This book, ah, just amazing. At one point in time, I went to Half Priced books almost everyday (My sister had dance class and her studio was on top ofThis book, ah, just amazing. At one point in time, I went to Half Priced books almost everyday (My sister had dance class and her studio was on top of a Half Priced Books. I had to tag along whenever she had class and I didn't mind it.), I bought a book everytime I went there. I began to start this huge collection of books that I kept putting off because "I didn't have the rest of the series" or "I have to finish this book first!". Well, Hush, Hush happened to be one of those darling books shoved on my bookshelf.
So, recently I made a list of the books I needed to read. Finally, I had gotten to this book. I'm kicking myself in the ass because I should've read it earlier.
Now I'm not going to give you some huge synopsis (I'll try not to) but, so much happened in this book that I almost don't know where to begin!
Nora lives in boring Coldwater, Maine. Her mother is often out of town because of work and her father was murdered. During Biology class, her seats were switched and a mysterious boy, who never talked much, is her new partner. Patch, which is technically a nickname, knows exactly how to get under her skin and piss her off. And, he does just that. But after strange occurances, Nora is beginning to think that Patch is stalking her and is definitley not who he says he is.
The story continues with so many twisties and turnies and a secret about Nora is revealed that I didn't see coming. Yet, at the same time, I feel I should have. Another huge secret is revealed about Patch that left me sitting here like, "Woah, what?!".
The only thing I didn't like about the book was the fact that Patch was a downright jerk to Nora for the first 200 or so pages.
Pretty much, what I thought about the book, with no sugar added was: It was amazing. Almost flawless. Almost. The romance was lacking, although, in this particular situation, I didn't mind it. The way things were worded confused me a little bit and I had to go back and reread sections to understand more. It was fast paced and had action from the beginning. No, maybe not even action, there was just a pull. A pull in the story that just made you want to read more and more. Incredible.
Beastly, the modern Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. . . .
I really and truely loved this book. I finished it in a day. Seriously. I wasted no time witBeastly, the modern Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. . . .
I really and truely loved this book. I finished it in a day. Seriously. I wasted no time with this book.
I guess you could say that this review will be considered part book review part movie review just because I have a few things to say. . . .
Beginning with the book, Kyle Kingsbury is a popular jock that goes to Tuttle High School, a school for all the rich kids. Every girl loves him, everyone wants to be him. He knows he's hot and ugly people are just unexceptable. Kyle is voted for Homecoming Court and the fat goth chick in the back has a hissy fit over it. Kyle stands up for himself and decides he wants to make a fool out of her. Then, at gym, he decides to be a little evil and ask her to Homecoming, knowing he's going to just blow her off. At homecoming, she shows up and makes a fool out of her while his actual date is all over him in front of the goth, Kendra.
Kendra is acting weird, telling Kyle that she gave him a chance and Kyle is just like, "What the hell?"
When Kyle gets home from the dance, Kendra is sitting in his room and transforms him into a beast. He has two years to find true love or he has to stay a beast forever.
Mr. Kingsbury is almost just as bad as Kyle when it comes to self-confidence. When he sees Kyle, he tries to take him to all the most expensive and reccomended doctors but no one can fix him. Mr. Kingsbury then proceeds to take him to a new home in Brooklyn to live with his housemaid and blind tutor. But when a burgalar breaks in and Kyle threatens him, the intruder offers his daughter in exchange for Kyle not to tell the police and for Kyle to give him back the drugs that fell from the intruder. Kyle accepts and Lindy, a girl from Kyle's old school, comes to stay a week later. Could this girl be the one? Could she get passed his looks?
This book had amazing characters and Kyle's transformation into something so kind was incredible. As the book went on, Kyle changed his name to Adrian due to the fact that "Kyle" means handsome. The story was beautifully crafted and Flinn really did the research on this classic fairy tale.
I truely loved this book. I used to watch Beauty and the Beast when I was a kid all the time but I guess I forgot the plotline until I read this.
I didn't have any disappointments while reading the book.
The movie was a whole different story. Nothing was right. The sucky thing was the fact that I liked the movie. It just wasn't anything like the book. It kind of upset me.
I read the movie when I was only on part 2 of the book and already noticed changes. The movie left out so much. But what movie doesn't when it was a book first? Read the book, then watch the movie. You'll sit there and think you're watching a story with a completely different plot.
Perks of the movie? Alex Pettyfer. That's about it.
I don't even like Vanessa Hudgens. The movie was good but they didn't even make Kyle look like the beast he was supposed to be.
That just IRRITATED me. Nothing about the movie was right. Nothing.
Why did they have to change everything? It was already such a fantastic book.
If I were to see the movie and not have read the book, I would have rated the movie a 4 out of 5 stars. It was oddly too short for me.
Sticking to the plot, I'd give it a 2 out of 5 stars. Maybe even a 1. . . .
