Spinning by Tillie Walden

Spinning by Tillie Walden

Rating: I have a hard time writing something critical/potentially negative when it comes to memoirs, because in a way it does feel as if you're rating someone's life. However, my issue with this novel comes more from Walden's writing and overall story telling than it does her subject.  It seems as if Walden has overcome [...]

This One Summer

This One Summer

Rating: The artwork is absolutely stunning. I was definitely left awestruck and often speechless by Tamaki's illustrations and ability to capture scenery and movements. However, the plot was a weakness for me. The author dips her toe into several areas of discussion (sexism, misguided crushes, teenage pregnancy, miscarriages, etc.), but she never fully commits to [...]