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Estelle: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: 9/17/2013 Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: bullying, music, high school, suicide, being a loner, self-discovery Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary:  Elise can’t win. After years and years of […]

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October 24, 2013 - 7:38 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - It made me really upset too, seeing her get ostracized for being smart and unique. 🙁 And then really happy seeing her discover the thing she was meant to do/be. 🙂 Great review, Estelle!

September 23, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Ellice Y - I HAVE to read this one because the MC has my name– that RARELY happens (it’s spelled a little differently, but hey, I’ll take it! haha). Great review 🙂

September 23, 2013 - 11:15 am

Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms - I’ve heard a lot of great things from this book, but I’ve never actually wanted to pick it up. I’m reconsidering now that I read this review! Great review!


September 22, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - So, I was already interested in this book because I love the cover. But I was debating buying it so I got on Goodreads. I saw your review posted there, read through it and BAM! bought the book. So happy loved it and can’t wait to read it for myself!

September 21, 2013 - 9:58 pm

VeganYANerds - I got this at BEA and still have not read it, despite hearing amazing things about it! Glad you loved it, too!

September 20, 2013 - 3:50 am

Maggie, Young Adult Anonymous - I just got this and can’t wait to read it!

September 20, 2013 - 1:21 am

katy - This one sounds awesome! I’ve seen a lot of good things about it but haven’t read any reviews before this one. Elise sounds like a fascinating character,and DJing seems awesome. I have always wanted to learn to DJ but I’m pretty sure I’d be notsogreat at it.

“Learning to like yourself and accept your lot in life is a task we have to commit to every day. There is always someone who isn’t going to like our decisions, or agree with us, or like us for whatever reason.” So true, so true.

I’m glad to see it has great supporting characters and family dynamics, too. This was already on my TBR but now I want to read it anymore, awesome review!

September 19, 2013 - 10:01 pm

Bookworm1858 - The search for identity really resonated with me too. Though I wasn’t bullied at school, I still never really felt like I fit in and it hasn’t been until now, after graduating college, that I’m feeling more in place.

September 19, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Daphne - this is one of my favorite books this year, it was so special. great review.

Magan: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell Future Release Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: Harry Abrams Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: e-book downloaded from NetGalley How I found out about it: NetGalley – isn’t this cover awesome?! Challenge: 2012 Debut Author Challenge Summary: Red-haired, pin-curled, makes-everyone-laugh, vintage shoe-wearing Chloe’s life is turning […]

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October 2, 2013 - 8:01 am

Rather Be Reading: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell - […] Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (website | twitter) Publication Date: October 1, 2013 Publisher: Amulet Books Pages: 320 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: death of a classmate, bucket lists, social outcast Format Read: ARC received via Netgalley. (Thank you!) Other Books Read by Author: Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe […]

August 13, 2013 - 8:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: , Magan - […] Bloss: Goodreads | Amazon Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell: Goodreads | Amazon | Magan’s Review | Themed Gift […]

February 1, 2013 - 9:02 am

Attention, Attention: Welcome Caller This is Chloe (Book Revisit) - […] this day, I still remember reading Magan’s review of this debut novel from last April. (That’s saying something because I’ve read quite a few.) She was so unbelievably […]

December 6, 2012 - 8:02 am

Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe Themed Gift-Pack - […] up is a book Estelle and I have both loved, Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell. (My Review) Chloe is a spunky character with a lot of personality. She made us laugh out loud and really feel […]

November 1, 2012 - 8:02 am

Rather Be Reading Blog Celebrates the Big One: Fun + Giveaway - […] why my vlog is so huge. :-/ I mention Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe a lot in my vlog. Here is a link to my review. I was wrong — Estelle’s Attention, Attention for this book will be up soon. Whoops […]

August 19, 2012 - 12:15 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (8/19/2012) - […] Comeback Love by Peter Golden (Goodreads) We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane (Goodreads) (Magan’s review) Welcome Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell (Goodreads) Dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:23 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Ooh, yay! I always get extra excited when a friend of mine likes one of the books that I liked. It was definitely fun to read this one – and Duncan is definitely crush-worthy <3

May 5, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Wow! This one had caught my eye before, but after reading this review, I’m putting it on hold for sure!

May 5, 2012 - 10:12 am

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell Publisher: Amulet Books Release Date: May 1, 2012 Magan’s Review Goodreads | Amazon Big-hearted Chloe Camden is the queen of her universe until her best friend […]

April 23, 2012 - 2:12 pm

Magan - JIM! Yes! Grams = pure awesomeness. LOVED her!

April 23, 2012 - 1:03 am

Jim from YA Yeah Yeah - Fab review – so great to see someone else who loved this book as much as I did! Like you, I thought Grams was an exceptionally awesome character. 🙂

April 22, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Magan - HAHAHA Mandee! Love it! Get ready for your mouth to water when you read it! I hope when you pick it up, you love it! 🙂

April 22, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Magan - Elena, so, so glad to hear that! I really liked it! I love it when a book can make me laugh out loud. I didn’t know what to expect from this story, but the relationships and interactions between the characters were incredible! ENJOY! (And thanks so much for your comment!)

April 22, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Magan - YAY, Jasmine! I really loved it! You should definitely pick it up soon. If you’re in the mood for something with a bit of comedic relief, but still has an edge of seriousness, then read Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe!

