Thursday, May 30, 2013

Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children: Review

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. 

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason.

And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.

This book really didn't do anything for me. The beginning was intriguing but not anything exciting, the middle was so, so boring, and the ending just made me shrug and then cry out for joy because it was over.

Jacob, the main character, was- I don't even know what to say about him. He was so average. He didn't stand out to me, even with his "gifts." The second thing I didn't like about him. Well, perhaps this reason is more me, and not him. I couldn't understand him, whatever he did. I just felt like slamming my head against a wall whenever he did something stupid, which was alot.

Another thing that affects this book plenty for me was the writing. The writing was not great. It wasn't bad, don't get me wrong, but it was also average. It wasn't exciting, it didn't make me cry. Basically, all it did was make my eyes burn while reading it, because it was so boring...or at least 3/4th of this book.

Yet another thing that pissed me off about this book was the romance, if you can even call it that. Emma and Jacob meet. Emma hates Jacob for 2.5 seconds. then takes a one-180 and gets a crush on him. There's chemistry, apparently. I think Emma just missed Abe( Jacob's grandfather. Talk about wrong.), and decided the next best thing would be Jacob. I was dozing during this, seriously.

Like I said, this book was extremely boring for me, even if there was monsters that were creepy. The problem was, I didn't feel the creepiness. All I felt was boredom. The plot didn't help this feeling at all. Barely anything happens within page 20-page 300. I may be the only one that felt that way, honestly. However, I can't say I really loved this book because of  it.

I'm going to talk about the premise for a bit. The premise is actually really original and it is what caught my attention the most. There's kids with powers and a time-travel thing. After reading the book, I just can't say that I enjoyed how the author wrote about the premise. It wasn't as boring as the other parts, but it just didn't stand out like other people's books with worse premises.

The thing that I did love was the pictures. They were mainly the only thing that actually captured my attention. They made me feel the jitters, unlike the words in the book. I have to give a hands to those pictures, because without them, I would have rated it one stars.

Overall, this book was just not for me, though I have heard many positive things about it. Everything either made me yawn or just ugh. I'm not saying everyone would despise it, but I sure did.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BEA Armchair Introductions

This is my first shot at this, so no making fun of my sad attempts. I'm answering 5 questions, because...umm, it is an intro type thing?

1.Name your favorite blog(s) and explain why they are your favorite(s).

My favorite blogs include The Midnight Garden, Novel Sounds, and Cuddlebuggery.

2.If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?

I think I'd probably choose Leigh Burdago. She is an amazing writer, and she is a fun-type person. I would love to talk Shadow and Bone with her!

3.Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.

Let me think. Oh, thought of one! I have a scar on my heel from high heels that I wore. I got it because I was walking about 2 miles in them.( I did not plan on walking those two miles.)

4.Where in the world are you blogging from? Tell a random fact or something special about your current location. Feel free to share pictures.

Not many people know this, but I'm a farm girl! I live on the edges of South Dakota with my family. There's not much special about my location-unless you count the gorgeous sunsets/nights!

5.What literary location would you most like to visit? Why? 

I would most like to visit France, like in Just One Day. Gayle Forman described it beautifully, and it makes me want to travel there so badly!( It doesn't help that I've always wanted to go there.)

You can link me up to your posts, if you're also too busy/ stuck at home to go to BEA. Trust me, when I have an opportunity to go to BEA, I will take it!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday-It is a meme created by Jaime at The Broke and the Bookish where you create a list of your top ten favorite of any given category. This week is a freebie, so I randomly chose this topic! I'm gettin' lazy these days. This is what summer does to me.

1. All Our Yesterdays. Just finished this, and I fell in love with the characters! Expect my review around late August!
All Our Yesterdays

2.If You Find Me. I loved how realistic this book turned out to be. It shows how important your family really is, in a way.
If You Find Me

3.The Fifth Wave. If all the reviews floating around the blogosphere didn't give you a hint, this book turned out to be epic! I was skeptic, since aliens are lame, but these aliens are definitely not!
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)

4.Cold Magic. This book was much better than I anticipated. It is older, and not at all popular. If you're in the mood for high fantasy, though, you might be interested in this book!
Cold Magic (The Spiritwalker Trilogy #1)

