Hey Guys! Been a while since I just casually wrote a review like this and since most of my posts have been book reviews I just wanted to have a little bit of a change I guess.

So on Sunday, I went and saw Finding Dory. It was opening weekend so to say that it was absolutely packed would be a very big understatement!

I went into this movie with high expectations, and let me tell you that those expectations were met above and beyond!!

I honestly feel like I like this movie better than the first, I feel as though the messages that flowed throughout the film were more informative and less known to the world, where as the first film really didn’t hold a particular message at all, other than the importance of family.

The ending to me was what held the most important meaning of all the film, without spoiling the ending, I will just say that I hope what happened inspires those in real life to follow in the footsteps of this film.

It was so cool seeing all the old characters come back into another movie and I love how it started with Dory as a baby (which was beyond adorable may I add!) and I also love how they added in the time that Dory and Marlin both met for the first time but this time from Dory’s point of view instead of Marlin’s.

This isn’t to do with the movie itself as such, but the opening short film of the baby seagull may or may not have been the cutest and best opening that a Disney film has ever had. I also really appreciate the small message that was found in that short film that would have inspired some of the smaller audience in the theatre.

Overall, I loved the film. Much more than the first one that’s for sure. Dory’s backstory was intriguing and just too cute. Would 10/10 recommend to all those Disney lovers of all ages that are wanting to go see it, if you are on the fence about it I guarantee to you that it is worth it and you wont regret it!!!




I hate the label Selective Mutism – as if I choose not to speak, like a child who refuses to eat broccoli. I’ve used up every dandelion wish since I was ten wishing for the power to speak whenever I want to. I’m starting to wonder if there are enough dandelions.

After losing her best friend that night, Piper Rhodes changes schools, determined that her final year will be different. She will be different. Then she meets West: school captain, star soccer player, the boy everyone talks about. Despite her fear of losing everything all over again, Piper falls in love – and West with her – without Piper ever speaking one word to him. But will it last?


This book was extraordinary. The fact that Kylie has never had Selective Mutism and can write such a powerful and inspiring read just really shows how well of a writer Kylie is.

The main character Piper I really found that I connected with as selective mutism is very much like severe social anxiety which I suffered with pretty badly as a child so I really felt and connected with the way that Piper felt and I think that characters like Piper are very rare to find in books.

This book had me really hooked all the way through, Kylie created a very powerful and deep book that is very rarely explored in books especially in the genre of YA. I think that this book could be a big influence to those that suffer from Selective Mutism or people that have never heard about it to learn a sense of what it is like to have Selective Mutism.

Overall, I absolutely adored this book, I found it so empowering, unique and inspiring that as soon as I finished it I just wanted to read and learn more about Selective Mutism. I suggest that every YA reader reads this book.