Guys, I am so sorry I know I said I would update more in the holidays, but I moved house, and all my books were packed about 2 weeks prior to the move and I didnt get them until the end of the holidays. I am so sorry, but I will try to update as soon as I can. Also I bought 2 new books today, Breakaway by Kat Spears and Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossen, if you have read these books, comment what you thought about them. So I should have reviews for them. Also comment any books you would suggest below. Again I am so sorry.
What would you like me to giveaway, any books you really want or notebooks or anything? Or even something to do with a book. Just comment saying what you would like me to have in this giveaway.
I hope you guys will help me out in deciding what to do. And that some of you will want to enter in this.
‘ Summer has a secret that is literally eating her up. Her friends and family try to make her face what they think is her real problem. But what they see is only a symptom of something much more sinister.
When Julie whirls back onto the scene, Summer’s carefully organised life begins to spin out of control, even as she unsuccessfully tries to avoid Ben, who just might be the nicest guy she has ever met.
Then Julie discovers Summer’s secret, something she’s been hiding to protect the ones she loves. With the support of her new friends the question remains: Will peace be found before Summer fades? ’
Summer’s best friend Julie left before 6th grade. When she comes back, she is completely different. Changed, no longer the young, innocent girl from before.
What happened to Julie was horrible. She told her parents and they moved away. But what happened to Julie also happened to Summer, but no one knows.
Summer has a problem, and all her friends, even her brother tries to tell her, but she doesn’t listen, she can’t see what they see. She thinks they are lying just so they can make her do something she doesn’t want to.
When Julie and Summer go to vandalise a grave, they find something else other than revenge.
Their story is a deep, but true story. Many of the themes included in this book happen to many teenagers, not just girls. It can happen to anyone, but it’s not your fault if it does.
This is a great story full emotion. The characters are believable, and her dialogues (speech) are skilfully written so that they are engaging and insightful.. I highly recommend this book, as it is a great story and gives you an idea of what problems some people actually have. You wont regret this purchase and you wont want to put it back on the shelf.
‘ Heaven’s life seems prefect. She has good grades, popularity, a rich family and the perfect boyfriend. Only she knows none of it is really true.’
‘ But one drunken mistake changes everything, as her life goes from bad to worse. With the end of school looming, a disappearing “boyfriend” and no parental support, Heaven can only wonder what her future holds. ’
‘ Little does she know that it will be more than bargained for. Sent to New Zealand to “protect” her father’s reputation, Heaven discovers a different kind of community, and a different kind of future. ’
To everyone else, Heaven has the perfect life, but no one can see the cracked interior, her parents argue all the time, and her boyfriend is pressuring her. But one drunken mistake changes everything. Her whole world comes crashing down around her, and she learns the truth about her parents.
Her father is worried about his reputation, so he ships her off to New Zealand to stay with one of her mother’s relatives. What she doesn’t know is the friends she will make, and the decisions she will have to make.
Read this for a whirlwind of emotions from a teenager who has some family problems and more. What happens in this story happens all the time, but the girls aren’t always 18, sometimes they are as young as 14, and it is a tragedy what happens to these girls but part of it is their fault as well. Heaven Sent is full of real-life drama, and is a great book. I highly recommend it.
Looking For Alibrandi
“For as long as Josephine Alibrandi can remember, it’s just been her, her mom, and her grandmother. Now it’s her final year at a wealthy Catholic high school. The nuns couldn’t be any stricter—but that doesn’t seem to stop all kinds of men from coming into her life.
Caught between the old-world values of her Italian grandmother, the no nonsense wisdom of her mom, and the boys who continue to mystify her, Josephine is on the ride of her life. This will be the year she falls in love, the year she discovers the secrets of her family’s past—and the year she sets herself free.
