A General Book Review of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series

  Title(s): The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants (The Third Summer of the Sisterhood) ,and Forever in Blue (The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood)
Author: Ann Brashares

General Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: A LOT (In General)

Date(s) Published: September 11th 2001, April 22nd 2003, January 25th 2005, and January 9th 2007

Publisher:  Delacorte Books


 Quick Thoughts: I have been very busy this summer. I have been able to read some books but not many. Here is a book review of one of my favorite series. I hope you enjoy 🙂 it.

-The Reading Girl


I decided to leave adult books alone for a while. I was getting tired of the same plot of “the guy meets girl. the guy treats her like shit. the girl suffers promising to never love him. Then for some reason they get together again.” ugh.
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I decided to get back to YA for a while. Well, I do not regret it.

I really enjoyed this series. It was great for me because I could relate to it. The writing was great, the stories were great, the plot was great, and the original idea of the pants was great.

This is a review of all four books in general.

So…(warning: this review is full of positive and negative thoughts mixed together).

Enter the world of four best friends….

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Carmen smart and with an attitude that can annoy the hell out of you. In other words a little bitch that people seem to like. But cares a lot about her best friends.
Tibby rebellious, miserable, tough looking, and mean. Typical teenager. But behind that mask she has a heart.
Lena the BEAUTIFUL one. That’s really about it. Oh and she is an artists who seems to be everyone’s favorite. She is nice, shy, insecure, and kind of sad.
Bridget is the athletic one. Fun, wild, fast,crazy and etc. Considered beautiful by everyone because of her blonde gorgeous hair. Except, she doesn’t think she is beautiful or do her friends because Lena is the gorgeous one.
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Those were my thoughts on the characters. Well not really, that’s how they are described. My thoughts on them are mixed. Here we go…

Carmen is my least favorite character out of this whole series. She is bitchy, mean, rude, loud, and if she is not happy no one else is. I hated her parts in the book. Especially in the second book uggghhh. But, I liked her in the last book of the series. She was likable and for once calm.

Tibby was okay. Stupid sometimes but okay. I actually liked her character.

Lena was stupid too. Too fragile and I kept getting tired of her being the fucking beautiful one and the favorite one and blah blah. Yeah..we get it.

Bridget was my MOST favorite. She actually grew up throughout the four years that the this whole series talks about. She was smart, independent, strong, and beautiful to me. I looked forward to her parts in the book.

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The writing was awesome. It was easy to understand and I could understand why so many young girls could like this series. The events that happened in this book has happened to many girls, including me.
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There was just something about these books that kept me reading them all the time. I read the four books in 4 days. I really enjoyed all the books.

It did have its flaws…

-Carmen, Tibby, Lena (but then that’s how most teenage girls are).

I loved the stories the author created. These books in some way were beautiful and taught me many lessons. I do not regret reading them at all.
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OVERALL SERIES RATING: 4 stars
Why?

-I would sometimes get annoyed at the main girls (even at Bridget)
-Depending on pants was kind of stupid to me, but then again that’s the point of the book

-I also got annoyed at how the author wanted us to think Lena was this perfect gorgeous girl and wanted us to feel bad for her when she did the dumb shit that she did. Well sorry,I didn’t feel sorry for her.
That’s really about it.

I really liked these books. I didn’t want their world to end. It’s a journey of four best friends who grow and somehow become stronger.

Each book focused more on one of the girls but in general the series was about the four of them.

It really was an amazing world I entered 🙂

P.S. The movies are WAY different but I still like them

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Movie posters:

Carmen was portrayed by America Ferrera, Tibby by Amber Tamblyn, Bridget by Blake Lively, and Lena by Alexis Bledel.

First Movie Poster

Second Movie

 

 

 

 

My first Film Review (bear with me :) )

 May and the beginning of June have been awesome for me. I mentioned before why May was the best month ever and so far it has been the best month ever. Now June is also turning into that month.

One of the things that has made June awesome so far is The Fault in Our Stars movie.

Now, before you start rolling your eyes or whatever you will do, hear me out and if you are interested read my thoughts about this movie.


I have always been a fan of John Green. No, it’s not because I read The Fault in Our Stars. It’s because I read Looking for Alaska. Well, when I heard The Fault in Our Stars came out about two years ago I was excited. I don’t get scared of reading any book, I do not care what it is about, I just want to enter a new world and learn more about it. So, when I heard it was about two kids who have cancer and fall in love I was intrigued. You can read the rest of my thoughts about this awesome book here: TFiOS book review. What I am trying to say is that, I love John Green and I have been a fan of his for four years.

