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Is #BookTok creating fast fashion books?

Katherine Kimes February 13, 2024

The TikTok hashtag #BookTok, raking in 224.5 billion views and counting, has enraptured the app’s book-loving community. BookTok has mirrored other communities on platforms such as Instagram’s...

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It Ends With US. The 2016 Goodreads Best Romance winner harbors potentially dangerous themes of intimate partner violence.ATRIA BOOKS

Romance novel “It Ends with Us”: cautionary tale of domestic violence falls dangerously flat

Jenna Zaza March 26, 2023
While "It Ends With Us" is marketed as a romance novel and continues to be praised, its erroneous portrayal of intimate partner violence (IPV) renders it downright dangerous to be classified as such, as Hoover’s attempt at a cautionary tale falls flat.
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