Author: C. Desir

Book Review: Other Broken Things

Posted January 20, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 0 Comments
Book Review: Other Broken Things

I felt really horrible about this, but I started off this book on a very bad note. I just was not impressed with the main character, Natalie. She was rude, horrible, and at one point of time, she actually said this: “Driving was stupid. I get that. But I wasn’t plastered. I’ve been way drunker, and frankly, the whole things would’ve been fine if I hadn’t hit the wet road. And if I hadn’t been distracted by the shit show of my life. The “legally drunk” thing is sort of bullshit. You hit your legal drunk limit after one drink. more »

Book Review: Bleed Like Me

Posted August 24, 2014 by Kara in book review / 6 Comments
Book Review: Bleed Like Me

I want to be up front about exactly how dark and fucked up this book is.  There are very graphic, detailed scenes depicting self harm.  There is sex, drugs, running away, an abusive relationship, and even the violent death of a kitten (nothing is shown, but we’re told about it after the fact.)  I want to be clear that my low rating is not because of the content, but because of the execution.  I have lived through so many of the things that happened on the pages of Bleed Like Me and for the most part, I felt that this more »