Nonfiction · Review · Young Adult

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales & Sophie Houser

Do you remember the teen girls who created Tampon Run, the game where you run and throw tampons at enemies? If you don’t, you missed out on that awesome news in 2014. Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done follows Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser on their Tampon Run journey, self-discovery, and computer programming.

Graphic Novel · Nonfiction · Review

Hostage by Guy Delisle

In 1997, Christophe André was working for a humanitarian NGO in the Caucasus when he was kidnapped and held hostage by some Chechens. He finds himself trapped in a room, handcuffed to a radiator, not knowing when he will be rescued from this Hell. While trapped, he thinks about possible escape plans, keeps track of the date, and entertains himself with his knowledge of world history. Guy Delisle recounts Christophe’s story as he was told it through a graphic novel.

Nonfiction · Poetry · Review

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

This memoir/novel-in-verse tells the tale of a princess who saves herself. Told in four parts (the princess, the damsel, the queen, you), the author shares her life story in the first three parts and a message for the reader in the last. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace poetically narrates a life of survival then triumph.

I saw this book at the library on display with a fairy-tale-and-lore theme for April, and I felt in the mood to read poetry.

Nonfiction · Review

The Film Club by David Gilmour

A boy drops out of high school on the condition that he will watch three movies that his father chooses. The father-son film club is formed, and they discuss life, drugs, and other worries of life. The Film Club, by David Gilmour, relates films to the boy’s growing up, the changing relationship between father and son, and love. Starting with . . .

Book Tags · Nonfiction

Book Traveling Thursdays: Favorite Nonfiction Book

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle at Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia at The Girl Who Read Too Much. Based on the theme of the week, you pick one book and post the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Favorite Nonfiction Book

Nonfiction · Review

I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

Synopsis from Back Cover: From his first vlog back in 2008, to his full-length film directorial debut, Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love-life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and internet world has the nerve to… Continue reading I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

Nonfiction · Review

The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Synopsis from Back Cover: Hello Reader, In your hands is a book created by two awkward guys who share their lives on the Internet. We are DAN and PHIL, and we invite you on a behind-the-scenes journey into our world! IN HERE YOU WILL DISCOVER: Stories from Phil’s teenage diary and all the reasons why… Continue reading The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

Children's Literature · Nonfiction · Review

So, You Want to Work in Fashion? by Patricia Wooster

Synopsis from Goodreads: Have a passion for fashion? This comprehensive guide can help you land your dream job in the world of fashion and design. Fashion is more than fun—it holds a wide array of career opportunities! From high-profile jobs like clothing designer, model, and fashion photographer to the not-so-well-known professions of fabric cutter and… Continue reading So, You Want to Work in Fashion? by Patricia Wooster

Graphic Novel · Nonfiction · Review

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Synopsis from Inside Cover: Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to… Continue reading Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi