I really enjoyed this book and for unknown reasons. I thought it was cute and quirky and even if ghosts were involved I still felt like there was someI really enjoyed this book and for unknown reasons. I thought it was cute and quirky and even if ghosts were involved I still felt like there was some realism in it, especially in the way everyone talked. This book is about an old house that was haunted and the ghosts wouldn't let the 2 young children leave so their legal guardian sent his ex-wife to go and try to sort things out and just to find out that ghosts really did exist and that the divorce was a mistake even if it were 10 years! That part I kind of found a little disbelieving (the ghosts?). After 10 years??? It was just hard to fathom.
Well, I really did enjoy this book and there is not much else to say about it. It is a very quick read and highly enjoyable. ...more
I watch the new Anderson show and I never knew much about him and when he had his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt on his show, i was very intriged. I learneI watch the new Anderson show and I never knew much about him and when he had his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt on his show, i was very intriged. I learned that his brother committed sucicide right in front of his mother so when I found out that she wrote a book about it I just had to read it. I read it in one day! It was such a quick read but I felt that the book is more for her than for other's. It seemed like a way for her to clear the air, so to speak. It really wasn't about Carter it was more about her and basically justifying actions and so on. When she did go on about Carter and how he came to die it was truly painful to read. I mean like, being a mom and being helpless to your child is just unbearable. How he did is just crazy! He wasn't even planning on it it was just his meds that made him do it and that is even worse. I can understand that if your life was miserable and you had to go (figuratively speaking) but just to do something because your high or because of your head not being in the right place, just hurts more. I can only imagine how much that had to suck for her.
I rating he book with 2 stars because it was simply OK. I mean, I felt that the book was her way of explaining to the world of her life and really not so much about Carter. I think she really wrote it to help herself. Get the weight lifted. But I truly felt sorry and really wished she was right and someone was going to tell her that he will be right back....more
I liked this book because it was interesting. It moved very fast but I think I liked that with this book. Some books drag out and I tend to lose inter I liked this book because it was interesting. It moved very fast but I think I liked that with this book. Some books drag out and I tend to lose interest. Most certainly with many YA books but this one made me go out and buy the other 2 in the series!
The characters were believable and of course I loved Cable. I wish I would know more about him and I think I may just find out. I especially loved that everyone thought he was the "new guy" when he got himself all shiny and new. There may have been a few things that I wish were more elaborated on but I am hoping that these things come forth with the next 2! As son as I get them in the mail I will get to them since I know I can read them in less than a day. Maybe I can get through them both within the day!...more
To start, I got bored. I feel that this book was probably more for him then for the audience. I liked it and then...like I said I got bored and I do fTo start, I got bored. I feel that this book was probably more for him then for the audience. I liked it and then...like I said I got bored and I do feel kinda bad about it because if it were the other way around I would hates for someone to rate my real life with such a low rating, but I didn't really hate the book. I found it quite interesting...
I should tell you that this book is about a guy who had killed a girl with his car, by accident, when he was in high school. This is 20 years later and he talks about how he lived with the guilt and how it was a process, a long one I might add, of how he came to terms with it. It was crazy of what he had to deal with and of all the ups and downs and the B.S. he had to endure but I still felt that it would have been a great article or essay. I don't really know why I am giving it 2 stars maybe its because I thought it as simply just "Okay". ...more
Please don't ask me why I read this book. I saw it on Goodreads and it looked like it had some potential and upon opening the book I saw that it was wPlease don't ask me why I read this book. I saw it on Goodreads and it looked like it had some potential and upon opening the book I saw that it was written in episodic verse which I thought was pretty cool and I also thought that it would be a quick and easy read, in which it was, but all-in-all it is just a book. Simply a book. I am not sure if I hated it or if I liked it. I know that I did not love it. The whole repetitiveness was just mind boggling and quite annoying at times.
Family is set in 1969 during the Manson Murders and everyone pretty much in the entire book are hippies and lived on free love and mind control and drugs and blah and blah. I felt sorry for many of the young girls who got caught up in the all mighty Henry. That name was mentioned so much so that I can never look at a Henry again without thinking strange things....
