Today, nearly everyone has Facebook. But there was a time before Facebook, and there will be a time after it.
What would you do if Facebook did not yet-exist and you got a computer, and it automatically logged onto Facebook? And if every time you refreshed the page your future changed? How would you tell your best friend not to go out with that guy because you know that she'll end up pregnant?
A fast paced novel set in the past has two teens, written by two authors, facing this dilemma. The Future of Us, written by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, is one of those books that you think about years after you read it.
Monday, August 26, 2013
I didn't know what to expect when I started this book. Everyone I talked to had told me that this was a book I'd never forget. Even before I cracked open Tuesdays with Morrie, I knew it would be good, but I did not realize how powerful the book would be. Tuesdays with Morrie is one of the best written and most life-touching books I have read.
The book is a true story from Mitch Albom, a man caught up in his work, money, and relationships.
But during the summer, Henry goes to tennis camp and Eva to ballet camp. But when Eva falls and hurts herself and gets diagnosed with anorexia, the two find their relationship more confusing than ever before.
Jersey Tomatoes Are The Best is a relevant, important, and quick novel written by Maria Padian.
Monday, July 29, 2013
I don't normally read romances. Well, that's not quite true--all of John Green's books have romance in them, as do David Levithan's--can we just say that most books have a bit of romance in them? What I mean to say is that I don't seek out books that are specifically labeled as "Romance."
I've always liked books that have multiple authors, and Let it Snow has just that: Renowned authors John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle team up to each write one short story in the same setting: a city that is snowed in on Christmas.
From the almighty conquest to get Waffle House hash browns to the pit stop on the way to visit your Floridian grandparents because your parents are arrested, a part of the famous Flobie-Five, to the heartache of being dumped during the Holiday season because you cheated on your boyfriend, Let it Snow is a book best read in the Holiday season, although it makes an excellent read in the scorching July heat.
If you have a Voldemort-esque relationship with romance, this book may not be the best book for you to read. But if you adore books of the humor genre, the romance is bearable and the desperate humor outweighs the romance. Likewise, if you have a Voldemort-esque relationship with humor, but are addicted to romance, the romance outweighs the humor.
Basically, whether you like romance or humor, or are an adrenaline addict or someone who loves storms, you should read this book because it's awesome. All in all, this book is fantastic.