I had decided to read this because Wish You Were Dead had some interesting twists and I had thought this book would be the same and even hoped it...moreUgh.
I had decided to read this because Wish You Were Dead had some interesting twists and I had thought this book would be the same and even hoped it was actually better.
But it's worse.
Callie is an idiot. I sincerely felt no sympathy. She has no common sense. I wanted to smash her head in after reading the part where she, not only MISTOOK Katherine lying down bloody with a knife on her as a prank, she also HAD to pick it up even after finding out that Katherine was dead. Is she that retarded? You don't just hold the murder weapon like it's a toy, you fool. You also don't keep mum. You scream! Callie deserved to be suspected. I didn't blame her classmates for pointing fingers at her.
Are you stupid or something? <--- I was reminded of this when I read the book...
It's obvious from that stupid act alone that Callie continues to make mistakes that you even want the police to get her into prison and get it over with already.
Raven's Point is a decent book for those into the horror genre. It's not perfect (it sometimes prolongs in something I consider trivial and then rushe...moreRaven's Point is a decent book for those into the horror genre. It's not perfect (it sometimes prolongs in something I consider trivial and then rushes in something I consider important) but it manages to draw one's attention until the last page and stay loyal to the story. I found it scary in The Crazies kind of scary with a blend of Ghost Whisperer (the not-childish episodes). I had a few problems with the main characters but their good points even out the bad points.
Jane, Tavia, and Seth have been experiencing pretty strange and unbelievable stuff. Jane has been seeing visions of the past. Tavia can communicate with animals. Seth is being haunted by ghosts. They don't understand what's happening to them, but they know they have to figure it out soon. Their town is being stricken with madness and the only way to stop the being behind it is to use their powers to defeat it.(less)
I had liked the book version so I was curious on what the graphic novel looked like. The beginning was promising at least. So t...moreThis was seriously bad.
I had liked the book version so I was curious on what the graphic novel looked like. The beginning was promising at least. So the drawings were a little discouraging, but it was detailed. As I progressed though, I realized that, if you didn't read the book before you read this, you wouldn't understand a lot of things. Some of the things in the book weren't portrayed properly or weren't portrayed at all. The graphic novel has holes in them and appears rushed.
I recommend you read the book instead and don't waste your time in this one.(less)
I must admit, this book got to me. Bigger than a Bread Box is about Rebecca, a girl whose parents have been fight...moreThis is actually 4.5 stars, not five!
I must admit, this book got to me. Bigger than a Bread Box is about Rebecca, a girl whose parents have been fighting a lot recently. When her mother suddenly brings her and her brother to their grandmother's house for a long stay, she is sad and very angry. She wants to go back to her father and is worried on how he's doing now that he's all alone. But her life takes an interesting turn upon finding a mysterious bread box in her grandmother's attic. The bread box grants any wish as long as it involves a real object that fits inside the bread box. Rebecca is overjoyed and for the first few weeks the magic of the bread box manages to keep her frustrations at bay.
But a revelation about the magic of the bread box makes her realize that even magic cannot solve everything and she has to do something herself if she wants to solve her problems.
I loved the message of the book. Rebecca was a good character and I could totally understand her and relate to her. In fact, my only problem with her is (view spoiler)[how she got rid of the stuff she "stole". That was stupid, but forgiveable. (hide spoiler)] Other than that, I enjoyed reading from her POV. Everything was realistic, at least for me.
My favorite parts are Rebecca's moments with her younger brother. Honestly he's so cute and reading about their bond was heartwarming. Cue the "Awww..." sound.
