delicate watercolor paintings depicting a wide range of things from shoes, food, architecture, plants etc. etc. not very informative (there small pas...more
delicate watercolor paintings depicting a wide range of things from shoes, food, architecture, plants etc. etc. not very informative (there small passages of text --mostly quotes -- but midda's handwriting is illegible) as it is a sketchbook diary of sorts, but exquisite nonetheless.
notes:lovelay book. no, really. one minor quibble though: the protagonist's age was supposed to be 15, but her voice came across like that of a...more3.75/5
notes:lovelay book. no, really. one minor quibble though: the protagonist's age was supposed to be 15, but her voice came across like that of a 12-13 year old. stumbled across this thanks to shirley marr who gushed about both fremantle press and have you seen ally queen?. ebook has been acquired through fishpond.
some people are meant to be alone in life, and that doesn't mean they'll be lonely, [dad] said. he looked at me and said that i don't have to get married or even have a boyfriend if i don't want -- that i shouldn't be worried about what other people do, just follow my own heart. i just wish i knew what was in my own heart, though. it sounds so easy --just be yourself-- but how can you do that when you don't know who you are in the first place? or who it is you want to be?
You know these times, when everything is freezing around you, making you freeze and shiver like a leaf as well? All you want to do is curl up somewher...moreYou know these times, when everything is freezing around you, making you freeze and shiver like a leaf as well? All you want to do is curl up somewhere warm and drink from a mug ... delicious, hot chocolate? This book is that mug with delicious, hot chocolate.
I had a fun time with all the characters and the pranks they played on each other were enjoyable to read too, though I'm glad it wasn't me. Marcus was a little boring, but the other characters (especially Tally & Blake *bigSmirk*) made up for that.
Quotes worthy of quoting
"If someone found out they only had one day to live, they should totally move to Hog’s Hollow, because here every day feels like an eternity."
“It’s mostly my dad I miss.” ( ... ) Tally looks up at me. “It’s hard,” she says sympathetically, and I just nod. “Know what else is hard?” Blake asks. We both look at him. “Listening to you two sometimes.” “What do you mean?” Tally asks. “Girls are so dumb.” Tally squints at him threateningly, but he continues. “With guys it’s simple. When I hang out with my friends, we just chill. You two are all with the ‘Oh, I wonder if so-and-so likes me.’ ” Blake makes his voice high when he says it. “Is that supposed to be me?” Tally asks. “Yes, you.” Then he points at me. “And Penny. All of your kind.” “Are you as offended as I am?” she asks me, pretending to be insulted. I nod. “I’m going to end this thing,” Blake says. “Tally, do you take Penny to be your friend?” She looks at me and says, “I do.” “Penny, do you take Tally to be your friend?” “I do, too.” A tiny spark glows inside of me, one that I didn’t even know had gone out. “I now pronounce you two friends,” Blake says. He kicks the ground to make their glider swing. “Now can we please talk about something more interesting?”(less)