Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Today's book is The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart! The description of this book is:

Ruby Oliver is 15 and has a shrink. She knows it’s unusual, but give her a break—she’s had a rough 10 days. In the past 10 days she:
lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list),

lost her best friend (Kim),

lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket),

did something suspicious with a boy (#10),

did something advanced with a boy (#15),

had an argument with a boy (#14),

drank her first beer (someone handed it to her),

got caught by her mom (ag!),

had a panic attack (scary),

lost a lacrosse game (she’s the goalie),

failed a math test (she’ll make it up),

hurt Meghan’s feelings (even though they aren’t really friends),

became a social outcast (no one to sit with at lunch)

and had graffiti written about her in the girls’ bathroom (who knows what was in the boys’!?!).

But don’t worry—Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.

This book was great! I read this book the first time a couple years ago, but I picked it up again because it's part of a 4 book series, and the third one just came out. I wanted to read the first 2 again before I started the 3rd one. It was even better the second time around! I love the Ruby Oliver books by E. Lockhart because they're so funny. They're very realistic and a lot of things happen in them. Ruby is one of my favorite book characters. She's so funny and spunky. I feel bad for her in this book! This is definitely a good read and is definitely a quick one! Hope you guys enjoy :]

PS: The Midnight Twins coming soon! ;]

Monday, November 23, 2009


Hey guys, no book today but I just wanted to let you in on a few things. First, I went back to the library to get some new books, so there will probably be a new post tomorrow! Also, a few people on here have been asking me to read The Midnight Twins and those of you who asked for it are in luck! It's one of the books I just picked up from the library so that review will be up as soon as I read it. Happy reading everyone! :]

Friday, November 20, 2009

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headly

Today's book is North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headly! The description of this book is:

It's hard not to notice Terra Cooper.

She's tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably "flawed" face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob's path, the handsome but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?

I truly loved this book. The beginning makes it easy for you to get into and the whole last third of the book is just amazing! The middle kind of just drags out the same thing a little bit, but its not all that bad. It's still over all an amazing book! This book really made me think about things. I also love the part about Geocaching! It's definitely something I'm going to try in the near future! This is a very good book for teenage girls. It might seem like a sad book at first, but it completely turns itself around and just makes you feel overall happy. This book definitely motivated me to start doing things with my life and be happy with who I am. I LOVED this book. I recommend it to anyone! Hope you guys enjoy :]

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

Okay so I read another one of my books and this time it was Just One Wish by Janette Rallison! The description of this book is:

Seventeen-year-old Annika Truman knows about the power of positive thinking. With a little brother who has cancer, it’s all she ever hears about. And in order to help Jeremy, she will go to the ends of the earth (or at least as far as Hollywood) to help him believe he can survive his upcoming surgery.

But Annika’s plan to convince Jeremy that a magic genie will grant him any wish throws her a curveball when he unexpectedly wishes that his television idol would visit him. Annika suddenly finds herself in the desperate predicament of getting access to a hunky star actor and convincing him to come home with her. Piece of cake, right?

I thought this book was really good! Annika's character is one of my favorite characters of any book! She is so determined and brave. This story was a really cool one and once I got into it, I had to read it all before I put it down! The only thing I didn't really like too much is that it's kind of unrealistic. I mean, it could happen, but doubtfully. It was still a really cool story! I hope I have an adventure like hers someday. Well, without the whole brother with cancer thing; that would be sad. If you're looking for a book with a great plot and a cute romance, this one's for you! Hope you guys enjoy :]

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Okay, so I just went to the library and got 5 more books! The one I just read today was Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott! The description of this book is:

Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showing pretty girls--and his "party" lifestyle--all over the Internet, and her mom, who was once one of her dad's girlfriends, is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for far too long, Hannah has learned how to stay out of sight...and that's how she likes it.

Of course, being unknown isn't helping her get noticed by gorgeous, confident Josh, who Hannah knows is her soul mate. Between trying to figure out a way to get him to notice her, dealing with her parents, and wondering why she can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn, Hannah feels like she's going crazy. She's determined to make things work out the way she wants....only what she wants may not be what she needs.

