BOOK REVIEW + DISCUSSION: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

NAKED TRUTH: This book is very sad, haunting, painful, eye-opener and exceptionally honest. I could easily spoil everything away but I won’t. If you look for lots of reviews, it won’t be hard to find out what It Ends with Us is all about. But don’t judge a book based on its plot synopsis. This book is different than the rest of Colleen Hoover’s book. It’s better to know as little as possible before you read this book, which is why on this spoiler free review, I wouldn’t be talking about the events,  I’ll just tell you guys the naked truth on what I truly felt upon reading this.

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TITLE: It Ends With Us
AUTHOR:  Colleen Hoover
GENRE: New Adult, Romance
FORMAT: eBOOK
PUBLISHER: Atria Books
PUBLICATION DATEAugust 2, 2016
DATE READ: August 3, 2020

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GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

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“Cycle exist because they are excruciating to break. It takes an astronomical amount of pain and courage to disrupt a familiar pattern. Sometimes, it’s easier to just keep running in the same circles, rather than facing the fear of jumping and possibly not landing on your feet. “

Naked Truth: I think I have used the word beautiful a couple of times without really knowing whether I think something is beautiful. But I’ll be straight forward now; this story is absolutely beautiful and unforgettable. It’s haunting in a way that it would probably stick with me for a long time. It made me think deeply and assess my emotions and perception about things. This book almost killed me, but it also healed me somehow. After reading this book, I felt like I wasn’t anchored in the water anymore. I felt like I’ve reached the shore.

I made this review thinking that it’s better not to say anything about the story. I could only say that you guys should read it for yourself. This book contains raw truths in it, and there were times in which I had to stop and breathe and reflect. It was heartbreaking in a way that I just want it to stop because I don’t know if my heart could endure it anymore. But at the same time, it has a beautiful message that I wish everyone could read it. This has been one of the most real stories I have ever read and one of the stories that left a huge impact.

It Ends with Us transcends us to a whole new level of what is imperfectly perfect. It tackled important issues in life and how we make decisions out of that situation. People sometimes make bad choices thinking it’s for the best. And it’s easy for us to judge when we’re standing outside a situation. Like Colleen and the rest of us, I’m also one of those people who spend our lives thinking if we were in that certain situation, we could have handled it better. We could have easily walked away from things that hurt us. But in the minds of the people experiencing it, they have reasons for not leaving. Everything is different. We are just on-lookers, so who are we to judge.

“That’s what fifteen minutes can do to a person. It can destroy them.
It can save them.”

Another thing I love about this story is how mature the characters were. There were times in which you’ll truly get annoyed when the characters made bad choices but, in this book, you will empathize with them; you will see things the way they see them and understood why they have to do it. The progression of the story is well written, and for a certain time, I felt like I was inside it. I realized that sometimes, we do not need a knight and shining armor. Sometimes, our hero lies within us.

As much as I wanted to say more things, I will end my review here, and I will head on to the spoiler-filled review section down below. If you have read this book, feel free to scroll down so we can discuss it.

 

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BOOK REVIEW + DISCUSSIONS: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

This book is the book you should read if you want to feel lighthearted or if you want to be cheered up. This book can also be a cure for reading slump or a book hang-over from your previous read.

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TITLE: Tell Me Three Things
AUTHOR Julie Buxbaum
GENRE: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
FORMAT: eBOOK
PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
DATE READ: July 12, 2016

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Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel whose characters will come to feel like friends. Tell Me Three Things will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell, Jennifer Niven, and E. Lockhart.

“Three Things about this novel: (1) I loved it. (2) No, really, I LOVED it. (3) I wish I could tell every teen to read it. Buxbaum’s book sounds, reads, breathes, worries, and soars like real adolescents do.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and Off the Page

 Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

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A fresh and authentic YA Contemporary that will leave you a giddy feeling. TMTT2

Tell Me Three Things is a book that made me smile. It’s a very light read and it left me with a lighthearted feeling that I haven’t felt for a long time. After finishing it I already miss the characters. I want to see how they’re doing right now because the end doesn’t conclude their story, you know that their lives would go on. It moved me and I see myself in Jessie’s head. This is the kind of book I wished I have read when I was sixteen when I’m out there trying to fit in the new environment I was plunged into.

Three things I love from this book:

1. The narration, I like how genuine and it didn’t feel pretentious at all. When you read this book, you could actually feel like you are Jessie or you could be Jessie’s best friend. I like how Julie Buxbaum wrote the story with a perfect balance. It didn’t feel rushed. It felt natural and authentic.

2. The characters, are all well written that you could resonate with all of them. And they didn’t feel fictional at all. It felt like they’re real people.

3. The message of the story, time heals everything. Wherever you are in this world or whatever you’re experiencing, it will end. And one day you’ll look back and pat yourself for not giving up.

The story revolves around Jessie Holmes, she just moved to L.A with her dad after her mom died. His dad remarried with a woman who also has a son and suddenly she needs to do all the adjusting. New school, new people to deal with and new family. She’s enrolled in a prestigious school in L.A. called Wood Valley High. One day, she receives an anonymous email from a boy/girl who also happens to study in her school. He/she offered to help her adjust in the new school and be a guide to everything she needs to know there. He/she is called Somebody Nobody or SN. With the whole high school drama, Jessie finds herself confiding to SN and vice versa. They tell everything to each other and feel comfortable with it. Basically the whole book is about how Jessie adjusts on her new life, the desire to meet SN, and also finding herself.

I like how this is one of the mysteries we try to solve with Jessie; who is SN? But I also like that it doesn’t just focus on that, the book deals with a whole lot of other things such as discovering your voice in this world, developing “real” friendship as a foundation of everything, and acceptance, that everything happens for a reason and we have to deal with it.

The premise looks typical but once you started reading, the story will echo in your mind.

I could actually relate with Jessie which made me like this book so much. In real life, we tend to limit to whom we would share the dose of our real selves. But once we’re online, we’re a whole new different persona, we are ourselves. We are more confident because the anonymity gives us freedom to show the real us. Maybe that’s what Jessie and SN thought when they’re talking each other online. They feel connected.

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NEVER NEVER # 3

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MY RATING: 3.5 STARS

 

TITLE: Never Never: Part 3 (Never Never # 3)

AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

GENRE: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Paranormal (?)

FORMAT: Kindle Edition

PUBLISHER: Amazon

DATE READ: January 20, 2016

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

New York Times bestselling authors Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are back with the much-anticipated final installment in the Never Never novella series.
Together, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything. Can they regain what they once had? And will it restore who they once were

 

MY REVIEW:

“The only thing I have room for in this head of mine right now is the firm belief that fate absolutely exists. Fate…soul mates…time travel…you name it. It all exists. Because that’s what her kiss feels like. Existence.”

Since this book is too short too (despite the agony of waiting for the next installments to come) I’m going to make my review short. And this is a spoiler-free review. Feel free to check my thoughts about the first two books on the link found at the end of this review. Thankieee. :*
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F*CK LOVE

 

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My Rating: 4 Stars

 

TITLE: F*ck Love

AUTHOR: Tarryn Fisher

GENRE: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

FORMAT: Kindle Edition

DATE READ: January 10, 2016

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Helena Conway has fallen in love.
Unwillingly. Unwittingly.
But not unprovoked.
Kit Isley is everything she’s not—unstructured, untethered,
and not even a little bit careful.
It could all be so beautiful … if he wasn’t dating her best friend.
Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others.
Until she doesn’t.

MY REVIEW:

“Let people feel the weight of who you really are, and let them fucking deal with it.”

DEAL

Hands down to this book because it’s such an honest book with authentic characters. Tarryn Fisher doesn’t expect us to like the main character because even I myself have a hard time liking the fact that Helena suddenly fell in love with her best friend’s man because of a dream! But even so, Tarryn crafted Helena into a surprisingly unpredictable character that I have grown to appreciate and root for as the book goes on.

I like how this book doesn’t try to give us perfect characters with perfectly good personalities. They all have flaws, drawbacks and weaknesses about themselves that they struggle to vanquish. Some of their decisions were annoying but I was okay with it. Though I am not fan of the romance between Kit and Helena, I enjoyed how the love they have and the situation they are in made them better people.

The story line as a whole was enticing and Helena was such a relatable character. Sometimes it’s best to live your way without ever thinking what others would say about you. It’s best not to lose yourself in the battle of finding who you are and saving yourself from losing who you are and becoming whom you’re not because of the people around us.

Tarryn Fisher did an amazing job in bringing us out a realistic NA contemporary romance with the vibe of rooting for the main character’s happily ever after even you are on a binge cringe because of the complicated situation they’re in. Continue reading “F*CK LOVE”

I WROTE THIS FOR YOU

Know someone as much as you can. Hold onto the moments that define them. Then when their body leaves, they won’t.

 

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MY RATING: 3.5 STARS

 

TITLE: I Wrote This For You

AUTHOR: pleasefindthis

GENRES: Poetry, Contemporary, Romance

FORMAT: epub

PUBLISHER: Central Avenue Publishing

DATE READ: November 20, 2015

GOODREADS DESCRIPTION:

I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You were meant to read these words.

