Holy shit. I’ve been laughing so much. I can relate to the show very much ☺️ I love the storyline it’s so creative and extremely funny. All the actors are great. There are more words for it but the show makes me so happy that I can’t find them. For all who can watch it, I highly recommend watching it.
Title: If I stay Author: Gayle Forman First Published: 2009 Genre: Young Adult | Romance
About the Book:
After a car accident that affects her entire family, Mia wakes up from a coma- without her body, that is. Instead she is left to watch the situation from a completely new point of view from outside of her body as she finds out what has happened to the rest of her family and has to watch her boyfriend Adam deal with the situation. She is aware of the fact that her body is still in mortal danger, and is faced with the ultimate choice: Should she stay- or go?
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve read this book, and honestly I still love it. Even though the story is simple and almost cliché, Mia is easy to relate to and the story does not seem outlandish, despite its unusual setting.
I picked this book for my next review because I’ve heard rumors about a movie coming out in August with Chloe Moretz as Mia, and if that happens I feel like there will be a lot of people talking about this book. There’s also a sequel called “Where she went”, but if you ask me, the first one is about a million times better.
Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Author: Mark Haddon First Published: Mai 2003 Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
About the Book:
Christopher Boone is a 15 years old boy living with his parents in an English small town. As the narrator and main character of the book, he tries to solve the mystery of the murder of Wellington, the dog of his neighbor, which proves to be very challenging in very unexpected ways, because Christopher has Asperger’s syndrome.
It certainly isn’t easy, writing a book from someone’s point of view who suffers from that syndrome, especially since the book is actually written by Christopher in the story. I think that is the main reason why it’s so incredibly charming, because Haddon captured Christopher just perfectly, and when there are so many things happening in this story that actually have nothing to do with the murder, but Christopher writes down anyway, the reader doesn’t quite know the difference between an amused smile and teeth biting the bottom lip anymore.
It’s a book that touches you when you read it, and there is so much detail to this character and how he views this world without it being a heavy read. You’ll love it, I promise you that.
Rating: 9/10 Age Recommendation: 14+ Educational Value: 5/5 Language: 2/5
Title: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore Author: Robin Sloan First Published: 2012 Genre: Fiction | Adventure (not-quite-fantasy)
About the Book:
It’s really more out of a need for money than anything else when Clay becomes a clerk at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore. He doesn’t even mind the night shift, or that he has to write a log book about the more or less weird characters that show up in the middle of the night and request books without ISBN-numbers that can all be found on the incredibly high shelves of this shop.
“People believe in weirder things than this.”
I finished this book about 10 minutes ago, and I love it. It’s a love letter to books, with an incredibly sarcastic narrator, a somehow very magical mood that is quite a few levels darker than Harry Potter and doesn’t involve actual magic, and at the same time a huge attribute to modern technology in general and, specifically, google (though I do suspect that the book clearly glorifies that company. Maybe they were sponsored?)
But seriously, I would marry this book. And I cried for absolutely no reason reading the last page, because those sentences are nothing but nostalgic magic.
Rating: 10/10 Age Recommendation: 14+ Educational Value: 3/5
Title: Bittersweet Author: Sarah Ockler First Published: January 2012 Genre: Young Adult | Chick Literature
About the Book:
Hudson bakes cupcakes. In fact, she bakes a lot of cupcakes at the bakery of her mother. She bakes cupcakes instead of skating, even though she used to be pretty amazing at that.
Bittersweet is really one of these books with a quite ordinary story, but an amazing writing style. It’s one of these books where you know where every character will end up at the end of the story arch, but you keep on reading because you will like this story, and you will relate to Hudson when she’s filled with this longing for something else when she hears the train rattling away (again) without her. You will (maybe) keep on reading for the very predictable love story of the book. And you will definitely stay for the cupcake recipes in the beginning of each chapter (I have tried almost all of them by now).
Age Recommendation: 13+ Educational Value: 2/5
minor trigger warning for descriptions of claustrophobia