I know some die-hard Morgan Matson's fan will kill me after reading this review, but let them be.
But, I have to say that this is my least favorite boI know some die-hard Morgan Matson's fan will kill me after reading this review, but let them be.
But, I have to say that this is my least favorite book of all of the Morgan's works, even though many people seems to loved it so much. But WHY can't I?
Here's why : 1. The cover. Oh my God. I cannot express how much I despise the freaking cover. The Indonesian cover, though and I found the US cover is more bearable than this one. 2. The main protagonist's character. I understand that some of y'all think that she ran away so easily because she was still so young. NO NO NO. I cannot accept that. Though I admit that like every female protagonists in Morgan's books, they're getting a character development, but again, I still think that this TAYLOR FREAKING EDWARDS didn't fully grown up as I expected. Of course, it'll take time, but GOD. She is sooooo slow. 3. WHY did it have to end a relationship to save somebody from further sorrow? HELLO, taylor, there's this method called "talking" and I guess you broke up with Henry just to saved yourself, I'm sure. If I were him, I will never talking to you again.
So yeah, they're basically my complains about this book but it did make me cry in the end. That's why I give it 3 instead of 2 out of 5 stars.
It is very rare for me to give a book 5 out of 5 stars and I didn't even think that I will gave this book such privilege. This book don't have any 'heIt is very rare for me to give a book 5 out of 5 stars and I didn't even think that I will gave this book such privilege. This book don't have any 'heavy' conflicts, instead it is much more than that. Or at least for me. ................ How can I describe it? Ummm... cleary it isn't flawless but... but... something pulls me in to keep turning the pages in one seat. I just love the internal problems between the 2 characters. This isn't all about the love story, but also self-doubt and its resolution, grief and most importantly, family. How the 2 of them tries to recover and fix things up. And the way the main characters affected each other is just... hmm... to be honest, those 2 kinda remind me of my previous relationship with a man that I still care deeply. Oh God, I'm terrible at writing a review but yeah, give it a go and you'll see what I mean :)))
Oh my, it took me so long to finished this book *secretly cry* but I enjoyed it more than Anna and The French Kiss.
First of all, I don't like the covOh my, it took me so long to finished this book *secretly cry* but I enjoyed it more than Anna and The French Kiss.
First of all, I don't like the cover. Don't ask why because I just don't.
Second, I never really liked Lola's ex-boyfriend. Of course he's hot with glasses (I'm such a sucker for cute-glasses boy) BUT he's a smoker and got tattoos and I could see that he's actually this very possesive type of guy and it's in the bad way. God.
Third, not gonna lie though, but Cricket Bell reminds me a lot of Frank Porter. They're just... Hmmmm... I would love to read the cross-over between the two.
Forth, Lola is definitely the main heroine that I adored. She's cute and creative, though I admit that sometimes she annoyed me. But compared to Anna Oliphant, Lola is the winner any day.
Fifth, this book gave me the-giggling-and-rolling-on-the-bed feelings (?) because IT WAS SO FLUFFY AND CUTE!!!...more
Nope. Nope. I just can't. I love Zoella, okay? But not her books. It started good and funny but when Penny went to NY, everything was messed up.DNF!!
Nope. Nope. I just can't. I love Zoella, okay? But not her books. It started good and funny but when Penny went to NY, everything was messed up. Why? Because she's getting annoying, clingy and stupid. Oh did I say stupid? Pardon, what I mean is idiot. YES, idiot! One of the reason why I hate her because she 'abandoned' her best friend. Hell to the NO, girl. YOU just can't threw your best friend away because of a guy YOU JUST MET and think that he's your soulmate! Kiss my teddy bear's butt, would ya?! Being 15 years old doesn't mean you can acted like an insufferable human being. Get over yourself, Penny. Suffice to say that I genuinely regret bought this book....more
I was hooked and laughed out loud while reading this book. It's going to be my favorite YA of all time. For you who craves for somefull review to come.
I was hooked and laughed out loud while reading this book. It's going to be my favorite YA of all time. For you who craves for something fluff and likeable characters, then Tell Me Three Things is definitely a go for y'all.
P.S : I am sooo totally need waffle from AW!!...more
**spoiler alert** To be honest, I never read any of Kasie West's books before but I'm going to give it a chance to read her another works.
It's true t**spoiler alert** To be honest, I never read any of Kasie West's books before but I'm going to give it a chance to read her another works.
