The Fault in Our Stars
*sighs* ...where even to begin...
I went to the movie with a few of my girlfriends a bit over a month ago. If I recall correctly, my facebook status was... 'Not a Fault in sight'.
I had big expectations of the movie. I was not disappointed.
I had huge expectations of the book. I was not dissapointed.
Gosh, Green Goes Gold! This book/movie will change you.
You've been warned.
What it's about: Hazel is dying, of cancer. She meets Augustus, in remission. And so an epic tale begins. They are not typical, or ordinary. They are...quite frankly, awesome. Both intelligent beyond the short lives they've had, they find so many similarities and differences between them that they cannot help but fall
'unconditionally and irrevocably' in love. Sorry, I couldn't help myself... I know how much they'd love that << you know, if they, actually existed... *sighs*
Recommended If: You're sick of thinking all teens only sprout unintelligible things (*cough* above quote *cough*)
Augustus: Would it be absolutely ludicrous to try to make out?
Hazel: There is no try, there is only do.
Well John Green is an alien. Most likely from the same planet as other Thor-like God's such as J.K.Rowling, John Marsden, Sarah Dessen and Superman. This. Book. Is. Amazing.
It is the last month before Quentin graduates from high school; when old best friend Margo Roth Spiegelman crawls into his window and drags him into the night to apply vengeance, apologies and breaking and entering (done separate, so totes not illegal apparently). Quentin (better known as Q through the book) is finally going to get his chance to win back Margo's friendship, and maybe even more But Margo isn't at school the next day, or the day after, or the day after that. Along with his trusty buddies, Ben and Radar and new found gal-pal Lacey, Q tracks Missing Margo through clues she left and ones she didn't.
This is a real stellar novel and I was so anxious to see how it would end. It was deep and mystical and all things a truly spectacular read should be. I can not recommend it enough! Also, the movie is coming out next year and I have very high hopes, considering how good TFIOS adaptation was AND how good the casting for Paper Towns is. Boom, cannot, but will have to wait!
Recommended If: You like breathing
Favourite Part: And then Margo proceeded to lie. "He's actually my cousin," she said. Then she sidled up to me, put her hand around my waste so that I could feel each of her fingers taut against my hip bone, and she added, "And my lover."
Let It Snow (Also by Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle)
Ahh, Christmassy bliss!
This book contains three Christmas romance stories written by three epically talented authors. Even though the stories were short and sweet, the characters were all super developed, realistic and believable. Sure, the happy endings happened quickly, but what it else is to be expected? I thoroughly enjoyed each of the stories and felt a real sense of Christmas joy, all the while loving getting to experience what a white Christmas felt like. I have a feeling that I may be purchasing this book and adding it to my 'Every Christmas TBR Pile'.
Genre: Contemporary + Christmas Cheer
Got It From: The Mobile Library
You'll love it if you liked: My True Love Gave to Me, Stephanie Perkins (Thanks for the idea MY FRIEND NICKY!! <3)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Also by David Levithan)
This book sucked! I got to chapter three and really, really wanted to put it down and never pick it up again except to return it to the library. However, as I had suggested this as a buddy read, I kind of felt as though I would be the worst person in the world if I didn't actually finish it. So I did, and it hurt. What hurts most is the dissapointment as I was so excited for this book because it would be broadening my reading horizon because it is a LGBTQIA book, plus I love John Green. But no, it had to go and suck! *Sad Face*. I should probably stop saying how crummy it was and tell you what it was about...
Will Grayson is a sad and rule-abiding add-on to his super gay best friend Tiny. He believes that saying and doing nothing is the best way to live life (his thoughts not mine).
Will Grayson is a dark and moody nobody whose life is tormented by people who should love him but don't, and who he doesn't care about either (again, his words, not mine).
Two different Will Grayson's who are brought together by a big guy named Tiny, who if I may add is one of the most self-absorbed characters of all time. Actually, nearly all of the characters in the book were super self-absorbed, except for Jane who was the only one who wasn't a jerk in this book. So yeah, nothing nice to say so I should probably just shut up...
Acquired from: Mobile Library