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Looking for Alaska book review

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Looking for Alaska is not your typical love story.

But no one actually said it’s a love story. We, the readers, just thought that it is because of the word “looking” followed by the name of a girl. Anyone would obviously make that honest mistake.

No, Looking for Alaska is not your typical love story, it’s a mystery with a dash of romance here and there. Most of all, it’s a story about good friends and how they found eachother, and themselves, in a much deeper sense.

You will laugh with the antics of the main character Miles, dubbed as Pudge, and his new found friends. You’ll feel the excitement as they break the rules, have your heart broken as theirs and in the end you’ll say, “it’s worth it.”

I admit that I decided to read this after finding out that a movie is coming out. I did not want to be disappointed in the movie (like with Paper Towns which the book wins over the movie in compsrison), but I decided that I have the right to enjoy the book.

And I did.

While reading, I kept asking myself when or why will Pudge be looking for Alaska. You’ll be asking how it happens. Where will she go? Why will she go? (Hence, reference to Paper Towns, to those who have read or watched) And in the end you’ll understand everything and finally say “He found her.”

Looking for Alaska is a funny, very direct kind of novel. A few curses here and there, scenes not suitable for all (especially the young) audiences, but a great read nonetheless.

I do recommend reading Looking for Alaska. Whether you’re a fan of romance or not, mystery/suspense or not, it’s nice to know you read something good than regret not knowing the story at all, right?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I finished reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script, the sequel to the seven-book magical series written by author J.K. Rowling and I must say that it brought magic, albeit to a lesser extent, back to the readers as we read through it.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play that is currently shown in London with no details yet as to whether it will be shown to other countries. The only way to know the story is to read the script released recently, which I am sure many fans are thankful for. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book review”

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan: A Book Review

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What would you do if you were suddenly thrusted into a world where books holds a 500 year secret that has been protected by a society hidden in plain sight? Well you read of course. And discover the secret the books hold. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a story of mystery, fantasy, friendship, a little bit of romance and adventure, and a whole lot more of secrets and codes. Continue reading “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan: A Book Review”

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom: A Book Review

The First Phone Call from HeavenThe First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first time I read The First Phonecall from heaven by Mitch Albom, I felt goosebumps all over. And I still do whenever I read it again. I mean, in a story where the only person who does not believe in a miracle experience the truest miracle he can receive, who wouldn’t? Continue reading “The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom: A Book Review”

Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl: A Book Review

Talk Me Down (Tumble Creek, #1)Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Talk Me Down, is one of those books I bought that I got interested about since it’s protagonist is an author. It’s also one of those books that I was searching for: an erotic mystery thriller, which I only found out after looking for said genre of novels. Continue reading “Talk Me Down by Victoria Dahl: A Book Review”

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks: A Book Review

The Last SongThe Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I could not believe myself reaching out to another Nicholas Sparks books. But since I rallied myself to read his works, I must say that I do not have any regrets reading his works. My fourth Nicholas Sparks book (after The Lucky One, A Walk to Remember, and Dear John), The last Song is one of the most tearjerker of them all. Continue reading “The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks: A Book Review”

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks: A Book Review

Dear JohnDear John by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must say that Dear John is the third book by Nicholas Sparks that I have read and, though I am not disappointed reading it, I was not too thrilled with it. Probably because I did not enjoy the first parts of the story. Continue reading “Dear John by Nicholas Sparks: A Book Review”

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: A Book Review

Since You've Been GoneSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In a well-ordered universe, reading would be ncer while listening to the Kelly Clarkson song of the same name. The messages might be too far off with each other but given the titles of both the book and song, I think it’ll do great. Continue reading “Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: A Book Review”

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