So I cried a lot by the end of The Book Thief. It's a good thing it happened last night when I could cry to my heart's...moreJust Another Emotional Reaction:
So I cried a lot by the end of The Book Thief. It's a good thing it happened last night when I could cry to my heart's content. I've never been this devastated for a book. It was so beautiful yet heartbreaking at the same time.(less)
Layken annoyed the hell out of me for being so difficult. She wants Will to narrate everything but whe...moreThis is the retelling of Slammed in Will's POV.
Layken annoyed the hell out of me for being so difficult. She wants Will to narrate everything but when he got to the point where he date another woman during their conflict (she found out Will is her teacher so Will have to halt their blossoming romance because Will might lose his career) she just whined and did some hellish tantrums. Seriously, Layken, you should be happy enough. You already married the guy! You're a one hopeless insecure bitch. I think Will doesn't deserve you.
And why does every author nowadays like to retell the same things through the lead guy's point of view? I think I'm gonna be sick.(less)
Quite bearable but not as good as the first one. Everything between Will and Layken seems to be too cheesy for mr all of a sudden. It's making me gag....moreQuite bearable but not as good as the first one. Everything between Will and Layken seems to be too cheesy for mr all of a sudden. It's making me gag. Layken is so annoying!!!(less)
Realistic fiction, I have come to realize just now, is a genre I am becoming increasingly fond of. So I'm happy I discovered Sarah Dessen after readin...moreRealistic fiction, I have come to realize just now, is a genre I am becoming increasingly fond of. So I'm happy I discovered Sarah Dessen after reading Dreamland (the book that blew me away .) Dreamland though very dark and poignant ends up beautifully so I quickly craved and tried Sarah's other works, This Lullaby and Along for the Ride.
What I realized is that most of her heroines are flawed, someone I could really relate to and somewhat, admire. It is for the reason that even though they are broken deep within, they would find themselves whole, if not, their pieces glued in the end.
It's the same with Just Listen. The novel is about Annabel whose life was perfect but not until she was raped during a night party. She never told anyone what had truly happened leading to Sophie, her bestfriend, hating her. Since then, she was ostracized from the school crowd. But not until she befriended Owen, a guy who loves music and listen to weird songd to the point she can't quite stomach.
Owen brought out the honesty she somehow possesses, helping her heal and cleanse her wounds of past and making her realize that sometimes, when your world is falling into cracks, you don't need someone to do anything else but just listen to you.
I had read Speak and saw the similarity, the main being victims of rape and just kept the issue to themselves until something happened life altering but that just that. Both novels are amazing but I like this more, probably because of the romance building between Annabel and Owen which I kind of envy since I would want a boyfriend like him. And especially because of Dexter and Remy appearing in this novel, the couple I learned to love after reading This Lullaby. It's kind of cute seeing them still together. :)(less)