A Must Read Book

Hey readers! It has been so long since I have posted…but I promise that from today on I will post more.

Most of you know I am a book nerd. I know so much about books and authors. I am not bragging but it is the truth.

These past few months I haven’t been able to read anything at all but only a few good books.

Down below you will see a book I highly recommend.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder

You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

This book is just BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful, refreshing, amazing, awesome, and did I mention beautiful?

It has won many awards, it is highly rated, and its a book that makes you think about life. How many books make you think about life? Think about that.

I am not going to spoil anything at all but I am going to mention a few points to why this is a must-read book:

The cover: Just by looking at it you should want to read it. Its interesting and it makes you want to read it. When I first saw this book I had never heard of it but the cover convinced me and I do not regret reading this book.

The title: I don’t really need to say much about this point but…you will WONDER many things as you read this book.

The writing style: Its simple but beautiful. This book is meant to be for middle grade children but…if I enjoyed it and actually felt emotions while I read the book then anybody can read this book. Its easy to understand and the details are just  awesome.

The plot and the characters: All I am going to say is that each character is amazing and special in their own way. And the plot is great.

The book: Wonder is just breathtaking and not a book you see everywhere. Its a masterpiece. Very inspiring and special. Words cant describe how amazing this book is. Words cant describe what I felt as I read the book. Words can’t describe how real this book is and how gorgeous it is. Wonder is a book that will always hold a special place in my heart.

In conclusion, this book should be read by everyone.

I hope that I have convinced you guys to read this book. If you have nothing else to do or nothing to read…you should try reading Wonder. I gurantee you that you will not regret it.

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (review and what a wonderful book!)

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 346

Date Published: July 11, 1960

Goodreads Summary: The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.


 

5 beautiful stars

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You will go and never come back: Papertowns by John Green: FINISHED!

Paper Towns by John Green

Papertowns by John Green

Title: Paper Towns 

Author: John Green

Rating: 5 stars

Genres: Mystery 

Pages: 305

Date Published: October 16, 2008

Publisher: Dutton Books

Goodreads Summary: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Quick note: This is the second book that I read by John Green and let me just say that it was amazing. I LOVED it. Its my second review this year and I hope you all enjoy it.  

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Anne of Green Gables #1 by L.M. Montgomery: Review

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Night Moves by Andrea Smith: review

Night Moves by Andrea Smith: review

  Title: Night Moves   Author: Andrea Smith        Rating: 5 out of 5 stars    Pages: 365 pages   Published by:  Meatball Taster    Publishing  Date Published: November 21st 2013 *****5 beautiful amazing stars Full honest review posted today. Enjoy! … Continue reading

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan: Review

  

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Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M.Barrie: review

Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M.Barrie: review

Title: Peter Pan and Wendy Author: J.M. Barrie Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Pages: 267,ebook Published by: Hodder & Stoughton (UK) Charles Scribner’s Sons (USA) Date Published: 11 October 1911 (UK) & (USA)  “Dear Peter Pan, What I would give to fly away … Continue reading

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: review

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: review

Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Bronte Paperback,507 pages Published by: Penguin Date Published: February 4th, 2003 A lot of people usually don’t review classics for some reason…I don’t know why. Probably because they think its a waste of time or … Continue reading

Cover and Excerpt reveal. Seeking Philbert Woodbead(Fairweather Sisters, #2) by Anya Wylde

 

 The synopsis:

  The Fairweather Sisters Series: Book 2

Miss Celine Fairweather’s life was bobbing along like a boat on a tranquil stream when all of a sudden a summons from her beloved sister Penelope Radclyff, the Duchess of Blackthorne, changed it all.

Celine hurtles off to the London to help the duchess run the Blackthorne Mansion and to discover the whereabouts of her lost love Philbert Woodbead.

Celine manages to keep things deathly dull and under control for a whole week until she enlists the help of the handsome Lord Elmer—a mischievous rogue, an ex-pirate, and an incorrigible flirt who is wanted dead by all of England’s husbands with attractive wives.