All in all, it's a book you should read if you're looking for a slice-of-life book that has a hint of magic and is about a situation any kid can be found in. Definitely recommended!!!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Oh man. I have mixed feelings about this book. The mystery and the intrigue itself was good. The antagonist was unexpected and the true role of some o...moreOh man. I have mixed feelings about this book. The mystery and the intrigue itself was good. The antagonist was unexpected and the true role of some of the characters of the series was well-hidden until the right moment without being totally random. But the main character, Madison, who I liked at first, ruined a lot of scenes that could have gone better. It's her POV so her actions affect the story. I also hated the ending. It was ANNOYING. (view spoiler)[Madison was useless. She should have died instead of Adam. Honestly, all she did was be scared (fine, that's natural but you could at least try to do something else to distract you and not just focus on it, idiot!) and mope. She didn't even try anything and even after Taylor's sacrifice to get her out, she took way too long. What's wrong with her? Is she that thick? Couldn't she think for herself? She had to wait until Taylor pushed her. And the part where Madison hesitated in hurting the antagonist? UGH! You don't have to kill her to stop her! Madison could have disabled her and stabbed her in the leg or arm or something! Common sense! (hide spoiler)]
Taylor, Madison's love interest, was also annoying. Some of the points he made was idiotic (I think only one was good, the one about the death penalty... it's at least convincing a bit). In one class discussion, Adam (a popular guy) countered his argument correctly and what's his rebuttal? He mocks Adam in a childish, taunting manner! Honestly! And he always has to be in the other side, or the side that rebels! Does he really to do that? What does he have to prove? Is he that insecure? ANNOYING! And his constant presence in the story makes it worse. It would have been better if Dave was mentioned more. At least he was useful in the critical moment, but it doesn't make up for his faults. What was so appealing about him? Because you don't know him? AND?
Madison is one of those popular girls who is easy to talk to and treats everyone kindly. She isn't fake and is sincere with her concern to others. She is interested in Taylor, the mysterious "bad boy" in her school who moved in recently. Her life was close to perfect and she is happy with the way things are going. She lives in a good neighborhood where nothing bad happens except for the occasional break-in, a good school, and good parents who are willing to do anything for her.
But when her friend disappears without a trace, she realizes that there's no such thing as a place that's completely safe and sound. As she gets more and more involved in what's happening, she must find the one behind this revenge spree or the people she loves will be in grave danger...["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Okay... this was pretty cool and funny at the same time. Even though I have mecha manga and anime that I like, I'm not exactly into it so I was pleasa...moreOkay... this was pretty cool and funny at the same time. Even though I have mecha manga and anime that I like, I'm not exactly into it so I was pleasantly surprised to find myself thoroughly enjoying Heavy Object. It knows when to add twists and jokes to make it sparkle.
Kwenser is a guy who wants to study Heavy Objects by working in a military camp in Alaska. Heavy Objects are giant machines made in an attempt to make a safe, clean battleground. They only fight each other and always in places far away to cause harm to innocent people. But after a battle gone wrong, Kwenser realizes that fighting, no matter what you do to contain it, will only lead to destruction and death.(less)
Fate/Stay Night is quite a popular anime and it has a lot of franchise going on even until today. I could pretty much understand why after watching an...moreFate/Stay Night is quite a popular anime and it has a lot of franchise going on even until today. I could pretty much understand why after watching and reading it (the anime was a little dragging for me though... too slow!). The characters of the fighters and some of the summoners were very interesting!
So... Fate/Stay Night is about a contest between seven magicians who will summon representatives for the war for the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail is a precious object that can grant the winner's wish. The representatives who are actually heroes from the past brought to the present must fight each other to the death. The main character is Shiro Emiya, a kind and hard-working student. He never knew about the Holy Grail until he accidentally summons a representative, Saber, and is thus qualified to join the war.(less)
Ayumu is a normal girl who has trouble in school. Good thing her best friend, Shii-chan, happened to be in the top of the class. Shii-chan helps Ayumu...moreAyumu is a normal girl who has trouble in school. Good thing her best friend, Shii-chan, happened to be in the top of the class. Shii-chan helps Ayumu study and her grades improve. But will it be good enough to get Ayumu into the school Shii-chan is aiming for? Ayumu is worried and hopes that if she doesn't manage to pass, she'll still be friends with Shii-chan. Shii-chan assures her that they will. But when the results come back and it was Ayumu who passes and not Shii-chan, their friendship takes a turn for the worse. Shii-chan blames Ayumu and refuses to talk to her anymore. Ayumu then proceeds to cutting herself. She wished she doesn't have to go to the school she only wanted to go to so she could be with Shii-chan, but her mother and younger sister expects her to do well, leaving her with no choice but to go. (Her mother hardly pays attention to her and now she finally does because Ayumu is going to that school... I could understand why Ayumu doesn't bail.) She isolates herself from others and does things all by herself. Manami comes along and befriends her. Manami seems to be nice and caring. She is patient with Ayumu. Ayumu is overjoyed until she finds out that Manami has a dark sidethat frightens Ayumu. Will Manami prove to be her salvation... or her destruction?
