I know, I never gave 5 stars to Sarah Dessen's books before. I even said that Truth About Forever is my favorite and Along for the ride then Keeping tI know, I never gave 5 stars to Sarah Dessen's books before. I even said that Truth About Forever is my favorite and Along for the ride then Keeping the Moon but not until I read Just Listen. I just love it. I want to read it all over again. Especially the part with the sisters. The book also tackles one of the most common problems of girls today, eating disorder. Something that I came to know the effects more as I was reading the book.
The part when Whitney read the poem in the cafe infront of many people and her sisters? I literally stopped reading and grabbed some Kleenex. Haha! Oh my gooosh! And Owen's love for music! MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC! :) I enjoyed reading it 'til dawn. :)...more
The truth is i've read this book a million times. I first read the chapters of the book from Seventeen Magazine then I found out that they turned it inThe truth is i've read this book a million times. I first read the chapters of the book from Seventeen Magazine then I found out that they turned it into a novel.
this book is great. Everytime i read this book at night. I still got teary eyed on the part where (ok?) he and Andrea will end their relationship. You know the long distance thingy. I don't know who Vince is but i feel that he is true.
An honest and true Story. I admire him for his guts to write his story.
VINCE: I will wait even there is nothing left to wait for. (cry.cry.cry)
I can't even say anything in this review. Just that i loved it. And im glad i've already bought the sequel. And again it warmed my heart. ...more
**spoiler alert** Ito ang unang nobelang inilabas ni RICKY LEE upang maibahagi sa mga tao ang kanyang talento at mga nabuong kwento. Limot ko na kung s**spoiler alert** Ito ang unang nobelang inilabas ni RICKY LEE upang maibahagi sa mga tao ang kanyang talento at mga nabuong kwento. Limot ko na kung saan ko unang narinig ang libro basta naalala ko lang na gusto kong basahin ito dahil natuwa ako sa tagline:
"Me quota ang pag-ibig. Sa bawat limang umiibig ay isa lang ang magiging maligaya. Kasama ka ba sa quota?"
Nakakatuwang isipin na sa isang libro ay may nabuong limang kwento.. Lima nga lang ba?
Unang Kwento: Irene
Isa sa paborito kong kwento. :) Simple pero malungkot. (*malungkot nga ba?). Hindi na kailangan ng masusing paglalahad. Isang pangakong kinalimutan. Pangako na dinala sa kawalan at nagsimula ng hinagpis. Si Jordan. Siya ang dahilan. Sabi niya kasi "Pag laki mo, pakakasalan kita." Katulad ng ibang kababaihang naniwala sa pag-ibig, nabuhay siya sa isang pangako. Matutupad kaya ito? May quota ang pag-ibig diba?
Pangalawang Kwento: Sandra (*ang tauhang hinangaan ko sa huli.)
Ang kwentong pinakabawal sa lahat ng "pinakabawal." Tinatawag nilang immoral sa bayan ng mga moral. Ikinubli niya ang alaala ng nakalipas. Binuhay ang sarili sa kung ano lamang ang nararapat. Kung hindi patas, hindi balanse. HINDI tama. Pinilit niyang kalimutan ang mapait na nakalipas ngunit ayaw siyang pakawalan ng maling alaala lalo na't may iniwan itong magandang requierdo. Sa kanyang pagtulog kanyang itinatanong "Kamusta na kaya si Kuya?" May space pa kaya si Sandra sa quota?
Ikatlong Kwento: Erica
Nakapunta ka na ba sa Maldiaga? Ang lugar kung saan hindi marunong magmahal ang mga tao... Si Erica -- isang babaeng inosente at ignorante sa totoong mundo. Pangarap niya maging artista. Matupad kaya ito? Madali siyang mahalin ngunit paano kaya nila patutunayan? Manhid nga ba siya? Si Erica na ba ang isa sa limang magiging masaya?
