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Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

August 19, 2010

Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall is one of those books that I hear nothing but great things about. People have raved about this book and continue to do so. A friend and I are always asking whether the other person has read a certain book or not and every time I scolded them for not reading a certain book, they’d say, “Well, have you read Before I Fall…

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Review: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

July 5, 2010

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler has been one of those books everyone loves that I never got to reading. Well, on a whim, I had bought the paperback edition a few months ago because not only is the cover pretty, but the story sounded just as beautiful. Sarah Ockler’s writing is fluid like water—like the ocean. Anna’s voice is personal and poetic. I enjoyed experiencing the story…

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Review: The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

June 16, 2010

Oh, my. I did not expect to fall in love with The Lonely Hearts Club as much as I have. Elizabeth Eulberg is an amazing writer, one who can combine humor, realistic drama, and realistic situations to create a fantastic story. She gave Penny an authentic and believable voice and personality. I had a hard time remembering she was just a fictional character. That’s how real her character…

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Review: Wolves, Boys, and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler

May 14, 2010

I think Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me is one of the best titles I’ve come across. It’s catchy like He’s Just Not That Into You. That said, Kristen Chandler’s debut novel surprised me. I thought it would be about werewolves. It’s not. But it is about a girl and how she not only tries to change her close-minded town, but also herself. There are…

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Review: It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

May 8, 2010

When I first picked up Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty, I did so because I really liked the cover and looked like a good summer read. When I finished it, I found myself smiling and thinking, “Huh, that was really good.” My next thought was, “When’s the sequel coming out?” After waiting rather patiently, It’s Not Summer Without You was released a week ago. While The…

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Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

April 25, 2010

What can I say about If I Stay? Well, for starters, I can say that it is a beautiful novel that should not go unread. The cover of my paperback edition says that it will appeal to fans of Twilight and being a huge Twilight nerd, this made me want to read it even more. Now that I’ve read it, I am thoroughly confused as to why If…