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Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz • Magan Reviews

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz [twitter • website] Publication Date: March 3, 2015 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 304 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: eating disorders, theater school, Nebraska, LGBTQ, black MC Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Etta is all of these things: black, bisexual, a former ballerina, lonely, recovering from an eating disorder, and anxious to get out of […]

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October 13, 2015 - 8:00 am

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March 12, 2015 - 9:31 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - So glad you loved this, especially as I’m planning to read this next! I’ve never read a book by this author before, but I’ve heard fantastic things. I’m interested to meet Etta and will be aware that her character may take a bit of getting used to. Lovely review, Magan!

March 11, 2015 - 11:11 am

Magan - Brianna, I agree that it was very different than my typical reads, but I think that’s why it stood out so much. I hope you give it a try! 🙂

March 11, 2015 - 11:10 am

Magan - Yay, Alexa! That makes me really happy. Etta is SUCH a different character. She’s very in-your-face, but I think her journey is important. Plus, I just can’t neglect to acknowledge how well Moskowitz wrote the friendship aspect between Etta and Bianca. It blew my mind!

March 11, 2015 - 10:57 am

Alexa S. - I’d seen Not Otherwise Specified mentioned a couple of times, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it. But judging from your review, it’s an important sort of read because there’s nothing quite like it out there! I think I might pick it up just out of sheer curiosity. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, M 🙂

March 11, 2015 - 10:07 am

Brianna - This isn’t something I’d normally pick up, but it sounds really good. Etta sounds like a great character.

Estelle: The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George Release Date: March 15, 2012 Publisher: Viking Juvenile Pages: 256 Target: Young adult Format read: A paperback received at ALA. (Thank you!) Why I was interested: Intrigued by this love story. Summary: Jesse and Emily couldn’t be more different. Jesse is the organizer of a group […]

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June 4, 2016 - 5:06 am

Julie - In my opinion, the ending was so abrupt I felt like it was missing a whole chapter. I did read it as an e-book, which makes the ending sneak up regardless, but I was so unsatisfied that I was actually a bit mad. It was a great story, I just thought the ending would be more climactic.

June 16, 2012 - 9:35 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You are seriously making my TBR list grow every time I read a review on the site (from either you or Magan). This one sounds so interesting! It’s definitely different, and I think that’s what makes it appealing to me!

March 22, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Jasmine Rose - Your review makes me want to read this even more. Before I was only mildly interested but now I want to read it as soon as possible :]

March 21, 2012 - 7:08 pm

VeganYANerds - Excellent review, Estelle! After reading it, I feel like I really want to get to know both Jesse and Emily, I love your felt so connected to the characters, always a sign of a good book!