So, with college and everything else going on in my life, I was only able to read two books last month.
1. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
So this is actually the first graphic novel that I have reviewed on my blog. Of course I have read lots of manga, but for some reason I never actually get to posting a review on any of them. This novel was different. I ended up reading this for one of my college classes, and it was great. The storyline was a little childish (I think the book is geared more towards middle-grade anyways) but the themes and ideas behind the story were so huge and are very important for people to read and learn about. I thoroughly enjoyed reading a book that dealt with the issues seen in this novel and enjoyed the story as well!
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
This was also a book I read for college. I have seen this book around for a couple years now, but haven't really gotten around to reading it until this summer. I have always known (just from the vibes the book sent me) that it wasn't a book where I would enjoy the story that much, so I never put myself to reading it. However, I am grateful that I read it in the end. I will admit that I wasn't too fond of plot points in the story (for the same reasons I didn't enjoy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) but there were bigger connotations and life lessons that I thoroughly enjoyed reading about. These types of books really appeal to some readers and don't appeal to others, so if you enjoy Jesse Andrew's books, then I think you will really enjoy this one!