★★★★☆—For anyone who’s lost someone, The Beauty that Remains is like a warm hug or a firm hand on your shoulder in solidarity.
★★★☆☆—A retelling with lovely prose that never wrangles its elements into a cohesive whole.
★★☆☆☆—The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali tackles a hard topic with less than perfect results.
★★☆☆☆—If you’re a camp counselor and feel inclined to date your charges, here’s some advice: don’t.
How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom is short, light and sweet. It’s also perfectly mediocre and utterly forgettable.
★★★☆☆—Despite a few rough edges, Date Me, Bryson Keller is super sweet and super readable.
Summer of Salt is a great little summer read. It’s quirky and sweet and focuses on the important things in life.
Holy crap, Tell Me How You Really Feel comes this close to being—literally—the perfect lesbian high school rom-com.
Ship It’s particular brand of entertaining is of the horrible trainwreck, “Oh my god I can’t look away” variety.