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Uppercase YA Book Subscription Box Review – July 2017

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Uppercase is a YA book subscription box from Lisa Parkin. Each month Uppercase sends you a new YA book, a related accessory, and exclusive content from the author of the chosen book.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Subscription Box: Uppercase

The Cost: $29 (If you want them to pick a book based on your tastes the cost is $35 each month)

The Products: “When you sign up for Uppercase, every month you’ll receive:

  • 1 exciting new YA book
  • 1 book accessory (funky items like bookmarks, posters, jewelry, totes, etc)
  • A personal explanation of the choice + other similar titles
  • Discount codes for popular book buying websites
  • Exclusive content from the author of that month’s book”

Ships to: US and Canada (extra shipping costs for Canadian subscribers).

Ships via: USPS

Check out all my reviews of Uppercase and all my reviews of Book Subscription Boxes!

Each box includes a printed sheet detailing the items included, and a note from Lisa.

There is also a read along bookmark with codes for when you hit certain pages – and you’ll get questions, polls, videos, etc. that go along with the book.

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton – Retail Value $17.99 (On Amazon for $12.59)

Book Summary from Amazon:

Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can’t.

Still, there’s hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.

And every Uppercase box book is signed by the author:

And Uppercase also included a promotional postcard:

I’m really enjoying this book. First, it’s like nothing I’ve ever read. Second, I assumed this would be a sad book, but Adam’s sense of humor keeps it bright without diminishing the seriousness of the subject matter.

 

Socksmith Cheshire Cat Socks – Value $10

Uppercase sends bookish socks every few months, and I’m always happy to see them in this subscription! I love the navy and purple colors, and the different card suits on the foot portion.

I Love Books Sticker – Value $2?

This is an Uppercase subscriber exclusive! And now it has a permanent home on my laptop!

Embossed Quote Art Print – Value $10?

This Stephen King quote print is another Uppercase subscriber exclusive. (I think this is one of the most used book quotes I’ve seen in boxes, but it’s a classic for a reason.)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $35. (Using the Amazon sale price of the book.) That’s a good value this month. And all the bookish goodies are super cute!

I’m almost always happy with this subscription. I think the curation is great, and it seems like my taste in YA books is similar to Lisa’s so that works out very well!

What do you think of this month’s Uppercase box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. This book sounds amazing. I’m too late for to get this box, but I will order the book post-haste and can’t wait to read it. So glad to see a positive (and accurate) portrayal of a teen with mental illness.

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