It's true that love and hate are only separated by a thin line. The struggle in this book was realistic and natural. Lily didn't seem to be bother by the anonymous writer all the time and IT WAS A MAJOR RELIEF TO ME. I'm glad that she's thinking about anything else too; like the competition, family and her best friend, Isabel. Ummm... Cade is a likeable character but not swooning-worthy, for me at least. He's got this fun yet annoying side of him that makes me go "grrrrr!! He reminds me of HIM!" and by all means, him is my ex (LOL).
And for Lily, I quite like her, especially her sarcastic side. Sometimes I found her characters are relatable with me and I totally get it how you want to hate someone but you just cant; I'm soooo totally get it. I feel you, boo. But her family lured me the most. I agree that it's must be difficult and terribly annoying to have little brothers but Lily could managed it somehow; it's a plus from me. I loved the way she handle worst situations because she ain't a drama-queen (again, a major relief).
Part of me wishing that there's gonna be a sequel to this. But I don't think that's gonna happen, probably like, ever. Pssst, still crossing my fingers tho!
The picture of Lily and Cade (my version) will be added soon *wink*
**spoiler alert** Honestly, this is my first review after sooooooooooo many years (quite guilty, though) and I think that this time is going to be suc**spoiler alert** Honestly, this is my first review after sooooooooooo many years (quite guilty, though) and I think that this time is going to be sucks because I kinda forget how to review a book >///< this is my honest opinion and if you can't handle it, DON'T READ IT! you've been warned.
here I go~
first thought on the cover : it's cute. do I have to say anything else? LOL. even though I never go to a concert, like, ever (no kidding) but I could still feels that there's something exciting will happen in this book and I'm not disappointed.
first thought on the premise : "oh, it's quite convincing and promising. a deaf girl and a guy lead singer. interesting enough. did music's unite them together?" though there was a slightest part of me that this is going to be cheesy but *shrugged* I have to give it a try before judge it too much.
overall thoughts : to be honest, I'm totally fed up with clingy, annoying and desperation-of-having-a-hot-boyfriend kinda girl in novels. like, it makes me want to throw my phone at the wall. but, fortunately, this girl (Alison) ain't like that. she's tough, independent, creative and most of all, she can thinks straight, even though the hero (Jace) offers something she (obviously) can't refuse. but she did anyway, at first. her reason is pretty simple yet smart : she doesn't know him well. when I read that part, I was like "YOU GO GIRL! YOU'RE GETTING MY HOPES UP THAT THIS BOOK WILL GOING TO BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE!" (and it did). Ali's having an abusive father and what he did to her was absolutely unforgivable (of course, duh!) but the worst thing about him wasn't just that ; he was a TOTAL hypocrite! you guys have to read the book by yourself to find out what I means *wink*. anyway, let's talk about Jace. 1. he's honest about almost everything (I dig that) 2. he doesn't drink or do drugs 3. he's caring 4. he's got this prejudiced side (I don't blame him, though) 5. he's not the Edward Cullen-kind of guy (no offense) when it comes to the girl he loves. this book is about Ali's struggle to find her own freedom, Jace's attempts to change his views about world and life and how they finally succeeded to find their own life, together. the relationship between the 2 main characters is natural and I love how Alison still not letting her guards down even though she's falling in love with Jace. well, this book is worth to read and I can't wait to see Olivia Rivers' next book.
This is the third book by Morgan Matson that I've read and personally, is still my favorite at the moment. Though, i haven't read yet and obviouslThis is the third book by Morgan Matson that I've read and personally, is still my favorite at the moment. Though, i haven't read yet and obviously I can't tell which of the four books is going to be my ultimate number one.
Like all of the Morgan Matson's books, the plot is mainly telling us about the daily life experience and struggle that mostly happens in real life; such as family, friends and of course, love. The reason why I genuinely love Morgan Matson's books is because I could easily relate to the plot or the characters and the other reason is her books didn't always talk about love development between the main hero and heroine.
What matters the most to me was the story about Andie and her three best friends. They reminded a lot of friendship that I had back then (yes, I used to have three best friends too but a year ago, one of them became a stranger) so that's why I was so absorbed in their stories. Among those four best friends, I like Palmer the most because she kinda have this motherly figure for Bri, Andie and Toby and having a quirky yet funny boyfriend named Tom isn't hurt either. Their problem was so real and for me, it's really understandable that one of them will go bye-bye in the end; I understand that. so much.