April 22, 2012 - 6:21 am

Jasmine Rose - I’m so glad to hear this one’s great :] I’ve had a copy sitting in my ARC pile for ages now. I’ll have to be sure to work it in soon. Thanks for the review :]

April 20, 2012 - 7:55 pm

elena - It’s funny that VeganYANerds said it sounds fantastic because that’s exactly what I thought after reading your review too! This book seemed like a cute book but ultimately not one I was rushing to read. However, after your review, I’m definitely going to try to pick it up soon! Chloe sounds like the best kind of heroine: quirky, fun, and hilarious! The ex-best friends sound awful though, I can’t believe they did that to her and I’m mad by proxy. You made me rethink this book. This is such a wonderful review, Magan!

April 20, 2012 - 7:09 am

VeganYANerds - This sounds fantastic, Magan! I like that Chloe’s character was easy to relate to and that the story grabbed your right away. I am a big fan of Latin food, so now I’m a. hungry and b. wanting to read this book even more!

Magan: He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott

He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott Pages: 360 Published: June 7, 2011 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. How I heard about it: Goodreads recommendation. Summary: Ally’s life is chaotic – she thought Jake would finally ask her out, but he betrayed her by withholding important information about her […]

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November 30, 2012 - 10:48 am

Rather Be Reading Review: This is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott - […] This is So Not Happening (He’s So/She’s So #3) by Kieran Scott Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Pages: 320 Audience: Mature young adult Keywords: Teen Pregnancy, High School Graduation, College, Parent Re-Marriage Format read: Hardcover from the library. My Review of He’s So Not Worth It (He’s So/She’s So #2) […]

January 21, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Magan - Yay, Mands! I think it was a super fun read. I will definitely be on the lookout for more by Scott because her writing was so engaging!

January 21, 2012 - 3:36 pm

VeganYANerds - This sounds like a really fun read so I added it plus the previous book to my to-read list!

January 18, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Magan - Alexa, I really liked it. I think some of the books I read tend to be REALLY heavy, and this was exactly what I needed when I read it. It was complicated, but still funny and lighthearted enough that I breezed through it. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

January 18, 2012 - 1:14 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This one sounds like a pretty awesome read! I must put it on the list 🙂

Magan: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers Released: January 5, 2010 Pages: 246 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Library book Why I picked it up: I’m on a Courtney Summers kick. I recently finished Cracked Up to Be by her as well. Summary: Regina is part of the social elite, the Fearsome Five, at her high […]

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September 30, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Fifteen Must-Read Tough Subject Books - […] Some Girls Are — bullying. bullying. bullying. stupid high school. […]

September 6, 2013 - 9:01 am

What Goes Around by Courtney Summers (Two in One) - […] On Some Girls Are: […]

April 30, 2012 - 7:02 am

Young Adult Book Review: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers - […] favorite contemporary writers; I had a Courtney Summers love fest at the end of last year and read Some Girls Are, Cracked Up to Be, and Fall for Anything. You might be wondering how a contemporary fiction author […]

December 11, 2011 - 1:45 pm
December 7, 2011 - 10:07 pm

Magan - Jana, Alexa, and Samual – thank you all so much for your comments. High School was just terrible. My worst memory is from when I was in junior high though. The mean girls attacked one of my friends and stole her gym clothes. When she walked into the locker room before basketball practice, the girls were “skating” on her clothes all over the floor and pretended they didn’t see her. She didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to do. I was frozen in place – I didn’t know how to get them back. If I could go back in time and stand up to someone at any given moment, this would be what I’d choose. I was open and talked to my parents about things, and they helped out, but in many ways the school administration knowing the problem only made things worse. This book hit home on such a personal, deep level for me. I hope that any girl that reads it and is going through something terrible finds strength from this story. That she knows things can and will get better.

I hope you all will pick it up, however uncomfortable it may be. It’s a story that needs to be shared.

December 7, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Samual - I haven’t read this book and have been wanting to read it last year. I’ve read one of Courtney Summers’ books Cracked Up To Be. I think the author really speaks her mind in her writings. Her style is unique, different, and open. I think some girls are really really mean. Plain and simple. They want all the attentions themselves. They say things people would NEVER or CANNOT accept. I think this is what most schools are though, some people (I’m not speaking to only girls, guys do the same things) are just don’t know how to control themselves. They just don’t care about others’ feelings. They can say whatever they want, like the whole world is theirs or something. People are so disrespectful to others. When I was in high school, well, during my freshman year, people were so nice to me. But the more I spend time with them, the more I realized how rude they were. (And they didn’t even realize that, GOSH.) I just tried to ignore them and had never talk to them again. Some people are crazy, mean, impolite, disrespectful, and whatever that fit into that category. Great review! I will check this book out. Thank you for sharing!

Books For All Seasons

December 7, 2011 - 12:33 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - What a great review. This book sounds, at turns, horrifying, yet like something I could relate to in my own way. I went through a couple of tough moments in elementary school and high school, with people who would pretend to be my friend, but were actually talking smack about me behind my back. It took a while (and a lot of really great people) before I gained any sort of self-esteem.

It’s always nice to hear about books exposing similar situations of bullying (especially the female form of it) and I commend Summers for doing that. Thank you for reviewing this book!

December 7, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Jana - Oooo… I swear, elementary and junior high was seriously SO hard. In 6th grade, one of my “friends” turned all my other “friends” against me when she decided I was a perfect target for bashing. It was all about something so stupid and off-based, not to mention untrue. Later that year, I received an anonymous death threat. I was in the counselor’s office all day for protection. I don’t know why kids can be so mean. I just can’t fathom it. I have a feeling I would connect really well with this book as well, but I’m almost thinking I don’t want to give it a try. lol. Good review, though. 🙂 I always enjoy it when book bloggers talk about their connections and personal thoughts, rather than just summarize the entire book. It helps us learn about you! 🙂

– Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl