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Rebels Like Us Book Review!

Published April 2, 2020 by Shay Taree

Over this past weekend I decided to do some reading and I ended up finishing a book that I’ve been reading for a while called Rebels Like Us. The book is about a girl by the name of Agnus who moves from New York to Georgia after some drama regarding her mother. While in Georgia she ends up meeting a guy by the name of Doyle and the two fall for each other but experience some drama along the way.

The book dealt with of course romance but also prejudice, the experience of getting older, and realizing that not everyone in world is going to like purely based on your skin color. The dealings of prejudice in this book didn’t appear until almost half way into the book but once it was there it definitely took over the entire story and showed how these issues can affect a relationship. It also showed how these issues can change someone who has never experienced those things before.

The book did have a bit of a slow start and I think that has to do with the topic of the family issues that Agnus and her mom were going through. It was a lot of push and pull with her and her mom which after a while got to be very redundant and needed to be resolved. But after those things were kind of resolved the book really took off especially when it came to the romance between Agnus and Doyle.

Their relationship was pretty much a typical teenage romance all the way down to now knowing what they were to each other but all they knew was that they loved each other. Plus there was the knowing that Agnus may not stick around after they graduate. The issue that made their relationship have the most hardship was the issues and race and how people within their city looked at Agnus and the traditions that the town already had. Agnus in the book is half Irish and half Dominican which Doyle is white. So people in the down automatically looked at Agnus differently especially once she started talking with her New York accent.

Overall though I enjoyed this book and I think what originally had me drawn to this book was the relationship. Thats mostly because I’m in a interracial relationship and know that people can be very ignorant if someone dates outside their race. So seeing the 2 main characters deal with this at such a young age was amazing to see and made the story very interesting.

I definitely recommend checking out this book just know that it does get better as you continue to read since the beginning can be kind of boring. Also this book is available for digital download through iBooks and there is also a audiobook. Also be sure to check me out on youtube where I post videos every Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday.

~Shay Taree

I Can’t Make This Up By Kevin Hart Book Review!! 

Published June 13, 2017 by Shay Taree

Alright so this is my first book review and hopefully not my last but I decided to review the book I Can’t Make This Up By Kevin Hart. 
Now I’m sure many of you know who Kevin Hart is due to him being not a only a very successful comedian but also a successful actor. When I found out he was writing a book I was so happy about and could wait to read it. 
I couldn’t wait to read for several reasons such as I knew it was going to be inspiring and I also knew that it was going to be funny. Let’s just say that I definitely wasn’t disappointed. 

When the book released I knew I was going to get the e-book versions through iBooks but after looking further I saw there was an audiobook version. Now I don’t usually go for audio books but when I saw that Kevin Hart was narrating his own book I knew I had to get it since laughs were definitely going to be in store. 

From the moment I started listening to it I couldn’t stop laughing and since I was listening to this while at work I had to try my best to stifle my laughter so as not to disturb my coworkers. Plus to also not look like a crazy person laughing at something that both could not see or hear. 

Not the book wasn’t all laughter since it definitely talked about hardships regarding his family, career, and relationships with many of them being things I didn’t know about. 

The book was inspiring and showed me to continue to strive for my dreams and to not let anyone hold me back. The only person standing in my way is me and I have to move myself out of my own way. 

So if your someone that likes to read inspiring books or if you like Kevin Hart then definitely check out his book. You can find it at several local book stores if you want a physical copy but also on e-book stores like iBooks or kindle. If your someone who likes audiobooks then I definitely suggest that version since it was hilarious. 

So thank you Kevin Hart for all the laughs and smiles I had a long the way while listening to your book. Also thank you for sharing your struggles and inspiring myself and others to continue to hustle and strive for our dreams no matter what. 

Oh yeah and feel free to recommend any books you would like me to read and do a review on either here on my blog or on YouTube. So comment that down below if you like. 

~Shay Taree