On the other side, Andie's issue with her father was brought me a lot of sighing-in-relief. At first, I thought that their relationship is not going to work out well but I WAS WRONG (and thank God that I did). I wouldn't give any details about how they got along and overcame their issues but it was really touching and deep :))))
AND, I won't be talking about the relationship between Andie and the sexy-geeky boyfriend Clark McCallister, because it made me jealous :((( LOL!!! I mentioned it before that I don't like insta-love but I couldn't blamed Andie either when she had this insta-crush on Clark. I tell you why and I'm gonna type it capslocked : 1. HE IS WEARING GLASSES!! I LOVE BOYS WITH GLASSES!! 2. HE GOT DIMPLES. NOT ONE BUT TWO 3. HE IS A FREAKIN' FANTASY AUTHOR AND HE WAS HAVING STRUGGLES THAT ANY AUTHOR HAD, WHICH IS WRITER'S BLOCK 4. THE SCENE WHEN HE GOT OUT FROM SWIMMING AND WET AND THOSE ABS AND DIMPLES! IT.WAS.EVERYTHING. 5. HE IS A SOCIALLY AWKWARD BUT HOT AND ADORABLE AT THE SAME TIME. HOW COULD YOU DO THAT, CLARK?!?! Phew... Maybe I'm a little bit exaggerating but that's what I feel about him *shrug*
What I dislikes about the book are : 1. The friends-with-benefit that Andie used to have with Topher (I strongly dislike that kind of relationship because I think it's an utter nonsense) 2. The advices that Andie gave to Bri was definitely IDIOTIC beyond compare, even though it was probably for a good reason. But still, it was unexcusable
Overall, I gave this book 3,85 stars, mostly because of Clark and the dogs xDDD
my version of Andie and Clark :
I dont know who he is but I think he's suitable for Clark (minus the killer dimples) ...more
**spoiler alert** I bought the indonesian version actually but i cant change the version in my iphone. Anyway, the story is really good and bitterswee**spoiler alert** I bought the indonesian version actually but i cant change the version in my iphone. Anyway, the story is really good and bittersweet. Miss Forman sure knows how to make someone else's heart broken to pieces. The main female character, Allyson or Lulu, is definitely will be 1 of my fav heroine of all times. I am so glad that she finally stood up for herself and i feel so angry at her parents, especially her mother. She is brave, sweet & fragile at the same time. If i were her, i guess my behaviour would change drastically too. And talk about Willem de Ruiter, the main male character, somehow make me ... Ugh. I feel sorry for him, of course and i am dying what the heck is happened to him that night and his scar (inside his head too) but i am sure that i wouldnt list him to my fav hero of all times. Adam Gallagher is better anyway Lol. I dislike Melanie. Thats all i have to write. But i dont hate her because i've had worse 'friend' than her. So i think she's still 'bearable' for me. Dee dee dee ... Cant tell u how much i like him. He's unique, talented and very smart. I really wanna have him as friend too. That will be super duper cool xoxo. The ending was ... Still heartbreaking for me but as u know, i am glad that Lulu/Allyson is finally seeing Willem again. Phew. 4 stars for this book. Thanks again Miss Forman XoXo...more
harusnya buku ini dipersingkat aja judulnya, kayak "MIKA" aja hehe tapi itu cuma saran kok.
yah well, buku ini semacam diary kecil yg ditulis INDI utkharusnya buku ini dipersingkat aja judulnya, kayak "MIKA" aja hehe tapi itu cuma saran kok.
yah well, buku ini semacam diary kecil yg ditulis INDI utk HERO+MANTAN PACAR alias MIKA. buku ini menggambarkan bagaimana indi sangat memuja dan mencintai mika ini. meski waktu diajak pacaran ama mika, indi belum tau artinya (pacaran) itu. haha. ajaibnya, aku bisa merasakan devastation saat mika meninggalkan indi utk selamanya. aku paham gimana rasanya ditinggalkan orang yg betul-betul kita cintai dan sayang. mungkin utk orang yg gak seberapa peka, mereka bakal mikir bahwa buku ini boring, lebay dan sangat kekanakan but trust me, indi, they dont and wouldnt understand :)
aku suka bgt ama gambar covernya. lucu bgt dan manis. apa kamu gambar itu sendiri, indi? :D
btw, aku pengen bgt liat filmnya tapi bener2 gak ada waktu krn UPRAK, USEK trus UNAS T.T
p.s : buat indi, kebetulan pacarku jg namanya mika. punya lesung jg :) tapi dia gak bertato, nge-rokok atau (maaf) ODHA. wish u all the best with ray, indi. am sure he's a gud guy for u and YOUR mika would be so happy to see u happy with ray too :)...more