This manga really brought tears to my eyes. Ayumu has to struggle through many things alone and it's just so sad. I wish I could be there for her. I was totally praying that Manami would be the one to fill in the hole in Ayumu's heart, but alas that did not turn out to be the case.
I was honestly surprised to find out that this was a series. In fact, I wouldn't have known if it weren'...moreGreat. The POV of the abuser. Interesting.
I was honestly surprised to find out that this was a series. In fact, I wouldn't have known if it weren't for some GR friends who liked some of the reviews here.
Yet another book to avoid. This one is most likely a walking disaster like it's name. Instead of having "Beautiful" as the name of the series, it should have been disaster. For one, it's the word that's being constantly repeated; two, it fits the books perfectly.(less)
Minami comes from a rich family who transferred to a public high school (now, where have I heard that before?) so she could have friends. But due to h...moreMinami comes from a rich family who transferred to a public high school (now, where have I heard that before?) so she could have friends. But due to her pride and inexperience, she ends up ruining every chance she has and has zero friends. The only person she could talk to normally is Tomachi who she finds annoying.
One day in the library, she spots Alice in Wonderland and says out loud how much she wants to go there. Tomachi then offers to take her there and jumps off the window, dragging her along. She falls unconscious and when she wakes up, she is in a strange place and Tomachi has white bunny ears?! Could it be that she's really in Wonderland?!
Kazuko Furumiya has done it again! She has created what can only be a wonderful piece of work! There are some elements in this story that is familiar if you've read her other manga, but it doesn't mean it's boring at all! Her approach in her manga is always good, her characters are always loveable, and the story flow is always distracting enough that I didn't care if it was getting predictable, cliché, or both! She is currently one of my favorite mangaka and I hope you'd try to check this out yourself!
The Student Council President is a stiff, strict person who has problems in opening up to people. He is dedicated to his studies and his responsibilit...moreThe Student Council President is a stiff, strict person who has problems in opening up to people. He is dedicated to his studies and his responsibilities. But it seems his way of life will change soon since his mother has forced a kitten named Ku upon him! He had never taken care of a pet before! So he enlists the help of Shiraishi, a girl who's also in the Student Council. How will Ku influence the SC President?
Yep, he's changing alright...
OMG!!! This was like, super cute! Everything from his budding relationship with Shiraishi and his attempts at learning how to look after Ku made me squeal like crazy!!! Honestly, every two or three pages I was either squealing myself hoarse or laughing like the whole world would end if I won't. GAAAH! The President's obvious embarrassment of having to take care of Ku and inexperience is refreshing! I've read a lot about guys who are cool, confident, and needs no help lately that reading about him is like breathing on untainted, fresh air. Ah~ I almost cried when (view spoiler)[ Ku was taken away. (hide spoiler)] I don't know why. It was still too early for me to feel attached to the characters, but I was already that emotional!!!
My favorite has to be that moment (view spoiler)[ he used Ku as an excuse to be with Shiraishi!!! (hide spoiler)] I loved everyone and everything in this story. If you're looking for light-hearted romance full of kittens, fluffiness, and plain cuteness, you have to read this!!! You haven't read anything if you don't!!!
A hot guy and a cute cat... what's not to love?["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)