Month: March 2015

Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie
Posted on March 26, 2015 in Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I LOVED this book. I wasn’t sure I was going to. I half-heartedly considered it for a long time. It wasn’t even on my TBR. But I saw that my library had the full trilogy, so I thought, why not. My friend wasn’t a fan. This book had mixed reviews. But in the end, SO WORTH IT. I am always a fan of dystopians. This book actually reminded me a lot of The Giver, but a more YA version. It did have a love triangle, but the good part was that it shifted […]

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The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Posted on March 25, 2015 in Book Review / 2 Comments

Main points Ugh. This book was good, but it left me unsatisfied. I like all the messages. They’re good ones. It was just hard to read about. It was hard seeing Macy go through so much suppression. She was holding herself back so much. While she was thinking about a lot, she was clearly not seeing or thinking about other things enough. It was hard seeing her always refraining from saying the things that matter. It was hard seeing her give in to her mom’s controlling nature. Well, she gave in to everyone for most […]

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Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Posted on March 24, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book is peculiar, but I guess I really liked it? It’s just really not like anything else I’ve seen. It kinda goes beyond the realm of any conventions in other books, mostly in the ending, which I really won’t get specific about here due to spoilers. There is very little backstory on Ash, but more becomes evident as the book goes on. Mostly you’re just thrust in there with Ash and her observances- later encounters- of the faerie world. It’s mostly pretty confusing at first. All kinds of information were thrown out […]

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Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Posted on March 23, 2015 in Book Review / 2 Comments

Main points OMG I loved this book. It was fantastic. This is my first Morgan Matson book, but since I’ve heard people raving about the others I’ll definitely be reading those too. The story concept was great. I loved the underlying mystery of where Sloane was, and it didn’t even feel eerie. I’ve been reading too many books lately where people go missing and end up dead somehow. I mean, then it’s pretty obvious when something’s wrong. But when Sloane went missing I didn’t feel that. I just thought, hey, she’s gone somewhere, now let’s […]

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The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder

The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
Posted on March 22, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book surprisingly left me with happy feelings, even though it was a sad book. That doesn’t often happen. And for that, I give this book a solid, certain 5 stars. Not just because it made me feel things, but because it made me feel things and still left me happy. There are really two kinds of sad books- the ones that tear you apart (like this other one) and the ones that still leave you with a nice mix of positive feelings (this one). Now, there is a kind of insta-love here. […]

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In the Hall of the Mountain King by Allison Flannery

In the Hall of the Mountain King by Allison Flannery
Posted on March 21, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points  This is a super cute book. What I love most is the fact that it’s based on music. I think it’s really helpful for children to learn to appreciate music in this way, by tying it in with a book. I’ve always enjoyed Peer Gynt and the story and having this book kind of ties it together in a visual way as well. So first they have the music and then they have the words and pictures to go with it. It’s sure to keep the kids’ attention and interest. I’m sure I […]

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The Simulations by John Forelli

The Simulations by John Forelli
Posted on March 20, 2015 in Book Review / 2 Comments

Main points This book was really good! Although a bit confusing at the end, it’s a really interesting story. Mainly it’s about Ray’s awkward attempts to win over a receptionist at his new job. He does this mostly through simulations that end up getting repetitive. I kept waiting for him to realize that he really didn’t have enough reason to try to get her away from her fiancée anyway and that he should probably just let her go. I mean, what makes him so special? He barely knows her, and he’s already planning to basically […]

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Rumspringa’s Hope by Beth Shriver

Rumspringa’s Hope by Beth Shriver
Posted on March 19, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This was a nice, sweet story. The plot was good and it had a few heartwarming moments. A problem I had was with the characters- they seemed to change their minds a lot, and not always obviously. Sometimes you didn’t realize they changed their mind until a long time afterwards, by which time they’d changed it again. So I never really knew where characters stood on certain issues. That was the biggest issue. Other than that it was great. The plot really picked up when Emma went to Philly and met Monique. That […]

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Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes

Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes
Posted on March 18, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points  Another great cute novel! I loved the addition of Pinky. She was so sassy and had a lot more spice than Ginger. She was a cute, feisty, conceited, talented, observant little kitten. I wish I had a kitten just like her. This book was also considerably less sad than the first one. There was a nice little mystery though, even if it was pretty easy to guess. Even after you guessed it, you just had to see what happened, how things would work out. It was quite hard to believe that Pinky could […]

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Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
Posted on March 18, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points  This is such a fun book, but it’s very sad, too. The writing is wonderful. It’s got that charm that children love to read. The interesting bit is that there are a lot of difficult words that even I would not have known reading it as a kid- some I learned as recently as last year. I’m sure I skipped over them the first time reading. The story is a good one. There’s the main plot of the dog, but there are a lot of other anecdotes that round it out and help […]

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