“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels….

“When I wake up and go downstairs, my parents are in the kitchen slicing bagels.” 💙 • This definitely started out giving me John Green vibes but it ended up being more satisfying because for me, the characters of Violet and Finch felt a little more authentic to me- they had a little more dimension. … Read more

“Mom had made spaghetti and meat sauce- perhaps the least Persian food ever, tho…

“Mom had made spaghetti and meat sauce- perhaps the least Persian food ever, though she did add a bit of turmeric to the sauce , which gave it a slight orange cast to the oil in it.” 🧡 • One of the most underrated books in my opinion- why have I not seen this all … Read more

“There’s a juice box and a bag of potato chips on my desk in my cell” • I’ve b…

“There’s a juice box and a bag of potato chips on my desk in my cell” 🧡 • I’ve been loving reading books in verse – I think it’s such a powerful format and can reach a wide audience . I know there are many students who attend the charter high schools I work for … Read more

“Cold thin flour noodles with spicy gochujang sauce, topped with icy slivers of …

“Cold thin flour noodles with spicy gochujang sauce, topped with icy slivers of cucumber, white radish, and pear.” 💖 • Happy pub day to this book! Thank you penguinteen for this book! What I love about davidoftheyoon books is how he writes about friendship and family. Both this book and Frankly in Love have a … Read more

“I’ve got half a bag of salt and vinegar chips stuffed in the glove box.” • Su…

“I’ve got half a bag of salt and vinegar chips stuffed in the glove box.” ❤️ • Such a unique read – it alternates between Sadie’s POV and a podcast by a fictional host, West McCray. It’s a heartbreaking story and there’s a lot of intense content so please look for trigger warnings before picking … Read more