They scurry from one giddy escapade to another seeking Philbert in musty inns and dusty streets, and through it all Celine tries to keep her bonnet straight, her gloves spotless and her heart in tune with her head.

Life has suddenly turned exciting, and love has well and truly bitten her rosy buttocks. Now the only question is … who has done the biting?

Excerpt: 

In the latter part of March of the year seventeen hundred and something, a large schooner rested on calm blue waters off the coast of England.

It was mid-afternoon, the water was unruffled and crystal clear, while the sky above had sent its grey clouds to London.

The sun beamed down on the deck where gentlemen with missing toes, feet, teeth or hands lay draped around the schooner attempting to snooze away the day.

Now, this schooner was no ordinary schooner (as you might have guessed from the hint above referring to missing limbs and such) but a piratical schooner, and the gentlemen were not really gentlemen but looters, marauders and plunderers.

Yes, sir, they were murderous, unscrupulous adventurers and stinking water rats.

They were all pirates. Each one of them were pirates. The whole blasted lot of them were pirates. In fact, they couldn’t be more piratical if they tried. And they tried. Oh, how they tried to be more devilish than the devil himself.

And one of them came close to being the devilishest … if that is a word. If it is not, then it should be because it perfectly described the tall, muscular, grey eyed man with his long silver streaked black hair and cruel mouth. This man was so wicked that the mere reference to him caused the afternoon light to dim, the wind to blow more urgently, the men to wake mid snooze, the tea to jump out of the cup … Where were we?

Ah, yes, the captain of the ship, the head pirate, the Black bloody  Rover, whose name was enough to frighten the children of the world into behaving, was the owner of this piratical schooner called The Desperate Lark and the leader of these dim muscled men.

He stormed now onto the middle of the deck sending the seagulls screaming into the air. His appearance caused the men to scatter while his frown had them cowering in the bilge. While they cowered, the Black Rover grabbed the cuff of a one legged man, his most trusted aide, and in low, clipped cultured tones asked, “Who stole it, Tim?

“George Rodrick Irvin, the future Earl of Devon currently holding the courtesy title of Viscount Elmer,” squeaked Tim. “The one we call Lord Wicked.”

“Kill him.” The Black Rover was a man of few words.

Tim bowed in response.

“And kidnap the cooks,” the Black Rover continued.

Tim dared to frown, “Cooks?”

The Black Rover glowered. “And the chefs. I want every single person who can cook to be kidnapped and tortured until we get it back.”

“Torture?” Tim asked uncomfortably. “Can’t we simply kill them and be done with it? I don’t like torturing. It is a messy job, and I don’t like it when they cry and they all cry.”

The Black Rover smiled harshly. He leaned closer to Tim and whispered in his half bitten ear two words, “Pigeon feathers.”

“Arr.” Tim’s sparsely lashed eyes widened in admiration. He shook his head at his captain’s intelligence. The most learned man, Tim thought proudly, was right here.

Pigeon feathers … The Black Rover was a blooming genius.

The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

 Title: The Athena Effect  Author: Derrolyn Anderson  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Publisher: Self- Published  Release Date: August 29th 2012 A free copy given to me by the author for an honest review ***Full Review*** 5 freakishly awesome stars … Continue reading

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti: review

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti: review

 Title: Keep Holding On Author: Susane Colasanti My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Publisher:Speak Release Date:  May 31st 2012  ***Full Review*** Wow! this is not what I expected at all. I thought this would be some sad book about a … Continue reading

Penelope by Anya Wylde: Review

Penelope by Anya Wylde: Review

 Title: Penelope  Author: Anya Wylde  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  Publisher:Smashwords  Release Date:January 17th 2013   Free copy given for an honest review.  Full Review 5 crazy Penelope stars 😛 “It is monstrously unfair that whenever a girl … Continue reading

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: Review

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: Review

  Title: Forbidden Author: Tabitha Suzuma My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Publisher:Simon Pulse Release Date:May 27th 2010 5 Beautiful Forbidden Love Stars “You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you … Continue reading