Warning this part will be kind of off topic.

I get mad how people are “Fans” of his just because they have read TFiOS. His other books are great especially Looking for Alaska. But I have to admit that TFiOS IS his best book now. Anyways, I also get annoyed at everyone in my school who suddenly started reading TFiOS because it was going to be a movie or how all of a sudden they think they know everything about John Green or books because they read that book.

You get me?

Well let’s get to the Movie Review:

My thoughts on the film:

I saw this film in June 6th (day it came out in the US, with my friends) and I really liked it but I didn’t love it. You will see why, down below.

It is really good  and it is a very unique YA film. It is also the only film I have seen so far that has stayed true to a book. That made me really happy because that rarely ever happens. I did like the cinematography and the colors of the film. I really liked how they shot some of the scenes making you feel like you are part of the movie . I liked how they added little text messaging bubbles to the side when one couldn’t read a text message or email. I just loved how they made the film quick, simple, cute, and awesome. The way they portrayed Hazel’s room, Gus room, and Amsterdam was exactly how I imagined it. The colors of the movie were awesome and I LOVED how the actors said the same famous quotes that I LOVE. The acting was good and the script was great. Some things were obviously changed but it wasn’t a big deal.

Here is what I didn’t really like:

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Maya Angelou

To be honest, I have heard of Maya Angelou  but I wasn’t really a big fan of hers. And now that she peacefully died I will start reading her work. It is sad to me because now that she is dead, it is when I decide to read more about her. She did a lot of amazing things in her life and I regret never knowing a lot about her.

Today, on May 28th, 2014, Maya who was an author, poet, civil rights activist, and etc. peacefully died.  She will be remembered.

Here are some great quotes by her:

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Reached by Ally Condie (Review and being reached)

 Title: Reached

Author: Ally Condie

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 512

Date Published: November 13, 2012

Goodreads Summary: After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.


 Written on May 21st,2014

 3.5 stars

This will be a long review…lol

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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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A Book The Reading Girl Surprisingly Likes

I’m currently reading the last book from the MATCHED series by Ally Condie. The covers are gorgeous and I like the original idea of these books.

The first book: I LOVED 4 out of 5 stars

The second book: I HATED 2 out of 5 stars :Boring as hell (took me 2 MONTHS!!! to read it) the ending was the only GREAT thing about it.

Third book: I surprisingly love it. Its great. I like all the characters and the writing. I just started reading it and I can’t put it down. So far its 3 stars out 5 for me…but I think it will go up.

 

 

  

I do recommend this series. It’s really cool. Even though the second book was boring, it needs to be read to understand everything.  Read the reviews, listen to ME…hehe… and you will like this whole series.

That’s all. I just wanted to state that I am surprisingly enjoying this last book of the MATCHED series. I thought it would be a big disappointment like the second book. But, I took the risk and I don’t regret it yet.

Can’t wait for the review 🙂

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21 Signs You’re Suffering From A Book Hangover (I have had a few of those)

So I love this website called Buzfeed and someone found this article for me. I decided to share it with you guys but you can originally see it here. These are going to be some pretty awesome reasons 😀 and funny ones. I have gone through a book hangover so many times I can’t even count 😛 lol. Enjoy!!

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Discussion: What The Reading Girl is Currently Reading (Good Books)

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I am currently reading three wonderful books. Below I will let you know what they each are about and my opinion.

1. The Lord of The Rings (50th anniversary edition) by J.R.R. Tolkien: Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him – and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed – in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom. (Summary for The Fellowship of the Ring)

My thoughts:  I have the 50th anniversary edition which is all the three books inside: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.  Its 1,178 pages and I am still in the first book. But I love it. It’s so full of details and emotions. Its like if Hobbits and Elves actually did exist. LOVE=This book. More will come once I review this book. P.S. I can tell that Peter Jackson tried as hard as possible to make the movie accurately. And I LOVE the movies :).