5.Splintered. Ah, this is one of the few re-tellings I have read, but it was so great! I loved how different it was than the original Alice in Wonderland. Dark and mysterious!
Splintered (Splintered, #1)

6.Days of Blood and Starlight. This was an amazing follow-up of Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I love Karou even more and Akiva makes me just want to hug him!
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)

7.Alienated. Even though this releases in 2014, when I got it, I had to read it! It sounded light, but also deep. SO, I had to check it out. It was very interesting, and much more different than I thought, in a good way!
Alienated (Alienated, #1)

8.Shadow and Bone. I was probably one of the last bloggers to read this book, but I could now say that I read it! It was as amazing as I hoped it to be!
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

9.Another Little Piece. This was another recent read, but it was so good for a debut! I loved how it gripped me from page 1, not even joking when I say that. I read it really fast, because of that.
Another Little Piece

10.Unraveling. My thoughts are slightly muddled about this book, but overall, I really did enjoy this! There were some small flaws, but their only personal.
Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)

There is my list! Hope you enjoy this freebie week! And I haven't posted the last Top Tuesdays because of blog tours! I didn't want to post twice in a day and be annoying.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Awesome Movies: Randomly Random

Lately, I have been getting into watching tv and movies, since I have gotten out of school, which in turn, provides me with an immense amount of free time. I should be reading shouldn't I? Oh no, the tv distracts me way too much. So, to make up for my lack of reviews, I'm gonna post some movies that I either just watched, or I just love already!
Such a cute movie! Has everything a girl to desire, which for me includes epic fantasy, amazing imaginations, and adorable romance!

This is another cute movie, but I'm a sucker for those! I haven't read the books, but I adore both the movies.

I watched this actually last night, because I was scrolling through the tv and happened upon this. I recognized it immediately, because Elena at Novel Sounds had made a post about it! So, I watched it and ended up blubbering like a baby. It is a love story and very romantic.

I also recently watched this. A very long, sad movie. I cried multiple times...I cry really easily. It has great imagery and great actors & actresses. Highly recommended if you like musicals!

That sums up my movie list! I really hope you watch these if you haven't already. Or, I guess, just pretend that you did not see my awesome list.( Also, have a great weekend! I will try to stuff my head with as many possible books.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Rules For Disappearing: Review & Playlist + Giveaway

The Rules for DisappearingShe’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.

I went into this book having only a vague knowing that it was young adult and that it was supposed to be a contemporary...? I didn't have very high expectations, because contemps usually only get me mad, because they aren't very original. Luckily, this was not only a contemporary book, but also a thriller!

First off, within the first 6 pages, I realized this book was about the witness protection. I was so happy that it was an original concept, since some ya book ideas are getting a wee bit stretched. Plus, Megan( I'm just going to call her that, because she has had about 10 different names.) is an amazing main character.

Ethan was so adorable! He really cinched this book for me. Frankly, any book without a hot and sweet( that isn't mandatory...) love interest won't do it for me!

Overall, a very great plot and good pacing. Was ALSO another single book, which was so exciting to find out! And you have to read this book...just for Ethan, m 'kay?

My Bad-ass Playlist( okay, not so much):

I Feel it All by Feist
Secrets by One Republic
The Lightning Strike by Snow Patrol
Intro by The XX
Help I'm Alive by Metric
Bring Me Down by Lenka


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About the Author:
Ashley Elston lives is North Louisiana with her husband, three sons and two cats. She worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for ten years until she decided to pursue writing full time. Ashley is also a licensed Landscape Horticulturist and helps her husband run a commercial lawn and landscaping business. They also custom harvest pecans and have cows. Yes, cows.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Onto Writing( And perhaps a giveaway!)

Throughout my blogging months, I think I have started figuring out what people like to read and what they don't. I wouldn't say I am a splendid reviewer yet, but I think I have gotten closer than when I first started blogging. After I started reviewing, I started to get into writing my own short stories.

 I am a member of figment( I became one after I started blogging), and I have written a couple stories, but nothing too much. I just enjoy writing sometimes, at least when I have free time! But anyways, I just wanted to know some opinions of some of my readers. Like, do you love writing your own stories? Do you want to have your own published book someday? Leave a comment telling me some of your thoughts!