 

MY REVIEW:

“Know someone as much as you can. Hold onto the moments that define them. Then when their body leaves, they won’t.”

"Heart wrenching relatable poems."

This is just a brief review of this poetry because I have yet to read the other two of his works.

This book is divided into 4 chapters;  Sun, Moon, Stars, and Rain.

I can’t choose which chapter is the best. Because each poem inside those chapters gave me goosebumps, made me look back in the past years of my life and moved my heart in such a exquisite way. I don’t really feel the vibe that it was written for me, (like what the author said in the intro) but I admit, most poems in this book speak for my life and echo my thoughts. Which is why I like this book. I think this poetry book is for everyone because the poems here reflect different situations of different types of people.

Now I will quote two poems which really caught my eye and moved my heart.

 The Trees That Decided Not To Die 

As I put down my pen, I know someone, somewhere is picking up theirs.I know that someone, somewhere is playing a guitar for the first time.I know that someone, somewhere is dipping a paintbrush and marking a field of white.I know that someone, somewhere is singing a song that’s never been sung.  Perhaps someone, somewhere will create something so beautiful and moving, it will change the world. Perhaps that somewhere is here. Perhaps that someone is you. 

 The Day You Read This 

On this day, you read something that moved you and made you realise there were no more fears to fear. No tears to cry. No head to hang in shame. That every time you thought you’d offended someone, it was all just in your head and really, they love you with all their heart and nothing will ever change that. That everyone and everything lives on inside you. That that doesn’t make any of it any less real.That soft touches will change you and stay with you longer than hard ones.That being alone means you’re free. That old lovers miss you and new lovers want you and the one you’re with is the one you’re meant to be with. That the tingles running down your arms are angel feathers and they whisper in your ear, constantly, if you choose to hear them. That everything you want to happen, will happen, if you decide you want it enough. That every time you think a sad thought, you can think a happy one instead.That you control that completely.That the people who make you laugh are more beautiful than beautiful people. That you laugh more than you cry. That crying is good for you. That the people you hate wish you would stop and you do too.That your friends are reflections of the best parts of you. That you are more than the sum total of the things you know and how you react to them. That dancing is sometimes more important than listening to the music.

That the most embarrassing, awkward moments of your life are only remembered by you and no one else. That no one judges you when you walk in really want to know, is if you’re judging them. That what you make and what you do with your time is more important than you’ll ever fathom and should be treated as such. That the difference between a job and art is passion. That neither defines who you are. That talking to strangers is how you make friends.That bad days end but a smile can go around the world. That life contradicts itself, constantly. That that’s why it’s worth living.That the difference between pain and love is time. That love is only as real as you want it to be. That if you feel good, you look good but it doesn’t always work the other way around.That the sun will rise each day and it’s up to you each day if you match it. That nothing matters up until this point. That what you decide now, in this moment, will change the future. Forever.

That rain is beautiful. And so are you.

 

 

NOVEMBER 9

“You can’t leave yet. I’m not finished falling in love with you.”

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MY RATING: 4.5 STARS

 

TITLE: November 9

AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover

GENRES: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

FORMAT: Paperback

PUBLISHER: Atria Books

DATE READ: November 19, 2015

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse.

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

 

MY REVIEW:

She “loved me” in quotations. She kissed me in bold. I TRIED TO KEEP HER in all caps. She left with an ellipsis . . .—BENTON JAMES KESSLER.

“It’s November 19, but I’m still stuck on November 9. This book is my type of romance. BEAUTIFUL and UNFORGETTABLE”

People should not give up on this book too easy because there is so much going on in here. It may look like a simple boy-meets-girl romance novel at first, but it’s not. It has depth. And it has a lot to offer if you’ll give it a chance. And this is how romance book should be.

And this is Colleen Hoover guys! Expect the unexpected. And expect to cry either with joy or with grief.

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NEVER NEVER # 2

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My Rating: 4 STARS

 

TITLE: Never Never: Part Two (Never Never # 2)

AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

GENRES: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Paranormal (?)

FORMAT: Kindle Edition

PUBLISHER: Hoover Ink

DATE READ: October 30, 2015

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.

“Where are you, Charlie?”

 

MY REVIEW

“Jamais Jamais.”

Okay. Colleen and Tarryn, Queens of cliffhangers. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN. THIS IS SUFFERING! AND TO THINK THAT THE PART THREE OF IT WON’T COME OUT ‘TIL NEXT YEAR. I KENNOT WAIT!

This book is like a puzzle, a maze or a riddle. I’m trying to come out with an intelligent guess of why these things are happening. How these things would end. Who’s causing it. How to stop it. It’s still a mystery to me.

