Genre: Contemporary

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

  This was my first John Green book, back in… 2010, maybe? An Abundance of Katherines is, for whatever reason, still my favorite. I think perhaps it is because of the random “not interesting” (totally interesting) random facts, or the fact I was Lindsey Lee Wells in high school, or maybe just because Gutshot is a fun little town… I don’t know. But I love this book and the reading of this version was excellent. I’ll definitely visit this audio version (and the hard-copy version!) again. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★★★ Plot: ★★★★ Characters: ★★★★★ Writing: ★★★★★ Pacing: ★★★★ Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ 1/2 Have you […]

Posted June 24, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Invisible by Cecily Paterson

Invisible by Cecily Paterson

  I am definitely older than the target audience for this book, but for what it was, it was nice. Invisible tells the story of a pre-teen deaf girl who has gotten herself tangled with a bully and is given a second chance by a teacher. There’s no love triangle, there’s no overdramatic angst. It’s simply a nice little story about a girl learning about herself and allowing herself to be happy. It’s very sweet. I would recommend it any middle school girl looking to for a nice story without an undue amount of angst. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★ Plot: […]

Posted June 18, 2015 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

  I have an extraordinarily difficult time giving John Green five stars because even though I find his books to be sheer brilliance, I also could not sit down and read them over and over again. They are, ultimately, depressing. As strange as it sounds, they are depressing in a good way, because they make you think about things that you don’t want to think about. In this case, I find themes to be the cruelty of fate, living life to the fullest, courage, and knowing oneself. There are a million things that one can take out of a John […]

Posted January 30, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

  I’m still wrapping my head around this book. It’s very detailed, incredibly well-researched. I’m impressed. It’s not the type of book where you feel good walking away from. The ending didn’t feel like an ending, more like an ending interrupted, but I think that is exactly what the writer (Marisha Pessl) intended. In that way, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the ending. The reader is left thinking and wondering. We can fill in the blanks for ourselves. In some ways, it was difficult to read this book just because it was set up like an incredibly long MLA […]

Posted February 28, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //