The Birds, The Bees, And You And Me by Olivia Hinebaugh

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Thank you Netgalley for the e-ARC!

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke is the last person on the planet who should be doling out sex advice. For starters, she’s never even kissed anyone, and she hates breaking the rules. Up until now, she’s been a straight-A music geek that no one even notices. All she cares about is jamming out with her best friends, Theo and Evita. But then everything changes. When Lacey sees first-hand how much damage the abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum of her school can do, she decides to take a stand and starts doling out wisdom and contraception to anyone who seeks her out in the girls’ restroom. But things with Theo become complicated quickly, and Lacey is soon not just keeping everyone else’s secrets, but hers as well.


I wasn’t sure about this book. SwoonReads books aren’t usually my cup of tea. Though, the title is really clever (the cover is a little off for me though) and I am definitely love the idea of sex positivity in books! And this one sounded like it wasn’t just going to be sex positive, it was going to be pro safe sex, pro consent, and pro learning about sex so you can make the best decision for you!

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Middle Grade Books I’d Like To Buddy Read With My Sister

My younger sister isn’t as big of a reader as I am, but she is at the age where is starting to read books that I remember reading and loving and books that I wouldn’t mind rereading! So, I thought it’d be fun if we read some books together and we could review them together here. I haven’t quiet put this plan in motion yet, but I still want to brainstorm some ideas of books I’d like to get to!

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Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

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Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of confronting her ex every day, she decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better. Millie can’t believe her luck when she’s accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Everything about Scotland is different: the country is misty and green; the school is gorgeous, and the students think Americans are cute. The only problem: Mille’s roommate Flora is a total princess. She’s also an actual princess. Of Scotland. At first, the girls can barely stand each other–Flora is both high-class and high-key–but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Even though Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, Millie knows the chances of happily ever afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn’t a fairy tale . . . or is it?

I wasn’t sure if I would like this one. Royals felt so bland to me and I didn’t love it, so I was nervous going into the same world again. Though, it was f/f royal romance and that’s enough for me to give it a shot.

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