Author: Gayle Forman

Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins

When I saw just how STUNNING the UK edition of My True Love Gave to Me was, I had to go out and buy a copy. My desire to stroke all the pretty covers ever demanded it. It was the first time I ever read a short story anthology, and for the most part I enjoyed it! As expected, some stories are better than others, and some just don’t get enough depth or space by nature of their shortness. But with the shared holiday theme and my timely reading of it, this was delightful! Midnights by Rainbow Rowell: 5/5 Rowell’s story is all about New […]

Posted January 5, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

ARC Book Review: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

How do I even start this review? I was ecstatic when Judith told me she would send me her ARC of Just One Year, because it was honestly one of my most anticipated books of this year, after I read Just One Day. I honestly thought there’d be no way in hell that I wouldn’t like this book. When Judith didn’t give it 5 stars, I thought she must be crazy. I take back my unspoken thought, Judith. You’re not crazy. WHAT was this book? WHY did it go like this? HOW did Gayle Forman think this was a good idea, that this was the book we wanted?First […]

Posted October 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Book Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Book Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

After the massive disappointment that If I Stay ended up being for me, I was promised, PROMISED I would like Where She Went better. Well. Just like your promises about If I Stay, this sequel wasn’t able to live up to the hype. I apologize in advance for this disjointed review. I’m not sure when I’ve ever felt more detached from the characters. I don’t know why it happened, but it did, and that keeps me from thinking this is a great story. Adam’s point-of-view was slightly more interesting than Mia’s – and indeed, his character had many more dimensions than she did – but […]

Posted March 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I blame the hype machine. Part of me wants to be really cynical right now and scream, “Keep your opinions to yourselves people!” But in truth, I think this is more of a case of “It’s not you, it’s me.” Don’t get me wrong, this is a good book, for sure. But it never made me gasp, cry, or any one of a million emotions seemingly everyone had promised me I’d have. If I Stay is a very original and daring story. It takes a concept that just hasn’t been done before, really, and does it really well. The decision Mia faces is dramatic, thought […]

Posted March 10, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 34 Comments
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Book Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Book Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

This is my first adventure with Gayle Forman but I absolutely loved it and will be checking out her other books really, really soon. It’s just a beautiful literal and figurative story of finding yourself and finding love. It pulled at my heartstrings constantly, made me laugh, giggle, flail, and produce some tears. And this from one who usually doesn’t really do contemporary. Part 1: One Day The book starts off with Allyson and Willem’s one glorious and beautiful day in Paris. Now, being Dutch, but having lived in the US for 10 years (and just getting back from a visit this week) this book […]

Posted January 16, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 22 Comments
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