Book Review: “Tonight the streets are ours”

Tonight the streets are ours’, by Leila Sales, tells the story of Arden, a girl whose selflessness once got her made into a doll with the tagline ‘recklessly loyal’, but at 17 those qualities are beginning to take their toll and when she finds herself questioning everything she turns to the internet and finds a website called ‘tonight the streets are ours’ where she finds what she hopes is a kindred spirit and decides to go on a roadtrip to meet them.

 

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Books I have been reading lately.

I’m really,really behind on my goodreads challenge. I’ve read a handful  books this year, not counting books I’ve re-read, comics and fanfic, which is most of what I’ve read.

I thought I’d do a quick review of what I have been reading, as to motivate myself and perhaps others.

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a book review and vaguely related ramblings

 

I just finished this book. I really liked it. it was very interesting, a bit heartbreaking and quite familiar.

It’s about a girl attending a conservative catholic school in Louisiana who has the unfortunate luck of falling for her best friend and worst of all, that friend turns out to be a girl.

what follows is a tragic portrait of what it means to be anything other than straight in a catholic setting and how awful the ignorance and hatred can make kids feel. I wanted to strangle several characters for their behaviour and hug the poor girl.

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