By: Celine | September 7, 2015 | (19) Comments


When I first heard of Dumplin’, I was really excited. Self-proclaimed fat girl enters beauty pageant? Uhm, how about yes, please. It seemed like the ultimate eff-you to beauty standards and generally awesome. And, well, I must admit I did love that aspect of the book, but I wasn’t completely smitten with it as a whole. My main problem with Dumplin’ is that I just didn’t really click with it. The story is good, the characters are solid, but I just felt this sort of detachment […]

By: Celine | March 24, 2014 | (33) Comments


I went into Side Effects May Vary with low expectations. I’d heard several people say that Alice was completely unlikable, that Alice and Harvey’s relationship was unhealthy, and that this was an all-around disappointing book. I guess you can see why my expectations were low. In spite of this, though, or maybe because of it, I found myself really enjoying Side Effects May Vary. Now, I’m not saying this book is without flaws. Absolutely not. People were right when they told me that Alice is […]

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