Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Dark Divine Trailer!

Amazing, isn't it?
Bree is also giving away a BUNCH of books, so go check her blog out to see those books, AND SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE TRAILER.!!!! More info here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blogging Hiatus-- Review (Betrayed-- Coraline)

Hey all. I've been on a big blogging hiatus, so sorry. I've missed posting my reviews, because I'm always stuck with the thought of the book in my mind, nobody is really wanting to listen to me rant on and on about a book they haven't read yet. Even though not many people read this blog, I still like getting my reviews out, in hope maybe somebody will read and comment.
Anywhoo. I may have been on a blogging hiatus, but not a reading hiatus. I've read three books since my last review, I believe. I only remember three. So here is my review for Coraline.
The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring....

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.
The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.
Only it's different.
At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.
Coraline was an interesting book. I can't lie, I only read it mainly because everybody was buzzing about it so long ago, while I was searching for books to reserve at my library, that book came to mind. I'm not one to follow to crowd, so once the buzz dies down, thats when I take action.
I read this book in one day, it wasn't that hard to finish it, it after all is a short book. I however have never been a big fan of third person writing, but some authors can make it work. For instance--- Nicholas Sparks makes third person work VERY well.
In this case I thought it was okay, I liked the writing style, it kept me interested. At times I was a little creeped out, but that never stopped me from writing. The whole 'other mother' and 'other father' thing still gets me, and the small details. Remind me to watch the movie so I can get a better inlook on the smaller details.
The whole idea with the cat reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. The cat was her guide in a way through Wonderland. In this book, the cat was Coraline's guide through the 'other home'. The ending was also a bit confusing for me, but I think I understood most of it.
The author was very creative while writing this book, not all minds can think like that. I was inspired to write something while reading this book, which doesn't happen often.
My best friend is in to creepy books such as this one, her favorite author is R. L. Stine. I don't mind books like these, its good to add flavor right?
Overrall, I liked this book. I'd read it twice. (:

Until Next Book,

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Update:: Review

Before I strat with the review on the book it has taken me forever to read, mainly because of a bunch of drama at home. I want to apologize for being MIA for like ever. My house has literally been way hectic, and my life has been crazy with drama. Don't get me wrong, I love drama as much as the next person, unless it's happening to you that is. Anyway, just wanted to say sorry. I'm off for spring break, so hopefully reading?

Broken into its components, this book promises a great mystery: a teenaged heroine with tragic buried memories beginning to resurface; a cold, windswept winter in a colorless English seaside town; a pushy, witchlike busybody mysteriously murdered; a cute guy next door; and two warmly lovable younger siblings for comic relief. Unfortunately, the author has difficulty balancing the plot, the necessary explanations of background, a mysterious tone, and her narrators character. I have a memory problem, Juliana confesses, but it takes another 58 pages of meeting new characters and having strange, weird feelings before she finally tells readers what the problem is and muses upon why she has it. The wonderfully visceral setting and intriguing cast of characters almost make up for the baffling narrator, but ultimately the link between the two simultaneous mysteries proves tenuous, and the identity of the murderer no mystery at all.

(Don't read if you don't want spoilers, you've been warned. (; )
To be completely honest it took me about a few weeks to read this book, there were a couple reasons as to why. One, I couldn't get into it that much at the beginning, it caught my attention, but not like something I couldn't put down. Also as I said above there was a bunch of family drama going on around my house, and school so my life has been pretty hectic. I finally sat myself down and decided to find out how it ended. The story was about a girl named Juliana, who moves from Sunny California with her adoptive mother from since she was 5 and her younger 'siblings'. This idea didn't strike me as much, but I knew it had to get interesting for it said 'muder mystery' right? So I kept reading, I got into some of the characters I must admit. I could picture it playing as a movie in my head, but it wasn't really 'my cup of tea'. Haha, great expression right? She moved to England...Cup of tea...Yeah. Anyway. I got into the couple of Juliana and Dunken. Although I liked them better as friends for some reason, I still thought they were cute together. I seriously expected for the muderer of her mother's long time artistic buddy to be Celia Glenndenning. Her character creeped me out, as it did Juliana. She was just too-- I can't think of a word to describe her. But I would really hate for her to be my mom. Personally I couldn't find Oliver Pethering, Liza's husband, to be the killer. It just didn't make sense to me, although finding out that him and Celia had a little 'thing' going on you never know. This is a book afterall right? There are tons of surprises there. The biggest twist in the whole book, which I wasn't expecting, which is shocking because I am REALLY good at figuring out endings and surprises. It was the person you least expected it to be (not giving you details as to who it is HAH.)Which made my jaw drop, well not literally though. That does quite make the audience that is reading this book. It keeps you guessing, which I like a lot. Finding out the truth about Juliana I have to admit, I had a bunch of assumptions, but they all were thrown down to the dust. It was a sad moment for me. I actually either expected Nora--Or Ceila to be her mother. Don't as me why, just read the book ducklings. Anyway, overrall I liked this book. It's not exactly in my top ten but it was well written. I suggest it. (:

