Category: Book Reviews

“Identity Capital”

Jay defines identity capital as “our collection of personal assets” (6). It took me a few tries to understand this somewhat nebulous concept. This kind of capital consists of “investments we make in ourselves, the things we do well enough, or long enough, that they become part of who we are” (6). Some examples Jay …

Review of “Monday’s Not Coming,” by Tiffany D. Jackson

If I had to classify it, this book would not be YA. The narrator is in eighth grade, but if I had read this book in eighth grade myself, I would have been utterly destroyed. I know this because at the age of 23, I read it and was utterly destroyed. This novel’s themes include …

Review of “The Story of a New Name (The Neapolitan Novels, #2),” by Elena Ferrante

It’s been a good while since I’ve been so equally in love with and horrified by a novel. At times the dynamic and cyclical nature of Elena and Lila’s relationship will start to feel predictable; I know at times when Elena explores a “revelation” in her and Lila’s friendship, I would start to roll my …