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Review

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Review

 Title: Anna and The French Kiss Author:Stephanie Perkins My Rating: 5 out 5 stars Publisher: Dutton Release Date: December 2nd, 2010 5 French Awesome Stars  Paris: There are books you will never forget. That even if they sound cheesy and … Continue reading

The Action Bible by Sergio Cariello: Review

The Action Bible by Sergio Cariello: Review

The Action Bible 5 out of 5 stars Age Group: Anybody Genre: Comic Book, Christianity Publisher: David C. Cook Release Date: September 1st 2010 Small Summary: Here’s the most complete picture Bible ever! And it features a captivating, up-to-date artwork style—making it the … Continue reading

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

  Title: Bittersweet Author: Sarah Ockler Rating System: 5 out 5 stars First copyright: January 3rd 2012 Publisher:  Simon Pulse Short Summary: Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams … Continue reading

The Fault in our Stars by John Green: Review

The Fault in our Stars by John Green: Review

 Title: The Fault in our Stars  Author: John Green  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  First Copyright Date: January 10th 2012  Publisher:  Dutton Books  Short Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle … Continue reading

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott: Review

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott: Review

Title: The Unwritten Rule Author: Elizabeth Scott My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars First Copyright Date: March 16th 2010 Publisher: Simon Pulse Short Summary:Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don’t like your best friend’s boyfriend. Sarah has had a crush on Ryan for … Continue reading

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles: Review

 

Title: Perfect Chemistry

Authors: Simone Elkeles

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

First Copyright Date: December 23rd 2008

Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers

Short Summary: When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. 

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep  Brittany  and Alex apart.

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Review of Between Shades of Gray

   Title:  Between Shades of Gray

Author:  Ruta Sepetys

My Rating: 5 Stars

First Copyright Date: March 22nd, 2011

Genre: Young Adult, Drama Adventure, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction

Short Summary: Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin’s orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously–and at great risk–documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father’s prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives.Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

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Review of Bonjour Tristesse

Title: Bonjour Tristesse

Author:  Françoise Sagan

My Rating: 5 Stars

First Copyright Date: 1954

Genre: Adult, Romance, Drama

 Short Summary: Seventeen-year-old Cécile spends her summer in a villa on the French Riviera with her father and his mistress. Her father, Raymond, is a seductive, worldly, amoral man who has had many affairs. His latest woman friend is Elsa Mackenbourg: she and Cécile get on well. When Elsa comes to the villa to spend her summer with Raymond, it is clear that she is the latest of many women whom Cécile has seen enter the life of her father and exit fairly quickly: young, superficial, and fashionable. Raymond excuses his philandering with an Oscar Wilde quote about sin: “Sin is the only note of vivid colour that persists in the modern world.” Cécile says, “I believed that I could base my life on it,” and accepts their lifestyle as typical. Cécile, at 17, is still somewhat naïve and tries to disguise this by attempting to attract men of the same age as her father. Her love life is unsuccessful until she meets a younger man, Cyril, with whom she has a romantic but ultimately dissatisfying relationship.

Raymond, Elsa and Cécile are spending an uneventful summer together until Anne Larsen arrives by way of an earlier invitation from Raymond. A friend of Cécile’s late mother, Anne is very different from Raymond’s other girlfriends. She is cultured, educated, principled, intelligent, and is his age. Raymond eventually leaves Elsa for Anne, and the next morning Anne and Raymond announce their impending marriage. At first, Cécile admires Anne, but soon a struggle begins between Cécile and Anne for Raymond’s attentions. The plot begins to focus on the relationship between the two women. Realizing that Anne will do away with their carefree lifestyle, Cécile devises a plan to prevent the marriage.

  Cécile is jealous and desperate for Anne to recognize the life she and her father have shared, but she misjudges Anne’s sensitivity with tragic results. 

