Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
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Thrilling. You can't bring this book down. Thirteen Reasons Why is an eye-opener to us. Sometimes we tend not to care to the people around us. We don't know what is happening to them. What if someone is depressed or planning to have suicide, like Hannah Baker.

I like the idea of the cassette tapes that Hannah used to record. I tried to listen to Hannah's voice, like Clay but on YouTube. When I heard Hannah's voice for the first time, it crept me out. Maybe, because Hannah is already dead in the story (now I feel you Clay). There are THIRTEEN reasons why Hannah Baker had a suicide. The chapter that is really hard for me to read is Clay's cassette. Too much feels. (You better read the book to know why!)

I think those Thirteen reasons aren't enough for Hannah to take suicide. Life is so precious. But she was depressed. She didn't have a friend to talk about her problems and worse the only person that she can talk to, turned her down.  So if your friend has a problem, talk about it. Maybe you can save a life.

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”
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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

*A spoiler-free review

by Rainbow Rowell

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

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 What will you do If you have given a chance to come back to the past? Oh I mean talk to the past? Would you dare to change something that will affect the present? What if it'll ruin everything?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

A Book and Movie Review

Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. How these two teens manage to see beyond the surface of things and come together makes for a comic and poignant romance.
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❝Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss; 
but every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, 
and once you do, nothing will ever compare.❞

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