Something Borrowed is definitely a must read for all chick-lit lovers out there. I found it addictive and hard to put down. I think most girls can rel...moreSomething Borrowed is definitely a must read for all chick-lit lovers out there. I found it addictive and hard to put down. I think most girls can relate to Rachael, which makes the story very real, without it being predictable at the outcome. Just a feel good read that you can read over and over again. I loved it!(less)
**spoiler alert** Amazing book, although I admit that at first I wanted to throw it out the window out of sheer annoyance for Darcy's character. That...more**spoiler alert** Amazing book, although I admit that at first I wanted to throw it out the window out of sheer annoyance for Darcy's character. That said, I still couldn't put the book down. Darcy draws you in, and somehow Emily Giffin got you to love this character by the end of the book. Perfect ending and realistic.(less)
**spoiler alert** WoW. So Sparks does it again! He's a sick sick sick sick man who likes to make women all over the world cry, I tell ya!
Although I ac...more**spoiler alert** WoW. So Sparks does it again! He's a sick sick sick sick man who likes to make women all over the world cry, I tell ya!
Although I actually didn't like this book as much as I thought I would, or as much as his other books, I thought it was generally a good read, and I'm not surprised it was made into a movie. It's perfect movie material with it's solid plot right from the beginning.
I found it the most predictable of his books as well. It's the story of a young girl, Ronnie, who is forced to spend the summer visiting her dad down south with her little brother Jonah. Ronnie's angry and frankly quite annoying and immature for the first half of the book. She snaps quickly at everyone, her family, and even people she's just met. She gets involved with the wrong crowd and sure enough, her so-called friend Blaze turns on her in a jealous rage, and Ronnie is being convicted of shoplifting when she didn't really do it.
As the book goes on, Ronnie finds herself getting along well with her dad who is, let's face it, the sweetest man alive. I was SO angry with the way she was treating him at the beginning when all he wanted was to spend a summer with his 2 children. He moved out 3 yrs prior after getting divorced from his wife (their mom). But later you find out that her mom was the one that messed up and cheated on her dad, so for 3 yrs Ronnie didn't speak to her father once, on false grounds. When she hears him playing the piano, she flips out and says she never wants to see it again (the piano) as they use to compose and play together when she was growing up, and since she hated her father, she no longer wanted anything to do with him. So he boards it up so that she can't see it, and he starts going to the church to play on the piano there.
You later find out her dad has stomach cancer, and that he had arranged for his kids to spend the summer with him, as he knows it's the last summer he'll have before he dies. They find out about the cancer later when he begins to cough up blood. After the summer ends, and Jonah is forced to move back to NY to live with his mom, Ronnie decides she wants to stay and take care of her dad in his final few months. He's in the middle of composing a song, that he just can't get right, and so as a final gift to her dad, she finishes composing the song he was working on, their "Last Song" together. She plays it for him and he dies about a week later.
The story was mainly about the relationship between Ronnie and her dad (Steve), rather than a love story. She finds her first true love Will, however, but does the whole on again off again thing because of her little mood swings. Anyways, of course they end up together with him transfering colleges so that he can live close to her in NY and be together.
Overall I liked this book, but like I said I prefer Nicholas Sparks' other books. I just found Ronnie pretty annoying and stubborn a lot of the time and it took away from the appeal (to me anyways), especially since I was expecting this book to blow my mind with its 4-star average rating. (less)
**spoiler alert** Usually by the 4th book of a series, the author loses steam, but I found it was just the opposite after reading Breaking Dawn. SOOO...more**spoiler alert** Usually by the 4th book of a series, the author loses steam, but I found it was just the opposite after reading Breaking Dawn. SOOO much happens in this book, from Bella and Edward's wedding, to their honeymoon and unexpected "bundle of joy." Not to mention how shocked but excited I was that Bella actually became a vampire! It just felt like it would never happen, and like most series that they would just find a way to prolong it, but I think Stephenie Meyer did the transformation perfectly at just the right time.
There were only really 2 things that disappointed me: 1) being that Charlie was automatically "okay" with Bella having a mysterious supernatural secret after one quick chat with Jacob. And 2) I was really hoping to see the end of the Volturi, especially since this is the LAST book of the series. They prepped you up for the biggest fight of the series, only to have the Volturi walk away with no valid charges against the Cullens.
However, I still LOVED this novel and was glad the Twilight saga went out with a bang. Awesome book, and I'll definitely be reading it again. I thought it would drag on just due to the SIZE of it, but it didn't. Loved it, loved it, loved it!(less)
The beginning of this novel started out pretty slow. Some parts were predicatable, and sometimes the solutions to the problems were obvious, even thou...moreThe beginning of this novel started out pretty slow. Some parts were predicatable, and sometimes the solutions to the problems were obvious, even though the characters neglected to see them. But then the book does a huge 180 halfway through I found, and I couldn't put it down! I actually really ended up liking this novel against all odds. I found the ending redeemed itself.(less)
**spoiler alert** Once again, Nicholas Sparks has found a way to make you die a little inside while reading this complete tear jerker. It's happy, it'...more**spoiler alert** Once again, Nicholas Sparks has found a way to make you die a little inside while reading this complete tear jerker. It's happy, it's sad, and then it just gets worse before it gets better again. You think it's about one choice but then ends up being about an even bigger one...you think one horrible thing is happening, but rather it turns out to be something much worse that you didn't expect (or I at least didn't).
I loved it though, but once again, be prepared to ball your eyes out.(less)