Book Review: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

TITLE: A WALK TO REMEMBER
AUTHOR: NICHOLAS SPARKS
MY RATING: FIVE HEARTS! (♥♥♥♥♥)

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What's the story all about

“Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he’d fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s Baptist minister.

A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it.

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Book review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

TITLE: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
AUTHOR: Jenny Han
MY RATING: FIVE HEARTS! (♥♥♥♥♥)

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What's the story all about

“It is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.” Continue reading

Book Review: Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

TITLE: Message in a Bottle
AUTHOR: Nicholas Sparks
MY RATING: FIVE HEARTS! (♥♥♥♥♥)

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What's the story all about

Synopsis:

Thrown to the waves, and to fate, the bottle could have ended up anywhere. Instead, it is found just three weeks after it begins its journey. Theresa Osborne, divorced and the mother of a twelve-year-old son, discovers it during a seaside vacation from her job as a Boston newspaper columnist. Inside is a letter that opens with, “My Dearest Catherine, I miss you my darling, as I always do, but today is particularly hard because the ocean has been singing to me, and the song is that of our life together.”  Continue reading

Book Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

 

TITLE: A Little Life
AUTHOR: Hanya Yanagihara
MY RATING: FIVE HEARTS! (♥♥♥♥♥)

 

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When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.

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Book Review: The Road to Becoming A Survivor by R.R. Hayden

TITLE: The Road to Becoming A Survivor
AUTHOR: R.R. Hayden
MY RATING: FOUR HEARTS! (♥♥♥♥♡)

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What's the story all about

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At 25 years old, River Hayden has experienced the low’s of life that few will ever see. A casualty of her family’s circumstances, of past boyfriends, of the hand that the universe dealt her, this auto-biography is Hayden’s chance at seeing her days as a victim end. Follow her story and how she was able to overcome her past, to pick up the pieces and find the life she has always wanted.
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Book Review: Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo

TITLE: Love and Other Perishable Items
AUTHOR: Laura Buzo
MY RATING: FOUR HEARTS! (♥♥♥♥♡)

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A wonderful, coming-of-age love story from a fresh new voice in YA fiction.

‘Miss Amelia Hayes, welcome to The Land of Dreams. I am the staff trainer. I will call you grasshopper and you will call me sensei and I will give you the good oil. Right? And just so you know, I’m open to all kinds of bribery.’
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Book Review: Running Away (Just Say Yes #4) by Jen Andrews

TITLE: Running Away
AUTHOR: Jen Andrews
MY RATING: A HEARTY FIVE! (♥♥♥♥♥)

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Nearing age thirty, Jeremy James is cruising along in life, doing as he pleases. No girlfriend, no wife, no drama. Women go as easily as they come, but inside, he feels something’s missing. After the birth of his niece, Hannah, and a not so gentle nudge from his sister, Zoey, Jeremy decides to make a change in his life and settle down.

Then he meets Teagan Donnelly.
And she wants nothing to do with him.

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Book Review: Return To Me by Taylor W. Law

TITLE: return to me
AUTHOR: Taylor W. Law
MY RATING: a hearty five! (♥♥♥♥♥)

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Finding herself means losing everything she knows…

An empty-nested southern woman has her life turned on its head after an encounter with a young student from halfway around the world.

~A novella inspired by true events ~

Jill Edwards is just now learning the true definition of an empty nest. With her only child deployed in Iraq and her husband always gone on business, she finds herself often alone and awfully bored. Worse, it’s getting harder and harder for Jill to relate to the other housewives of Faithville, the little Christian college town she calls home.

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Book Review: Another Day (Every Day #2) by David Levithan

Title: Another Day (Every Day #2)
Author: David Levithan
My rating: 3 hearts (♥♥♥♡♡)

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Synopsis:

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person…wasn’t Justin at all.

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you. 

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About the author

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David Levithan, born on 1972, is one of the well-known, and award-winning author, and he also happens to be an editor of American children’s book. One of his first published novels in 2003, was entitled Boy Meets Boy. It was also stated in his bio that he’s an Editorial Director at Scholastic and a founding editor of PUSH imprint. his other written novels are entitled: The Realm of Possibility, Are we There Yet?, Marly’s Ghost, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, The Full Spectrum, Wide Awake… and the list goes on. (Just WOW right?) 🙂 Continue reading