I have one thing to say about this book: poorly developed. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's all horribly written -- just the dialouge is bad. But I have one thing to say about this book: poorly developed. I wouldn't go as far as saying it's all horribly written -- just the dialouge is bad. But the characters are all, for the most part, annoying and not creative at all. We have Bella, our main character. Bella is the most annoying, whiny girl you could possibly meet. All she does is whine -- whine about moving to Forks, whine about Edward not turning her into a vampire, just about everything. This shows how self-centered she really is, underneath all that 'true love' crap. Bella, what would you know about true love? You knew the guy for like 10 minutes and you loved him. Really, the basis of their relationship is Bella's attraction to Edward because he's handsome and Edward's lust for her blood. This is how their 'true love' relationship starts. Along with being whiny, she's also clingy and unable to rely on herself. Instead, she has to rely on a guy. When Edward comes along, she ditches all of her new friends just to be with him. Her friendships slowly deteriorate, yet she doesn't care as long as she has Edward. Then when Edward leaves in New Moon, she falls apart completely. She breaks down. I'm surprised she wasn't locked in a mental hospital after this book. Then Jacob comes -- and she slowly 'almost' heals. She doesn't care that she's hurting him by using him as an Edward replacement, all she cares about is herself. So much for love. Then we have Edward. The perfect, sparkly vampire. There isn't much to say about him, mainly because he has absolutely no personality. It seems the purpose of his existence is to appease and fret over Bella. Oh, Bella. After hundreds of years, you'd think he could find a better girl. Jacob is the final main character. Out of these three, he is by far the best. He has personality, and is actually interesting, and not without flaws. The only problem is he's a little... angsty. But after what Bella puts him through, who wouldn't be? It seems the best characters are all the supporting ones -- Victoria, Jasper, etc. This, for an author who's usually so good, is extremely sad. There's one more thing -- the PLOT. A human, vampire, werewolf love triangle. Very common. So uncreative. For a book that had so much potential, this one fails utterly. AND VAMPIRES SHOULDN'T SPARKLE!!!...more
As soon as I watched the anime for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I was instantly confused. I gave it up for a long time because I had no idea wh As soon as I watched the anime for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I was instantly confused. I gave it up for a long time because I had no idea what was going on. Eventually, I read the manga for this and I immediately loved it. I knew that I didn't give it enough of a chance, and I went back and watched the entire series -- it was amazing. Not too heavy, but very entertaining and humorous. So when I learned there was a book for this, I was instantly nervous it would be ruined or shoved into one book with a cheap ending: instead, I was pleasantly surprised. Instead of a cheap novel I found a humorous one that had rich characters and good descriptions. I consumed the book within a day, and I was left wanting more. (This is a series, just fyi) What I really loved about this book is the way the author writes. Everything flowed together nicely, and Kyon (the narrorater) instantly gives the book a shock of dry humor and sarcasm. The characters were all described in great detail, and I felt like I almost knew them. Not in the sense of aliens, time-travelers, and espers, but in their personality. The quiet, intelligent girl with a cute face but literally fades into the background. The spacey, innocent girl that everyone loves. The sarcastic realist boy with a good heart. The bossy, demanding, eccentric girl. If your looking for a light, different, very good book, then this is your book. I've reread this book tons of times and I think you'll really enjoy it! ...more
This book is one of my all time FAVORITES! This book is so real you can practically feel it. These girls, their not perfect. Since they hung out withThis book is one of my all time FAVORITES! This book is so real you can practically feel it. These girls, their not perfect. Since they hung out with Alison, everyone wanted to be them. The 'it' girls. But little does everyone know they all have their own, very real problems. One of the reasons I love this book is that the characters are realistic, and you either love or hate them. Spencer can't help loving her sisters boyfriends. Aria happens to be crushing on her English teacher. Hannah's life is spinning out of control and she's trying to balance shoplifting and bulimia. Emily is getting a little friendly with the new girl. When Alison, their old best friend and the most popular girl in school, goes missing, the girls drift apart slowly. They think their old secrets, the ones that 'bonded' them all together, will stay buried. But in Rosewood, your secrets come back to haunt you. The girls begin to receive threatening text messages from 'A'. Could it be Alison? This book combines drama, mystery, suspense, real-life issues, and love to create one, train-stopping series. I loved this book and I can nearly guarantee you will to....more
**spoiler alert** Eyes Like Stars is a book like no other! The characters are lovable, the plot is creative, and there is suspense at then end of this**spoiler alert** Eyes Like Stars is a book like no other! The characters are lovable, the plot is creative, and there is suspense at then end of this book... Bertie is a great heroine. She is strong, witty, and doesn't let anyone get in her way, and the fairies by her side are funny!
I really felt bad for Ariel because all he really wanted was to be free. He's not evil or bad, he just wanted to be free from the theatre. From the looks of it he really does care for Bertie, even after all that. If I was forced to play a part in a play forever, I'd want to be free to!...more