She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music. She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person iWhat a delightful read!
She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music. She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school. In her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was... She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.
I've been hearing a lot of good reviews about this book since 2012 and I don't know why it's only now that I decided to finally read it. Maybe A.J. Fikry was right when he said that 'books sometimes don't find us until the right time. I realized that I've been reading a lot of non-fiction lately that I'm starting to forget the feeling of having that emotional high over a story. So, I decided to pick up a YA book for a change. I'm thankful that I made a right choice this time because reading Stargirl has indeed gave me that delightful feeling. In fact I've caught myself smiling alone several times while reading just because I really can't help it.
Ah, Stargirl! She's the strangest yet the most big-hearted girl you'll ever met. As someone who is fond of stories with eccentric characters, I didn't find it hard to like Stargirl. I like that she's weird, innocent and carefree and I can easily relate to her because I can be like her sometimes. I mean, my officemates often describe me as someone who's living in her own world (may sariling mundo) but I take it as a compliment, so I can somehow relate to Stargirl.
What I love most about this book is the lesson we can learn from Stargirl: Always be yourself because you are enough to stand out and make an impact to this world. :)...more
I'm not really fond of paranormal YA books, maybe because I had enough of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and yes, Twilight that I get tired of reading aI'm not really fond of paranormal YA books, maybe because I had enough of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and yes, Twilight that I get tired of reading about people with extraordinary power.It was only last month that I started reading this genre again and I've chosen this book after reading the Hex Hall series.
I've been seeing good reviews about this book, and I got curious that most reviews say that the male protagonist is swoon-worthy. Well, I guess they're right. It's really hard not to like this book because love-hate relationship are really my favorite recipe for a love story. And I love the characters, especially Katy, who also happens to be a bookworm and a blogger. As for Daemon, yes, he is swoon-worthy but I think I still prefer decent guys over bad-ass ones. I really find the brawling episodes between Katy and Daemon sweet and cute so yes, I think I'll love following this series...more
well, what can I say? At least my office crush is not an IT guy or else I'm doomed.
Okay, I really don't know how to start with my review because I stiwell, what can I say? At least my office crush is not an IT guy or else I'm doomed.
Okay, I really don't know how to start with my review because I still can't get over with all the kilig I felt after finishing the book. Perhaps, I should start with this warning:Never use your company email for telling personal stuff (specially your office crush) to your friends at work!(view spoiler)[because some cute IT guy (who also happens to be your crush)might be prying on your email (hide spoiler)].
Attachments is really a very lovable story. I love everything about it specially the way the author used the(email)epistolary style for presenting the female characters and a third person perspective for the guy character. To be more specific, I love the email exchanges between Beth and Jennifer because yes, I also happen to do that often in our office. I mean, we usually maximize this internal messaging feature in our company email to chat with each other about personal stuffs like, in my case, crush sightings, LOL. I think, that is the reason why I find the story so realistic.