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Review: Turtles All the Way Down

Good evening and happy Sunday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m back with a review of my second John Green novel, Turtles All the Way Down. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed by this one and found it to be a very mediocre book. (I also really don’t care about tuatara!) I was especially let down because I enjoyed TFIOS so much when I read it five years ago. 
Happy reading! 😉


Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 286
Publication Date: October 2017
My Rating: 2.5 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
n his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.
 


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Have you read this book? 
Did you enjoy the plot? Did you like the Star Wars references? 
What’s your favourite John Green book?
Let me know in the comments down below! 

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I hope to see you again soon!

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Review: That Summer

Good morning, my lovely readers! I hope you all have been having a great week. 🙂
This morning I am bringing you a review of Sarah Dessen’s debut novel, That Summer. This was definitely my least favourite of the ten books that I’ve read by her, but I’m glad I finally had the opportunity to read her first book.
I read this book for my Divination exam in the Magical Readathon!
Hope you enjoy!! ❤


That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 208
Publication Date: January 1996
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.


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Is That Summer on your TBR?
Have you read That Summer?
How did you think it compared to her other novels?
What are your favourite and least favourite Sarah Dessen novels?

As always, thank you so very much for reading. 🙂
See you again soon!! ❤

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See my reviews of Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen

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Review: You’d Be Mine

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope you’ve been having a lovely day so far. Today I’m bringing you a review for my latest read, You’d Be Mine. It came out earlier this year and has been receiving many positive reviews, but unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it all that much. 
On with the review… Happy reading!! 🙂

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Genre: 
Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 2019
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2019

Goodreads Synopsis:
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.
But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.
Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.


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Have any of you read You’d Be Mine? Did you think that it lived up to the hype? Did you enjoy the country music aspect?
Is the book on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you for joining me today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!!
Until next time!

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Review: Fly On The Wall: How One Girl Saw The World

 Fly On The Wall: How One Girl Saw The World by E. Lockhart
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Magic Realism, Romance
Pages: 182
Publication Date: March 2006
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.
One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?
Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.


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Review: Lord Of The Flies

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Genre: Classic – Dystopia
Pages: 182
Publication Date:  September 1954
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read February 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolboys are the sole survivors. From the prophetic Simon and virtuous Ralph to the lovable Piggy and brutish Jack, each of the boys attempts to establish control as the reality – and brutal savagery – of their situation sets in.
The boys’ struggle to find a way of existing in a community with no fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in social and political constructs and moral frameworks. Ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are called into question as the reader has to consider who has a right to power, why, and what the consequences of the acquisition of power may be. Often compared to Catcher in the Rye, L
ord of the Flies also represents a coming-of-age story of innocence lost.


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Have you read Lord of the Flies? Did you find it to be too descriptive, or did you enjoy the vivid imagery?
Is it on your TBR?
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