 Here is the giveaway, that I know everyone is looking for! :)

(You can also tweet this post, and just leave a comment with the link!)

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Another Little Piece: Review "May Contain Spoilers"

Another Little PieceOn a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.

A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.

Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape—unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.

This book will either a hit or a miss for a person. For me, it was a huge hit. I have made a compiled list to determine whether this book will be a hit...or a miss. "This review will probably contain spoilers, since it is impossible for me to write a review without spoiling at least one thing."

1. Do you enjoy having absolutely no idea what is going on in a book? This book is confusing from the very first page. The book goes back and forth between Annaliese's( or Anna's) different lives( yeah, a bit of a spoiler there). Don't get me wrong, by the end of this book you will know about 90% of what just happened.

2. Do you like having about 3 different love interests in a book? I wouldn't say that there was a love triangle in this book, but there were 3 guys that liked her, but only one of them actually liked Anna. So, it was pretty clear how the romance would play out.

3. Do you like switching between multiple time periods? This happens alot during this book. About every so chapter, Anna would have a flashback of her memory, and I'm not saying the memory would make everything in this book clear. Every memory gives us a hint more about her past life. In other words, you must be patient.

4.Do you enjoy a good original plot, that may or not be a bit weird? I admit that the plot was very weird, but at least it was original. By the end, I still didn't know everything. I didn't really care.

5.Do you enjoy a single book over a series? I wouldn't necessarily say I prefer a single book over a series, but lately, every book I have read is part of a series. It was nice to know when I closed this book, there was nothing else I had to wonder what possibly could happen in the next book. The ending was nice and clean...ergh, maybe not exactly.

If you like about a half of those things above, I think you would enjoy reading this book. It wasn't a perfect book by far, but for a debut, I think the author handled things nicely.

Overall, I loved the mysterious and confusing air of the book. The plot was original, though weird. This author deserves a gold medal for writing a wonderful debut, in my opinion.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fan Art: Discussion

Today, I kinda felt like discussing about fan art.
Sometimes I happen upon it on an author's blog or going on Pinterest. Most of the time, I find it incredible and beautiful, or otherwise, I find it ridiculous and annoying. Yeah, I'm a bit harsh.

Here is some examples( the ones I love):

The last one is just SO cute that I had to put it on there! Oh, I miss you Mal and Alina "veers off from topic"

Anyway, those are some wicked fan art, I thought.

This is another short-ish post, but I hope I can have some more time to blog.

What do you think of fan art? Is it awesome? Stupid? Annoying? Tell me what you think!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Tale of Two Cities: A Non-YA Review

A Tale of Two CitiesAfter eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

Guys, guys, this book is a must, must read. It features amazing characters, Sydney Carton also, and a glance to the past. The last one is the most gruesome, but my most favorite by far.

The first thing I have to say is that I read this book for my literature class. It was definitely not a quick read. I read it over the span of two months, while reading my normal ya books most of the time. I can admit I wouldn't have even read this if it weren't for my lit. teacher. But after you get over the very slow pace of the book, I had to admit it was exciting.

The plot of it, like I have already said, was ssssllllooowww. No joking, and I did fall asleep at moments. Literally. But, it did have a good idea about it, and it was good for being, you know, a classic.

My favorite character was definitely Sydney Carton. He was kind of swoony, and I imagined him like this:

 It fits him perfect, don't ya think?

But since Lucie ended up "spoilers". Moving on.

My problems with this were:

#1. Slow. Slow. Slow. And again, slow.

#2. The romance honestly never gave me ANY feels.

#3. Sydney Carton didn't end up with "spoilers"

#4. The ending was much too sad, but it will linger forever, at least.

#5. Confusing, at times. Okay, maybe, about 3/4 the book.

But, there were of course good things. I am feeling lazy, so I'm just going to insist that you have to read it, if only for Sydney.

Sorry for the incredibly short review! I will make it up!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chantress Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Chantress (Chantress, #1) Lucy’s Chantress magic will make her the most powerful—and most hunted—girl in England.

 “Sing, and the darkness will find you.” This warning has haunted fifteen-year-old Lucy ever since she was eight and shipwrecked on a lonely island. Lucy’s guardian, Norrie, has lots of rules, but the most important is that Lucy must never sing. Not ever. Now it is 1667, Lucy is fifteen, and on All Hallows’ Eve, Lucy hears a tantalizing melody on the wind. She can’t help but sing—and she is swept into darkness.

