Let's just say that after reading this book, I'm convinced I have Stockholm Syndrome. Because surely I'm mentally unstable if I say that I truly have...moreLet's just say that after reading this book, I'm convinced I have Stockholm Syndrome. Because surely I'm mentally unstable if I say that I truly have fallen for this sick son-of-a-bitch Caleb. WHY?! I'll tell you why, when I know the answer myself.
This was cute, entertaining and lighthearted. Reece was all kinds of hot and sexy, and I definitely had a little flashback of myself being just like P...moreThis was cute, entertaining and lighthearted. Reece was all kinds of hot and sexy, and I definitely had a little flashback of myself being just like Pepper...her insecurities and her naivety was believable and I couldn't help but root for them as a couple. ;)(less)
The family aspect of this book is what drives this story. It's moving, it's intense, and it's executed pretty well. If it wasn't for that aspect, I pr...moreThe family aspect of this book is what drives this story. It's moving, it's intense, and it's executed pretty well. If it wasn't for that aspect, I probably wouldn't have liked it, but surprisingly I loved this book.
Oh, and I admit, I'm a sucker for scruffy blonde hair blued eyed guys. I dunno what it is about them...add in some tats and I'm all teenage swoon girl all over again ha! I can't help it, Colton is my kind of hot LOL Despite his exterior, he has this vulnerable side that you can't help but fall in love with. I loved the dynamics between our two characters, and made their relationship flourish. I also like the nickname he gives Chey. Tiny Dancer. Wasn't much of a fan of her actual name.
What? I'm not being bias.
Okay, maybe I am a little...
Nyrae Dawn's easy to read writing style is what I love about her. It's poetic, and she always manages to drive out these raw emotions that you don't even know you have.
All in all, I loved this book. And I'm probably definitely purchasing the next installment.
4.5 stars overall(blame the typo errors for the .5 deduction) :D(less)
I haven't read something like this since Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. And I'm not talking about the content or that both books are s...moreI haven't read something like this since Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. And I'm not talking about the content or that both books are similar, quite the contrary actually, but the feelings I had after closing the book evoked the same feelings I had after reading Anna. But there's no comparing the two in any sense of the word. Both books are different. But both books exudes happiness. That's the ultimate feeling you're left when closing this book. And if feels good.
This book is about a girl named Cath, struggling to find her voice and place in a new situation. She's dealing with the anxieties that come with the thought of leaving the comfort of your home, and at the same time, dealing with the fact that she won't have anyone to guide her through College like she was used to having back in highschool, back at home. She's always been this codependent girl that always relied on her twin sister, or her father to just be there, but never been the girl to really know how to be anywhere else, with anyone else. Her two constant people in her life were her twin sister and her dad. She was comfortable, and the thought of the unknown scared the crap out of her.
And that's what got me. Cath represents someone that everyone can relate to whether you're starting a new school, a new job, a new relationship, or just being able to walk another route to the shop than you're used to. Change is scary at any point of ones life, because we're so used to being comfortable. But watching Cath go through her struggles and see her soldier on, makes you root for her. It was so easy to connect to her as a person, and not just what she goes through, but the kind of person she is. I can go on about how much I relate with her. Introverted? Check. Been apart of a fandom? Check. Wrote fanfictions about that fandom? Check. Gushed about fictional characters? Well this review is self evident. It's the right kind of book for a girl like me. The kind that knows that gushing and putting yourself into fandoms is unhealthy, but you can't quite justify a means to stop. Or want to. Yup. Cath could be my twin. LOL
Fangirl hits all the right spots. You laugh, you tear up, you empathize and you can't help but have a silly grin on your face whenever the love interest is mentioned. But it's more than that. It's like the feeling you get after you've craved chocolate for so long, and then you finally get a taste of it, and just sigh in contentment. That's what this book is like.
