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The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries #2)

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Hubungan Elena dan Stefan semakin dekat—bahkan gadis itu bersedia memberikan darahnya. Namun, setelah serangkaian teror terjadi di sekolah dan lingkungan sekitar, Stefan menghilang.

Di luar dugaan, Damon semakin berani memunculkan diri di hadapan umum. Dengan kekuatan yang dimilikinya, dia membuat Elena semakin terpikat oleh pesona gelapnya. Gadis
Paperback, 282 pages
Published September 2010 by Atria (first published 1991)
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Catherine A. I'm sorry to say this as I am an avid book lover, but honestly, don't read the books. This is the one TV series probably ever that is better than its…moreI'm sorry to say this as I am an avid book lover, but honestly, don't read the books. This is the one TV series probably ever that is better than its corresponding book series.(less)
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Jun 05, 2011 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second book of the Vampire Diaries series picks up exactly where the first book ended. Stefan is missing, and Elena confronts Damon by her choosing. We see a lot more of Damon in this books and he gets close to classmates and family members, drawing ever closer to her. Bonnie's abilities get showcased more in this book as well. This story also focuses more on Elena's missing diary.
The pace of this book seemed a bit faster to me, which I liked. we also get to know the minor characters, Matt,
Aug 26, 2012 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Like many people, I read this because I loved the TV show. To anybody else who has this idea, I say this: really, truly, don't waste your time. Even if you love the characters. The TV show has created lovely characters and the book just doesn't have them.

This second book was better than the first. Had to be, since pretty much nothing happened in the first. Of course, the main character still carries a sense of petulance with her like a shadow, for no good reason. Damon is un-redeemably evil and
Heather *live on coffee & flowers*
I did a book report on this volume in 7th grade. I made a movie poster on fluorescent orange poster board. My cast was horrible, because I was limited to cutting pictures out of magazines. So Stefan was Leonardo DiCaprio, because I obviously hated Stefan enough to foist this casting decision on him. Elena was Alicia Silverstone because she was the only blonde I could find, and Damon was Skeet Ulrich because he was so hot in Scream.

Anyway, it's a super ugly poster (I still have it), but I got an
Mar 05, 2011 Isamlq rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I want my YA goggles back! Iwant my YA heroines to be strong and independent. I want my heroes not to be creepy. What ever happened to strong and independent heroines/heroes? Why on earth has this story come to revolve around a murderous set... and I don't mean the vampires!

I really don't like the heroine here. But to be fair, I really don't like the "heroes" either. Stefan... is whiny! Damon is creepy. Elena is a self centered spoiled princess. Who could blame Caroline for feeling threatend by
Kate ♡
Oct 13, 2015 Kate ♡ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read
The Struggle- The Vampire Diaries #2

I enjoyed this book, Elena was much more fun to read about this time, as opposed to the first book where she was quite stuck-up.

I still don't really feel connected to either Stefan or Damon in this series so far unfortunately, but I do enjoy Meredith and Bonnie, they're a great support system for Elena.

The love aspect between Stefan and Elena is staged to be so powerful and 'end all' by the author, but I feel as if they don't even really talk much at all thro
already own it on my kindle. Might as well read it.

after reading:
it's so bad. SOOOO BAD. but also kind of great??? like you know where there are books that are so bad you hate them more than anything, but then there are books that are so bad they are good?

I mean this book was written in what? 92? Something about that just makes me excuse how bad it is. We are clearly in the high point of YA literature now (although hopefully it will continue to get better) so everything that kind of cam
By the time I got to the second book I was really hooked, like I've said in my previous review (of book #1) it's very different to the tv series but that doesn't really effect anything now that I'm used to this 'version'. Again this isn't the longest of books but there's still quite a lot of stuff packed into the chapters.

I thought the ending was really...dramatic, I'm not quite sure if that's the right word, but I'll get to that later.

For those of you who haven't read the book: Elena has now fo
J.D. Stroube
This book was better than the first. It seems to be the true starting point in the series, and I really wish L.J. Smith would have combined the first and second books.
Jan 21, 2017 Mariah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this in high school and really enjoyed it! That's about all I can remember.
Oct 12, 2014 Nikoleta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Μου άρεσε αρκετά. Πολύ μυστήριο και πολύ δράση, διαβάζεται πανέυκολα και ευχάριστα.
Apr 20, 2017 Cinthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tania the Bookish Owl
REALLY BETTER from the first one of the series!
Shameeka Alexis
I'd pretty much given up on the series after the first book,The Awakening.
But I was interested to give the series another try after hearing one of my friends gush on and on about the TV series.
I re-read The Awakening and continued with The Struggle.

The book picks up where the first book left off.

In the second novella of the first volume, what follows is a fight for Elena's affections and indeed her soul as Stefan's older brother is unmasked as the real culprit behind the horrible attacks and t
Janelle Dazzlepants
One word to describe this book: EPIC. A HUGE improvement on The Awakening, because it deals with Damon increasing his reign over Fell's Church and over Elena's life. He's creepy as hell, totally dangerous, and really kept me reading on. I wasnt sure how I felt about Damon at the end of the first book, but now I'm hooked.

