The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Ok, so this was another YA romance book. Somehow I ended up with a bunch of them all at once. In this book Andie thinks she has her life figured out and then a couple of things happen and she realizes that life could be different and so much better. Again, I was not in love but I will say that although it had many similarities to My Life Next Door, I think I liked this one better. Continue reading “(19)The Unexpected Everything // Bookish Blurb”
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I don’t remember how I came across this book and thought I would get it. I kinda wish I hadn’t. Pretty much, this is a YA love story about rich Samantha who has a busy controlling mother and Jase the next door neighbor who is from a big crazy (poor) family and how they fall in love one summer. Continue reading “(17) My Life Next Door // Bookish Blurb”
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This is a YA modern love story and it is so cute. It primarily covers one day, has super short chapters, and is a very easy read. Primarily we switch back and forth between Natasha and Daniel’s perspectives but we also jump around briefly into other peoples’ perspectives which I really appreciated (kind of like 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas) in that we come to some understanding as to why the other characters act the way they do. The receptionist and that random driver are no longer just ambiguous people and we see a little into their lives which really ties into the whole idea of this book that in order to understand a little thing you have to understand the whole universe. Continue reading “(16) The Sun is Also a Star // Bookish Blurb”
The Battle for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
So this was book 3 in the WondLa trilogy (see here for my review of book one). I was a little confused at first because I hadn’t read book two and a lot of important things happened in book two but I ultimately still enjoyed this book (although not as much as I think I would have if I had actually understood everything that was going on).
In this book Eva Nine has to try and stop a war between the aliens and the humans. It was very much an adventure story with lots of battles. I thought there might be an inkling of a romance but we stayed away from there. Continue reading “(10)The Battle for WondLa // Bookish Blurb”
The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi
This is YA sci-fi book. We have our main character (12 year old Eva Nine) who has been raised underground by Muthr (a very life-like robot) without contact with anyone else. She is forced to leave her home and ventures into the world in search of other humans. Continue reading “(9)The Search for WondLa // Bookish Blurb”
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
I’m trying to remember how I heard about this book but I think I might have found it on some NYT bestseller list. This is a YA novel about Lina and her family in Lithuania during WW2. Continue reading “(8)Between Shades of Gray // Bookish Blurb”
Code Name Verity by Elisabeth Wein
I really enjoyed this book but for some reason I’m having a hard time writing about it. I heard that it was a good YA book about two women during WW2 and it is just that. Continue reading “(5)Code Name Verity // Bookish Blurb”
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
When I started off reading this book I didn’t love it. It’s not really the type of book I read. It’s very much a YA modern romance book but as I continued reading, I started liking this book more and more. Continue reading “Fangirl // Bookish Blurb”
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
At first I wasn’t going to write about this book because I have some mixed feelings but then I though maybe I should write about it since I have these mixed feelings. Anyway, here it goes.
First off, I should be clear that this is a good book. It was well written and gripping. I read it in less than 24 hrs. It’s about two guys (Aristotle and Dante) who become friends. They are both misfits and don’t really have other friends but other than that they aren’t very similar. Also they are Mexican-American which isn’t something I usually find in books.
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio
How to describe this book… It’s a book aimed at a middle grade audience based around the life of August, a boy with a deformed face. The book is much more character based than plot based but mostly it is about how August stops being home schooled and goes to school for fifth grade. Throughout the book there are different parts with each part narrated by a different character in the story. We start with August, and then are narrated by his family, friends, etc.. The chapters are also really short (sometimes just a few pages) which makes it really fast and easy to read.
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