a brief story how i ended up reading this: i really don't like joining the bandwagon. it's either i'm the first to reaFinally done with the first book!
a brief story how i ended up reading this: i really don't like joining the bandwagon. it's either i'm the first to read this, or the last fan mode-ing in it. well in this case, its the latter. it was pretty late, i even watched the dvd copy of the movie (means it was shown months ago) before i read the book. anyways, i ended up reading the book because i fell in love with jamie campbell bower, him and him alone :>
it was a good read! it's been awhile that i've 'finished' a book in a narrator's perspective. but this wasn't so hard to read. the character's were really interesting especially the plotline. actually when it got the ' their siblings' part. i had to stop for a while, as much as want jace, i'd love to see him happy with clary.
meanwhile, as others hate the fact they made it this way, but i like that the movie was different from the book. it makes you want to read more and anticipate both mode of expressjng the story.
that's it! oh, for the character imagination part. same as the movie, except for the simon actor though....more
Finally! I have finished the series :) It took me a very long time with this one since the first two really was just *ugh* tiring. It was tiring to waiFinally! I have finished the series :) It took me a very long time with this one since the first two really was just *ugh* tiring. It was tiring to wait for the real story of this series.
As i said before, this book for me is a mainstream porn book. It's barely a story! Because if you sum the main story it's just a simple girl meeting an extraordinary man, and what made this book thick was the sex parts.
Until i read the third book. Yes, my first comments were still the same, but I started to feel that "Kilig Factor" or the "Kaba Factor" (Which is, for me, the identifiers if i am starting to like the story).
I realized that i was not digging this book. I was digging the characters. Especially Christian Grey. He is an example of a man who has gone through a lot when he was still a kid. He clearly is in deep trauma, and has been fixing himself since then with all the experiments he did. His new family has given up knowing what they could do more for him to change and be normal and again. And some old lady took advantage of his youthness, vulnerability, and hotness. He got too much into the physical stuffs he's getting from being a billionaire and sex maniac. That he thought this was the answer of his foregoing loneliness and trauma. Until he meets a girl, who changes everything for him. Then the story happens.
I think if i was not reading through Anastasia's perspective, I would definitely like this book from the very start. 'Cause reading through her you wouldn't realize these stuff about christian, you would only care how hot christian is, and would only learn what she felt in her 'firsts' and her 'ooh's and 'aah's (you know what i mean ;) ) and how weird things are happening to her.
All of these realized after reading the third book. Sorry if it took me too long Greyholics (or whatev you call yourselves) but yeah. At least right?
But one thing's for sure, I did not liked this book because of the sex parts. Period. Giving it 4 stars!
I was intrigued to read this as a lot loves this book. talking about it, tweeting and carrying it everywhere. So I thought its somehow like a twilightI was intrigued to read this as a lot loves this book. talking about it, tweeting and carrying it everywhere. So I thought its somehow like a twilight saga or a nicholas sparks book that everyone cant wait to see in the screen. I don't know but I felt different from this book. I appreciate how well everything is written and described. But the story wasn't the kind that I really dig in or anticipate. I think it's because of main element of the story (the sex) that really crept me out, and so does how predictable the story would. It shocked me, really, the things about Grey and how the story goes, and I think thats what brought the readers to like this book. but still not more than 2 stars.
but out of all the negatives. I will still finish this book till the third. Maybe i would come to like it afterall :)
******** My: Anastasia Steele: Amanda Seyfried Christian Grey: Matt Bomer Kate Kavanagh: blake lively Taylor: Matt Damon Jason: Luke Pasqualino (Freddie Mclair of skins UK)...more
First, I would like to apologize to the author for thinking that I will fall asleep while reading this book. Yes, I do feel guilty about it.
Anyways, IFirst, I would like to apologize to the author for thinking that I will fall asleep while reading this book. Yes, I do feel guilty about it.
Anyways, I think putting into words about my thoughts about this book is impossible. I mean I have been writing, then deleting, then writing again what I really felt in some specific scenes, but I just can’t exactly express what I wanted to say. And believe me, it feels horrible that you can’t justify how you loved a specific book.