Until next book,

PS. New Twilight book coming out? Whose excited?! Me fur shureeee.
P.P.S. I'm going to re-read Eclipse to get a reminder of who this Bree Tanner is. So I might not be doing reviews for a while, unless I multi-task. (:
P.P.P.S. Bye!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Marked- House of Night #1--REVIEW.

Enter the Dark, Magical World of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed. Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. That is, if she makes it through the Change-and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no average fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint her human ex-boyfriend. To add to her stress, she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers: When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny-with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

As it may be known that Marked is the first book in the House of Night series. If I am not mistaken there are now eight? Books in that series. I have just completed the first on, Marked. I must admit that when I first started reading this book I did not think it would interest me. The person that recommended it to me told me it "was better than Twilight, and this is coming from a true Twilight fan!". Although, another friend told me that it could not be compared to Twilight, though it was a good book.
So I figured, what the heck, why not see for myself! In my opinion they rushed the book way too fast with the whole Marking process, I tend to like books more that work their way into the climax. This one rushed into it on about page 2, which didn't get brownie points for me. Also, they worked their way into the development of Zoey, which I liked.
Zoey Redbird, was the main character that was casted with special vampyre powers that a normal fledge should not have. She was special from the beginning of her marking, for it was filled in completely the first day at the House of Night.
The character Kayla (unkown last name.) did not strike me as interesting at all, though all good books have to have a annoying character right? Speaking of characters, I must say the names they came up with surprised me. I could barely pronounce them in my head. I liked the uniqueness of the choice of names, like Neferet.
This book was also a book that played a movie in my head, which means they did a good job going into great detail about things. I like that in books. As for the plot, it kept you wondering. Zoey saw things like Elizabeth and Elliot's ghost, and she had a special power over all five elements. (Wind, Water, Fire, Earth and Spirit.)
The bullying character, Aphrodite, surprised me. Of course every book also needs an annoyance of a bully/enemy right? Aphrodite was just that. With her rival with Zoey not only for her special talents, but for the fact she has a higher chance of becoming High Preistest.
Erik Night, what can I say about the dashing prince charming of the book? He is definitely a good character, he shows his affection for Zoey, and isn't a complete jackass about it.
Speaking of jackasses, let's bring Heath into the conversation. Heath, the ex-almost-boyfriend. The star football player, the junkie, the obsesser. Rumor has it she imprinted on poor Heath. When they imprint it means after having a blood lust for them, they drink the slightest amount of blood while holding their mate (Who has to be Human.) under a trance, and you have a chance of imprinting on them. End of lesson one.
Let's see who else is there? Oh, Stevie Rae. The country roomate, hmm. I liked her character, she was loyal to Zoey, and kept her word. Her character definitely caught my attention, that's for sure.
Since it's late, and I'm going to cut this short. Really sorry I couldn't go into deatil about all of the characters, but to be blunt............
I couldn't put it down, and it's definitely something I recommand!  Sorry to cut this short again, I could type on and on, but I must get up tomorrow.
Be sure to checkout this book! Can't wait to continue the series.(;
Until Next Book,
Justanotherauthor. :D

Monday, March 1, 2010

Awesome Contest- Bloody Bookaholic!

