Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Saturday, May 21, 2011
Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High-from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.
Sam is a popular girl that dies on February 12th, or Cupid Day. In fact, she dies 7 times. And she gets 7 chances to really learn the value of life.
I wasn't sure about this book when I started reading it. It seemed like any other book about a snobby girl craving popularity. I couldn't help being annoyed with Sam because she only cared about how many roses she had on Cupid Day or whether she'd do the deed with Rob. She didn't see all the nice people in her school because her friends were brainwashing her.
But during the middle, I got a little more into it. It was inspiring to read the transformation and how much mature Sam came to be, during the 5th time she had to relive February the 12th as well as seeing her gain more courage throughout the book, fearless and trying to live out her remaining days of her life without any regrets. She came to treasure and value her family more, and she even made a couple of new friends that on any average day, she would completely ignore, or even make fun of. It was tragic to read the ending, since Sam had to sacrifice herself to save someone else.
The writing was brilliant. I enjoyed this book, but there wasn't enough pizazz for me to say that I loved this book. In fact, I think Sam reliving February the 12th seven times was a bit too much, there could have been some days that the author could've taken out, particularly at the beginning, since it was there that I became really frustrated and annoyed with Sam's character. The ending wasn't all that great, I know that the ending was supposed to leave me feeling wow'ed and touched and shocked all at the same time, but honestly, it just didn't do it for me.
Character(s) I liked: Kent, Izzy, Sam
Character(s) I disliked: Sam, Rob
First Sentence: They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happened for me.
What the author's up to:
This week's feature was Ninja Girl from Ninja Girl Reads
Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Sunday, May 15, 2011
She's looking good...but Allison Avery can't believe it. Growing up with beautiful, blond sisters, Allison has always been the dark-haired, "interesting-looking" Avery. So when the devil shows up and offers to make her gorgeous, Allison jumps at the chance to finally get noticed. But there's one tiny catch, and it's not her soul: The devil wants her cell phone.
Though her deal with the devil seems like a good idea at the time, Allison soon realizes that being gorgeous isn't as easy as it looks. Are her new friends and boyfriend for real, or do they just like her pretty face? Allison can't trust anyone anymore, and her possessed phone and her family's financial crisis aren't making things any easier. Plus when she finds out that she might be America's next teen model, all hell breaks loose. Allison may be losing control, but how far is she willing to go to stay gorgeous forever?
Following the critically acclaimed LUCKY, Rachel Vail continues her poignant sisterhood trilogy with the rebellious middle Avery sister, Allison. Fiery, sarcastic, and just plain fun, GORGEOUS captures the heartbreak and hilarity in one girl's attempt to have it all.
Friday, May 13, 2011
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- I LOOVE the blue background, which was what drew me into this cover in this first place.
- I love how her fiery red hair and her fuchsia lips stick out from this cover.
- Her dress looks cool, almost like a mermaids, even though this book is about fairies.
- I love the font of this cover, its bright enough to stand out, but subtle enough to not overpower the cover.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Meet Crystal: She’s a townie, and she’s cheating with Mary’s boyfriend.
Meet Sylvia: She’s nasty, and she’s got something up her Prada-designed sleeve.
Meet Amber: She’s a flake, she’s the barista at the hottest coffee shop in Aspen, and she serves up gossip even hotter than grande skim lattes.
Meet Peggy: She’s Mary’s best friend, and she has no idea how to cope with all these girls.
A modern retelling of the classic play The Women (which featured not one male in the cast), The Girls is a quick-witted, stylish comedy about friendship, love, and most important, gossip! An elite Aspen prep school sets the stage for jealousy and intrigue as the lives of many girls tangle into a wickedly fun mess (in which no boys ever appear).