I’ve been sitting on this review of Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless for a while. Partly because I’m super busy with school + internship + work, but also partly because I’ve been trying to mull over my thoughts. You see, I was very excited about this book. The main character, Chloe, has type 1 diabetes. Like I do. This is something I haven’t yet seen in YA literature, like, anywhere. I was diagnosed at 17, so in the prime of my teenage years, and it flipped my life upside down. I kept it secret for months because I was ashamed to be associated with […]
I loved My Lady Jane. I fell in love with it as soon as I read the dedication: For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door. And for England. We’re really sorry for what we’re about to do to your history. That really sets the tone for the entire novel. And FYI: This doesn’t have anything to do with Jack’s needless death in Titanic. Basically, the Lady Janies (as the three authors call themselves) decided that Lady Jane Grey’s life wasn’t fair. In reality, she was Queen of England for nine days before she was beheaded by Mary. […]
If you know anything about me…at all…you’d know that I am a huge Jane Austen fan. Her books are like home to me, and I love them dearly. You’re probably wondering why, then, I chose to read this book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, that seems to sully the great Pride and Prejudice classic with none other than zombies. Flesh-eating zombies. Mostly, I read this since the movie is coming out. But we also talked about it a little in my YA lit class last semester when we were talking about post-modernism. Basically post-modernism is a movement where artists and authors and […]
THIS BOOK WAS BEAUTIFUL. Powerful. Emotional. Poetic. Exquisite. Hard to read, but hard to put down. Heart-rending, heart-wrenching, heartbreaking. Guys, it was just lovely in the most tragic of ways. And everyone should read this book. My Book of Life By Angel is about a girl named Angel, a girl tricked and deceived and lured and eventually trapped into prostitution. At sixteen years of age. But she tells her “dates” that she’s 13 and it’s her first time because people will pay more for that. Because the world is awful, you know? People can be cruel and horrible. But then there are people like Angel. […]
Ever since I saw the movie for this trailer, I knew that I had to read the book. It sounded freaking awesome. Not for Mark Watney, of course. But for me as a reader…freaking awesome. And it did not let me down. The premise is that this mission to Mars, Ares 3, had to abort their mission because of a powerful dust storm. Trying to get to their shuttle, Mark Watney was hit with flying debris and presumed dead. Though the decision was hard, the rest of the crew boarded and started flying back to Earth. Watney woke up a few hours later…still […]
Let me just start by saying that this book was perfection. It was beautiful and wonderful and I don’t honestly have much to say otherwise, if anything at all really. So I’m just throwing that out there. This is now one of my all-time favorite books and I will now forever and always be a Renée Ahdieh fangirl. No shame.