Ikaapat na Kwento: Ester
Sapat na ang saya. Hindi kailangang lubos... May sikretong kaligayahan. Kaligayahang patuloy na ipinaglalaban sa buong mundo. Kasiyahang hindi pinapanigan ng karamihan. Si Ester at si Sara -- masaya na silang magkasama habang pinagmamasdan ang bubong na gumuhit ng pagmamahalan. Ester: "MAY MAS MAHALAGA PA NAMAN KESA SA PISIKAL." Karapat dapat ba si Ester sa quota?
Ikalimang Kwento: Bessie
Ang malandi sa lahat ng malalandi. Ang hindi marunong magmahal ngunit magaling sa maraming bagay. Hmmm. Immoral. Pokpok. Hudas. Ahas. at marami pang kasukdulan. Magbabago kaya siya? May karapatan ba si Bessie sa Quota ng Pag-ibig?
Si Bessie... o Si Lucas?
Si Lucas na siyang nagmahal kay Bessie. Pwede kaya si Lucas sa Quota? Dahil siya ang nagmahal ng taong hindi karapat dapat?
Si Irene. Si Sandra. Si Erica. Si Ester. Si Bessie Sino ang may puwang sa quota? Si Lucas kaya magiging masaya?
May quota nga ba talaga ang Pag-ibig?
Sino ba si B? Isa ka bang Capital S? Ano nga ba ang 3K ng pag-ibig?
...Paminsanminsan sa gabi'y napapaluhod siya sa madilim na silid at pilit na inaalala ang isang letra... ...more
Just like any other drama books, it made me cry, laugh, smile and frown. I fell in love with John Tyree not because he is a soldier (that's a plus poiJust like any other drama books, it made me cry, laugh, smile and frown. I fell in love with John Tyree not because he is a soldier (that's a plus point!) but because he is a man, who is not selfish. He is an extraordinary person, willing to share, to give and to love unconditionally. Savannah Lynn Curtis, the girl I adore, I hate, I cursed then love again.
Another plus point in the book, is John's relationship with his dad. I have a thing for Dad's! I'm a daddy's girl. HAHA! They don't have tight connection but in the mid part of the book, John will value the importance of his dad in his life. The scene about the COIN COLLECTION, pinched my heart.
Actually, I really want to tell everything in this post but it will not be good to spoil a good book! haha. Just read it guys.
If you'll ask me if its cheesy. Yes, it is.Some parts are too mushy to read but still some words from John made me cringe :) He is one of those who could utter words that would make you feel really special.
On the mid part of the book, I already felt that it will be an unhappy ending. Then I changed my mind maybe it will be happy. Then, I got engrossed with the war scene that I almost forgot that the last letter of Savannah to John is one of the most hurtful letter a soldier can receive from his girlfriend. That's when I said, I didn't see it coming!
Then John and Savannah met again. They talked. Reminisced. love each other in silence. It is something that I always wanted to put in my story "Love each other in silence" but Nicholas Sparks already made it. HAHA!
Then the ending happened. People close to me can predict the ending when I'll say that its my dream ending. It is a good ending, in some way it can be happy and it can be also sad. ...more
I was about to give up on this book but the ending got me. My heart breaks and honestly, even if I'm not a fan of Sloane/James, I'm happy for their swI was about to give up on this book but the ending got me. My heart breaks and honestly, even if I'm not a fan of Sloane/James, I'm happy for their sweet ending. Dallas and Realm really just have a big place in my heart. I hated Realm but I understand him. AND DALLAS OHMYGOSH!!! YOU BROKE MY HEART BUT YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION GIRL! :') I KNOW THIS IS NOT A REVIEW ANYMORE BUT I JUST NEED TO LET ALL THE FEELS OUT. HUHUHU. KBYE....more
Its nice to read different perspectives of YA authors about the Hunger Games. And because of this, I have loved Katniss more. I agree with Jennifer LyIts nice to read different perspectives of YA authors about the Hunger Games. And because of this, I have loved Katniss more. I agree with Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Team Katniss. A must read for every Hunger Games Fans. Love this one so much! ...more