Oh boy. Acording to my sister, this was to be the greatest book I will ever read. Also according to that one girl in my study hall. And that one girlOh boy. Acording to my sister, this was to be the greatest book I will ever read. Also according to that one girl in my study hall. And that one girl in my play. Sorry girlies, i wasn't all to crazy about it. It actually kinda made me stress out. I even got a zit to prove it. And the sad part is that I finished it at 12:05, so I can say that I finished it all in one day because I didn't!
My first major problem with this book was that the main character was the most self absorbed person, which I understand was the main point; however, even after everything he's been through, he was cheezy and fake sounding. I was so annoyed by his dumb ways of doing things and how he would say things. Honestly, if I was stuck living with him, I would either die out of annoyance or live in fear of being raped or whatever. I thought he sounded like such an emo creeper. He was so similar to Romeo before he meets Juliet. He also ruined the end of the Hunchback of Notre Dame for me. He was pathetically sad.
I also had problems with Lindy. Goodness, she was the one slightly believable character, but seriously, what the heck? We meet Lindy (but at the time we don't know it's her) at the beginning, then we creep on her, then we don't know what happened to her. About halfway through the book, the author gets tired of him moping for, well, more than half the book. Then we see him being excited while she mopes. Gosh, I just couldn't stand it.
The stupidity of the middle continues all the way until the last page. Yes, I understand that the message is to teach a lesson, but I feel like I'm being taught that private schools are made up of perfect people with lots of money. I beg to differ, but I don't feel like ranting anymore. I have better things to do. So honestly, don't stay up until midnight reading this. It isn't worth it, and (if you're like me) it's definately not worth wasting your precious sleeping time....more
FAIL. Alright, for most of the book, I kept thinking, "Just die already Katniss." *SIGH* I was hoping for more action to end it, but instead it was likeFAIL. Alright, for most of the book, I kept thinking, "Just die already Katniss." *SIGH* I was hoping for more action to end it, but instead it was like Suzanne Collins just wrote something blah so she wouldn't have to keep writing the series anymore. I got to the last, like, 50-ish pages, and being hopeful that Katniss was going to die. Instead, everything ends up well, and the rest of the book is taken up by Katniss+Peeta=<3 (see it's an algebraic problem where the answer is less than than three, Peeta was obviously the variable). All in all, it was alright, except for the parts were: Katniss was in love, Peeta was involoved, the end, Finnick and Annie having a baby that is barely mentioned at the end, Katniss and Peeta having babies, Gale randomly not being heard from in the last thousand (that's how it felt in my mind)pages and then being explained as getting a niiiiice job in District Two, etc. (By the way the answer was two, if you know what I mean, but seriously how old are these kiddies?!)...more
WOW! This book was so much better than I imagined it would be. Why? 1) My MOM recommended it to me. 2) It was required reading. It was so well crafted thWOW! This book was so much better than I imagined it would be. Why? 1) My MOM recommended it to me. 2) It was required reading. It was so well crafted that, no matter how annoyed I got by Lily, I was still hooked to it. The symbolism was amazing, and the imagry was stunning. Maybe if it hadn't been required reading, I wouldn't have ever read it, but it was quite enjoyable....more
This is a beautiful book. I seriously enjoyed. It makes you think about what really matters in your life and what real love is. I was blown away by thThis is a beautiful book. I seriously enjoyed. It makes you think about what really matters in your life and what real love is. I was blown away by the experiences of the family and their faith through it all. This book was written by someone with similar beliefs as me, but someone who has more faith and love in their heart than I might ever have. It inspires you to be a better person and reflect on what you are so blessed to have. I admit, I stayed up late into the night and totally ignored my friends while I read it. This is a book that really could appeal to anyone, no matter the age. So check out this book! It shows that Heaven is really for real....more
Oh this book... I had a slight love-hate relationship with it. Basically the whole thing is like the book Uglies. It's a whole lot of "a surgery thatOh this book... I had a slight love-hate relationship with it. Basically the whole thing is like the book Uglies. It's a whole lot of "a surgery that will fix everything once you reacha certain age" crap. It's predictable. The characters drove me crazy. The herione was so much like my younger sister, and it totally didn't help that her little boyfriend was pretty much exactly like this guy she has a major crush on. To the name exact. So yeah, that bothered me. However, the plot of the book was one of those rare ones that, no matter how annoyed you are with the characters, you just can't seem to put down. I enjoyed the majority of its intense obnoxious-ness, but if I had to read it again, I think I would absolutely hate it....more
