“I don't think we get answers to every question. We don't get to know all the whys. But I think we will look back at the end of our lives, if we do th...more“I don't think we get answers to every question. We don't get to know all the whys. But I think we will look back at the end of our lives, if we do the best we can, and we will see that the things that we begged God to take from us, the things we cursed him for, the things that made us turn our backs on him or any belief in him, are the things that were the biggest blessings, the biggest opportunities for growth.”
There were many things I expected from this book but I'm not sure if "inspiring" was one of them. Until I read it. You can't really judge a book by it's cover or by it's title. This book isn't like something that you will grab immediately when you see it. But this book is so much more than what you think it is. It's heartbreaking and beautiful all together. My heart has been broken by other books many times before but very few had actually made me cry. Making Faces is one of those rare books that deeply touched my heart. It's worth the read, it's worth the tears. The inspiring verses from the bible is one big bonus and it made me appreciate the story even more. Making Faces is a beautiful story of friendship and loyalty, love and sacrifice, forgiveness and acceptance. It was really touching and very inspiring. It deserves to be read and I recommend it to all who are beautiful and knows how to love and be loved, and especially to those who has Ugly Girl/Boy Syndrome who doesn't think they are beautiful and capable of loving and being loved in return.
"And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can't see. We believe that there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent that our bodies can't contain it.” (less)
This book took me by surprise. A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. I haven't read the classic book but I've read a quite few re...moreThis book took me by surprise. A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. I haven't read the classic book but I've read a quite few retelling. But this one is my absolute favorite! I was immediately hooked! It was hard to put down. Though I know what might happen next, it doesnt lessen my excitement and enjoyment. I love Spring and I love Henry. They are an adorable pair and I loved every second they're together--talking, debating, arguing on almost everything. They are so cute together that I didn't want them separated with each other. I love and adore Henry. The half-mysterious, night and shining armani. I love everything about this guy and he is definitely one of my favorite fictional guy ever. Meet him and you'll love him for sure. This book truly worth the time. I loved that I got it as soon as I saw it. I highly recommend it to those who are fans of Pride & Prejudice. I hope there's another book. I want more Honeycutt and Knightly. Did I say I loved those two? Loved them and I miss them already. Definitely, not maybe, I'm in love with Knightly.(less)
2.5 STARS (it should be a 2, but Four still deserves more than that so... Yeah, even if the book failed to meet my expectations)
The final book makes a...more2.5 STARS (it should be a 2, but Four still deserves more than that so... Yeah, even if the book failed to meet my expectations)
The final book makes a huge impact overall. It can make or break the whole series. In this case, Allegiant broke it for me.
The world is harsh already, we don't need to be cruel. I still can't understand why it has to be that way... It's hard to see the reasons because I think it's not really necessary to end a series like that. Anyway, this is my opinion and I don't want to offend anyone who enjoyed and loved the ending of Allegiant, but...
I never wanted to throw a book that much before. It came to a time when I didn't want to believe what I was reading and I can't feel anything anymore, I felt numb. I was hoping that it was all a dream, but sadly it ended up a nightmare. The night I finished it I was very heart broken. The next morning I was mad. What I wanted to do was to throw this book so hard it will break into pieces just like what it did to my heart.
Allegiant made me think and look at the whole series differently now. Before it gave me a bit of hope whenever I think about Divergent. Now I get depressed whenever I remember Allegiant. Somehow it still affects me, not in a good way, but in a way that I want to get it out of my system. I'm not sure if I can still recommend the book... I don't know if it's still worth telling when you know that you can make other people feel broken when you do. When you love a series so much, SO MUCH that you think about them often and they made you smile and hope and look at the good side of things, and then suddenly it lets you down... How do you feel? I feel cheated.
I can't say that I hate Allegiant because that's not the case. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. Because somehow the series still holds a special part of my heart, in a way that it also breaks my heart whenever I think of it.
END. SIGH. SOB.
P.S. I still LOVE Four. #TeamFour
-------------------------------------------------------- Previous Thoughts after finishing he book: I can't rate it yet. I'll wait until I can feel and think straight again. Seriously, what was that? I came to the point where I didn't want to believe what I was reading anymore and I just felt numb. AM I THE ONLY ONE? I'm not sure if I can still re-read and go back to Divergent ever again after this.(less)
Emotional but uplifting. I hope it wasn't too sugary sweet, but I guess when you're in their situation, it's really possible to get too cheesy. I like...moreEmotional but uplifting. I hope it wasn't too sugary sweet, but I guess when you're in their situation, it's really possible to get too cheesy. I liked and enjoyed it though :) One thing that I really appreciate about the book is the truth about living life to the fullest and letting God take control of everything. I also highlighted many parts of the book because they're inspiring and true. I'm happy to recommend thus book.(less)