I havent left my house in over a year. My doctor says its social anxiety, but I know the only things that are safe are made of paper. My room is paper. My world is paper. Everything outside is fire. All it would take is one spark for me to burst into flames. So I stay inside. Where nothing can touch me.Then my mom hires a tutor. Jackson. This boy I had a crush on before the ...
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Paper Girl Reviews
I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Zoe hasn't been outside in a year. A series of things happened and now, when she thinks about leaving her apartment, she gets panic attacks. So she doesn't. And she doesn't like it but at least she can escape through chess and her paper art. Everything changes when she gets a new therapist and when Jackson, a friend of her sister starts spending more time at their place.
I really enjoyed this. The character were laye ...more
When I first recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I was beyond excited. For weeks I’ve been denyed every single request. I absoulety love the cover for this book it fits perfectly.
Zoe has suffered a panic attack that has forced her to become a shut in. Why? Because the real world is scary. She spends most of her time playing online chess and transforming her study into a galaxy made from paper.
Jackson has a troubled relationsh ...more
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3.5 stars — This one left me with muddled thoughts and feelings, so rating it is a bit hard for me. I’m finding it hard to articulate how I feel, but I’m going to try…this is just your warning. Basically, I enjoyed myself, but I also wasn’t blown away. I think I expected the mental health aspects to play a stronger role, but the romance, strangely enough, was the ...more
This book was a real page-turner. Both of the characters were really developed in a way that you felt all of their pain and anxiousness. I know that I was rooting for both to figure out that the other was actually their anonymous chess partner online, but until they did, it was very interested to see just how much they'd share. Reading the descriptions of Zoe's paper galaxy made me want to actually see pictures of it. I did my best to picture them in my head, but I'm sure I had nothing anywhere ...more
Zoe is a sixteen-year-old shut-in, while Jackson is seventeen and homeless. She never leaves her house, while he doesn’t even have a house. They are total opposites, but they find each other through an online chess game, where they tell each other their most intimate secrets, not thinking that they could ever meet. Little do they realize that they already know each other. What will happen when Jackson discovers Zoe’s secret identity? Can a relationship be built on lies? And what will happen when ...more
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Zoe lives in her family's penthouse...and hasn't left it for a year. Making galaxies from paper and enjoying her online winning as a chess master, and having one online friend, she tries to gain back her self-confidence, because she wants to go to her sister's graduation and because she wants to become a better person.
Then there's Jackson; homeless, but nobody knows it, who become ...more
I flew through this book so quickly. It was such a great read and exactly the kind of book I was needing right now. I needed something light and entertaining with some good feels, and that's exactly what I got. I loved the characters and their struggles that were so realistic and relatable. I loved their dynamic and how everything unfolded. Such a great read, and perfect for if you're in a reading slump and need something to get out of it!
DNFed at 57%
While I do believe that this book is beautifully written and the premise interesting I have found myself at a bit of a crossroads. I really want to know how this book ends, but I'm also suffering from panic attacks as the main character, and I face a portion of the same judgment and pressure she does in the book, which has in turn proven itself to be a trigger for me. Ever since I did my last update yesterday, it's been one panic attack after another. I've been starting to notice the ...more