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Book Review: The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah

Book Title : The Nightingale 

Author: Kritin Hannah

Goodreads Rating: 4.54/5

My Rating: 4.5/5

About the book:  

Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.


My Review:

This is a story of two sisters who are so opposite of each other. It’s about how they both handle the situation during WWII. The war, the name “War” itself sounds tragically sad and scary. 

Vianne and Isabelle were abandoned by their father when they were too young to understand anything. Vianne tried to accept the fact and got away the flow but Isabelle was stubborn and not the type who easily accept the situation even when she was just 4 years old. 

Vianne always try to be cautious and think through everything and always want somebody beside her and somehow she always found somebody to be with her. On other hand, Isabelle was always left alone to deal with her ownself. Even during the war, vianne tried to accept the fact and tried to get along like others. BUT, Isabelle wanted to make a difference. Isabelle couldn’t sit and watch what was happening in the world, to the people around them and to their own family. 

Vianne always tried to protect her children while her husband was sent away on the front to serve for his country. While Isabelle had nobody, as such, to bother about her (she thought) and was so daring and smart and courageous, she could go to any extend to do whatever she could do to save some people. But finally Vianne also tried to follow her younger sister’s path and did a fantastic job.I personally loved Isabelle’s character. 

“They couldn’t touch my heart. They couldn’t change who I was inside. my Body..they broke that in the first days, but not my heart. Whatever he did it was to the body, and your body will heal.”

This story tells how women also play their own role during war time, how much they sacrifice and “Tortured” but unfortunately we only get to know much about Men, who fought on front.

This story teaches that we should respect what we have and never take the life for granted. 

I gave it 4.5/5 because i felt the story was dragged a bit. 

Everybody should read it once.

Review: Buffering by Hannah Hart

Rating: 5/5 stars

Favourite character: n/a 

On a scale from one to gay: Raging lesbian

Trigger warnings: This book actually provides trigger warnings, so I’ll list them here: Schizophrenia, sexuality (lots of internalized homophobia), questions of faith, questions of fame, drug use (quote: “psychedelic visions in the desert”), self-harm, sex, spiders, suicide (a very small part), and neglect/abuse.

“If you’re reading this and you think that maybe you could love someone of the same gender (or nongender), all I have to say to you is this: Congratulations! You’re perfect and wonderful and more alive than you ever knew. Be proud of who you are because you’re already more than enough.”

When I was a closeted gay, a friend and I were watching YouTube videos when he asked me if I knew who Hannah Hart was and if I liked her. Truth be told, I had no clue and had only seen her in a collab. But I remembered her face and God, did I think she was cute. So I smiled and blushed and told him yes and we watched an episode of My Drunk Kitchen. I never really watched a video of hers after that. Not because I didn’t like it but because I forgot to write her name down and so forgot to subscribe.  
A few years later I saw the name again (because how can you be on the Internet without hearing about Hannah Hart?) and finally subscribed. Again, I didn’t watch any videos other than the new ones in my sub box. Not because I didn’t want to, but because why watch old videos when you can watch the new and make the most of your limited (read: poorly budgeted) time? 
But after reading this book, I’m going to start watching Hannah’s old videos.

***this review is spoiler-free!***

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