Everything, Everything

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In this novel, Madeline Whittier is allergic to everything. So allergic, she never leaves her house. After  she gets a glimpse of a moving truck outside her window, and a boy named Olly, her life drastically changes.

Everything, Everything is just plain beautiful. The writing style is beautiful. Madeline Whittier is beautiful. Olly is beautiful. The plot is beautiful. I think you get the idea.

While this book was highly predictable (though I’m not so sure actually considering the fact that a friend kind of spoiled it by giving me a hint about the ending), it was an exceptional read. I loved every bit of it. This book actually reminds me a little of The Fault In Our Stars except for the fact that it’s not about cancer and they don’t travel to Holland. Still, it’s fantastic.

The romance for me actually wasn’t that excessive and actually added to the beauty of the book. Nicola didn’t seem to romanticize anything and made the story seem realistic, which is really important to me because I don’t like romanticizing illnesses in any sort of media.

With that being said, I’m in love with this book and most likely you nerds will be, too. It’s a wonderful read and hopefully you guys will read it and agree.

My rating:

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If you’ve already read this, feel free to leave some thoughts in the comments. I’d love to read them.

Happy reading!! xoxo

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

This novel is set in France during World War II. It begins in Carriveau, where Vianne’s husband is sent to war. At the same time, her sister, Isabelle, is sent to Carriveau to live with Vianne to avoid trouble. Although, trouble is exactly what both Vianne and Isabelle find. 

I honestly had mixed feelings about this novel in the beginning. I enjoyed it, but at the same time, something was lacking. I wasn’t as connected to the characters, and I definitely wasn’t sucked into the story as I would have liked to be. At first, it was kind of a letdown. 

However, as the story went along, all the pieces of the puzzle came together. 

 

 This book is fabulous, and although I didn’t get exactly what I felt like I should, it was still a delight to read. It’s a tear-jerking story of the strength of women and perseverance. It shows how people hold on to other people to get through life. 

I kind of regret telling my English teacher that I didn’t enjoy reading it. (Yes, I said that. Sorry!!) To be honest, the whole novel made perfect sense one I reached the end. (And yes, I cried.) I also thoroughly enjoyed that it wasn’t too heavy on the romance. I mean, I love romance, but I need a break every once in a while.

Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. It’s definitely a story that needs to be shared. Although it was a tiny but slow, it’s so worth it!

My rating:  

 

If you nerds have already read this book or want to, let me know what you think of it in the comments

Happy reading!! xoxo

Blind Date With A Book #2!

Jack Sommers just disappeared with eighty-eight million dollars.

That’s how this novel begins. Honestly, I was shocked. From looking at the title page when I first received this novel, it looked more like a WW2 novel. Yet, as the plot unraveled, it all made sense.

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Alina and Jack Sommers lived in Chicago with their dear daughter Sophie. After the mysterious death of Alina, her parents make a plan to kidnap Sophie and take her to their home in Palestine. In order to save his daughter, Sommers decides to take part in an embezzlement plot, stealing eighty-eight million dollars from his employee. This book follows Sommers and his fight to rescue his daughter and fix the mess he made.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was fun and entertaining and had a great idea behind it. I also really enjoyed how it ended on such a ___________ note. (You thought I was going to spoil it, didn’t you? Nah, I wouldn’t do that to you.) Still, when it comes to the writing style and the pace, it fell a little flat for me. I honestly felt like the pace could have picked up a little bit. Also, the writing wasn’t as good as I have witnessed before, and it made the novel a little less enjoyable than I expected. 

Overall, though, I consider this book to be really good and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a book with a love for action and has a good interest in current-day issues.

My rating: 4stars

I got this as a win from Goodreads but this book just released today! Go check it out and let me know what you think in the comments.

Happy reading!! xoxoxo

Gone Girl

Hey everyone! So, apparently school has taken over my life. Literally. Almost everyday I have an assignment to do that takes all day, or, if I don’t, I basically spend my evening doing nothing because sitting and doing nothing is rare in the life of  the nerdy book girl. So, it was amazing to actually get a full week off due to the weather, which means that I actually got a week to catch up on assignments, finish my history project, and finally return to reading books and writing book reviews.

Before I begin this review, I just want to say one thing: Gillian Flynn is a genius. The fact that someone could come up with a plot so intricate and full of crazy surprises actually thrills me. We need more authors like her.

This novel begins with Nick Dunne waking up on his fifth year anniversary. He’s dreading it, not just the day as a whole, but mostly one thing in particular: his wife’s annual treasure hunt. In these treasure hunts, she usually quizzes him on useless stuff about her that he has obviously failed to pay attention to throughout their relationship. So, typically, the day ends with both husband and wife getting frustrated. In order to avoid this catastrophe, he goes to the bar he owns, downs a few drinks, converses with his twin sister, then heads home. Where is his wife? Gone.

I’m going to have to stop there with the description because if I went any further, I’d have to spoil the book. Still, if you know how it ends, congratulations. I just hope you didn’t feel the pain that I did because I seriously did not expect the turn of events. (Yes, I do live under a rock, if that’s what you’re asking.) Despite the ending, however, and the enormous amount of pain that I had endured throughout the whole thing, I seriously loved this book. It was amazing, and if you’re a book nerd like me, those are hard to come by after you’ve read plenty of good books. Once your standards have been risen by other great books, it’s hard to find novels that actually fit the requirements of an actual good book. The awesome thing is: Gone Girl does that.

I can’t even find anything wrong with this book. That’s the problem I have. It was fast-paced, witty, and full of surprises. Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

If you have read this book, I’d love for you to comment below and tell me if you liked it. If you haven’t read it, DO. It definitely is NOT a waste of time.

 

Happy reading! 😉

Etched On Me: Review

One if the biggest things I love about books is the lessons you can learn from them. Whether they’re just interesting facts, or valuable lessons instrumental to your daily life, you usually learn something.

I just recently read “Etched On Me” by Jenn Crowell, and, let me tell you: you definitely learn something in this book. The book is literally a roller coaster, making you laugh and cry and get angry. It’s amazing. It’s tragic. It’s beautiful. It’s full of surprises and suspense. It’s flawless. Oh, and I might as well fess up now: it’s tear-jerking.

 

From a victim of sexual abuse, to self-harmer, to PTSD, and the struggle to save her child, this book is the story about survival, the fight for happiness, and struggle for sanity. Jenn Crowell does an amazing job with this story.  From page one you’re hooked, refusing to put the novel down for any reason, until you’ve cried your last tear and turned the last page.

I don’t just recommend this book, I beg you to read it.

If you already have, comment below and tell me your thoughts. If you want more reviews, and book – related posts, follow me. …I may even follow back.

God’s Not Dead

I’m a little late to talk about this movie. I know it released at least two months ago, but just now, I finally watched it.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a Christian. And when I saw that this movie was on TV, I thought I should watch it.

I might as well admit that just like most teenage Christians out there, I had questions. Huge ones. And this movie mostly answered them. I realized that my beliefs were true and that God is truly real.

This movie was about a college boy who had signed up for a philosophy class, and on the first day that professor told them to write down three words: “God is dead” and put their signature below it. The college boy refused to, and the professor challenged him to spend a few classes lecturing the class to prove that God exists.

I truly recommend this movie. It’s amazing and it actually made me cry. And when you get to know me, you’ll realize, the nerdy book girl doesn’t cry. PLEASE watch this movie, whether you’re an atheist or theist. It’s an amazing movie and I’m sure you’ll like it.