Posts By: Jessica

Oct 23
Review: Glass -Ellen Hopkins

Review: Glass -Ellen Hopkins

4 Stars, Reviews 0

  Ages 14+ – Deals with drugs/sex. While Crank shows us how easy it is to be pulled in by the monster, Glass shows just how hard it can be to climb out of its grasp. Kristina, aka Bree, is now living with her mother, raising her baby, Hunter, and working towards her GED. Not very fun, and most definitely not as fun as the monster, which seems to continue calling her name. So, of course, she hatches a plan… Read more »

Oct 21
Review: Taken – Erin Bowman

Review: Taken – Erin Bowman

3 Stars, Reviews 7

This review is fairly difficult to write because there’s so many things, important plot point or characters, that can easily be spoiled. So, I’ll try to not spoil anything important. Imagine living in a town, Claysoot, the only town that exists to your knowledge, surrounded by walls. These walls are dangerous. To climb over would mean death. No boy grows to be older, not even by a day, than eighteen years. They are all lost to the Heist. On their… Read more »

Oct 17
Review: Every Day – David Levithan

Review: Every Day – David Levithan

3 Stars, Reviews 2

This book left me feeling conflicted. Note: While saying A is pretty repetitive, there’s really no other pronoun to use for this character, and the character goes by the name ‘A.’ I may use he to refer to A, but keep in mind that A has no true gender, and so can just as easily be referred to as a she. A is… well, even A isn’t sure what A is. A doesn’t have a real name, parents,  a life,… Read more »

Oct 16
Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

3 Stars, Reviews 2

After reading the summary and a few reviews, I have to say I wasn’t very interested in reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, but not because it sounded awful, or anything, rather it just didn’t really appeal to me. However, a friend of mine offered to loan me the book in exchange for borrowing one of my books (Paper Towns) and I accepted, figuring I’d give it a chance anyway. In all honesty, the beginning was slow, and I… Read more »

Oct 12
Review: The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

Review: The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

4 Stars, Reviews 0

I really liked the plot, the story, the voice, but I had a really hard time taking to the characters, aside from Emaline, who I only started to like towards the end. It’s not that I thought they were bad characters, because they weren’t. They were great, as are most, if not all, of Sarah Dessen’s characters, but I found it hard to relate to any of them. I found myself against most of their choices, actions, etc. Other than… Read more »

Oct 09
Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

4 Stars, Reviews 7

Well, before this review, I never realized how hard and confusing it was to write about, even just in the form a review, two characters with the same name. So, props to David Levithan and John Green 😀 Will Grayson meets Will Grayson in a porn shop, of all places, and suddenly, both of their lives are changing, and it’s all because of one person: Tiny Cooper. Tiny is Will Grayson’s best friend, and OWG’s (other Will Grayson) boyfriend, but… Read more »

Oct 06
Review: The Spectacular Now – Tim Tharp

Review: The Spectacular Now – Tim Tharp

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Sutter is confident, but not full of himself. He lives life to the fullest- everything’s a party, or is it? Sutter is an alcoholic, but he doesn’t quite realize he has a problem. He thinks he’s just having fun; for him, drinking makes everything brighter, more beautiful, more spectacular. He’s stuck in the now, but see’s himself as embracing it. Enter Aimee. She’s quiet, insecure, nerdy. She’s the complete opposite of Sutter. When she finds Sutter passed out on a… Read more »

Oct 05
Review: An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

Review: An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

3 Stars, Reviews 0

Of all the John Green books I’ve read (which is close to all of them lately) this is probably my least favorite. Colin is (or was) a child prodigy who desperately wants to be a genius- he wants fame and recognition, but instead he gets dumped, for the nineteenth time, by a girl named Katherine (and so you get the title) and thus becomes depressed. Then his best friend, Hassan, decides it’s time for a road trip that leads them… Read more »

Sep 27
Review: Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

Review: Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

4 Stars, Reviews 0

Sooo, I haven’t posted in a while. I have no excuse (I actually have many but honestly, they’re pathetic and I should be ashamed of neglecting this blog) but I am back (for real this time) and while I haven’t been reviewing, I have been reading, so I have some catching up to do. Anyhow, here’s my review of Eleanor & Park:   I’ve been dying to read this book since I first read about in a review a few… Read more »

Jul 12
Review: Paper Towns – John Green

Review: Paper Towns – John Green

4 Stars, Reviews 3

I’m a huge fan of John Green and after reading Paper Towns, I’m glad to say that I still am. Granted, I didn’t enjoy Paper Towns as much as I did the other books I’ve read by Green, but it’s definitely a book worth picking up. John Green keeps you guessing as Quentin searches for Margo, using the clues she left behind. As he get’s closer, he starts to fear the worst, that Margo committed suicide just like the guy… Read more »