The time traveler's wife is an instant classic that everyone should read if they get the chance. From the first chapter i was hooked and i brought thi...moreThe time traveler's wife is an instant classic that everyone should read if they get the chance. From the first chapter i was hooked and i brought this book with me everywhere. This book left me with an empty, sad kind of feeling that only books that really have meaning can do. I give this book 5 stars and i look forward to more books from Audrey Niffenegger. (less)
My Review: I liked this book. I didn't hate it, I didn't love it but I liked it enough. I've read a lot of reviews about this book before I decided to...moreMy Review: I liked this book. I didn't hate it, I didn't love it but I liked it enough. I've read a lot of reviews about this book before I decided to read it and I noticed that a lot of people felt it was realistic and was inappropriate for younger teens. I'l admit: it's not exactly for younger teens but if they wanted to read it I don't see why not. Everyone has this idea that children are so innocent and I guess most are but um hello? Did anyone watch the news when they talked about 12 year olds having babies? I'm just saying. Anyway, so yes this book does talk about sex, consequences of sex, alcohol, crazy parties and all that fun stuff and if that's too sensitive for your eyes then maybe you shouldn't read this.
If there's one thing I think Sarah Mlynowski did right, it's making her characters really relate-able. April, the main character is so easy to relate to that I often found myself thinking "Omg I thought I was the only one who thought/think this" She makes April human, and when I say that I mean she makes mistakes, she isn't the greatest friend in the world and occasionally finds herself feeling jealous/upset about other people's accomplishments. It's a fault that many of us feel even if we don't want to admit it and that's one of the things I really liked about this book.
OK so there are a few things I feel I need to say about this book:
*The whole we totally tricked our parents and now we live on our own thing was kind of hard to get into. At first I just kept thinking: "This is such crap. What kind of parent lets their kid go live with their friend without speaking face-to-face with the parents?" But then I thought about it and realized: Well if 12 year olds can get pregnant I'm sure 16 year olds can trick their parents. But seriously, if you think about it, it's not that hard to get away with something like that. Well if your parents are easy going anyway.
*I hated Noah. I hated him from the very beginning and I just wanted her to break up with him from the very beginning. He was always getting jealous and acting possessive whenever a guy would even look at her and after a couple of chapters it seriously got on my nerves. I don't want to give any spoilers but I guarantee you'll hate him too once you find out what he did. But do you know who I loved? Her hot friend Hudson, that's who! He was seriously the most sweetest and sexiest guy ever and I don't know why she didn't drop Noah for him from the beginning.
*I really liked her friend Vi, I don't know why but she really caught my attention and I kept thinking how this story could have been in her point of view too and it would've been just as interesting. In fact I don't think I considered any of the characters in the story as "Supporting Characters". All her friends had a lot of things going on in their life, but I think that' was the point of the story: No matter what's going on in your life, everyone else has a life to live too. They can't just stop their life to help you.
I feel like I've gone on long enough about this book so I'm going to wrap it up. Read this is if you're just looking for something entertaining and fun to read. Don't read it if you're into analyzing every little thing a character does; this story isn't meant to be put under a microscope. I liked it, it's kept me up till 1 in the morning laughing and shaking my head at the things April did and say. I give this book 4 stars for being funny, relate-able, and well written.
Richelle Mead wrote a incredible novel, and it all started with this first book. this book was amazing!!! I remember when my friend showed me this boo...moreRichelle Mead wrote a incredible novel, and it all started with this first book. this book was amazing!!! I remember when my friend showed me this book and at first i was skeptical because it didn't seem appealing...i am so glad i gave it a chance. the plot, characters, just everything in general draws you in. its a must read for anyone.(less)
I haven't read many Sarah Dessen books, in fact this is my second book I've ever read from her. But after reading this book I feel like running to my...more I haven't read many Sarah Dessen books, in fact this is my second book I've ever read from her. But after reading this book I feel like running to my local bookstore and buying every single one of her books off the bookshelf and reading them.
McLean has to be one of the most relate-able characters I have ever read! I mean who wouldn't want to change who they are and start new when they move? I think every girl can see a little bit of themselves in McLean when they read this book and I think that's one of the most important and best parts of this story.
What I also liked about this book is the fact that for once the main character doesn't get along with her mother. I really liked that her father wasn't portrayed as some horrible dad or who never came around and for once it was the mother that messed up. People always expect the father to be the parent you doesn't get along and I don't think its really fair.
The thing I love about Sarah Dessen's books is that they are so realistic. This book really touched me and I honestly started tearing up in a few parts. It's like she knows exactly what to say to really make you feel like she knows EXACTLY how you're feeling.
I can't compare this book to her other stories but I can compare it to other novels I've read recently. This book is amazing, touching and true and I look forward to reading the rest of her novels. (less)