Sawkill Girls is a narrative of trauma, abuse, grief and everything in between. It's about compacted generational trauma and grief and the power of girls coming together to fight the monsters of the world, even when those monsters are human men.
Sadie, the character, is all sharp edges and dark shadows and will definitely cut you as a warning. Sadie, the book, isn’t any different. This story follows two people. The most important person is Sadie. 19 years old and on the hunt for the man who she knows killed her little sister.
Complex and honest, Anger is a Gift reminds oppressed people that they have every right to the feeling they are often demonised for: Rage. Anger is a Gift packs so much into its pages. We follow Moss as he is still healing from losing his father to police violence while police brutality is becoming more common in his own school. He’s had enough, he’s hurting and angry and he’s ready to fight back.
Bad Romance pulled me into the riptide of memory, drowning and dumped me out at the end, still gasping for breath.
Bad Romance is the story of Grace’s journey from one abusive situation to another and how she got the fuck out.
Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn't she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.