THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, LAMIA. FOR HAVING MADE ME READ THIS :D
This book is beautiful. So beautiful. The words, the sentences, the cha...moreTHANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, LAMIA. FOR HAVING MADE ME READ THIS :D
This book is beautiful. So beautiful. The words, the sentences, the characters. EVERYTHING is beautiful.
I wanted to choose a few quotes I liked to include them in my review, but I had highlighted SO much on my kindle that I didn't even know where to start!
I'm not a huge art fan, but this book almost made me want to be! The descriptions were so well done. I wanted to see all the paintings, the glass, and the graffiti.
This novel made me smile, and laugh, and want to cry, and made me want to hug the characters.
oh, THE CHARACTERS. I loved all of them. Some were interesting, some were funny, others were intelligent, or witty, or wise. They were such a joy to read about.
I also loved how fast paced this novel was. It made me want to just read, and read, and read!
I can't think of anything else to say besides that this book is magnificent and that you should go read it. NOW! :)
Edit : 14/8/2011 : I cannot believe I forgot the mention the poems! Those beautiful poems... They were all placed in perfect spots and gave perfect intermissions to Lucy and Ed's night. They gave such precious glances into Poet's character and night. A definite important part of the novel.
At first it was a solid four stars. I was funny, totally adorable, and well written - I really liked the style. But then th...moreI loved this book so much.
At first it was a solid four stars. I was funny, totally adorable, and well written - I really liked the style. But then the characters reached a certain depth and began facing real problems and issues. This book went so much deeper than I thought it would and tackled real and important issues while still staying cute!
I usually hate alternating POVs, but Wendelin Van Draanen did them so well. Usually alternating POVs are so boring and repetitive, but these were so well done! You really got a whole different view and opinion of a situation and you often missed things in one POV that you then learned in the other. I loved that. I also loved getting a peak inside both Juli and Bryce's heads. I love them.
And may I just give an honorable mention to Juli's brothers? They made me laugh out loud! They were a great addition to the already great and diverse cast of characters.(less)
I didn't really have any expectations for this novel, and I guess you might think that is why it was so easy to give a 5 star rating, but it's not the...moreI didn't really have any expectations for this novel, and I guess you might think that is why it was so easy to give a 5 star rating, but it's not the case. Lauren Olliver really deserves my five stars.
I'll admit I wasn't pulled in from the beginning, but I quickly got hooked. Really hooked. I felt that urgency you only feel when a book is that good. But the closer you get to the end, the less you really want to finish. You know? :)
The story was so well put together. Everything fit. The way Sam learned and grew was perfect and well timed.
I feel like I can't review this novel without giving too much away. I'll just say it was wonderful. Go read it!
I had Gone in my possession for quite a while before I decided to finally start it. I needed some time. I had to let Fade sink in. I had to think abou...moreI had Gone in my possession for quite a while before I decided to finally start it. I needed some time. I had to let Fade sink in. I had to think about all that had happened, and what it meant. Especially since I knew this one would probably be just as dark and heavy as the second.
I can't even put into words how much I love this series - I'm not even sure I'm even totally conscious of it. So this review will kinda suck, but I'll try my best!
I felt like the characters had real depth. And it showed. Everything was done with purpose and feeling.
This series could have totally gone in the fluff direction. That's actually how I thought it would go, but Lisa McMann went dark and heavy. And it was perfect. I feel like this wasn't some kitsch view of something that could happen, but something real. I honestly felt that if Janie's situation had actually been of the non-fiction type, it could have developed the same way.
As I was nearing the end, I would sometimes stop and sit there - with my finger wedged between the pages to keep my spot. Just thinking. I didn't want it to end. It's quite rare for me to experience that feeling while reading, usually I just want to finish. No matter how great the novel, I just want to know what will happen - and how. With Fade it was the opposite. I didn't want it to end.
I loved the series and how it ended. I will not doubt re-read this series in the future - probably more than once. I don't know how Lisa Mcmann did it, but she sure pulled it off!(less)
There are no words. There are simply no words. I have no clue how I will be able to pull off this review.
Keep in mind, I am still on my reading high....moreThere are no words. There are simply no words. I have no clue how I will be able to pull off this review.
Keep in mind, I am still on my reading high. And it's been more than 24 hours - this happens very rarely to me! So my enamored ramblings might not be completely valid.
It was glorious. Okay, so maybe the book itself wasn't glorious, but I definitely had a glorious experience while reading. Oh, so glorious.
I cried. Which is a big deal. And sometimes, when I cry because of what I'm reading, it kinda ruins the book for me(I'm a huge angst-wuss). But this time, it just made the novel 10x more enjoyable. 10x better.
Also, I could. not. stop. reading. Until it was two in the morning and I had finished the book. I seriously couldn't stop. It sucked me in right from the beginning. And it kept me up even later. I couldn't stop thinking about it.
And the writing. Oh, the writing. Don't even get me started on it. It was marvelous. I loved it. I really like Lisa McMann's style.
One random thing I really liked was Janie's relationship with Carrie. It was so real. As in RL real. I felt the dynamics were so well done.
AND OMG. don't get me started one Janie and Cabel. Seriously. I could go on for hours (in a good way - in a really really good way).
So if you hadn't caught that I LOVED this book from my messy ramblings. I did. Very much.