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Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Writing this review may be one of the hardest things in the world because… how do you gush and still sound original when the whole rest of the world has read and loved this book? Their reviews are no doubt much more eloquent than mine. The solution? GIFS. Basically, the following is the result of reading this book: This book is straight up romance but it is of the highest quality and hard to resist. Slow build up? Check. Swoon-worthy boy? MEGA check. Get me an √Čtienne… NOW! Irresistibly adorable dialogue? Check. A romance that develops from the best kind of pure-hearted friendship? Check. If […]

Posted March 7, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Hmm. An Abundance of Katherines is good. It’s enjoyable. In many ways I related to the main character. The application of math to romance was definitely an interesting concept. Ultimately, though, it’s not too memorable. The main character, Colin, is a washed up child prodigy, scared he has passed his peak and will not be able to leave his mark on the world. After he is dumped by the nineteenth Katherine he’s dated, he goes on a road trip with his only friend Hassan to recover. He reaches his eureka moment and figures he can matter to the world by proving The Theorem of Underlying […]

Posted February 5, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 9 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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Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I’m not going to give this book a long review because (a) it doesn’t need it, and (b) no amount of words I type would do it justice. Just know that you should read this book. It’s on so many lists as one of the top books of 2012 and it aptly deserves it. Reading The Fault in Our Stars is a difficult decision to make, in a way. With all that is written and said about it, you know in advance that there is a love story there that is too beautiful for words, but the inevitability of the plot ensures that tears will […]

Posted January 2, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

The one orange rating may be a little harsh since I didn’t finish it, but I just can’t deal with it, and I really tried. I don’t understand why people are in love with this series. I wasn’t convinced after Across the Universe and while reading this my apathy only grew. Not only do I not feel any sort of connection or liking towards either Elder or Amy, I find their relationship so asdfjkl; annoying. I just found myself rolling my eyes the entire time. It may be that I’ve reached my YA capacity again and need to mix it up with more adult books […]

Posted August 21, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

I don’t really know quite how to feel about this one. I’d heard a lot of hype about it, quite a few people I know really love it. While the story was good and intriguing, something still kept me from connecting to it. This novel is another example, in my case, of how wrong expectations can ruin a book in your eyes. I read the premise, of course, but that was QUITE a while ago. A few months. So all I really remembered was that it was sci-fi, with romance, of people searching for a new planet to live. That being said, in my head […]

Posted July 16, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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