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Tanisha Rule, Book Reviewer

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Short Stuff

by Tanisha Rule

Lighthearted romances kick off in "Short Stuff", a young adult LGBTQ+ anthology that raises the stakes with each story. In one entry, a girl comes out, but reels from her mother’s rejection of her; elsewhere, a character finds romance... Read More

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This Is How We Change the Ending

by Tanisha Rule

Teenagers take charge in Vikki Wakefield’s coming of age tale, "This Is How We Change the Ending". Nate and his best mate Merrick take the scenic route home each day from school to avoid the local tough guys. The back roads make for a... Read More

Book Review

Frying Plantain

by Tanisha Rule

Internal culture clashes are at the center of the twelve intersecting parts that make up "Frying Plantain", in which a girl grows from a timid, eager-to-belong child into a confident young adult and discovers what it means to break away... Read More

Book Review

Night Theater

by Tanisha Rule

In "Night Theater", a disgraced surgeon faces a long night as three visitors arrive at his clinic door, greeting him with a macabre and otherworldly request. Before sunrise, the surgeon will question everything he thought he knew about... Read More

Book Review

Everywhere You Don't Belong

by Tanisha Rule

Gabriel Bump’s Everywhere You Don’t Belong is a spiraling coming-of-age tale about abandonment and perseverance that highlights the moments that made its lead—and some that nearly broke him. A ridiculous opening fight between... Read More

Book Review

The Road to Urbino

by Tanisha Rule

"The Road to Urbino" moves between Sri Lanka, the UK, and Italy, illuminating how each locale touches and irreparably changes its cast of characters throughout their lives. Ras is in jail. His crime: the theft of The Flagellation of... Read More

Book Review

Exercise Is Medicine

by Tanisha Rule

The general consensus is that exercise is good and leads to a better quality of life than sedentary habits do, but according to Judy Foreman’s Exercise Is Medicine, there is an additional benefit that should be promoted more widely.... Read More

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