Just read the book, you'll be so much happier!...more
Okay, to tell you the truth, I had no sweet clue what in the hell the main character was talking about. I read the synopsis on the back of the book anOkay, to tell you the truth, I had no sweet clue what in the hell the main character was talking about. I read the synopsis on the back of the book and still had no idea what the book was even about. . . .
So, I started this book with mixed feelings. I wasn't sure how much I'd like it and I wasn't sure how much the book could really deliver considering it's such a small book.
Honestly, I loved this book so much. For anyone with eating problems or a horrible self-esteem, should read this. Take it from me.
While I don't really post personal stuff, this book was a huge self esteem booster once you reach the end. I have never had an eating disorder but, I pick at what I eat and I count every calorie and work out religiously. I guess you could say for a long while I teetered on the "I don't want to eat because I'm fat" point. Just like in this book, I always had a "Thin voice" that told me exactly what I didn't want to hear, One cup of soup, two hundred and thirty five calories. Forty minutes of swimming laps.
As I read this book, I realized that what Lisa, the main character, is going through is real and I think this book could touch everyone who reads it.
Lisabeth is anorexic. She has a good life, a best friend, a boyfriend, a loving father. Her life isn't perfect, though. The voice in her head, the Thin voice, is always telling her what to eat, how many calories something is, and how much exercise she needs to burn it. She thinks she's fat yet she only loses around 1/10th of a pound everyday and feels a sense of accomplishment. Her best friend Suzanne is starting to notice and tells her, Lisa, you're anorexic. This is a complete insult to Lisa and they stop being friends. Her boyfriend starts to notice also and she just gets angry with his assumptions. Her new best friend, Tammy, binges and purges and Lisa is jealous of her self control and her ability to even make herself throw up. As Lisa battles with food, she begins to feel depressed and she wants to die. She tries overdosing on her mothers pills.
While all of this is going on, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is gone and they need someone new as the Famine Horsemen. The Death Horsemen decides to chose Lisa. Now, Lisa has the ability to go places with her new steed and throw a whole villiage into famine but the Pestilence Horsemen says she can do good with her ability. Can Lisa help the world with her abilities? Can she help herself even though her new abilities show her the good and bad of food?
I'd say something right here, like I normally do like, My thoughts on this book with no sugar added is: but that just goes to perfectly with the concept of this book.
This book is definitley the right book for anyone who has looked in the mirror and has had thoughts of going through drastic measures just to be thin. A lot of teenagers go through things like this. A lot of girls. I'm not the exception. This book helped me realize, could help anyone realize, that it isn't all about appearance. Although it took Lisa awhile to finally realize that being thin isn't the only thing that makes her happy, she did finally get back the people she loved most and pushed away their concerns.
The only problem I had was the fact that I didn't really get to know the characters. That's the only reason why I gave it four stars. Otherwise, this book was flawless.
For someone who has gone through almost the exact same thing, minus the apolalypse horsemen stuff, this book made me feel better. Don't underestimate the fact that it's small. It gives a lot for being only a whole 177 pages.
It took me awhile to read this book. Okay, maybe a little more than a week to read it. Which may not seem like a whole lot to yooooooou but, to me ITIt took me awhile to read this book. Okay, maybe a little more than a week to read it. Which may not seem like a whole lot to yooooooou but, to me IT TOOK FOREVER.
I started this book with some doubt. I usually don't venture to books that are out of the paramormal/fantasy genre. I told myself I'd push through it and read it because it's new and I don't want to end up being the only person that hasn't read it yet.
The book is oddly fast paced and only around 270 pages. It felt longer, though.
Thea is a somewhat rowdy and uncontrollable teenager. She's not a super big trouble maker but she's done some things that her parents haven't approved of. She meets a guy named Will who's gorgeous but a little weird. He has a lazy eye and is straight-forward about everything. Thea falls head over heels for Will. Thea's now a senior which means that Will is off in college. One day, Thea forgets to take the pill and realizes that she might be pregnant with her period a week late. She tests at school and comes out positive.
This shouldn't be a spoiler considering the cover tells it all but I loved how the story didn't end right after the baby was born. We get to go through Thea's life with her baby and Will and the new friends she makes on her journey. While pregnant, she takes up crocheting. It soothes her and everyone insults her because she's just "wasting money". In the end, crocheting becomes a big deal.
A lot of drama is in this book but it plays out well and doesn't drag anything out. You know, we don't have to sit through 5 chapters of the same drama. Like I said before, it is fast paced and skips forward a lot. It isn't bad, though. You are almost glad you don't have to read through every single detail of her life.
I liked that they didn't glamorize her pregnancy and highlighted the difficulties.
To summarize my thoughts on the book with no sugar added: It is hard to describe this book. I gave it four stars because it wasn't my favorite but it was really good. There was obviously sexual content that was kept at a minimum, with one actual sexual reference. It was interesting to read about Thea's struggles and what she was going through. I loved how everything unfolded nicely at the end with still a bit of unsolved conflict to let you know that not every story is going to end perfectly. This book was hard to review and I had mixed feelings about it. If you want something a bit different, I would suggest this book....more