But here's my attempt, So please excuse me for my bad writing ;)
Review: The story was predictable in an awesome way. It was predictable because you know you’re reading about someone dying with friends who are dying, so you are aware that one of them is going to die. And basing it from the reader’s perspective, you know who’s going to die now. I know it sucks when you know a piece of the ending when reading a book. But believe me, in this kind of heartbreaking book, it helps in recovering when you know it’s going to happen.
Which is one of the reasons why I FELT this book is unique. Because I felt that I also went through what one of the characters must be feeling. First it made you love the characters, then you’re going to learn they’re going to die, and you have to go through the painful road of accepting and recovering.
The story was unique because, basically when you read from someone's perspective, you feel you are that person. But here it was different, I felt I was sort of a special friend of Augustus and Hazel Grace who knows a lot.
And next was, I felt special. I felt I was this special friend of Hazel Grace who knows everything about what’s happening to her. And because I am her friend, she wanted me to feel okay about her dying, so she wasn't exaggerating about those stuff. Well that was what I felt.
And next I fell in love with this book because of how well it was written. Reading a John Green book you know you’re going to have those familiar realizations but deeper thoughts about it. And you can feel that every character has a “John Green” in it as it explains things and thoughts.
Some people find this short cliche stories boring but I found it really awesome :D Especially when Im bored with long story YA's and some roller coasteSome people find this short cliche stories boring but I found it really awesome :D Especially when Im bored with long story YA's and some roller coaster love story :))
I admit that I have said that I got bored at some parts of the books. Well, I actually really did there were some really long and slow pace of the stoI admit that I have said that I got bored at some parts of the books. Well, I actually really did there were some really long and slow pace of the story, and i kind of didn't know where it is going.
Until i get to the main event, When Alaska got out of of her labyrinth straight and fast. That was when I started to learn a lot from the story. It wasn't just some college life story that got fucked up and there was a happy ending, but it was about certain lines and Some realizations in life that I've never put into words or even my mind even thought of. It was so useful and inspiring.
I can't list it now, I've forgotten them now. And I feel so horrible that I didn't even considered listing them, because I know someday i can use them.
I feel really horrible that i thought that this book was not good, that were some scenes that are just fillers but no, the classes that Pudge goes to shared a lot of ideas about religion (which really streaked me), Colonel's actions that signifies an ordinary student of college that is torn between making his history in college colorful or his future colorful and how weak and fragile Alaska is.
I love the book, yes definitely. But I only recommend it to certain people.
***** Of course my enjoyment in reading this book will not be possible without my imagination of the characters to the real people...
Miles Halter (Pudge) - My forever love, Leroy Sanchez Alaska Young - Alicia Silverstone [I actually don't know why she's my image, but it definitely fits her after I've watched her movie clueless] Chip Martin (The Colonel) - Cassius Henry of the voice UK Lara Buterskaya - Ariana Grande
My character inspirations were kind of mixed up :O As i said i do this so spicy up things a bit while reading. And since I'm really in love with leroy right now, he was just there automatically :)) But hell yeah, he fits, even his accent :"D...more
I read it because i needed to pass an essay about it. It's my first time to read a book that talks about a business that is not textbook like. It's moI read it because i needed to pass an essay about it. It's my first time to read a book that talks about a business that is not textbook like. It's more of a story, which is more fun to read. I should give 5 stars for that. But the main lesson of the book was the cause of the 1 star. I just don't trust his idea of steps to become a rich man. Maybe it worked for him, but not all can do that. ...more
Best love story I've read so far :) There are so many parts of the story that really poked me.
First, I am one of those girls that gives a lot of imporBest love story I've read so far :) There are so many parts of the story that really poked me.
First, I am one of those girls that gives a lot of importance of losing it. Maybe that's why I actually ended up reading this book. But i love how i just didn't learned about things related to this.