Hey! As you may know, Blood Bookaholic is holding a 'ridculously' awesome contest! So you better head over there, and enter! Follow their blog, and tweet about this contest!!! Go, now! Here!
Some books they are offering.
Bleeding Violet
Hush Hush
Give Up Ghost
Hearts at Stake
I Can't Keep My Own Secrets
Little Black Lies
So have I mentioned, GO THERE NOW?!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cathy's Book- Review

Cathy is not only a funky dresser, but also creative, clever, fun, curious and an artist extraordinaire. From the book's exciting cover, which states in gray letters against a black background "Cathy's Book if found call (650) 266-8233 (650) 266-8233 ," to the ensuing pages of artistic doodles and adventures, this is one terrific read. Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman have gone out on a limb with some daring ideas and succeeded in creating an interactive, totally hands-on reading experience that teens will go wild for.

Set up as a kind of diary and sprinkled heavily with wonderful drawings, Cathy writes about her relationship with the mysterious Victor, her very best friend Emma, her frazzled mother and the pitfalls of getting involved in something very dangerous. Her diary covers about a month of her life as she investigates Victor's sudden withdrawal and strange behavior. As she becomes more deeply involved, she realizes that Victor is not who she thinks he is, that he possibly has used her in some kind of terrible experiment (there's a needle mark on her arm and a blank space in her memory) and that even murder is possible in the weird happenings of the Chinese underworld.
Emma is the brains, technology and nerdy part of Cathy's world. She pulls Cathy in and tries to keep her focused as well as attend to her school projects. After all, Cathy will not succeed in anything if she doesn't settle down. Emma is also pretty peeved that their science project failed because Cathy was so distracted. Throughout all of this, however, Emma's family has their own issues, and the wealth that surrounded Em is suddenly gone because her father loses his job. What else can happen in all this chaos? Oh, plenty can --- and does!
Cathy can be poignant as she recalls her recently deceased father, very funny (see her alter egos such as ArtGirl, PhoneGirl and GothGirl) and dreadfully foolish as she hurtles herself from one dangerous situation to another. Her personality bubbles over the pages as we root for her all the way through. Her last entry makes it imperative to follow with a sequel and to explore every possible clue provided.
Readers can call phone numbers, visit web sites and explore a little packet of assorted papers tucked into the book. There are blogs and fascinating links that help answer the many questions related to uncovering the mystery of Victor and the strange cult-like group surrounding him. This is a gamer and a reader's treasure.

This book did not catch my eye as much as some others, but I won't say it wasn't a good book. I liked the character Cathy, and her wittyness. I loved how she had a good comeback for everything, and being able to get inside her mind. She reminded me of me in some ways, and in others I could just get lost in the book. I had a hard time trying to finish this book, It wasn't because of the length or anything I think it took a while for it to let me get into it.
The whole deal with Victor confused me for a while, like how he was 'immortal' I'm still trying to figure out how that part works into the story. I'm also debating on the different books in the series, as to if I want to get the other books or not.
I liked the drawings that went along with the pages, I liked the different personalities of her like 'Arrtgurl' and 'Gothgrrl'.
Again it was just a book you can't write to much about, It's one of those things that unravels slowly in the end. Oh, I also didn't like the ending. I never like endings of books though.
Well, until next book.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

We Are The World.

Hello There.
I've been sort of been readers blocked. And in a writing slump. I haven't been reading nearly as much as I usually do, maybe this book just isn't catching my attention? I am currently reading Cathy's Book. It's okay, but just hasn't caught my attention yet.
So you may have noticed the title. We Are The World. If you haven't heard the new We Are The World 25 for Haiti, that was originally written by Michael Jackson for Africa. There are many singers of all genre's that gathered around to sing that song for Haiti.
The point of the song is to tell you how we are all the world, and no matter what we do we can make a change in the fight for Haiti. So, please. If you haven't yet donate some money to the cause for Haiti, every dollar and penny counts. Each penny or dollar you donate will feed another child, and person.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Easy- Review

The school is having a photography contest and fourteen-year-old Jessica needs to find the best snapshot of herself for her submission. The problem is Jessica no longer knows who she is anymore. Her parents have divorced, so her once-strong mother is now falling apart, her sister is constantly worrying over their mother’s emotional state, and her father has become distant since the arrival of his new girlfriend. All these changes have brought down Jessica’s once-stable home and has got her thinking it's time for some major changes of her own.

In this compelling young adult story by first-time novelist Kerry Cohen Hoffmann, readers delve into the mind of a teenage girl who tries to find a way out of her problems at home by using her newfound sexuality. With a unique perspective on a topic faced by so many of today’s teens, this book offers a much-needed look into what can sometimes happen when teens take the wrong turn in their search for answers.