There isn’t much revelations revealed in this part but at least we got some new information. But as we get glimpse of new answers that may solve this thing, more questions arise. This book is compelling and will make you lose your sanity.

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NEVER NEVER # 1

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My rating: 4 STARS

 

TITLE: Never Never (Never Never # 1)

AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

GENRES: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Paranormal (?)

FORMAT: Kindle Edition

PUBLISHER: Hoover Ink

DATE READ: October 25, 2015

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.

He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

 

MY REVIEW:

4 mind-blowing stars!!

Strange book. I was intrigued and curious when I first pick this up. Now I’ve gotten more curious than before. And I REGRET NOTHING. So excited for part two. I KENNOT. 

This is the first time I’ve read a collaboration work. I’ve been pretty much aware of Colleen Hoover’s popularity and I have read 2 of her books yet and they were really awesome. On the other hand, this is the first time that I’ve read a work of Tarryn Fisher. AND HANDS DOWN TO BOTH OF THEM because these two really know how to entice a reader.

To be honest I have no idea about what this book is about. When I first read it I thought it was a simple contemporary romance. BUT I WAS PROVEN WRONG. This book has so much more to offer. I KID YOU NOT. This is a very intriguing book because it’s UNPREDICTABLE and you WILL NEVER COME UP WITH ANSWERS ON YOUR OWN, unless we have come to read the final book, which is I don’t know when will come out. 

Anyway, so this is about Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood. They were bestfriends since childhood and now sweethearts in highschool. This book is set in New Orleans, Louisiana. The story opened in a mysterious WTF way. Charlie doesn’t remember Silas. And Silas doesn’t remember Charlie. But they have to act that they do otherwise the others will find it weird. They also don’t remember everyone around them. Their family, their friends. And the thing is, they have broken up already. But they don’t know why. They don’t know why they have forgotten everything, or if they ever want to remember.

I cannot spill out the details of the book because it will really spoil those who haven’t read it. But basically, it revolves around Charlie and Silas working together to figure out why they keep on forgetting everything that happened after the time reached 48 hours.

This is like a mystery romance book written in an exciting and compelling way. Silas is written by Colleen while Charlie is written by Tarryn. The answers they uncover leads to a series of another questions. WHICH IS FRUSTRATING IN THE PART OF THE READERS!! There were lots of cliffhangers and this book is way too short, it’s less than 200 pages. Imagine the agony of waiting.

I am excited to read part two and I wish the mystery will soon be resolve ’cause I cannot sleep.

 

STAR RATING: 4 STAR

 

 

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SLAMMED

I used to love the ocean.
Everything about her.
Her coral reefs, her white caps, her roaring waves, the rocks they lap, her pirate legends and mermaid tails,
Treasures lost and treasures held…
And ALL of her fish in the sea.

Yes, I used to love the ocean,
Everything about her,
The way she would sing me to sleep as I lay in my bed
then wake me with a force that I soon came to dread.
Her fables, her lies, her misleading eyes,
I’d drain her dry
If I cared enough to.

I used to love the ocean,
Everything about her.
Her coral reefs, her whitecaps, her roaring waves, the rocks they lap, her pirate legends and mermaid tails,
Treasures lost and treasures held.
And ALL of her fish in the sea.

Well if you’ve ever tried navigating your sailboat through she stormy seas,
you would realize that her whitecaps are your enemies.
If you’ve ever tried swimming a shore when your leg gets a cramp and you just had a huge meal of In-N-Out burgers that’s weighing you down,
and her roaring waves are knocking the wind out of you,
filling your lungs with water as you flail your arms,
trying to get someone’s attention,
but your friends just wave back at you?

And if you’ve ever grown up with dreams in your head about life,
and how one of these days you would pirate your own ship and have your own crew and that all of the mermaids would love only you?
Well, you would realize…as I eventually realized…
That all the good things about her?
All the beautiful?
It’s not real.
It’s fake.
So you keep your ocean,
I’ll take the Lake.

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MY RATING: 4.5 STARS

 

TITLE: Slammed # 1

AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover

GENRES: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

FORMAT: Paperback

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

DATE READ: October 9, 2015

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.

Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.

Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

 

MY REVIEW:

“Push your boundaries, that’s what they’re there for.”

Oh stars. I give this book an awesome 4.5 stars.  I’m overwhelmed after reading this book. I ADORE THIS BOOK SO MUCH ALSO BECAUSE OF ITS LOVE FOR POETRY. I LOVE POETRY AND I LOVE HOW THE MAIN CHARACTERS USE POETRY TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES.

