Book Review Policies

Review Policy

Hello readers, authors or publishers. I love to read and review books! Before sending me an email at shahnabanana@hotmail.com to request a review, please read the following:

I read many different genres! I am also open to checking out new genres. I am pretty open minded when it comes to books. I will always read Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal, Thrillers, Horror, Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Memoirs, Auto/Biographies,

I don’t have a genre that is necessarily my favorite. I just love to read anything good! If you request something that is completely out of my comfort zone, I’ll respectfully let you know!

I will provide you a detailed review with positive and negative (if I find any) comments. I’ll inform readers what I liked the most and maybe what I did not. All within two weeks of starting the read which I will indeed inform you of. I usually start an ARC or review book immediately so you get what you expect! I will post my reviews here, on GoodReads, Amazon, or anywhere else you request the review to be posted. The review will be honest and respectful no matter what I have to say. I will never bash anything! What’s not for me of course could be for thousands of others.

Thank you for for taking the time to consider me a reviewer and read my guidlines. I look forward to reviewing some great reads for you!

Great Reads

The Outsiders – Better Late than Never, Right?

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Published : 4/24/1967
Started: 2/28/18
Finished: 3/1/18
Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Every morning my students see me reading a book. “What are you reading today?” they ask. Most of the time they’re books I wouldn’t recommend to them due to difficulty or subject topic. When I do recommend something, I have kids borrowing books and reading like they never have. If you know my students, high schoolers with disabilities that lead them to perform several levels behind their actual grade level, you know this is a feat in itself. This week however, my students gave me a book they recommended!

I have quite a few classics on my TBR shelf. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton was the book everyone was asking to reread and talk about. I picked up the book to read out of curiosity. Why did my inner city kids who usually abhor reading want me to read this book? I now know why.

Summary from Goodreads: According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for “social”) has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he’s always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers–until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy’s skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.

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