Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: We Were Liars By E.Lockhart

Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Published: May 13th 2014

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
 
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree 
E. Lockhart. 

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
(Synopsis Provided By GoodReads)


REVIEW:
I found We Were Liars a book I couldn’t put down. Filled with the ease of summer time but with all the tension and uncertainty that comes with loving something too much – whether that be family, money or a boy. Oh, and lying sometimes isn't the worse thing we can do.

When you read the book, there is a looming feeling, you want to trust the book and you love the book but there is always something unexplained – confusing at first but you go with it and it all makes sense in the end. It was a great reading experience if I do say so myself. The chapters are fast-paced and sometimes it’s hard to really understand what you should feel in that given moment. The main character Cadence can be a little irritating at times but there are reasons when everyone is lying to you.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Review: Looking for Alaska By John Green

The last year and a half have gone by so fast! I miss having the time to update and write full reviews of books here on my blog. Art school is a heavy course load - lot of time needed to invest which I barely have. So I guess this post is my first book commentary in a long while!


Title: Looking for Alaska
Author: John Green
Published Date: Jan 1st, 2005

Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.

(Synopsis Provided By GoodReads)


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REVIEW (May Contain Spoilers)

I recently finished reading Looking for Alaska by John Green and I know, why did I wait so long before reading this amazing book? It was to say the least, a very open ended story. It leaves room for every reader to take what they want from the story. As I was reading along with Pudge, Alaska and the Colonel, I felt a honesty amongst them. The way John Green writes is understood easily and his way of writing eases in and out of the complications that arise in the story.