I thought Easy was a very well written book. It took a lot of thinking to come up with the character, Jessica, a teeanger trying to figure out who she is. Jessica is going through the faze in life where she doesn't know who she is, or what is going on around her. She's having tantrums, moodswings and many other teeange problems. Jessica was a character to admire, not only for her talent in photography, but for the fact she went through struggles, in and out of friendships and still managed to stay strong.
It wasn't easy for her, but once she figured out how to accept life as it is, and not try to see only what she wants to, but what's really going on. I like this book a lot, the author did a good job creating the story that is Easy.
If there was something about the story I could change it would most likely be how fast she went into the fact her mom was depressed, it seemed to me that she went into the family instead of Jessica herself too quickly. Some of my favorite parts of the book would have to be at the end, where she had figured out everything she needed to, and accepted change.
Well, until next book,
justanotherauthor-x. (;

Monday, February 15, 2010

To Read List.

Hey There. How is everyone? What are you reading? Well I figured since I'm a dork and make to-read lists, I was going to post it. Here we goo.
Blind Faith- Ellen Wittlinger
The Blue Girl- Charles De Lint
The Boy in Striped Pajama's- John Boyne
Breaking Point- Alex Finn
The Girls- Lor Lansens
Lush- Natasha Friend
The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks
Dear John- Nicholas Sparks
Perfect- Narasha Friend
The Secret Between Us- Barbara Delinskey
So B. It-Sarah Weeks
Someone Like You- Sarah Dessen
A Time for Dancing- Davida Wills Hurwin
Twenty Boy Summer- Sarag Ockles
A Walk To Remember- Nicholas Sparks
What I Was- Meg Russoff
By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead- Julie A. Peters
Some Girls Are- Courtney Summers
Same Difference- Siobhan U.
Absolutely Maybe- Lisa Yee
Broken Soup- Jenny Valentine
Something Maybe- Elizabeth S.
A Map Of The Known World- Lisa S.
Willow- Julia Hoban
Waiting For You- Susan C.
The Lost Summer- Kathryn W.
Rage- Julie A. Peters
Girl over board- Justina Headley
You Know Where to Find Me- Siobhan U.
Cruel Summer- Alyson Noel
Stealing Heaven- Elizabeth Scott
Would You?- Marthe J.
Living Dead Girl- Elizabeth S.
Story of a Girl- Sara Zarr
Harmless- Danna Reinhadt
Kiss and Blog- Alyson Noel
Love, Meg- C. Leigh Purtill
Mocking Jay
Hush Hush- Becca Fitzpatrick
Wake- Lisa Mcmann

Sunday, February 14, 2010

In My Mail Box- (7)

My First In My Mail Box! (:

Here are the books!

Waiting For Normal-Leslie Connor
Addie loves her mother, but unfortunately Addie's mom tends to take an all or nothing approach to life. One day she will work hard to clean up their small trailer near the railroad tracks, and then the next day she will lay around in bed all day and let the dirty dishes pile up. Some days she comes home with bags full of groceries and makes wonderful meals for Addie, but then she'll be gone for weeks on a “business trip.” Just when the pantry is beginning to get empty, though, Addie's mom will return again and Addie can't really be mad at her then.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist- Rachel Cohn
Nick, a high-school senior from Hoboken, can't stop obsessing about Tris, his cute, blond, conniving ex-girlfriend. Norah, also a senior and an acquaintance of Tris's, is dissed by Tris at a club in New York City, so to show she's cool and has a boyfriend, she goes up a stranger, whispers in his ear, and kisses him. It's Nick. Thus begins a night of fits and starts between Nick and Norah as they share a love of music, hunt for an elusive band scheduled to play somewhere that night, search for Norah's drunk friend Caroline - with the help of Nick's gay band mates, and keep running into Tris and Nora's sort-of boyfriend. Both Nick and Norah have to figure out what they want

The Secret Language of Girls- Frances O' Roark Dowell
Kate and Marylin have been best friends forever. But as they enter sixth grade, their friendship changes. Kate continues to love reading, basketball and bugs, while Marylin dreams of kissing, boys and cheerleading. The friends periodically drift apart and then are pulled back together throughout THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF GIRLS.

