at Thornhill in the 80’s and illustrations through the point of view of a modern day next door neighbor, Ella, Thornhill […]

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