A review by pucksandpaperbacks
Game On by Laura Silverman

dark emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes


Thank you to the publisher for sending me an e-copy of this book for review. All thoughts are my own.

CW: Sexism, Cancer, Death, Grief, Drowning, Panic Attack, Mention of drug use and marijuana, alcoholism, violence, mention of HP - quidditch, depictions of racism, police brutality, parental death, blood, self-harm, depersonalization.

I really enjoyed the prompt of games in this anthology! From sports, a Mafia party, and cheer camp, you get a lot of different and unique stories which is why I love YA contemporary anthologies. The book does provide trigger warnings for three out of the fifteen stories and that wasn't enough for me. I'm not sure why it was done that way. My only prediction is that the editor might have asked each author and they provided them? I just think if you're going to have trigger warnings, have them for every story because most of these were very heavy dealing with death, grief, and murder. 

See my full thoughts in my vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BswciXOA348 

Some of my favorite stories were: Hell Week, She Could Be A Farmer, One of the Good Ones, Mystery Hunt, The Girl With the Teeth, Word of Wonder, Weeping Angels, and Night Falls! 

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