In Every Day by David Levithan, readers are introduced to A, who does not have their own body, but instead wakes up each morning in the body of a different 16-year-old.
#DiverseaThon is a read-a-thon put on by Christina, Monica, Joce, and Whitney in order to spread awareness and discussion about how important it is to have diversity in books. This is something I feel so incredibly passionate about-- books saved my life when I was being raised in a very traumatic environment because I saw myself in the characters. Everyone deserves to feel that way and have their voices represented in books!
Chelsea Duvay is a high school student who prides herself on her perfectly manicured feet and musical repertoire, but is also quiet and isolated, opting to spend her free time watching musicals with her father. Not having friends isn't her choice-- it's just what happened because it seems that the only thing people notice about her is her weight.
I had a good month in terms of the number of books I've read but a pretty mediocre month in terms of the quality of those books. I really enjoyed a few of them, but there wasn't anything I was absolutely obsessed with. Oh, well-- onwards!
I absolutely adored Gayle Forman's If I Stay series, so I was naturally thrilled to get my hands on a copy of her debut adult novel Leave Me. I had high hopes for this book and thoroughly enjoyed getting a chance to read it!