Second, Benjamin Foster felt so real. I mean besides that he's such a lovely boyfriend type. Everything in him seems connected and concrete that it seems like he's really based on a real human. I love these kind of characters. I love Benjamin Foster. Tess's story about him seems like a tip for us girls on what to do and what not to do to keep such a great lover.
Third, the lesson about the Capuchin Monkey. We girls know that boys hates naggers. But of course we can't just stop being one if apparently your driving us insane. The Capuchin Monkey just gave the perfect example for us to try harder and refrain if he needs to.
Fourth,giving someone a space to think and to decide, in the good side you two will refresh and reconcile, and in the bad side, you two may not be together again but this means that your story has to end, you may have lost a lot of things and regretted a lot of actions but this does not stop you to be happy, your happiness is not in the hands of other people.
Fifth, I like how the story ended up blaming a little lie. This is a big lesson for those people who thinks that little lies are not harmful. I think Tess's just had a little white lie, but this ruined her possible good story. This story may be fiction but it's a good wake up for people like those, for people like me.
After this reading the story i felt like a lost a best friend. Tess's Grandmother :D I really really love her character. And also after reading this i felt like benjamin Easter is just there outside, and I felt like I know everything to do to keep him. <3
I still wonder what happened to Tess after the story. I hope there's a book two or maybe an epilogue :D...more
When I read a book like this, I can always imagine it'll be appropriate for a disney movie, without any outtakes. Don't be fooled by the cover though,When I read a book like this, I can always imagine it'll be appropriate for a disney movie, without any outtakes. Don't be fooled by the cover though, it was lighter than the mean girls 2 movie, I swear. I'm a fan of these kinds of stories, so i really loved it. I even imagined some characters in celebrities while I'm reading it. Like Taylor Lautner for Matt, Lily Collins for April, Nicholas Hoult for McGerk and Sara Paxton for Britney. LOL
(SPOILERS ALERT) The story was about a girl who was noticed by the most popular girl in school and let her join their little popular girl club and eventually signed the "Lipstick Laws". But then she broke one of the laws and she was out of the group. She then started to create her own namely "The lipstick Lawbreakers" who had the same experience. And then they made Britney's life miserable.
I think what cracks me here is the protagonist's issue on her boob size. it was the starting and the ending of the story. It was just so funny. And also Britney,she's just so hilarious when she's stupid.
I think I can recommend this book even to young girls, The story was so light. And there were no like inappropriate scenes or lines in the book.
But even though your older, i think you'll enjoy the book :) ...more
Though the story just goes around Carrie's routine in her summer writing classes in new york and her 5 friends. Her realizations and discoveries aboutThough the story just goes around Carrie's routine in her summer writing classes in new york and her 5 friends. Her realizations and discoveries about herself and her wants just explains why this book is worth reading. It may talk about sex and mistakes ladies do at a city with a lot of opportunities ,but this makes me have more respect to these ladies. As this doesn't push them down more. That there's always a barrier between the things to do for fun, and things to do for a serious not fucked up future. the only part that i didn't liked, carrie's life seems surreal, i mean it's so untrue, no girl would actually experience that, even the one that's so o beautiful and brainy.
It's my first time to read a Candace Bushnell book, and i really fell in love with it. Her character Carrie is just, you know, a typical one, that itIt's my first time to read a Candace Bushnell book, and i really fell in love with it. Her character Carrie is just, you know, a typical one, that it seems so real like I'm reading a real person's history. No, i haven't read sex in the city yet (which i think is great) but i will now. :) ...more
Loving peeta more and more :) Is it really possible to fall in love to a fictional character? omgee :))
Memorable Scenes and should not be missed by theLoving peeta more and more :) Is it really possible to fall in love to a fictional character? omgee :))
Memorable Scenes and should not be missed by the movie: Snow and katniss' encounter Katniss rushed and hugged peeta and fell Katniss and peeta on the train for their quarter quell. The scene when they were caught by the capitol making out. Peeta's interview Katniss and Peeta in the same bed, then katniss makeup team comes and bursts into tears. Finnick saving peeta Finnick's partners death and so much more.