Boy Meets Girl is the second installment of Meg Cabots The Boy Series, the first one is The Boy Next Door. This book is also written in emails, but in...moreBoy Meets Girl is the second installment of Meg Cabots The Boy Series, the first one is The Boy Next Door. This book is also written in emails, but in addition has some diary entries. Kate has to fire the most beloved employee, Ida, only because she didn’t want to sell a cookie to Stuart, the boyfriend to her boss Amy. This upsets Amy and she fires Ida. The problem is: she didn’t get a written warning before getting fired. Kate gets in the middle of a lawsuit and meets the lawyer – Mitchell – trying to win Amy and her boyfriends case, who is also Stuarts brother. Once he came into the room, sparks flew (in a good way). He’s known to be really cute with a six pack. He’s the complete opposite of Stuart because of how nice, cute, thoughtful, understanding, and compassionate he is. You get to read drama with Mitchell and Stuarts family, which is also interesting.
This book is fun, humorous, different, and addicting. You see some reoccurring characters from the first book, but they’re only mentioned… this is a completely different plot but set in the same building as Melissa – the main character in the first book – but different floor and department. Boy Meets Girl is definitely recommended, I’ve laughed through most of the book!(less)
Where the Sidewalk Ends is everyones favorite childhood book. If you haven't heard of it, you need to get to the library now and check it out! It's on...moreWhere the Sidewalk Ends is everyones favorite childhood book. If you haven't heard of it, you need to get to the library now and check it out! It's one of the most beloved books in childhood history. It was published in 1974 and is still loved by everyone. The rundown: Shel Silverstein writes poems for children with illustrations next to it. Some rhyme, some don't. They're all wacky and random. The poems are at least one page long, most are one-three paragraphs... very short. Below is one of my favorite poems he has written. There's about 58 more (it has 309 pages full of them) but this really stuck out. Again: Check. This. Book. Out. I say all the time "I recommend this"... this time I'm telling you to rent it. Cannot stress this enough.
Title: Hug O' War
I will not play at tug o' war. I'd rather play at hug o' war, Where everyone hugs Instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles And rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, And everyone Grins. And everyone cuddles, And everyone wins.(less)
The Boy Next Door is all written in emails. On top there's a "to", "from", "subject", and body so it looks like a legit email. In order to know who's...moreThe Boy Next Door is all written in emails. On top there's a "to", "from", "subject", and body so it looks like a legit email. In order to know who's talking you have to look at the "from" line. It's hard to get used to at first, but once you get the hang of it the book is really fun to read!
This book starts off with Mel who is a reporter for the New York Journal. She has a lovely older lady next door to her apartment, but one day her grandson -- Max -- came to visit and she "fell down" into a comma. Max, to put it bluntly, is an ass hole. He's self centered and a player who photographs naked women as a job. He freaks out and calls his friend John and asks him to take his place. John agrees and takes the identity of Max. Shortly after he moved in meets Mel and finds her very attractive, funny, witty, and all around a good person. John works for the New York Chronicle which is the rival journalist company to Mels. The challenge is to keep his identity is safe, but it gets harder when his family gets involved. All of this is sent via emails. They talk about their day and what they think about people to their friends and family so that's how you understand the plot.
This book made me laugh multiple times; Megs humor never fails to amuse me. Mel is a smart woman who doesn't care for romance in her life but get's it anyway. Same with John, he doesn't think about love until he meets Mel. All of the secondary characters (like Max, Mels best friend, all of her co-workers) play a huge part in the plot. It's not just John and Mel creating emails to each other, sometimes the secondary characters have an email chain of their own. The Boy Next Door is very clever, and I haven't read any other book like it. If you've never read Meg Cabot before, you could definitely start with this and be happy you did!(less)
Nah, just kidding (mostly). Everything she writes, I love. All of her adult and young adult books are addicting. I h...moreI love you Meg. Will you marry me?
Nah, just kidding (mostly). Everything she writes, I love. All of her adult and young adult books are addicting. I haven't read her kid/tween selections yet, but I'll get there sooner or later. For now, let's start on her series The Mediator. The main character Suze is a kick ass character that can see ghosts that need help passing over to the afterlife. She's strong willed, quick on her feet, street smart, real, and good with weapons. Not like swords or hammers will do anything to a ghost, but they'll for sure slow one down. On her first day in her moms new house, she finds a hot ghost named Jesse and tries to get him to leave. His argument? I was here first. Pretty legit reason, so Suze copes with a really attractive spanish speaking ghost that not only wont leave her alone, but protects her when other spirits try to harm her... which is so adorable. They become a really good team, and feelings start to grow.
Her mother remarried when her father died (a father she still sees from time to time *wink wink*) and now she's stuck with three brothers. Suze names them after Snow Whites dwarfs because their personality matches. There's Sleepy (the oldest and I believe to be written like he does marijuana), Dopey (same age as her and attractive but not too bright), and Doc (because he's really smart). Doc sometimes helps Suze on her adventures, and he figures out about Jesse pretty quickly. There's lots of humor in it as well, so you'll find yourself laughing in some of the situations she puts herself in.
The series is action packed and written very well. The character development progression is great, I didn't think there were any slow parts in any of the books, her friends are likable, and the cutesy romance doesn't disappoint. You'll get addicted fast, and you're welcome for recommending such a great book. *pats self on back*(less)