PRE-PUBLICATION Review of Advanced Reader Copy by Hiba
Review date: November 30, 2020 - Publish date: January 21, 2021
Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall
Desmond Hall’s "Your Corner Dark" is an action-packed thriller following the story of a young man as he faces some of the most tragic events in his life. I would give this book four stars for its intriguing plot and eye-opening setting that shows the actual situation of Jamaica.
The story begins by introducing the main character, Frankie, and showing the reality of his country, Jamaica. Frankie has great dreams and plans to escape his poverty through his scholarship to the University of Arizona. He has worked hard his entire life, so he could become an engineer in America.
PRE-PUBLICATION Review of Advanced Reader Copy by Katie
Review date: December 2, 2020 - Publish date: March 2, 2021
Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi
Mary H.K. Choi’s Yolk opens with a warning of the book’s descriptions of disordered eating and body dysmorphia. The warning is written personally and tenderly, indicative of the entire book’s cathartic and human story. Yolk is a young adult novel that follows Jayne, a college student living in New York. It chronicles her life cracking open upon the revelation that her estranged sister, June, has cancer. The diagnosis chaotically brings them together, opening the floodgates of their relationship, Jayne’s view of herself and her world, and the ultimate totality of death and loss.