Review: Between The World And Me

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If books are meant to enlighten, Ta-Nehisi Coates succeeds in Between the World and Me. The book is a memoir written as a letter to his son. Throughout, Coates tackles tough subjects like the social construction of race, the history of African-Americans in the United States, and his personal experiences growing up in Baltimore. The […]

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Review: Bittersweet

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Review: Boy, Snow, Bird

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Review: Between The World And Me

2.5 Overall rating
Timeliness 5
Compelling 5
Humbling Reading Experience 5

Review: Bittersweet

4 Overall rating
Hunger-Provoking 4
Reflectiveness 5
Self-Motivating 3
Wit 4

Review: Boy, Snow, Bird

3 Overall rating
Developed Female Leads 5
Cohesiveness 2
Quote-Worthy 4

Review – God’s Bits of Wood

4 Overall rating
Feels 4.5
Love 3.5
Strong-willed characters 5

Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

4 Overall rating
Originality 5
Mysticism 5
Clarity 4

Review: The Martian

5 Overall rating
Understandable Science 4.5
Space Sarcasm 4.8
Matt Damonness 5

Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

5 Overall rating
Humor 5
Mind Trippin' 5
Illustrations 5

Review: Rant

5 Overall rating
Wait, WHAT? 5
Compelling 5
Humor 4
Palahniuk 5

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