Well, I loved this about three times more than I thought I would. The sketches, the writing, the changes of POV, all very well done. The girls talked...moreWell, I loved this about three times more than I thought I would. The sketches, the writing, the changes of POV, all very well done. The girls talked about fashion seriously enough you could tell they weren't just throwing around names, but not so much that it was overwhelming.(less)
Wow, I loved this. The first time I read it, I didn't like it because I was so used to the Disneyfied version. The second time around (for school, no...moreWow, I loved this. The first time I read it, I didn't like it because I was so used to the Disneyfied version. The second time around (for school, no less) I loved it! J.M. is so whimsical, and the lessons are there but not look-at-me-I'm-inspirational. Very well crafted.(less)
Have YOU ever looked at the Mona Lisa and wondered what makes her smile so special? Or why our good friend Leo (sorry, I'll try not to sound like Mr....moreHave YOU ever looked at the Mona Lisa and wondered what makes her smile so special? Or why our good friend Leo (sorry, I'll try not to sound like Mr. Rodgers so much fom now on) decided to paint her in the first place?
This is the book to answer all of your questions and make you have a good time, too. It's been a while since I last read this, but I still remember clearly how beautifully the point came across. E.L. Konigsburg, though mainly famous for other books, has outdone herself. (less)
(original review) Oh my gosh. I'm not about to be another person writing an obsessive review, I swear. *breaks into a sweat and pulls hands away from...more(original review) Oh my gosh. I'm not about to be another person writing an obsessive review, I swear. *breaks into a sweat and pulls hands away from keyboard* Not even on Harry Potter was I nerding out this much and counting down the days. I just read Catching Fire again and skimmed through Hunger Games, and I. Am. Just. So. Stoked. Oh my gosh. I'm not about to make a prediction. *bites fingernails and laughs at self* I trust you, Suzanne Collins! Do not disappoint! I don't care who Katniss ends up with, but make it good.
Make it good.
(current review) Okay, I'm not going to spoil anything but this book was NOT a happy ending. It wasn't a book where everyone walks off into the sunset, despite "setbacks". Honestly, did anyone expect that? This series about what happens to a (can't think of any other word) godless society at the end of a war. Honestly, I don't care what other people say. This book was realistic and the best ending I could have possibly expected.
For the record, I am not usually a pessimistic person. But the fact that Mockingjay was so brutal will keep it in people's minds for a long time and that is absolutely a good thing. No matter what, the Hunger Games series will not be forgotten. And that is exactly what it deserves. It's no Twilight. It is, in my mind, a classic. I can't wait to read it again.
Unfortunately, I'm going to have to wait. I'm only one out of five family members who have anxiously awaited this book.
Wow. I expected this book to be good, and boy was I wrong, it was amazzzzing! I liked Audrey's character, the writing style, the music references, the...moreWow. I expected this book to be good, and boy was I wrong, it was amazzzzing! I liked Audrey's character, the writing style, the music references, the plot, and how realistic it was while still being very light-readish. When I saw the description, I was like "this is unexpected, it seems pretty cool." Then when I actually got my hands on the book, I saw that it was reviewed by Meg Cabot, and I was pretty worried about the originality of it all. But no worries, Audrey, Wait! was as amazing as the description.
Audrey has decided to break up with her, space-cadet, self and band-obsessed boyfriend. She's pretty much over it until that night when, at the concert, she hears his band's new song a breakup song that would make her want to dance, if it weren't about her! Lucky (JK) for her, a guy from a record company is at the performance, and just after things start to calm down a bit, she hears THE SONG on the radio. Audrey, wait (the song) is a huge hit and soon it's all over the radio and the paparazzi is after her. But Aud just wants to get back to life, school, and the pursuit of happiness (plus possibly a new boyfriend). Though there are plenty of benefits of being famous, it doesn't really (in Audrey's opinion) balance out being followed everywhere, or balance out all the jealous girls, adoring fans, gawkers, and people who want to get money off of cell phone pictures.
Through this all Audrey stays lovable, funny, and as original as the plot. Also, I loved her music taste. The bits of songs at the beginnings of each chapter were things that I looked forward to, and I loved loved loved the quote from Bea's Song (River Trilogy II) by The Cowboy Junkies. I love not feeling alone in my music taste.
All in all, A plus plus plus (and if you don't love my review, my other one was better but I lost it!!!!!!)
P.S. If you loved the music references as much as I did, you might also like Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by whatserface.
P.P.S. If you loved the laughs, you may like The Queen Geek Social Club. (less)