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Review of Flyaway

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Title: Flyaway

Author:: Lucy Christopher

Rate: 5 stars all the way

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Review of Just Listen

Title: Just Listen

Author: Sarah Dessen

Main Characters: Annabel Greene, Owen Armstrong, Whitney Greene

Just Listen was a hard book to get from the library because of all the holds it had. When I finally got it my reaction was just being happy.I have read all the Sarah Dessen books and up until now THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER was my favorite book but now I changed my mind. This book was beyond words. Its just beautiful and of course it had a meaning like the rest of her books. I thought it meant that not everybody has the perfect life that it looks like they have. That you should just listen instead of judging or thinking: just listen.Meet Annabel Greene. Everybody thinks her life is easy and perfect because she is a model who has been in local ads, commercials and fashion shows in her local mall. She is popular at school even if its because of her best friend Sophie who demands attention everywhere she goes. Her father designed them a house made out of glass, her mother lives for her modeling, she has two older sisters Kirsten and Whitney, who are both former models too.But behind all of that Annabel’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems. At the end of the school year she was the one who suffered from something so horrible that she’s lost not only her best friend, but her self-respect. Her family is mostly worried about Whitney’s eating disorder, with Kirsten’s college life so far away in New York, with keeping everything all under control that Annabel hasn’t even told them what has happened- the things that still happen to her at school. She is worried that she might add more concern to her parents mind that she starts lying to them and avoids telling them the truth.

The here comes the best part: She meets Owen Armstrong. A dark, tall guy- who always is listening to music on his IPod, that she once saw punch a guy and then just walk away calmly. Owen is a guy who is quiet and appears to not have any friends. But Annabel and Owen’s friendship starts in an unusual way when he reaches out his hand to help her while she is sick one day in school. After that moment their friendship starts blossoming between the guy that is really honest and between the girl that is scared to say the truth to protect everybody else.

“So you’re always honest,” I said.
“Aren’t you?”
“No,” I told him. “I’m not.”
“Well, that’s good to know, I guess.”
“I’m not saying I’m a liar,” I told him. He raised his eyebrows. “That’s not how I meant it, anyways.”
“How’d you mean it, then?”
“I just…I don’t always say what I feel.”
“Why not?”
“Because the truth sometimes hurts,” I said.
“Yeah,” he said. “So do lies, though.”

I loved Owen. I fell in love with him. He was just so amazing in every way from his view of music:

“Music is a total constant. That’s why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.”

to him hating silence : “Silence is so freaking loud”.

I liked Annabel but I felt sad for her holding all of that hurt and past :

“The past did affect the present and the future, in ways you could see and a million ones you couldn’t. Time wasn’t a thing you could divide easily; there was no defined middle or beginning or end. I could pretend to leave the past behind, but it would not leave me.”

I liked her sisters and how they each reunited and forgave each other.

This book was just beautiful. I loved it and it just taught me this :

“Don’t think or judge, just listen.”

 

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Also the picture is from my friend Ari

Review of Where I Belong

When I first saw this book or rather just heard about it I didn’t expect it to be good but the book totally surprised me. I thought it was going to be some romance book but it really wasn’t about romance it was more about dealing with life crisis and learning that having money or the latest clothes itsn’t really the only thing in life. The important thing is how you get along with your family and loving them, helping and thinking about others, not being selfish and not judging people for what they have.

This story is a little bit like Cinderella except that instead of it being from rags to riches its a riches to rags tale(quote in the book). Where Corrinne a really mean, selfish, snobby rich girl learns that there is more to life than just money and price tags. I really like stories like this because the characters can change from being someone to being someone else. And that is exactly the girl Corrine is. I liked Corrinne from the start even though she was annoying and bitchy. Some of you might not like her but I did. But when something terrible happens to her family and she has to move to Texas with her grandparents Corrinne learns a lot and notices that maybe her perfect little life in New York wasn’t as perfect as it seemed. She learns the value of true friendship, family and love.

I enjoyed this book a lot. I learned the lesson to never judge a book by its cover(that’s what I did with this book). I really had a good time reading this book. And I enjoyed Corrinne a lot. She made me laugh a lot. I recommend this book to everyone.