 When she awakes in England, Lucy hears powerful men discussing Chantresses—women who can sing magic into the world. They are hunting her, but she escapes and finds sanctuary with the Invisible College, an organization plotting to overthrow the nefarious Lord Protector. The only person powerful enough to bring about his downfall is a Chantress. And Lucy is the last one in England.

 Lucy struggles to master the song-spells and harness her power, but the Lord Protector is moving quickly. And her feelings for Nat, an Invisible College apprentice and scientist who deeply distrusts her magic, only add to her confusion...

 Time is running out, and the fate of England hangs in the balance in this entrancing novel that is atmospheric and lyrical, dangerous and romantic.

Purchase: Amazon


The moment the stone was off, the songs came for me— hundreds of them, humming like bees, flickering like firelight, crossing like shadows. And the strongest one was the wild tune I’d heard in the garden. This time, however, it went on and on. It spoke of the sea and of home and of times long past. It tugged at my heart and my throat and my lips. Sing me, it said.
And I did.
I had no idea what the words were, or what phrase came next. But I did not care. A dizzying sense of freedom flooded over me. All I wanted to do was give voice to the notes that came to me, one after another, in an endless stream of sound. We climbed together, strong and sure, rising ever higher. I felt as if I were flying.
Sing and the darkness will find you.
Norrie’s warning rang out in my mind. But it seemed to come from somewhere far away, somewhere very much farther than the music itself.
I hardly even noticed when Norrie herself banged the door open. With a horrified cry, she bounded forward and clutched my wrist, the net of seaweed dripping in her hand.
“Lucy! No!”
   But already the wind was rising. It swirled through the room, midnight black, and caught us both in its grasp. As the candle went out, the song rose to a shriek, and everything around us vanished.

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About the Author:

Amy Butler GreenfieldAmy Butler Greenfield was a grad student in history when she gave into temptation and became a writer. Since then, she has become an award-winning author.

 Born in Philadelphia, Amy grew up in the Adirondack Mountains and later studied history at Williams College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Oxford. She now lives with her family in England, where she writes, bakes double-dark-chocolate cake, and plots mischief.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Bout of Books 7.0

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
I'm going to try to tackle:

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Miss Peregrine's Home For Percular Children by Ransom Riggs

Starters by Lissa Price

Origin by Jessica Khoury

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook

Saturday, May 11, 2013

School Spirits: Review

School Spirits (School Spirits, #1) Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break.

 Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.

 Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt?

 First  off, I have always been a huge fan of Hawkin's writing. Her Hex Hall series were some of the first books that I devoured and when my reading addiction heightened. So, as I learned of this spin-off series of Hex Hall, I had to get my hands on it.

Luckily, I was able to get my copy of it, thanks to the wonderful Disney Hyperion.

The writing. Hawkins still has that feel-good, laugh out loud type of writing-or at least, that is always how I have thought of it. Her descriptions are usually short and sweet, not overwhelming. They are not like ones of Blood Red Road, for example. But I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that.

The characters. Izzy was an amazing character. Lots of snark and humor, alot like Sophie. I wish that perhaps, though, that Hawkins would have tried to do a different type of character for Izzy. I just think that she was way too like Sophie at times. Sometimes, I enjoyed that, other times,  not too much.

The secondary characters were also humorous, and they added some depth to this novel, which I think definitely was needed. I especially liked Torin, because he was just...awesome. I can't explain why I loved him so, but I did.

The romance. What's weird is that I thought there might be romance between Torin and Izzy.

 I don't know why, because that would be...not cool. Because of the whole age difference? Right. So, I have no idea why I thought that.

On to the real romance. Between Dex. and Izzy. Truth is, I saw this from miles away. It was predictable, and not everything about it was great. However, because I miss Archer I will forgive Hawkins, just this once. And trust me, I actually very much did enjoy the romance. It was cute, and I loved them as a couple!