This book was amazing! I loved Perfect You and Bloom by Elizabeth Scott, and now her newest one has captured my heart too! I read it all in one sitting. Hannah is such a great character. I do feel bad for her though. Her parents are crazy (and I thought mine were bad!) You'll quickly latch on to one of the guy characters and realize which one is right for Hannah. This is such a great story. It's very different and I love how Hannah is such a strong person. If you're looking for a great love story and an overall great book, this one's for you! Hope you enjoy :]

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Today we have The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han! The description of this book is:

Belly has spent her summers at the beach house with Conrad and Jeremiah, who had never noticed her noticing them. Every summer Belly hoped it would be different. This time, it is. The summer that Belly turns pretty is the summer that changes everything--for better and for worse.

This book was amazing! I mean first of all, who doesn't love a story about 2 gorgeous guys during summer, right? I'm very happy my library had this book because it was such a good read! I read half of it one night and had to get some sleep, but as soon as I woke up, the first thing I did was finish it! I loved the plot and wish that I had a place to go every summer like Belly does. I like the whole idea of how a person can change so much in a year and not even notice. It's so true. You'll love and hate Conrad at the same time. Then, at the end, you'll be going crazy knowing you have to wait till this upcoming summer to get the sequel! I hope you guys get a chance to check this one out. Hope you guys enjoy :]

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

Sorry for the lack of updates again.. more college stuff! Today we have Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt! The description of this book is:

There are two sides to every breakup.

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.

It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. "La la la" -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

I read this book while I was in NC meeting Sarah Dessen and I loved it! I would only let myself buy one book down there because I knew I was getting Along for the Ride and I'm glad I bought Two Way Street! It's a book with both a guy's point of view and a girl's point of view. It definitely caught my attention and I could not put it down till I was done! I even read it during lunch! (oops) You'll definitely be dying to find out the real reason they break up and if they get back together eventually. This book was very well written and I recommend it to anyone! Hope you guys enjoy :]

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Hey guys, today's book is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher! The description of this book is:

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

This book was overall pretty good. I was really interested to hear what Hannah's story was throughout the book. I actually loved the book, except for the ending. The ending made me so angry! But, it's definitely worth reading! Over the course of a day, you'll get to hear all of Hannah's stories and find out the real reason Clay is on her list. It's really a beautiful story. I definitely recommend it to you guys! Just brace yourself for the ending; you might not be satisfied! Hope you guys enjoy :]

PS: Jay Asher's official website for Thirteen Reasons Why is really cool! You can go there and follow clay with a map they came up with! You can even Listen to some of Hannah's tapes. If you guys like the book, head on over! Here's the link: http://www.thirteenreasonswhy.com/

Monday, November 2, 2009

Author Playlist Contest!

Hey guys! No book for this post, but I just wanted to stop in and tell you about this awesome contest going on at Ten Cent Notes Blog! Its to get some awesome playlists from some 2009 debut others like Sarah Ockler. Awesome right? Make sure you guys stop by and enter! The contest ends November 15th so you have lots of time! Head on over :]

Blog: http://tencentnotes.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/gives-you-music-aka-debs-09-playlist-giveaway/#comment-942

Sunday, November 1, 2009

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Sorry again for the lack of posts guys! Today's book is If I Stay by Gayle Forman! The description of this book is:

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love— music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind? Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

I could not put this book down. It's such a great book! It's heartbreaking but wonderful at the same time! I really loved the whole music theme of this book as well. Mia's boyfriend is such a cool guy, you'll love him immediately! This story is so sad but I couldn't put it down till I finished it and it ended up being a really beautiful story. This book isn't too much of an upbeat read but I still recommend it to anyone out there who loves YA! Gayle Forman is such a great writer, I hope to read more of her stuff! This book seems to be in every book store so I'm sure you guys can find it easily. Hope you enjoy :]