Hoot

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Roy Eberhardt is the new kid–again. This time around it’s Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it’s still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn’t for Dana Matherson mashing his face against the school bus window that one day, he might never have seen the tow-headed running boy. And if he had never seen the running boy, he might never have met tall, tough, bully-beating Beatrice. And if he had never met Beatrice, he might never have discovered the burrowing owls living in the lot on the corner of East Oriole Avenue. And if he had never discovered the owls, he probably would have missed out on the adventure of a lifetime. Apparently, bullies do serve a greater purpose in the scope of the universe. Because if it wasn’t for Dana Matherson… 

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen is a book about a boy (Roy Eberhardt) who just moved to Florida. He was pretty much bored with his life until he saw Mullet Fingers, a boy on the run. Honestly, at first, this book bored me. It was not that boring but well, it didn’t really catch my attention… but since I was desperate for a new book to read, I read on. But once I got to know Mullet Finger’s story and how he was connected to Beatrice the Bear and how she was connected to Roy, it suddenly because so interesting that I was not able to put it down. Everything in this book may just seem like a simple prank at first, but eventually, you’ll see that it’s not…

This book shed a new light in my understanding on nature and how important it is. This book made me realize that we can actually make a change through simple ways. This made me see that we, young people, can improve things. I highly recommend this book. I think you should all read this because there is something for everyone here. And I’m sure y’all will enjoy it 🙂

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Did I mention that there’s a movie??? And Logan Lerman is in it?? I haven’t watched it yet but I definitely will!!

Babe In Boyland

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When high school junior Natalie – or Dr. Aphrodite, as she calls herself when writing the relationship column for her school paper – is accused of knowing nothing about guys and giving girls bad relationship advice, she decides to investigate what guys really think and want. But the guys in her class won’t give her straight or serious answers. The only solution? Disguising herself as a guy and spending a week at Underwood Academy, the private all-boy boarding school in town. There she learns a lot about guys and girls in ways she never expected – especially when she falls for her dreamy roommate, Emilio. How can she show him she likes him without blowing her cover?

Babe In Boyland by Jody Gehrman is somewhat like She’s The Man. Scratch that, it is She’s The Man with some changes like there’s theatre, Natalie Rowan turned Nat Rodgers only stayed in Underwood Academy, an all-boys school, for a week, and her purpose for staying there is to uncover some of the secrets of the male specie. I guarantee that this book will make you laugh and Natalie (or Nat) will irritate you most of the time.

This book is nice but I must say, Natalie is not really the best character. I got annoyed at her 70% of the time while reading the book because of Natalie. Emilio Cruz though… in my imagination, he is one drop-dead gorgeous Latino who is really sweet and nice and beautiful.

Jody Gehrman made me look at guys in a new way. She was able to show me a new side to guys. I highly recommend this book to those people who enjoyed She’s The Man (the movie) and those shows wherein a girl enters an all-boys school for personal reasons. 🙂

Books, Books, and More Books!!

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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars is the latest creation among John Green’s masterpieces. It’s one of the books that I truly recommend! The main characters, Hazel and Augustus, are ones that you will remember for quite a long time… This is not your typical they-have-cancer-and-someone-is-gonna-die book, (SPOILERS!) I mean sure someone will die in the end (SPOILERS!), but it’s still different…. The Fault In Our Stars is about life, love, death, and people’s struggle with things. I ended up crying in the end, especially the last part… John Green is, by far, one of the best authors in this world. So check this book out! This book might even touch your hearts like it touched mine.

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

I read the Mortal Instruments Trilogy, yes Trilogy, last year and I loved it. Click here for the summary!! And this is what they look like:

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When they say “trilogy” it means 3 books and 3 books only but I was genuinely surprised when the fourth book, City of Fallen Angels, came out! I told myself that I wouldn’t read the 4th book because I seriously loved how the third book ended and I didn’t want to ruin it… but eventually I did read the fourth book. It was actually better than I expected. It did end with in a sour note though but the 5th book is coming out this May and I cannot wait! There’s even a 6th book that will come out next year!

Jace, Clary, Alec, Simon, and Isabelle are in for a new and very dangerous adventure and I wasn’t able to put if down. Y’all must read it (but read the first 3 books first haha)!! And (SPOILERS!) Sebastian will return 😦 (SPOILERS!)

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Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Read the summary here!

This book is great for the holidays. It’s about these people whose lives are actually connected. Three great authors with three different stories. I honestly don’t know how they connected it but in the end everything made sense. Just don’t make the same mistake I did, make sure you read the first story first or else you will spoil the whole book.

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Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Read the summary here!!

My friend recommended this book right after she finished reading it and I tell you, she wouldn’t stop talking about it.

Anna and the French Kiss went beyond my expectations. I downloaded the ebook and I stayed until 2 in the morning just to read it. And now I’ve decided I need a real, physical copy of this book.

The characters are wonderful omg. Even though, in my opinion, Anna is a little cliche, like new-girl-on-the-block- cliche, and so is Etienne St. Clair with his looks and him being French/English/American, it was still a book that is hard to put down especially if you’re a sucker for masochistic, romantic books with a great deal of adventure and the sort.

It’s about this girl who was practically shipped to Paris to study in the School Of America In Paris (SOAP) for her senior year and was forced to leave her life back in Atlanta. There she was miserable, at first, and eventually she meets this guy that changes her life and there will be this major problem but in the end it’s gonna be solved. Sure it sounds like any other romance book (that’s what I thought too) but just give it a chance and read it and you’ll get hooked and you won’t regret it.

Anna and The French Kiss is seriously a page-turner.

The Lover’s Dictionary

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ineffable , adj.

These words will ultimately end up being the barest of reflections, devoid of the sensations words cannot convey. Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No mater how many words there are, there will never be enough.

That’s my favourite word from the book.

The Lover’s Dictionary is a book worth reading. It’s not your typical book about love cause a.) the main character doesn’t have a name and b.) it’s seriously a dictionary, except instead of the definition itself, it tells you a story.

Maybe at first you’ll be a little confused but eventually you’ll get the hang of it and you’ll be able to understand the story.