A Pain Less Ordinary by L.V. Pires – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

If FreeForm ever decides to do mini-series, A Pain Less Ordinary by L.V. Pires should be one of their first adaptations in the format. I was provided a free copy to review by the author. Summary 15-year-old Rebecca (often referred to as just Becca) has a far from stellar life. Her dad? Who knows where he is? Her mom Marie? She is...

Wonder (Chapter by Chapter): Part 1/ Up to Page 43 – Overview/ Summary (with Spoilers)

Wonder’s trailer, similar to A Dog’s Purpose before that was released, has consistently made me bawl. So, to build up some strength before the movie, I got the book and while, as of page 43, my Puffs tissues remain untouched, I do feel like I'm being setup. Summary In a way, August, sometimes called Auggie, is like most 10-year-olds. He loves...

Surpassing Certainty (What My Twenties Taught Me): Part 2/ Chapters 15 [End of Book] – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

It's the end! Not just of the book but also for Troy and Janet's relationship for Aaron has become a consistent force in her life so Troy really has no place in it. Despite his attempts to win her back. Chapter 15: The End of One Thing and Beginning of Another Well, after Janet left Troy, for 2 years he tried...

Surpassing Certainty (What My Twenties Taught Me): Part 2/ Chapters 12 to 14 – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

Just as Janet's professional life is just consistently reaching new highs, her personal life seems to remain at an all time low - in terms of Troy. Chapter 12: Miss Independent With $3,000 in the bank, $50,000 in student loan debt, and $1000 in rent due, Janet needed this senior editor job and to interview well with Thanh. Someone who is...

Surpassing Certainty (What My Twenties Taught Me): Part 2/ Chapters 9 to 11 – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

Part 2 begins with Janet alone in New York, a bit frustrated, and maybe overpowered by this feeling of isolation, but what is greatness without a bit of adversity? Chapter 9: On My Own With No Real Safety Net It’s August 2005 and 22-year-old Janet has landed in NYC for NYU graduate school. She has her housing setup with two roommates,...

Surpassing Certainty (What My Twenties Taught Me): Part 1/ Chapters 6 to 8 – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

It seems to be the beginning of the end for Troy and Janet. Especially as she comes to terms with the idea that he isn’t a final destination but a retreat. One which allows her to recover from the various pains life has thrown at her. Yet, not a place she can see herself permanently staying. Chapter Summaries (with Commentary) Chapter...

Surpassing Certainty (What My Twenties Taught Me): Part 1/ Chapters 3 to 5 – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

Throughout chapters 3 to 5 of Surpassing Certainty, we finally get to see Janet experience a healthy relationship. Not one rooted in sex, being used, or anything like that, but the type of love which seemingly alluded her and seemed to be all but a Hollywood fabrication. Chapter Summaries (with Commentary) Chapter 3: Meet Troy Troy. This man is perhaps Janet’s first...

Surpassing Certainty (What My Twenties Taught Me): Introduction to Chapter 2 – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

In Janet Mock’s first book, Redefining Realness, there is a bit of a time jump from chapter 17, when she gets her reassignment surgery, to 2009. In that time period, we miss out on so much. Primarily the years of which Janet’s physical body matched who she mentally and emotionally is. The second round of formative years where a...

This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare – Summary/ Review (with Spoilers)

  https://www.instagram.com/p/BU2qymHh3M6/?taken-by=amari_sali In no way imaginable can you call "This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare" traditional. If only because, it takes the idea of being conversational to a new level. For nevermind how personal it is, but it is also a bunch of scattered thoughts slightly made cohesive. I explain that statement further below. Summary Like any person you meet,...

IT: Part 1/ Chapter 2 “After The Festival – 1984” – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

  In Chapter 2: After the Festival (1984), the main thing that gets established is the homophobia of Derry and not much else. I mean, Pennywise makes an appearance, but it isn’t really about him. The Murder of a Queer: Harold Gardener, Adrian Mellon, Don Hagarty, Steve Dubay, John “Webby” Garton, Christopher Unwin Officer Gardener, 27 years ago, saw little George’s one...