Elena's changed a whole lot since The Awakening, and is no longer catty and obsessed by pathetic and petty high school things. Though that's not to say that everybody else feels
Daniela Lago
Nov 03, 2013 Daniela Lago rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought the second book because I had a few points in my local bookshop and I could pick one book,so I chose this one. I regret nothing.
When I first read the first one, I was in a big dilemma, because I wanted to know how the story actually was but I constantly felt more attracted to the characters in the show, which is the version I knew first.
In the book everything is really different from the show, even though it has the same events, twisted and at different times; but everything has a diff
Jun 18, 2014 Owaiz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My reaction when I finished reading this: What the fuck did I just read?

Okay, so I might have misled even myself with the rating I gave to the first book, 3 stars. This one was an utter waste of time, absolute trash, and pointless. It was a struggle reading this, even though it was pretty short.

I thought reading the books would give me a better insight and help me understand the TV show better (which I stopped liking after the first two seasons), but it didn't. This book has less story than a
I loved this book simply because I think Damon is SO.DAMN.HOT!!!

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I'm a sucker for bad boys. haha

I don't care how creepy he is. I just love him and I also like his enthusiasm.

LOVED THIS BOOK! :) but not liking Stefan that much.

The only thing I hate was the ending. Why does it have to happen to Elena????? On the bright side maybe it happened to her so she could stop being too weak.

Can't wait to read The Fury to find out.
Veselina Bakalova-Mihaylovska
Тотално разочарована съм от книгата и бих й дала дори 1 звезда, ако не беше фактът, че все пак някои черти на героите са правдоподобни и си пасват с изградения им образ. Честно казано, може би ги сравнявам с тези в сериала, но тук изобщо не са ми симпатични. Ще продължа да чета поредицата и се надявам следващата книга да е по - добра, но за момента ми се струва твърде повърхностна и прекалено непретенциозна вампирска история.
Sarah ~
وفي نهاية الرواية ..
ماتت الينا ..
لتعود كـ مصاصة دماء ..

وكالعادة لم نتفق انا ودامون ..

وستيفان ساحر ..
وطبعا ملك قلبي ..
تايلر الذي لا أطيقه في المسلسل ظلَ على حاله ..
"بعض الأشخاص لا يتغيرون "

أما كارولين ..
يسيطر عليها حقد غريب تجاه الينا ..
وأنانية مفرطة لم أفهم سببها..

كثيرة هي الاختلافات بينه وبين المسلسل ..

لكن على الأقل هذا الجزء أفضل من الجزء الأول ..

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Praveen Alluri
Sep 26, 2015 Praveen Alluri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This series is getting really exciting and i am eager to see where it will lead.
The book was fast paced and I really loved it. Can't wait to read the next book.
Miranda ☔︎ Long
the only 'struggle' was getting though this book.
Abi Devino
Mar 16, 2017 Abi Devino rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From a fan of both the novels and the television show it inspired, I have to say, this is probably my favorite of the book series. My favorite season of the show is probably 2 and 3 and maybe 4.

The book is pretty much Twilight's big brother, although it does better in the areas where Twilight fails: it has character development and compelling storylines (NPI). The character of Damon begins to go from total villain to total antihero, as he continues his conquest of the captivating Elena Gilbert.
Done in one sitting. I love an easy read, this one was a bit better than the first, more exciting but I can't stand how clingy Elena is and how much she's already in love with Stefan, I don't believe it 😂
OKAY. better than book 1.
Stefan is freaking me out.
1 star for Elena. 3 for Damon. Keeping the fifth one with me because Damon shouldn't have kissed Bonnie even if it wasn't a kiss of affection. LOL
Oct 17, 2010 Truly rated it really liked it

Pasti ada sekrup yang copot di kepalamu!
Kenapa sih perempuan selalu suka dengan sosok cowok jahat?

Sorang sahabat laki-laki saya bertanya dengan heran. Saat itu, kami sedang menghabiskan waktu disebuah kedai minuman. Obrolan ringan tiba-tiba mengarah pada Film The Vampire Diaries. Betapa kami, para wanita terpesona dengan sosok Damon, sang tokoh jahat dibandingkan dengan Stefan si tokoh utama yang berkarakter baik. Rupanya hal tersebut membuat heran para pria yang ada disana. Menurut mereka, soso
Oct 12, 2016 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
the series still better .
The real, and only struggle here is making it through this sorry excuse for Y.A.

How this was picked to turn into a T.V. series I'll never understand.
Mar 06, 2012 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle picks up where The Awakening’s cliffhanger ending left off. Elena Gilbert stands alone in the old cemetery and shouts into the raging wind to summon the frightening force that has been stalking her. Stefan, the repentant vampire boy she is crazy about, has disappeared, and Elena knows who is responsible: Damon, Stefan’s cool, cruel older brother with a serious ax to grind. When Damon shows up in all his dark and menacing glory, he mak
Nov 07, 2016 Marina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aflând că i-a fost furat jurnalul în care îi ascunsese secretul lui Stefan și că Stefan se află în pericol din cauza lui Damon, Elena decide că e timpul să facă tot ce îi stă în puțință pentru a-și recăpăta atât bunul material, cât și iubitul, astfel că pleacă pentru a se întâlni cu Damon, fratele lui Stefan.
Pe tot parcursul cărții, ne sunt prezentate încercările Elenei de a-și recăpăta jurnalul și, din fericire, cineva o face în locul ei, dar și pentru a-și găsi iubitul pe care, din fericire, a
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