Oh well, I really won't recommend the book but if you must then go on but don't blame me when you are done!...more
I loved this book from start to finish. Of course there are many MANY coincidental things but I really don't care. I was so intrigued by the story thaI loved this book from start to finish. Of course there are many MANY coincidental things but I really don't care. I was so intrigued by the story that I couldn't really rely on that issue. Not even half way through the book I went out and brought the remaining books within the series (well, whatever was in paperback anyways).
This book brings in everything I love about reading: History, time travel, mystery, romance, murder and all else you can imagine. Sorry there are no faeries nor are there any vampires but that's what makes it so wonderful. It's so real and yet it's not. The characters were superb and how Diana Gabaldon came up with these wonderful characters is beyond me. I am super curious as to see how the story goes especially since there are 13 books (and counting) within the Outlander series and all of them are well over 800 pages!
Now back to my beloved characters....
I loved Jamie from the start. I loved his ruthfulness. His courage. His immortality. His Innocence! He was my hero from the start. Don't get me wrong I loved Frank when I first heard him speak but many pages later, after I got over his mourning and sorrow, I kinda grew apart from him. I love how both of these men love Claire. They both adore her. I believe their love and it didn't bother me that Jamie always showed up. It is crazy all the horrific and strange things that had happened to him and I am sure will continue on. I believe that Jamie (whether he likes it or not) is fairly immortal! God what he went through but I love his willingness and determination. He may have given in at some point but having a great woman behind you always works magic!
I give this a higher rating then I normally would because I am rating in it on my young adult mind. I would have really, truly loved this book when II give this a higher rating then I normally would because I am rating in it on my young adult mind. I would have really, truly loved this book when I was younger and although I enjoyed it now I would have appreciated it more so back when. My adult side says 3 but YA me says 4.
I like the style writing. It is a bunch of short stories rolled into one and I can totally relate to the author. Esperanza, was different from the beginning and you can hear it and feel it with her words. Artist such as poets, are not in the same mindset as those who are not artists. They see the world differently, even at such a young age you can see Esperanza being of a different world where she was things as beautiful and ugly and just couldn't grasp why things were the way they were. It was a beautiful story but it had it's flaws. I would have liked there to be more to the stories rather than little snippets but I guess that is just the way it is supposed to be and you can please the world!...more
It was a nice little book. I really enjoy cooking, even if I am not the best, and I love all my cooking shows so this one touched me a little. It is aIt was a nice little book. I really enjoy cooking, even if I am not the best, and I love all my cooking shows so this one touched me a little. It is a sad story and what gave it all it's sadness was pretty much every character. The family is so separated and so hidden that everyone is left behind and there is no real believable love. I can't really explain the sadness in the family but I think you will understand -once you read it. Everyone is so far beyond reach and when they do reach out it seems like at the last possible moment but there still is some beauty in it. Like, I finally get it! I know I kinda ramble but really, this is just a way for me to understand myself and maybe someone can understand me too and get where I am going with this.
All in all, it is a simple book with mysterious people who have great hidden talent and don't understand how it is possible and to what to do with it. The ending was beautiful but I still was stuck at a 3 star rating. Maybe one day I can come back to this and re-rate it and re-evaluate it in my head more clearer.
It was a good read but I don't have much to say about it. I found it was very intriguing and it was interesting of how this one guy went through so muIt was a good read but I don't have much to say about it. I found it was very intriguing and it was interesting of how this one guy went through so much like surviving the Titanic, Bloody Sunday, and the Irish Rebellion but it was also very coincidental. I mean, maybe that did happen to one person but it was hard to believe but it is a book right? Maybe I should have read this book after I finished school because it took me so long to read it and I was just not as focused as I should have been. I still think I would have gave it the same amount of stars but I think I would have more to report....more
I loved this book. It was so quirky and young and fresh. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy. It has so much youthfulness involved between all the charI loved this book. It was so quirky and young and fresh. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy. It has so much youthfulness involved between all the characters regardless of age. It was real (except for one minor thing). I believed everyone and wanted to be there with them all. I read it in one day and haven't been this excited about a book since The Hunger Games.
I can't really pick out which character I liked best because they all were so lovable. I admired Julia for her constant fight and gift and I love how she justified all of her actions. It was sweet. I loved Emily in all her confusion. I loved Vance for being him and keeping his routines and of his awkwardness. I truly can go on. I just felt that even know there was one oddity in the book everything seemed so real and so believable and this book is exactly what I needed to get back into my reading habits! ...more