The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo is a story about self-identity, love, family, and acceptance. It follows the main character Xiomara Batista who is struggling with most aspects of her life. Her twin, trying to understand her mother and the Catholic church shes a part of, and most of all, herself. With all of these…

Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

The novel Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen is a wonderful tale of adolescent adventure that effectively encompasses realistic worldly issues experienced by many and applies it to a set of unique characters that make the story increasingly entertaining. The premise of the novel being the search to find Richard Sloan’s best friend, Malley spirals…