Saturday, November 26, 2011

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

"Before I Fall"
By: Lauren Oliver

If you had to re-live one day of your life for a week, which would it be? For Sam she re-lived her last day of her life 7 times, each time ending differently. Her last day was Feb. 12th, or some might call it Cupid Day, yes a very fun hearted holiday where her and her best friends Ally, Eldoy, and Lindsay dress a like and get roses. The more roses you have the more popular you are. 
Juliet wasn't popular. No she wasn't mean or disturbed, but she had a reputation. A reputation that she didn't deserve. She was called "Psycho”. Sam's best friend Lindsay made up that name. Clever. Right? Well years and years of bullying do something to you, it makes you feel unwanted and horrible.
On Sam's Last day she is determined to get it right. She wants to save everybody, her, Kent, Lindsay,Eldoy,Ally, and even Juliet. Yes one girls suicide will change Feb. 12th for everybody.

Sam, Ally, Lindsay, Elody are all to blame they all set the track for the train thats going to crush someone, the question is who will be under it and who will watch?

Friday, November 18, 2011


Ellen Hopkins
Perfect (Impulse, #2)
After reading "Impulse" I truly couldn't get enough. I couldn't just let the characters slip away, not like that. I tried to hang on to this book as long as possible, but all things must come to an end, right? Connor felt he could never measure up to his parents expectations, feeling this way almost all the time did quite the number on his mind and in his heart. Cara is or was his twin. In Impulse you only hear Connor side to her, you only hear what he tells you. But in Perfect you meet this "Perfect" twin. and she isn't so perfect after all. Cara has to deal with her parents crazy high expectations along with a love for the same sex. She never wanted to believe it, she wanted the feelings,but they weren't  to go away. She never knew she could love like the way she loves Dani.
  But Sean her ex wont give up the best thing of his life, not to a guy or to a girl. Wanting to talk and smooth everything over wont save their relationship. But Sean isn't laying off the "roids" making him feel a little to pumped a little to anger. Snapping some pics for facebook wont do any good if a girl doesn't have any friends. For Sean, he planned his whole future around Cara, and now that he lost her what will he do?
  Kendra was deep in love with Connor, or maybe it was lust that she fell for. But now that she cant see him, or talk to her she craves nothing in the food groups. Nothing will make her happy that has to do with her eating. She wants to be a model, and being skinny is the name of the game. right? Well being 5'10 and weighing like 100 pounds shouldn't be. Kendra wants to be a model so bad counting each and every calorie is part of her everyday life. Kendra struggles with abuse, but you wont find out what kind till the end. Her secrets are deep enbedded in her thin skin. "Pretty isn't good enough" Once that cruel miror says so, she believes it in a heart beat. Trying to fix anything and everything is smiply impossible. The little bump on her nose, is something she is dieing to get off. just because its an imperfection. Will she fix everything, or just be to blind to see whats actually making her imperfect
  there is one more character in this book, a boyfriend of Kendra's sister Jenna. He wants to dance, to be a dancer. But daddy wont agree, more like daddy doesnt know. His love for Jenna is a one sided relationship. Jenna cant love someone, maybe its because she doesnt know how or being left behind was to hard to deal with she promisesd she would never love so she would never hurt. He ties knots together and all together made the book more complete.
10 out of 10!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Tension Of Opposites.

"The Tension Of Opposites"
By: Kristina McBride 
2 long years ago Tessa lost her best friend Noelle. Tessa was the one who found her red bike, she was the one who knew deep down she was alive. Tessa never gave up on her. When Coop Noelle's brother tells her Noelle is alive Tessa is thrilled. But what Tessa doesn't understand is Noelle is lost and will never reappear, no Elle appears. Things between will never be normal, those two long years neither girl was really living, just kept breathing. When Elle arrives back home everyone wants to know every detail. Even Tessa, but can you blame her, your best friend was kidnapped and you want to know how? Tessa finds some answers but will never know everything and that 4 the best. Elle was kept in a basement for two years, she was stocked for who knows how long, long enough for Charlie to know everything about her. Her name, Where her house was, each family members name and age, he knew everything, he even knew about Tessa, But Noelle was"Special" he choose her. after everything that happened to Noelle/Elle she will never forget what he did to her, she wont forget his coffee breathe teeth, or the dinky smell of her "mattress". All Tessa wants is things to go back, but the clock wont rewind for anyone. Tessa takes Elle's life into her own hands, because the thought of losing her again would and will kill Tessa. Tessa meets Max a sweet guy who is totally into her, but with Tessa in full protect mode for Elle, will Max be let in to Tessa world? 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ten Things We Did

"Ten Things We Did"
By:Sarah Mlynowski

Being a "good"girl isn't easy, so when the time comes to totaly rebel April jumps at the chance. Moving in with a close friend and no parents sounds amazing. Right? Well when Apirl's dad is in Ohio and her mother in France April gets to room with Violet and her mom (who is in Chicago). Having all the freedom she wants is hard to handle for Apirl, but somehow she manages. Apirls life might sound totaly amazing and i would trade anyday, but in the end her new life will have side effects. This was a well written book, about an amazing journey living almost Independant. I enjoyed the book, but it wasn't my favorite book. I give it a 7 out of 10. Hope you read it :) -Kayla
(Read in October)