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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss by Perkins, Stephanie (2011) -

Where to start with this review? I am just going to start typing and see what happens. First off I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was exactly what I needed right now. Who doesn't love a cute and cheesy love story??? I had such a difficult time putting this book down. I hated that I had to go to sleep and that I had to go to work. I don’t come across many books that do that to me. I can count on one hand the books that I sat and read in (total time reading) pretty much 24 hours’ time.


The Review:

Anna Anna Anna!!! From the very first page, I knew I'd love her. She's quirky and eccentric, but still has plenty of those girly emotions. And I also loved that her and Étienne St. Clair, a gorgeous student at her new boarding school, are just best friends for a good chunk of the novel. Another thing I admired was that Anna is not a damsel in distress. St. Clair helps her out a lot, but if anything, I think that she saves him a lot more. This is not a perfect, fairy-tale romance either. Anna and St. Clair's relationship has a lot of ups and downs. He has a serious girlfriend (Ellie) and Anna is still harboring feelings for an old co-worker back in America. But even with those obstacles in the way, the story still progresses, as do their feelings. And it literally leaps off the pages. Overall, I have no appropriate words to do justice to how much I loved Anna and the French Kiss. This book is cute, intense, romantic, funny, dramatic and so much more. Even if you're not into contemporary novels, I definitely recommend you check this one out. I think it might just change your mind!

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent - Veronica Roth

Not nearly as good as Divergent. There was a time in the book that I wanted to strangle Tris. She got so annoying. I'm looking forward to Allegiant.

Basically this is how I felt about the book in gif form.

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.
We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

-via Goodreads


My Review:

This book was very much hyped. I'm not one for getting behind the hype of something. Yet if enough people talk about something eventually your interest is going to be peaked. 

It was said that it was best to go into this book with not knowing anything about it. I did exactly that and ordered the book. The excitement of getting this book in my hands was crazy. I read it as soon as I got it. It's a fairly short book, just over 200 pages. It took me no time to finish it. 

Let's get to the story shall we. 

There are these three cousins that go to the family island off the Massachusetts coast every summer. They call themselves the Liars. You never really get the story as to why that is. Cadence has an accident or did she??? The book carries on from there to an ending that will leave you.....well you are going to have to read it to find out. I am going to leave this part vague since it's supposed to be about the thrill and suspense of it all. 

Overall I thought this book was amazing. I love books with endings like this. Like I said you want more info about this book you are just going to have to read it. 

There is only one thing I hated about this book and that was the way it was written. It put me off for a bit. But once I got used to it I had no problems with it. 

Perks of Being A Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

I will start this review with this book is worth reading. Don't let my review detour you from reading it. 


When I saw this book was in letter form I was excited. I love books that are like that even more if they are journal/diaries (i.e. Diary of Anne Frank). I figured since it was in that form it would be a fairly quick read for me. I just knew it would take me a matter of hours to finish it. Well that wasn't the case. It was a slow go from the beginning. I really had to force myself through most of the book. There is a point in the story that makes it a page turner. Sadly it was near the end of the book. 


As far as the characters go I never really felt connected to them. I didn't really feel invested in them. Until the turning point I really had to force myself through the book. There were points were I was completely lost with what was going on. It may have meant to be that way. I finished the book with questions which annoyed me greatly. I don't think I ever really understood what was going on with Charlie. All in all it's a good book. I just think it could have been better. 


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