Leonard Peacock reminds me of Holden Caulfield as the novel reminds me of The Catcher in the Rye.
The way the narrator tells on how he thought his claLeonard Peacock reminds me of Holden Caulfield as the novel reminds me of The Catcher in the Rye.
The way the narrator tells on how he thought his classmates as ubermorons is the same as how Holden thought people were phonies. Both were depressed main characters roaming around the streets to find more about the world but ended up more depressed due to what they have realized and contemplated.
Though Holden might be what we called only a man of many words since all he could do was rant about shits (don't get me wrong, I love The Catcher in The Rye), Leonard was different. He planned to kill his former best friend because the latter done him wrong. He actually carried gun to school determined and gave specific people presents so by the time he killed his friend and himself, those people won't feel guilty. A wrong thing to do since people had this radar that could tell if a person is depressed and more importantly, suicidal. (Does that count as a spoiler?)
I feel light while reading this novel. I kind of relate to Leonard Peacock in some ways. You know, like how he views his future. And speaking about his future, I love the future letters from his father-in-law, wife and daughter (even though he might have just written it since Herr told him so.) It really touched me. The only thing that saddens me was about his mom. There was no resolution for her.
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'sJust 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....more
Layken annoyed the hell out of me for being so difficult. She wants Will to narrate everything but wheThis 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....more
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.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. Layken is so annoying!!!...more
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 readinRealistic 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. :)...more