There's just something about Fangirl that resonates with me, that makes me think that it's not just a book. It's an experience. It's a lifestyle. It's a right of passage. Of course it is for the characters, but you find that reading along with them, you quite forget that you're reading about fictional characters and start thinking that you're reading about real life people. I also like the dynamics between all the characters that had some kind of connection to our main character, Cath. She brings out the best in people, and it jumps out of the page.
You start to care about the characters, and not just the main, but every person mentioned takes up enough room in the book to care about or sympathize with (Cath and her DAD), to gush about (Thanks to Levi), to laugh with (Reagan is a must-have roommate), to bicker with (Wren is impossible) or even if you want to hate them (sorry Cath's mom and Library boy, but you guys made the list). See what I mean? Rowell makes you feel for them.
This is my second Rainbow Rowell book (Eleanor and Park was the first and was equally amazing) and I'm already in awe of Rowell's skill. She writes characters like they're three dimensional people, not just characters in a book. That's what Rainbow Rowell is so good at. She writes about real people and puts them in real life settings, and she knows how to draw out those sticky emotions out of you and she immediately sucks you in.
If you've ever been apart of a fandom (hello Potterheads, Whovians and the likes) or you've read or written fanfiction, or you're crushing on the latest band member or celebrity, then this is definitely for you. Or even still, you don't have to know about any of these things and still be able to enjoy this book.
Fangirl to me is your bestfriend, your crush, and your favourite relative all rolled into one. It's the ultimate staple on your bookshelf.
Solid 5 Levi's--I mean stars! 5 STARS from me. :D (less)
A heart wrenching and haunting tale about two boys who both lead very different lives, during one of history's most catastrophic times of the Holocaus...moreA heart wrenching and haunting tale about two boys who both lead very different lives, during one of history's most catastrophic times of the Holocaust.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas depicts a time in history where Hitler's reign on Germany lead to the devastating massacre of millions of Jews during World War 2. The haunting setting takes place at one of the largest concentration camps Auschwitz (in which Boyne changed to Out-With), where Jewish people were incarcerated, killed and dehumanized.
Although, in the book, John Boyne explores what it would be like to live through the eyes of a nine year old boy looking in, he still manages to capture the innocence of friendship and the atrocities that came with the Holocaust. (less)
This is exactly what I needed after reading Allegiant.
The Transfer is a short story based off the Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth. It tells the st...moreThis is exactly what I needed after reading Allegiant.
The Transfer is a short story based off the Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth. It tells the story of Tobias Eaton as a 16 year old, and how he becomes Dauntless, and the steps it took him to get to where he is.
Four is so complex, I can't help but fall in love with him as a character. After reading this short story, I just exploded with empathy.
He's a compelling character that I can't get enough of. I look forward to reading more of his short stories!(less)
Such a sweet book! It starts out slow at first, but then the book gets you and you can't help but fall in love with it. I think I caught myself saying...moreSuch a sweet book! It starts out slow at first, but then the book gets you and you can't help but fall in love with it. I think I caught myself saying 'awwwh' a lot of the times while I was reading this book. Though, I did think it was a bit slow, the outcome and issues that the book deals with are realistic and relevant.
Realistic, relatable and heart-warming. This book makes you think that love doesn't have to be expressed through shallow words, or that it's not so in...moreRealistic, relatable and heart-warming. This book makes you think that love doesn't have to be expressed through shallow words, or that it's not so instantaneous. That you don't have to look like the girl on a TV commercial, or a model on a poster to find someone that is attracted to you no matter how many flaws you may have.
Eleanor and Park is a book about love and makes you believe that you can find a safe place in someone's heart when otherwise you fail to find a safe place in your home.
Poignant, heart wrenching and riveting. On the Jellicoe road makes you believe that family can be created just as much through friendship as well as b...morePoignant, heart wrenching and riveting. On the Jellicoe road makes you believe that family can be created just as much through friendship as well as blood. And that trust becomes a beacon of hope if you're willing to risk giving it away. Melina Marchetta's writing style is awe inspiring and rich that gives the story an added element that livens up your reading experience. 5 studded hearts from me. :)(less)