book review – what we deserve by alyssa nohar

i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

What We Deserve by Alyssa Nohar

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Amaya Bhatt is about to have the worst summer of her life.
Well actually, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, so let’s rewind a bit, shall we?
Last summer Amaya was finally diagnosed with social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder after years of suffering in silence. She spent her Grade 12 year going to therapy sessions, adjusting to her new anxiety medication and overall just trying to get herself together, all while keeping her grades up. Though the experience was life- changing and eye-opening and all of that other good stuff, it was also exhausting.
Amaya figured that after all of that, she would at least get to have a lovely, peaceful summer vacation before starting at university in the fall. Unfortunately for Amaya, she is wrong about most things, this being one of them.
After her sister, Sonam, signs her up for a summer internship, Amaya is forced to work alongside four other recent high school graduates. Now instead of spending those glorious two months reading, sleeping and suntanning, she now has to spend it socializing and trying her hardest not to act like the most awkward person alive.
Amaya Bhatt thinks that she is about to have the worst summer ever, but fortunately for her, she is wrong about most things. 

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six amazing reads to celebrate international women’s day!

happy international women’s day! according to the international women’s day website, international women’s day (march 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. to mark this special occasion and celebrate the badass women all around us, i have compiled a list of six books about feminism and girl power ♥

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(bi?)monthly marshmallows – january & february 2020

as the title suggests, january and february will be sharing the spotlight for this monthly (bimonthly?) wrap-up, and that is because i have been too busy recently to properly write anything. (junior year is no walk in the park D:) in hong kong, school is suspended because of the novel coronavirus epidemic. for the time being, we’re having video-call lessons, and still have to do presentations over the phone and turn in homework assignments on google classroom – believe it or not, we have even more work to do than in regular school.

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