This Weeks Book Quotes

These quotes come to you by The Program Series. You can find reviews on my blog.

I think that sometimes the only real thing is now.
We have 2 families in life. One we're born with that shares our blood. Another we meet along the way that's willing to give it's life for us.
I want to be me, and yet I'm not sure who I am
...some things are better left in the past. And true things are destined to repeat themselves.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Back to Blogging and Book Review!!

I've took a small break from blogging as I have been busy and not feeling very well. However I'm back to blogging and I have another book review to share! In ELA class my teacher recommended the book We were Liars by E. Lockhart, and I decided to give it a try. The story is about a rich family who owns a private island. Everyone summer the "aunties" the grandad, and the children get together and spend the summer on the island. Cadence is the main character in this story. One summer on the island she had an accident which left her with terrible migraines. The family appears to have a perfect exterior. Everyone is happy, no one has any troubles, ect. However every family has there problems. This family might have a big one. It's so hard for me to write this review without revealing something HUGE that I found out at the end of the book. The best thing I can tell you is, read the book. You have too. The reason this book is called "We were Liars" is simply because there are liars. Trust no one. No one. I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars because it has a really slow buildup but the ending is so worth it. If you see this book, read it. You won't regret it.  That's it for this book review, I'll be back soon with another book review. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Trilogy Continues ( Program Book #2)

If you haven't read my review on my favorite book, The Program please check that out before reading this post. In the 2nd book, The Treatment the main character Sloane and her boyfriend James are on the run. They have a joined a group of rebels who refuse to let The Program take the rest of their memories. The group of rebels have all been through The Program once so they can't remember much of their past life. They are confused, angry, and don't know who to trust. There is however, a treatment. The rebels have one pill that could possibly bring back all of their memories. However there are many of them and only one pill. And the pill could have some unintended consequences. I'm enjoying this book so far. It has introduced 2 quirky new characters named Dallas and Cas.
     My real issue with this book is Sloane herself. In the first book she was a likable character that I was always drawn to. However in this book she is irritable and bitter. Obviously I get why she was but I feel the author could have given her some of the original charm that she had in The Program.
    Most of the characters are AMAZING. Dallas and James give the book this hilarious element and make you forget that your actually reading about a teen suicide epidemic. Overall the book has good writing, mostly good characters, and a nice story line. Unfortunately Sloane's character is why I'm giving this book 3 out of 5 stars. Don't get me wrong, I don't  think the book is bad., and I recommend reading it because everything else is great. But when you hate the main character the book looses a lot of it's charm.
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

20 Day Challenge Update #3

I'm back with another 20 Day Challenge blogging update. If you don't know what this "challenge" is I do have a post on it on my blog, but this TED talk by Matt Cutts really explains it well. In our class we adapted the challenge to 20 days instead of 30 so we could finish up by Winter Break. I really like the concept of blogging daily, but it's been a little difficult to keep up. Honestly some days I just completely forgot to blog and other days I didn't have the time. However, the days I do blog I've really enjoyed it. It's become a new hobby for me. I never really thought I would take up blogging. I think I'll try this challenge with other things, besides blogging. I really want to improve my math skills so after this 20 day challenge I am going to study math for an extra 10 minutes per day.  I'll be back with a final update on this challenge at the end. Remember to subscribe to my blog for updates, comment, and check back for more updates and book reviews.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

November Faves, November Fails!

I read so many books in the month of November so I decided to list some of my favorites and some books I wouldn't recommend to people. Let's start with my favorites! 
  1. Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson 
    This is such a great story about family, friends, and hope. It's a quick read and I loved it. If you'd like to learn more I posted a book review for it. 

 2. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult 
 I also have a review on this book. I love this book because it's very deep and you really connect with all of the characters. Another reason I love this is because it gives you the perspective of all the characters. I loved this book so much I went out and got the movie, which obviously isn't as good as the book but still a great movie (: 

3. Wonder by R.J Palacio
  I just can't say enough good things about this book. I think it's one of those books that everyone should read. Once again I do have a review on this, it's actually the first post I put on this blog. I really want to read more books by R.J Palacio


                                                  Not so great reads ): 
It's pretty rare that I find a book I don't like but this month I did have 2. 

1. Paper Towns by John Green
 A lot of people recommended this book to me so I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of this book. I think it may have been that I really couldn't relate to any of the characters. However John Green is still one of my favorite authors. 

2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
 I thought I would like this book because it was science fiction which is one of my favorite genres. I don't have a lot to say about this book, mostly because I only read the first 3 chapters. I feel like if I liked fairy tales a bit more this might be more my speed. Well I'm glad I gave it a try (: 


   
 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Chron's and Colitis, EEK! +Mini Book Talk

It's Chron's and Colitis week! Your not alone, I didn't even know what that was until my parents told me. Now your probably wondering why on earth I'm posting about this and not about books. Well here is my secret, I have Chron's disease. In case you don't know Chron's is a chronic illness that causes inflammation of the intestines. You can develop painful ulcers in your intestines that cause you tremendous pain. It also causes fatigue, nausea, and joint pain. In other words, I live my life with chronic pain because currently no treatments have worked. HOWEVER, I'm not here to throw a pity party. I want to give a big shout out to everyone living with a chronic illness or chronic pain. It's hard but we have to embrace it and find joy in the little things. Now this blog post would not be complete without me talking about books. I'm currently home sick thanks to my Chron's so I've had lots of time to read. I've read book 1 in The Selection series and Paper Towns by John Green. Books reviews are coming. As always, please continue to leave your awesome comments down below. I can't believe this but my review on the Program got 19 comments by teachers and students from all over the United States! Amazing!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

My Favorite Book

One of my blog followers asked me in the Contact Form to write a post about my favorite book. I thought this was a hard thing to blog about because my favorite books are constantly changing. However for the last year and a half my favorite book has been The Program by Suzanne Young. This book is the first in a trilogy. It follows 16 year old Sloane, her parents, and friends as their lives drastically change. In this dystopian society teen suicide has become a national epidemic. 1 in 4 teens are said to commit suicide. To treat this, the community has brought in The Program. The workers of the program monitor homes and schools to see if a teen or child looks "sad" or "depressed". If they are flagged as one of these things they are taken away to The Program. However in order to cure there depression, The Program erases all of your memories. After Sloane's best friend and brother committed suicide, and her boyfriend James was taken away to the Program her parents decided to send her away too. Sloane isn't sick, but no one will believe her. If she follows through with the treatment she will loose all of her happy memories of her boyfriend and family and won't be herself anymore. I highly recommend this book for any teen or young adult. I loved this book so much I went as far as to comment on Suzanne Youngs blog and wrote her a letter praising her books. Comment down below what your favorite book/books is. Also I apologize these last few days I haven't been doing my daily blogging, I have been really sick. I am still doing the 20 Day Challenge though and look forward to sharing new books with you guys in the days to come. (:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Glass Castle

I just got my new book in and I am so exited! It is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I haven't started it yet so I'll just give you some information on the book. This memoir is about how the Walls family children have to learn to care of themselves. This book is based on Jeannette Walls rough upbringing. Her father was an alcoholic who became dishonest and destructive. Her mom was a free spirited women who didn't want the responsibility of caring for a family. In this book the Walls children are poverty stricken and alone. They had to feed, clothe, and protect each other. I can't wait to dive into this book, I will keep you posted.