Review: Love and Other Perishable Items

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I have mixed feelings about reading young adult novels. I feel like I am too old to read them since they are not targeted towards me, yet these books are so well written and they have all the feels! It’s not fair.

When you scour the internet, you’ll see several articles saying why adults shouldn’t read young adult novels. Some of these articles point out that adults should feel embarrassed, but I disagree. Some of the best young adult novels have turned into blockbuster hits such as The Harry Potter series , The Princess Diaries, The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants,Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and many more.

Young Adult books are heartfelt and innocent at times, yet they are able to tackle serious issues in a positive way. They are often relatable. Most of these characters are trying to figure out their place in the world which isn’t too foreign of a concept with how adults feel at times.

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

Clues to describe this book: Unrequited Love, Friendship, Feminism, First Job Continue reading

3 Black Friday Amazon Kindle Book Deals

Amazon has some great Black Friday Kindle book deals going on right now that I couldn’t resist. I ended up buying three books under $10 which was an awesome bargain. Here are the books I bought:

Irresistible? by Stephanie Bond
Kindle Price: $0.99
This was an impulse buy. I never heard of the author before, but the premise of the story looked funny and light-hearted. Also there were positive reviews from Amazon readers so I thought why not? This romantic comedy is about Elle participating in a four-week clinical study which involves taking a pill that makes the taker more attractive to the opposite sex. Based on the plot, this could either be really cheesy and bad which then I would have wasted a dollar or it could be really intriguing and laugh out loud funny so then it would be totally worth every cent. I guess I’ll need to read to find out.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Kindle Price: $1.99
I was so excited to see that this book was part of the Kindle Deals on Amazon. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while, but it’s on a long hold list at the library and before then, I was on the fence of whether to buy or not since it’s a YA novel. This book is about two teens with completely different lives and backgrounds falling in love. I heard such great reviews about this book and originally found it on Book of the Month so when I saw the price drop on this then I knew I had to get this.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Price: $3.99
This book has been on my TBR list for a while as well. I read Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee and fell in love with her writing so I was excited to hear about her newest book. The book is about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family living in Japan in the 20th century. Pachinko has been on the best seller’s list for Amazon for quite a while and it is a National Award Finalist as well. So seeing the price drop on this was definitely a treat and I can’t wait to pick this up.