Today, after re-reading TFiOS for the fourth time, I have concluded that I have a lot to say about this book, much of which has already been said. I'dToday, after re-reading TFiOS for the fourth time, I have concluded that I have a lot to say about this book, much of which has already been said. I'd hate to be pretentious so I won't share those thoughts specifically.
Every time I pick up the book to indulge in the love story yet again, I assume I know the tale inside and out. After all, I've read it three times before. But as I read it over again, I find new things I hadn't noticed the second or third time. I find new strings of words that take my breath away. I notice the importance of an event I once thought was insignificant. As I re-read it for the upteemph (which I know will happen) I will realize new things.
Steven King once said "Good books don't give up all their secrets at once."
I keep thinking TFiOS is about heart break or cancer. It is about those things, but more so, it is about realism. It does not sugar coat life. It does not vindicate illness. It is about life and also death, two things of which are never fully figured out.
If you haven't yet joined the bandwagon and read this heartbreaking, yet witty tale, I recommend you do.
I have learned so much about creating my own forever within numbered days and the vast infinities which exist in this lifetime. I will continue to learn from this book, and that is certain....more
A book that pulled at all the angles of my heart. A love story so different but much more emotional. I truly felt all emotions while reading this trilA book that pulled at all the angles of my heart. A love story so different but much more emotional. I truly felt all emotions while reading this trilogy. It will forever be a book that I am "linked" too, much like Belly and her love....more
Anna and Frankie, two teenage girls who faced a tragedy, are in sunny California for the Absolute Best Summer Ever in hopes to find romance all whileAnna and Frankie, two teenage girls who faced a tragedy, are in sunny California for the Absolute Best Summer Ever in hopes to find romance all while having the time of their lives.
A tale of friendship, heartbreak, romance, and love, Twenty Boy Summer captured my heart within the first chapter and broke it right in the next.
I was hooked the moment I started reading, finding myself sneaking in a read whenever I got a few moments to spare.
Each chapter had me wondering what was going to happen next. It encased my heart with warmth and love one chapter and broke it into shatters in the very next.
Sarah Ockler beautifully captures what it is like to fall in and out of love, to hate the person you care about most, and dealing with a tragedy that would ultimately shake you.
I felt like I was on a secluded beach on the coast of California with Anna and Frankie, tagging along their adventure like I was the third best friend. The words flowed together, weaving the story into a quilt, so that at the very end a beautiful piece of work was to show.
A book that made me smile and tear, and overall a story that will be hard to forget....more
**spoiler alert** It didn't step up to par with Beach Blondes - and neither did any of the other books in the series. The characters have developed, bu**spoiler alert** It didn't step up to par with Beach Blondes - and neither did any of the other books in the series. The characters have developed, but not every character got a chance in the limelight.
This was focused primarily on Summer's feelings toward Austin and Austin's feelings towards Summer, as well as what was boiling between Seth and Diana.
The story took a plot twist with Sarah, but other than that it was very bland and ordinary - nothing really stood out and made it an extraordinary book.
However, I found the little budding romance between Harris and Vera to be very sweet.
I did wish to read more about Marquez as she always got a chuckle out of me.
Nothing special but it did help me get into the Christmas spirit....more