Oh, where to begin with one of those terrible books that you don't even want to finish yet force yourself to? Weeell, first off, the title. Anyone elsOh, where to begin with one of those terrible books that you don't even want to finish yet force yourself to? Weeell, first off, the title. Anyone else confused? I honestly think I missed the part of the book where they explain the "Little Brother," but they mention it randomly for about a chapter. I must have zoned out for about half of the book because, while the hacking part was interesting, the programming and coding bugged me. Also, characters were a bit of a let-down for me too. I felt like I knew these characters because of things that I could find on their driver's liscences. All I really knew about Marcus was that he was white and likes to hack. Jolu is hispanic and likes programming as well. Van is Korean, and Severe Haircut Lady is a meany butt with a severe haircut. Everyone else was kinda a blur of names and just strait-up confusion for me. I think my favorite character, however, hhappened to be Van. She is the example of feminism in this crazy world. She is that heroic girl who does what she thinks is right and isn;t afraid to voice her opinion. Unfortunately, Van is only in the first few chapters, mentioned once somewhere in the middle, and towards the end. This bothered me because our only other girl character that is really involved in the plot line is Ange, who is almost the opposite of Van. Ange is also a gamer who goes to Van's school, but she's annoying and keeps rubbers in her nightstand (which bugged the hell out of me enough to want to through the book at the wall). I hate it when literature by men has female characters like this. Girls aren't like that (well, at least most nice girls, like we all saw Ange up until that point). As much as I seem to be hating on this book, it did have its good points. I began to feel the need to problem solve with codes and puzzles like I did when I was little. I also began to feel the need to be able to code things (yes, my mother signed me up for a summer school collage coarse on it...). And most importantly (this was a big win for me), indie music will save and inspire us all....more
**spoiler alert** It wasn't as good as I expected. The whole series so far isn't all too great. It skips around a lot, and somethings were obviously ad**spoiler alert** It wasn't as good as I expected. The whole series so far isn't all too great. It skips around a lot, and somethings were obviously added as fillers, so it wouldn't look like a little kid's chapter book. I mean, seriously, they're trapped, and everything is going wrong when Peter says, "Hey, Anna, you're three months preggers!" It confused me because right after that, the topic is totally dropped, as well as who Pip really is and so on. It really wasn't worth my time, and I wish I read Mockingjay first....more
I think I liked this book the most for the sole reason of the bullies names: Bill and Tom. This made my life. I would have thrown the book the groundI think I liked this book the most for the sole reason of the bullies names: Bill and Tom. This made my life. I would have thrown the book the ground and jumped up and down while screaming and pointing. It was the most genious thing I'd ever seen. However, I was on the bus. Well, my life sucks... (Just used a pun. WIN!) Anyway, the book is about fourteen-year-old Vladimir Tod who's trying to live out the life of a normal, eighth grade boy. Personally, my eighth grade year didn't involve creeper teachers, vampires (aside from Dan Bergstein's Blogging Twilight), or even a semi-formal dance! About halfway through the book, I began to wonder, is this really what public school life is really suppost to be? I guess so. Other questions involved were as follows. Where the heck does this book take place? Did I miss my bus stop? How the heck did this child not get recognised as a vampire? And, Hmm? When's dinner again? Basically, You might enjoy this book if you're a seventh grader who feels really cool reading about eighth graders. Not good when you're a highschool girl who had more fun looking for comma errors and plot holes than looking for enjoyable, age appropriate content. ...more
Oh okay, Cassandra Clare, you do that whole James Patterson unnecissary continuation of series thing. It's gonna suck, and you'll lose so many fans. YOh okay, Cassandra Clare, you do that whole James Patterson unnecissary continuation of series thing. It's gonna suck, and you'll lose so many fans. You're so lucky that you started that whole other series, or I'd never read another one of your books. Now that that's over with, let's discuss the book. Despite its unnecissary-ness, it was still not the best book I've ever read. It had a mix of the original three, the new series, and (sadly) Twilight. I was dissappointed with the fact that all Clary and Jace could do was hug, kiss, and touch; the fact that you had to have read her other book for it to make more sense; and the use of mutter and murmur on the same page. Yeah, you might say that sad Em is sad because hell yeah I am. I don't even know, Cassandra Clare, I don't eve know....more
I liked this book. Quite a bit, actually. I liked it enough to sit on the beach and read it and not get in the ocean. Yeah, I gave up beach waves to fI liked this book. Quite a bit, actually. I liked it enough to sit on the beach and read it and not get in the ocean. Yeah, I gave up beach waves to finish it up. It was clever and funny in that geeky sorta way....more