Hello! Today I will talk about a few books I have read these past years as well as giving my personal opinion on them. Also this is a spoiler free zone so no worries. Happy reading :)

I ─ Holding Up The Universe, Jennifer Niven

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❝You might not want to burn your bridges when you're standing on an island.❞

Originally published in 2016, Holding Up The Universe explores the POV of two teenagers who attend the same high school, Libby Strout and Jack Masselin. Libby, who was known as "America's Fattest Teen" describes her everyday experiences at her new high school and anxieties about her body image. Jack is the life of the party, yet he suffers from a peculiar condition known as prosopagnosia, meaning he cannot recognize faces, not even his parents'. Except one day their lives are changed upon a very awkward (and most definitely embarrassing) meeting involving a cruel dare game.

This love story is one of my personal favourites at the moment and I always find myself coming back to it and reading a few pages and quotes every once in a while. Its a story about falling in love with yourself.

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II ─ Let It Snow, John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle

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❝Christmas is never over unless you want it to be.❞

This book encompasses three romances (The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green, and The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle) each one narrated by a different character who find themselves stuck amid a snow storm.

I conveniently got this book during Christmas time so you can say it did add an extra sprinkle to the season. I enjoyed this book so much I even recommended it to family members and friends IRL. Out of the three stories, I would say "The Jubilee Express" really got me.

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III ─ The Dragonfly Pool, Eva Ibbotson

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❝You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair.❞

The story is set amid WW2 in a small English town. Tally Hamilton's life is flipped upside down when her father sends her to Delderton, a boarding school for her safety. Upon arriving at the school, she makes new acquaintances and discovers that there's more to the school than meets the eye.

I got this book as a gift and read it a couple of times yet I wasn't able to finish it until recently. However, The Dragonfly Pool is a beautiful book that I recommend to all ages. It doesn't present any "mature themes" and if you're looking for a fantasy and historical novel that isn't too short, this one is definitely a match for you.