I don’t know why I have this tendency to read books that destroy me. I need help.
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider.
Why am I like this? Why is Robyn so cruel, first of all?
So pretty much you get to love the main characters (Sadie and Lane). They’re awesome and they have a special connection that you can’t help but love.
Too bad they both have tuberculosis that is immune to any drug. The good thing is that there is a solution in the end. The bad thing is that not everybody can make it.
And this gives you such a bad vibe and your feelings pretty much go with the flow when you see them how strong they are and how they cope with it so well!
I love original ideas and people that like to do stuff in a different way and that describes miss Sadie pretty much. You get to love her and her mind.
You get to love it so much that you may end up yelling “NOOOO” and slam your book (or kindle in my case) and take a break and wipe the tears in your eyes. I hoped for a happy ending. SADIE DESERVED BETTER THO! I thought she would get better from that risky cure she took and she might make it another 2 weeks until the legit vaccines are coming in and everybody has a chance to live.
Lane was awesome. I loved how he wasn’t a drama queen after she died and it broke my heart just by reading that he imagined her in the line for the vaccine or he imagined helping her pack for leaving…
That’s just sad.
It was awesome. But horrific. But awesome. I loved it.
This wasn’t my first encounter with David Levithan, but by far this one is the most unfortunate one. I’m talking about Every You, Every Me.
I’ve had a few thoughts of rating it 3/5 but I just couldn’t. There was too much teenage angst squeezed in it and it’s too morbid for my taste.
The plot itself wasn’t the most horrible ever or stuff like that but David kinda killed it with too many
striked-through words and ugly photographs. I love photography and one of the reasons why I chose this book is because I knew it has photography in it. Man but the photos…
UGLIEST PHOTOS IN THE WORLD. I have no idea who took those photos but it should be illegal for that person to hold any device that has a camera.
It kinda felt like he was just exercising writing and he was getting photos to write stuff inspired by them and then…oh well…let’s print a book.
The main character is the most depressive person ever and he makes you cut your wrists. But still, the plot wasn’t very bad, otherwise I wouldn’t have thought of giving it a rating of 3 at one point.
My fellow dear Goethe this time caught me with another book of his, The Sorrows of Young Werther.
This is the book responsible for Goethe’s fame but later he started to dislike being forever associated with this one. Wanna hear the short summary of it? It’s something that we’ve never heard before.
- Werther is a young rich man with raging hormones.
- He falls in love with a pretty lady.
- SHE IS MARRIED TO ANOTHER GUY HAHA.
- Werther kills himself.
I was kidding when I said it’s something we’ve never heard before (in case you didn’t get it haha I’m so funny). Yes this is your typical story of unrequited love. A story of obsession.
There isn’t much to say about it. I liked it but I think Goethe’s poetry is better.
Free download: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2527
I’m not a huge fan of modern poetry but I give it a shot sometimes when I’m in the mood and I couldn’t have chosen a better book than The three o’clock in the morning sessions by Angie Martin.
I was scrolling on Amazon Kindle’s free poetry books and the title, let’s face it, it’s pretty catchy. So I downloaded it and I’ve made myself cozy and started reading it and soon enough I finished it.
There’s so much beauty in it, you have to check it out. It’s like a collection of ballads and every poem gives you a certain feeling. They’re short but Angie has the right words to share whatever she felt at that moment. You can feel that she’s really pouring out her soul and feelings. You feel her sadness and you can also relate to those poems.
What made this book better than some others are the short narrations. You’re gonna find 2 great short stories as deep as those poems are but embrace yourself for the last one. I wanted more of it.