Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Plot: The children of missionaries, London and Zach, are not only brother and sister, but best friends. But when, Zach dies, it leaves his family slowly falling apart grasping for hope. Not knowing if she was the cause for Zach's death, London is lost in the crowds of the world and finds herself torn between the new boy in school and Zach's best friend.

My Thoughts: I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. I honestly can't even put into words what this book did to me. I cried so many times I couldn't keep count. The story was so powerful and the narration just added to the already strong plot. I loved the format of the novel and how it was very clean cut. No unneeded details, or pointless conversations. The only problem I had with Waiting was the ending. It was very loose and didn't answer some questions. I'm very picky about knowing what happens next and how things happen. Read-between-the-lines endings always get me, and leave me wondering if my assumption is correct. Other than that problem that most likely only applies to me, Carol Lynch Williams has composed a true masterpiece.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

Plot: Three years ago, Hazel Grace Lancaster was diagnosed with Stage IV Thyroid cancer. It was a miracle that extended her life and led her to a cancer Support Group two years later, where she met Augustus Waters, a gorgeous boy in remission. Augustus gives Hazel reason to re-think her perspective on not only her cancer but her life and that the legacy she leaves behind is just as important as the life she leads now.

My Thoughts: I was forced to read The Fault In Our Stars for my summer reading for school. I didn't realize until just before I started reading it that I had it in my "to-read" list on Goodreads. I had heard things from my friends who completed it before me and I found all their reviews matched my own. Starting with the characters, they were very well developed with good backgrounds and personalities. I was engrossed in all the characters, even the minor ones, such as the little girl Hazel let try on her cannula. The plot was perfectly paced and clearly well thought out. By the end, I was crying. I don't just mean tears at the brim of my eyes. I'm talking full on tears as if someone just kicked me in the face thirty times. The only thing that annoyed me was the ending. Throughout the entire book I was hoping it would end right in the middle of a

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Brightest Kind of Darkness

Plot: Every night Nara Collins dreams about the following day. She tries to avoid using her gift to change fate, but one night she dreams a future she can't ignore. After preventing a bombing at her school, her dreams begin to fade, while the injury rate of students begin to escalate. When she meets the new kid, Ethan Harris, a loner who doesn't seem to care about much of anything, she realizes he's always there when something goes wrong. And as they get closer, Nara begins to learn more about his dark past.

My Thoughts: When I started reading Brightest Kind of Darkness, I was very excited. The storyline was very intriguing and made me interested in what it had to offer. It starts off fast, jumping right into the story without the meaningless chapters you can sometimes get yourself into. As I kept reading, I found myself falling for the characters and was rooting for Ethan and Nara the whole way through. P.T. Michelle has produced a great story that has a lot of promise from the moment you open the first page. The cover itself is beautiful and mysterious an makes you wonder what's inside. This novel is great for anyone that believes love and fight can overcome fate.

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