PS. Longer Letter Later- Paula Danziger
Tara Starr is outgoing and impulsive and likes to write, while Elizabeth is shy, quiet and enjoys writing poetry. Even so, they are best friends. When Tara*Starr moves to Ohio, the girls continue their friendship by writing letters, which detail the changes in their lives - Tara*Starr must cope with moving, making new friends and dealing with her mother's pregnancy while Elizabeth's family begins to fall apart. Tara*Starr makes another best friend in Ohio. Her name is Hannah. Tara calls her Pal Indrome because her name spelled backwards is the same as when it's spelled forward. It becomes her new nickname and everyone calls her "Pal". Tara also gets a boyfriend named Alex who kisses her.

Elizabeth's father is starting to scare her when he is coming home later than usual, drinking, and going overboard on his credit cards after he loses his job and has no money. Tara*Starr, is making new friends, joining clubs and getting involved in the school activities. When Elizabeth's family has to move to an apartment because of the money problem, her dad decides to leave, or separate from their mother.
It is through their alternating letters that readers learn how Tara*Starr and Elizabeth grow and change - and how they keep their friendship strong, even if it is long-distance. This book shows how hard a friendship can be when you can't see your friend, but also shows that if you truly care about something and if you work hard for that something anything can happen. The girls really care for each other.

Faith, Hope and Ivy June- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Ivy June Mosely and Catherine Combs, two girls from different parts of Kentucky, are participating in the first seventh-grade student exchange program between their schools. The girls will stay at each other’s homes, attend school together, and record their experience in their journals. Catherine and her family have a beautiful home with plenty of space. Since Ivy June’s house is crowded, she lives with her grandparents. Her Pappaw works in the coal mines supporting four generations of kinfolk. Ivy June can’t wait until he leaves that mine forever and retires. As the girls get closer, they discover they’re more alike than different, especially when they face the terror of not knowing what’s happening to those they love most.

Becoming Chole-Catherine Ryan Hyde.
Jordy, homeless, gay, and abused, finds a kindred spirit when he rescues fragile, childlike Chloe from a brutal rape near the abandoned building where they both live. Thus begins their intensely codependent friendship. When Jordy all but commits murder to protect Chloe, it only reinforces in his mind that they have no option but to leave New York City for their safety and sanity. And here, at the halfway mark, the novel takes a left turn: the teens hightail it out of the city in a beat-up pickup truck to discover America and possibly new lives. The arresting and gut-wrenching opening scene promises a gritty urban tale of survival, and despite some choppy, repetitive dialogue, Hyde makes the first half of the book succeed. But the cross-country trek quickly loses momentum with a wistful, near-philosophical shift in tone. And while Hyde's jerky, streamlined style reinforces the teens' pain, it doesn't complement their cross-country search for beauty and trust in the novel's second half. The results feel rushed and uneven, almost as if two separate narratives were merged to create this single slim volume.–

Girlbomb: a halfway homeless memoir- Janice Erlbaum

 Erlbaum, a columnist for Bust, left her Manhattan home at 15 after her mother reunited with Erlbaum's abusive stepfather. Landing first in a shelter and then a group home, Erlbaum—shattered by her mother's choice—embarks on a treacherous course of self-destruction. Casual sex with a series of brutally uncaring boys coupled with daily drug and alcohol abuse become her antidote to the violence and racism in the child-welfare system housing her. Her isolation and loneliness threaten to swallow her whole. Yet when Erlbaum's mother invites her home (the dreaded stepfather gone for good), things don't improve. Erlbaum has more freedom, which allows more opportunity for trouble. At 17 she leaves again (this time to live with an older boyfriend), becomes addicted to the cocaine so plentiful in the 1980s New York club scene and nearly dies from an overdose. Through Erlbaum's adolescence, she often seems a willing victim. In her chaotic senior year of high school, she begins writing stories, attempting to put the life she's been living into perspective. Her memoir (comparable to Koren Zailckas's Smashed) reads like a neorealist novel. Sharp yet poignant, raw and vivid, it illumines the dirty underside of American girlhood and brings it to harrowing life.