2. Quien es el anticristo?(Who is the Antichrist?) by Mark Hitchcock: With the growing interest in the Antichrist these days, curiosity runs high for both Christians and unbelievers–with good reason. In books, movies, and even everyday conversation, so many ideas about who he is, what he will do, and the timing of his arrival abound that it’s difficult to separate biblical fact from human speculation.
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Lord of The Rings: Favorite Movies and soon to be favorite book

The title says it all :). Its taking me some time to finish the book because its three books in one which equals 1,178 pages…so even for me that’s a lot. Enjoy these pictures!

Quote of the Day: Audrey Hepburn

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Quote of the Day: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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I LOVE this book. One of my all time favorite classics. If you haven’t read it, you have too. REVIEW TO COME.

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Currently Reading and enjoying it very much

Book review!!!Does not deserve to mention the Title…Read on if you want but be warned….

This review will not be proper but rather a negative piece of writing. 
Book: You will find out as you read on.
Quick note: I wrote this review a while back in Goodreads and it caused a lot of discussion. Anyways there is some profanity and inappropriate words and material, since I really did not like this book at all and the book is inappropriate and disgusting. My review is pretty LONG…lol…you will see what I mean.If you are interested read on!
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I LOVEDD THIS…NOT. UGGHH…WHAT DID I JUST DO?? *hits herself on the head*Fifty Shades:
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Frodo decided to say no more because this book offended his Hobbit mind. I feel bad for him :/. But who can blame him.I am at a book store right now and I simply just decided to read this..not buy it. Just sit in one of the Barnes and Nobles little café tables with my laptop and read this “oh so glorious” book that everyone LOVES. And let me just say something:

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One Choice will DEFINE, DECIDE and DETERMINE your life…Divergent

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Currently Reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. AMAZING!!

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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You go and never come back

-Papertowns, by John Green

I am currently reading this AMAZING book 

“Last night I d…

“Last night I dreamt I ate a ten pound marshmallow. When I woke up the pillow was gone.”
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Experience is s…

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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“Some Infinities are bigger than other Infinities”

 “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” 

 If you rapidly recognized that quote then you can obviously tell what this wonderful post will be about. If you didn’t, then you do not know what you have missed. The Fault in Our Stars will once again be praised in The Reading Girl. It’s a New York time Bestseller and one of the most beautiful and awesome books I have ever read! John Green wrote beautifully and created one of my most favorite book characters ever. This is the only book that I have read more than 5 stars and still makes me cry. In other words, I am a HUGE fan. This is the only book that is still in my mind and its the only book I am REALLY crazy about. The Fault in Our Stars was passed on to me by a friend and I have passed it on to my friends. In fact even some of my blogger friends have read it because of me, and they know who they are 🙂

Author:

  John Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green’s career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children’s Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson Will Grayson, have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.

In 2007, John and his brother Hank were the hosts of a popular internet blog, “Brotherhood 2.0,” where they discussed their lives, books and current events every day for a year except for weekends and holidays. They still keep a video blog, now called “The Vlog Brothers,” which can be found on the Nerdfighters website, or a direct link here. Green also has more than 1 million followers in Twitter! You can find him on his website.

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   Well today January 30th, 2014 I am proud to post that the first movie trailer came out yesterday! I was so giddy and happy! One of my friends texted me and sent me the video through youtube. I called her and we yelled and talked about the book and trailer for what seemed like hours. We were in the verge of tears and we just couldn’t believe it. You guys can read my review and find it on my Book Reviews section. I think I might write a new version of my review, I don’t know. Anyways, enjoy the trailer and movie poster!

What do you think? 

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Virginia Woolf: English Writer and Modernists of the 20th century

I have been a bit behind on blogging. I haven’t posted that many book reviews or cover reveals but soon I will. To make it up today I decided to do this post in honor of Virginia Woolf. Even though I have never read a book by this extraordinary woman,soon I will, I find the need to write about her because in this day she was born. One of the most important writers of English literature was born today and changes the world through her writing. As you read on you will learn who this beautiful woman is…and you might like her :).

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At age 20

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Miracles by Walt Whitman

I read this poem a few days ago and I just thought it was so beautifully written. Whitman’s poem touched me and I just simply loved it.

Miracles by Walt Whitman

Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of
the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night
with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer
forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so
quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with
the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.

To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—
the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

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

Quote of the Day: Stephen King

I think that this quote means exactly what it says. When you read a book its like you enter a whole new world through a portable magic:

  and its like an experience you will never forget. That’s how I feel when I read books.

If you want, write your thoughts down below too and write what you think it means to you 😀

Quotes of the Day: Dr.Seuss

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