I like all the characters especially Will, Lake, Kel, Caulder, Eddie and gosh Gavin, he’s so poetic. Everyone even the mom. Lake’s mom is so cool and she gives the best mom’s advice.  All characters are special, relatable and unforgettable that you’ll never get tired of reading.

I also liked the romance between Will and Lake, it’s balanced and true. Their chemistry is undeniably swoon-worthy.  Though I have to agree that the problem they faced was uhm pretty much easy to solve. They just have to talk and work it out instead of misleading each other and ignoring each other.

“So you keep your ocean, I’ll take the Lake.”

Will is really an ideal fictional boyfriend. He’s responsible and sweet and he knows how to move a woman’s heart. He ca surely take care of you and treat you well. And he is so into poetry! Isn’t that sweet? He’ll take you on a club date, but that club is a poetry club. *screams ahhhh*

I wish club N9ne exists in real life. I want to slam all my emotions.

This book gave me lots of feels and I’ve learned a lot.

Because of this, I made my own slam poetry towards my thoughts after reading this book. This isn’t much of an awesome slam poetry that rhymes at every line, but I gave it a try.

“This Poem Has no Title Oxymoronically Speaking.”

Some may argue that this story isn’t much developed.
That the problems weren’t much deep.

People like depths. I do not know why.
People like the only things that make sense.
And they detest the things that don’t make sense to them.
They reject small talks. They disdain things that don’t have impact to them.

They fail to see the beauty a certain thing held.
Because they are too consumed in their own box.
They close their doors even before looking who’s knocking.
They don’t give things a chance. A chance to say hello.
A chance to see the light.

People like depths. I do not know why.
People like the only things that make sense.
And they detest the things that don’t make sense to them.
They reject small talks. They disdain things that don’t have impact to them.

But let me tell you, this book teaches us about poetry.
The poetry that people hate.
Because they think that they are depressed words from sad authors.

But this book teaches us how poetry can give color to ones life.

Poetry is limitless. And never ends. It goes on.
Poetry is endless. Poetry is forever.

Even you aren’t feeling the same feeling you had when you first wrote your piece,
One way or another, like what Will said,
Some other person might be feeling that same feeling you have felt at that moment.

And through poetry, you can help them. You can make them feel that they are not alone feeling this feeling. You can heal them.

People like depths. I do not know why.
People like the only things that make sense.
And they detest the things that don’t make sense to them.
They reject small talks. They disdain things that don’t have impact to them.

But let me tell you, this book teaches us about
balance,
that we have lots of things going in our lives and we don’t know what to put the first, the second or the third, but that’s okay.

Breathe and start again.
Balance everything.
Balance your priorities.

Lake’s mom was right,

Balance your head and your heart.

But never forget to put emphasis on life.

The only life you’ll ever have.

You can’t miss out life because of the demands of the society or the complexities of the situation we’re in.

Life wants you to fight your circumstances. Life wants you to be the leader of your own team, pilot of you own plane and the captain of your own ship.

This is your life. You have a choice. YOU always have even if you feel like you don’t.

THE END
In this book I’ve learned that a poetry doesn’t have to rhyme for it to become a poetry. As long it can move people and as long as you pour out your words sincerely, it can also be called a  SLAMMED POETRY

Looking forward to read POINT OF RETREAT.
Colleen Hoover THANK YOU.

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW + DISCUSSIONS : Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

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TITLE: Stargirl (Stargirl # 1)
AUTHOR:  Jerry Spinelli
GENRE: Contemporary
FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
DATE READ: August 21, 2015

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GOODREADS:

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From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, hallways hum “Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. Until they are not. Leo urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her – normal.

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non spoilery review

“Why fit in when you’re born to stand out?”

I adore this book so much. Stargirl is truly the representation of who we were, before the world told us who we should be. People hated different. But Stargirl didn’t care. Because who are we in this world but a dust that will soon be washed away in the forgotten abyss. They are they and we can never be like them. If we try to become like them, we will lose the essence of who we truly are.

I’ve conformed with her, about who she was, what she did and how she’s always living her life without caring that she may be branded as different. I feel like I’ve become her. Her traits echoed some of mine. And I’ve found myself wanting to live life as a wanted to live. And be a better person than I am today and stop trying to be like everyone else.

Jerry Spinelli is an amazing author. I’m enthralled by his style of writing.

“Star people are rare.”

Stargirl taught me that life is too short to be like everyone else. Do what makes you happy. Stop existing and start living.

“You’ll know her more by your questions than by her answers. Keep looking at her long enough. One day you might see someone you know.”

 

Yes and we might see ourselves.

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