The plot. The plot of the story isn't great as Hex Hall's, I will admit. Nothing about it made me scream at the book, or cry, or do any sort of emotional thing. I did find it bland at moments throughout the book, and other times, I found it just ok. Mainly, I think what bugs me now, after I have read WAY more books than I had when I first read the Hex Hall series, I found out these types of books aren't one of a kind. Their basic paranormal books with a couple twists in them. I guess that is a depressing thought, but I find it quite true, however much I love Rachel Hawkins.

Overall. I liked this book alot, but if I hadn't read the Hex Hall series before, I wouldn't have been as easy on it. The romance was cute, and characters mostly great. It has a light air to, but I wish it would have had more depth to it, Showed some ugly sides of the characters.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Goodbye...But Not For Long

Update: Okay, I'm only taking a 1-2 week break.

Okay, the title suggests that I'm probably going to stop blogging-which I am. But, it also suggests that it is a short amount of time-that is the part that is slightly misleading. Well, as you know, I am TERRIBLE at continually posting stuff( because I am a huge procrastinator), and you know, since summer is coming up, and school is going to end soon, you would think I would blog MORE, right? Well, since I won't have my school computer( yeah...), I won't be able to blog all that much. So, I have decided to take a break...but it's a pretty long break. About 3-4 months? I know, that is a freakin' LONG time, like a 1/3 of a whole year! But, I still have decided to take the break. Because, if you think blogging is easy, please guess again. And when you are in high school also, it gets kind of...stressful.

So, after this post, you won't see me that much, except on twitter occasionally tweeting random stuff( or alot) and I'm still going to be reading books, so I will still be on Goodreads!( You can find my profiles on my About Me tab.) And I also keep saying so...., so I will just say goodbye. But, not for long, I will be back before you blink an eye.
Okay, that last gif is inappropriate.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Fault In Our Stars: Review

The Fault in Our Stars Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

 Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

 Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

Page 3: ROFL, this is hilarious! Pfft, I can't believe people would say this is sad.

Page 30: Ok, things are getting deeper.

Page 100: I think we all know where this is going.

Page 150: Hmm...seems okay so far. Some emotional wreckage, but nothing too serious.

Page 230: I hate all life. And this isn't fair. Why why why why???

Page 250: Oh, God.

I could go on. But I figure that is enough of crying gifs.

 There were many moments where I was laughing/crying at the same school. It was horrid, guys.

My list of good things:

- Let's LOL together. Like I have mentioned above, this is out laugh out funny. No joke. To name a quote:

“I told Augustus the broad outline of my miracle: diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer when I was thirteen. (I didn’t tell him that the diagnosis came three months after I got my first period. Like: Congratulations! You’re a woman. Now die.)” 

-Totally emotional. This is an emotional roller-coaster, if you're into that thing. Which I definitely am.

-Beautiful writing. Every page I devoured, thanks to the writing( and perhaps 20 different other things.)

-Quotable. This goes along with the beautiful writing, but this book is totally quotable. I usually never notice these types of things. I noticed in this book. I just wanted to highlight 3/4 of this book.

-Does not sugar-coat things. This is reality, this book. It holds true meaning throughout it. Green obviously doesn't hold back, when it comes to these things...maybe that is why it is very emotional.

-Amazing characters. This helps make this book hilarious. I mean, the characters are mostly hilarious throughout, and they also were a huge part why I enjoyed this book so.

-Very re-readable. You guys. Usually, after I finish a book, I'm like, never gonna read this again. Not this book. In fact, I plan on re-reading it right, maybe?

My list of bad things:

-Obvious plot line. I have to admit that from page one, I knew how it ended. It still didn't lessen the blow. Also, it didn't ruin the book for me, which is pretty surprising.

-Too sad. This doesn't apply to me, since things are never too sad( unless you kill off all the people I like.). Perhaps, though, you despise every sad book...yeah, not for you.

-Very John Green-like-Ok, I'm judging majorly off of reviews. But I couldn't think of any other bad things. Don't judge me.

All in all, this book was truly amazing. And though I have heard it is like a very typical cancer book, I don't care. Because of the writing, because of the characters, because of the sadness that will linger within my heart forever...I do not know. Probably all those things together is what did it for me. I had average expectations for this book because it seemed like a contemporary, but it seriously did soar over my expectations. Way, way over.

My favorite quote, just because I can:

“People will say it's sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it's not sad, Van Houten. It's triumphant. It's heroic. Isn't that the real heroism?”
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