Posts Tagged: humor

Aug 10
Review: My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

Review: My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

4 Stars, Reviews 0

Okay, so I downloaded this book as an e-ARC from Netgalley last year. LAST YEAR. And then I got busy and life happened, but I’ve been meaning to catch up on all my ARC’s, even if they’re ridiculously late. So here goes. Also, receiving this book from the publisher through Netgalley does not influence my opinion or my review, I promise. I LIKED THIS BOOK. Which was a relief after pretty much hating Maybe Someday. But for the first time… Read more »

Jul 17
Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

4 Stars, Reviews 2

Mosquitoland was… something.  Possible spoilers ahead, read with caution. I mean, for the first half of the book I had NO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING. This girl, Mim, overheard her father and stepmom talking to her principal and then decides to steal money from her stepmom and travel across the country to Ohio to visit her sick mother (except we don’t actually know what’s wrong with her). She just RUNS AWAY. Doesn’t ask any questions or anything. NOPE. Running away is… Read more »

Jun 21
Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

3 Stars, Reviews 0

After having read all of Sarah Dessen’s books, thinking back on them, This Lullaby was different. Remy, our main character, was bold and daring which contrasts a bit with the usual protagonist we see in Dessen’s work. At first, I thought that maybe I was just overthinking the differences since it’s been awhile since I’ve read her other works, but while skimming her website, Sarah says something similar about Remy being different for her too.  I thought this was kind of… Read more »

Jun 12
Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Okay, so before writing this review, I spent an hour googling and obsessing over Sherman Alexie. As I mentioned in my last post, I was introduced to this book by my English professor who showed my class an interview of Alexie, which I enjoyed and you should definitely check it out if you can, and then recommended I read this book as an introduction to Alexie’s work. So I did, and I absolutely loved it… and it resulted in me… Read more »

Feb 14
Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

4 Stars, Reviews 3

plot The Distance Between Us was funny, sweet, and somewhat emotional. Caymen Meyers lives day to day working in her mother’s Doll Store because they can’t afford to hire any additional employees. When Caymen’s favorite customer sends her grandson, Xander, in to pick up a doll for her, a new relationship between the two starts to bloom. characters Caymen was smart, witty, and so sarcastic! It was wonderful and hilarious! I love sarcastic characters! I loved pretty much everything about Caymen, except… Read more »

Jul 22
Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

5 Stars, Reviews 7

Please Ignore Vera Dietz was a book that really hit home. Alcoholism, drugs, abuse, absentee parents… I could go on. If I wasn’t crying for the characters, I was relating to them, and with this book, and A.S. King’s writing, it was like I was apart of the book. Like I was living in Vera’s world instead of my own, but I wasn’t, because our world’s are the same. “Is it okay to hate a dead kid? Even if you loved him once? Even if… 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 »

May 23
Review: The Universe Versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence

Review: The Universe Versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence

5 Stars, Reviews 2

Alex is bizarre, to put it simply. At the age of ten, he was struck in the head by a meteorite, bringing on a few health conditions such as epilepsy. Despite his bizarre-ness, Alex is a lovable, yet geeky, character who will make you laugh and cry. When Alex inadvertently ends up in Mr Peterson’s greenhouse, he is forced to pay off the damage by working and helping Mr Peterson with household chores and the such. This sparks a very odd, memorable,… Read more »

Apr 17
Review: Damned – Chuck Palahniuk

Review: Damned – Chuck Palahniuk

4 Stars, Reviews 0

This book was a riot! Constantly spouting hilarious yet intelligent remarks that will keep you flipping the pages! “The only thing that makes earth feel like Hell, or Hell feel like Hell, is our expectation that it ought to feel like Heaven. Earth is earth. Dead is dead.” (Damned, page 247.) I found Palahniuk’s vision of Hell completely obscene and disgusting, but also very perfect and funny in regards to Maddie’s point of view! I loved the characters, especially the… Read more »