Ive been in California for about a week now and i've only bought four books, luckily at home, i have three more books waiting for me! I feel like i havent really been reading and blogging as much as i could be but hopefully i can pick up the pace a little bit more in the next couple of days! The four books ive bought are The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti, Along for the Ride and Just Listen by Sarah Dessen and Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler! On the top left hand corner of my blog i've created another little poll for you so you can decide which book you want me to read and review next!
Here's a summary of each book-
The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti
I am not my illness. "Girl with Anxiety," "Trauma of the Week" -- no. I hate stuff like that. Everyone, everyone has their issue. But the one thing my illness did make me realize is how necessary it is to ignore the dangers of living in order to live. And how much trouble you can get into if you can't.
Jade DeLuna is too young to die. She knows this, and yet she can't quite believe it, especially when the terrifying thoughts, loss of breath, and dizzy feelings come. Since being diagnosed with Panic Disorder, she's trying her best to stay calm, and visiting the elephants at the nearby zoo seems to help. That's why Jade keeps the live zoo webcam on in her room, and that's where she first sees the boy in the red jacket. A boy who stops to watch the elephants. A boy carrying a baby.
His name is Sebastian, and he is raising his son alone. Jade is drawn into Sebastian's cozy life with his son and his activist grandmother on their Seattle houseboat, and before she knows it, she's in love. With this boy who has lived through harder times than anyone she knows. This boy with a past.
Jade knows the situation is beyond complicated, but she hasn't felt this safe in a long time. She owes it all to Sebastian, her boy with the great heart. Her boy who is hiding a terrible secret. A secret that will force Jade to decide between what is right, and what feels right.
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
It has been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parentsa divorceaor since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.
A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life sheas been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friendathe popular and exciting Sophieashe suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. but then she meets owenaa loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to tell the truth. And when they develop a friendship, Annabel is not only introduced to new music but is encouraged to listen to her own inner voice. with owenas help, can Annabel find the courage to speak out about what exactly happened the night her friendship with Sophie came to a screeching halt?
Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
A love beyond life...a danger beyond doubt.
When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she's discovered that he's her guardian angel -- his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she's in terrible danger. Only Ivy's guardian angel can save her now that his killer is after her.
But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he's finally reached her again?
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Ratings and Difficulty!
Rating: Incredible- A book that I rate as incredible is both captivating and creative! It is highly recommended and a definite must read!
Great- A great book has some bad parts but mostly a bunch of strong points. It is interesting but seems to lag at some points.
So So- A book labeled as So So is not recommended unless you are highly interested in the topic or author. It has a few good parts but a ton of bad parts.
Total Bomb- A book that is a total bomb is not recommended under any circumstances. Usually I like to find the good in every book but a bomb is just a waste of time!
Difficulty: Advanced- Everyone’s reading abilities are different but an advanced book is exactly that…advanced! This may have dialogue from another era or highly developed words.
Normal- A normal book is a book that has everyday dialogue and vocabulary but also may have a few “big words” scattered here or there.
Easy- An easy book has basic vocabulary and can be read by anyone over the age of ten.
I love this quote...
"I know this is going to sound strange, but would you mind being my girlfriend for the next five minutes?" -Nick in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
"Someday, you do not know when, you will be driving down the road and someday, you do not now when, you will make a wrong tun. At the end of the road, when you're least expecting it, he (or indeed she) will be there." -Margarettown
Books Into Movies!
Coming Soon! New Moon- November 20, 2009
Dear John- February 2010
The Lovely Bones- December 11, 2009
Twilight- Starring Robert Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart
Speak- Starring Kirsten Stewart
Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist- Starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings
Coraline- Starring Dakota Fanning
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas- Starring Asa Butterfield