Author: Amanda Maciel

Book Review: Tease

Posted June 26, 2014 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: Tease

How am I ever supposed to review this book articulately and explain what it means to me, how it affected me, how IMPORTANT I think it is. It’s just impossible to put into words in the English language. Maybe there is a Japanese character for this feeling (yet another reason I should try to learn Japanese someday). I do understand why this book didn’t work for everyone but at the same time, I vehemently do NOT agree. It’s loaded with slut-shaming, which I normally rant about for hours, but here it serves a purpose and I don’t feel it is more »

Book Review: Tease by Amanda Maciel

Posted April 10, 2014 by Kara in book review / 4 Comments
Book Review: Tease by Amanda Maciel

This is not an easy review to write. I’ve been staring at this screen for like two days now, trying to gather my thoughts about this book.  Tease is told from the bully’s point of view.  Emma Putnam transfers to Elmwood and quickly becomes the target of Sara and Brielle, two popular juniors, all because she is pretty and boys like her.  It’s an ugly story, one that made me very uncomfortable while reading, and the author’s choice to tell it from the bully’s point of view made it all that harder to read. I guess the hardest part about more »