My Sister's Keeper- Review

My Sister's Keeper is about Anna Fitzgerald, a 13-year-old girl who enlists the help of an attorney, Campbell Alexander, to sue her parents for the rights to her body. Kate, Anna's older sister, suffers from acute promyelocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Anna was conceived through in vitro fertilization to be a donor who could save Kate's life. Her parents initially use Anna's umbilical cord blood to treat Kate, and continue to use Anna as a donor for other bodily substances as Kate cycles through remission and relapse over the years. Anna eventually petitions for medical emancipation so that she will be able to make her own decision concerning donating a kidney to Kate, who is experiencing renal failure. Sara, her mother, is an ex-lawyer and decides to represent herself and her husband in the lawsuit. She continually attempts to convince Anna to drop the suit, but Anna refuses.

The guardian ad litem assigned to Anna as her representative is Julia Romano, an old girlfriend of Campbell's. Julia and Campbell met at a private high school, where she was a scholarship student from a poor background and he was a rich kid. They fell in love and enjoyed a relationship until Campbell broke up with her at graduation. Julia never knew the reason but felt it was because of her social class. Although they try to conduct court business professionally, their attraction to one another is apparent. Feeling abandoned again, Julia is frustrated with her relationship with Campbell. He also has a service dog whose purpose he keeps a secret. However, when Campbell has a seizure during Anna's testimony, the purpose of the dog is revealed: he is a seizure dog. Julia then learns that Campbell developed epilepsy after getting into a car accident before their graduation, and broke up with her because he did not want to be a burden. Julia supports him, and they reunite. They eventually marry.

During the trial, Campbell and Sara bring in their witnesses and battle over whether Anna is mature enough for medical emancipation. Julia, who is supposed to deliver a report about who she thinks should win the case, is undecided. While on the witness stand, Anna reveals that Kate told her that she did not want Anna to go through with the transplant, which is why she filed the lawsuit. The judge rules in favor of Anna, and gives Campbell medical power of attorney to help her make any medical decisions until she turns 18.

Soon after being medically emancipated from her parents, Anna is involved in a car accident and left brain dead. With Campbell's permission, her kidneys and other organs are donated to Kate and other patients who might need them. As the book closes, a number of years have passed since Anna's death. Kate explains that she thinks she has survived for so long because someone had to die, and Anna took her place. Whenever she begins to forget her sister, she looks at the scar from her kidney transplant and feels that Anna is with her wherever she goes.

My Review.
This book was very touching. I couldn't help but cry, and cry again. The characters are well thought out, I got into the character of Cambell Alexander and Julia Romano. As the author told about their past. I also liked Jesse's character, dying to be noticed as any kid would.
Jodi has done a fantastic job telling a story about a girl and her sister, how no matter what they'll always be there with you.
There were points in this book where I couldn't put it done, exciting points, and sad points. During the beginning I even shed a few tears. You learn a lot about these characters that Jodi had worked hard to create.
With Sara, the mother with more issues than a natural one. You can't help but feel sorry for the whole family, they only know Kate's sickness.
Anna is the person that was born to save her sister's life, which is exactly what she did in the end, but Kate couldn't save hers.
It makes you feel sorry for Kate, the guilt she'll always carry with her. This is a book you'll mix in with reality, and a good one at that.
If you haven't read it, and like heart warming stories, I suggest you read it. Now. (:
Tell next book,
Just Another Author.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Sister's Keeper- Goal

I've set a goal for myself while reading My Sister's Keeper. Since it is a naturally long book, and I have so many others to read I'm going to be reading one hundred pages a day. So far I'm on page two hundred, which means I should be done with it by Saturday (Feburary 13th.) I'm going to be doing this with a lot of my books, the ones that are long anyways. Well, time to hit the books. (;

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Why Hello There.

Hello Readers.
I was pretty bored, and I've been looking at a lot of other people's book-blogs. I figured to make one of my own, also this is dedicated to my person blog to. So you're gonna get a mix of things. I figured I would also, possibly, make a page on here for my stories and poems. If any of you care to read them.
I suppose this first entry could be an introduction to myself. (;
My name is Amanda, or Kam either one dosen't matter. I'm pretty crazy and weird, so beware. I'm a gleek, yes I love that show. Reading is obviously my huge hobbie, and writing. Music is a huge part of my life, without it I might as well be lost. Sometimes I can be outgoing, others I can be shy.
Usually I'm pretty easy to get along with, but I don't take any crap. I love my friends and family, school is very important to me. I'd do anything for my friends, as long as it wasn't illegal.
I have a partner in crime, and her name is Elena. I have belated wifey and her name is Kayla. My lamo is Sadie. (:
I guess that's it for now.