Josephine is on the debate team, and is the Vice Captain of her school. A girl she isn’t too friendly with, Ivy, is School Captain. For as long as they can remember, they never liked each other. None of the teachers seem to like her either. Josephine Alibrandi has liked the same guy for a while, but he seems to show no interest in being more than more than friends. Meanwhile, another guy has interest, but isn’t interested in meeting Josephine’s family on the first date. Their relationship has many ups and downs.
This is a brilliant, moving story that cannot be forgotten. The characters seem so real; that you can forget it is just a story. The characters are full of emotion, and the story seems like it could be real.
When I first read it, I didn’t want to put it down. The words just pull you in. Looking For Alibrandi is a great story and you won’t regret buying it.
16 Things I Thought Were True
By Janet Gurtler
” ‘Heart attacks happen to other people’
When Morgan’s mom gets sick, it’s hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no on – until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn’t as far away as she thought…
‘Adam is a stuck-up uptight jerk’
Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan’s getting to know the real Adam, and he’s actually pretty sweet… in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?
‘5,000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need’
With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of junk food to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She’s not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend… and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she cant imaging living without.”
Morgan did something stupid, and everyone saw it. She rarely goes into the staffroom for her break, and talks only to 2 or 3 other people. She has 2 brothers and lives with her mom. She doesn’t know anything about her dad, until her mom gets sick.
Adam is a manager at the theme park she works at. He acts rude and arrogant, and not many staff like him. He is interested in being a doctor.
Amy comes from a rich family, her dad is an inventor, and she is home-schooled. She applies for a job, not because she needs money, but because she wants to make some friends. Amy and Morgan meet under weird circumstances. She also has a crush on Adam
The characters breathe with life. They are full of emotions. They may be an unlikey match, but they make a great team. This book is filled with character, emotion, adventure, and a bit of romance.
It is a really easy book to get into, and you won’t be able to put it down. It contains problems that actually happen in today’s society. If you choose to buy this book, you wont regret it, and I hope you enjoy it.
Amy & Rogers Epic Detour
Amy Curry’s year has not been going her way. Her mother has decided to move. Amy has to somehow get their car from California to the East Coast. But there is one slight problem. Amy hasn’t gotten behind the wheel of any car since her father’s death.
Enter Roger, the son of a family friend, who coincidently has to visit his dad on the East Coast. But Roger’s plans include a more “scenic” route.
Amy and Roger take many detours, some which turn out good, some not so good. Throughout their many detours, they make new friends, face their fears and have fun.
By the end of the trip, Amy starts to realise that sometimes you have to get lost to find your way home.
Amy & Rogers Epic Detour is very well written and full of emotion. You may find there is some tears, a few laughs and lots of adventure.
This book is a great summer read, that will make you smile and wanting more. i would rate it 4/5 stars. i suggest you give it a go and see if my rating is adequate, if the story is better or worse.
How To Be Bad
E.Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski
I got this book for Christmas, started it on Boxing Day, and finished it on Boxing Day. I found it interesting, fun and adventurous. It was easy to get into and i just couldn’t put it down.
The 3 girls the story is about, Jesse, Vicks, and Mel, are completely different. They might all work in the same place, and live in the same town, but that doesn’t mean anything.
“Vicks is a wild-child, seemingly o so confident, but also anxious about her absent boyfriend.”
“Mel is the new girl in town – the rich kid, needing to get over some of her fears and find some friends.” ( How To Be Bad- Blurb)
They are desperate to get out of Niceville, and see some different scenery. Through fights, arguments, alligator escapes and much more, these 3 girls find themselves coming together and sharing secrets. It’s a fairly easy read, containing fun, sassy female characters and a road trip, what else do you need.
This is a Summer Book List must-have. It’s funny, sad and makes you wish you were there with them.
If you decide to read this, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Mia is 17. She plays the cello and is in her last year of high school. She is dating Adam. He finished high school the year before. Mia is into classical music, where Adam likes rock music and has a band.
One night it has been snowing heavily. The next morning the radio announces there will be a snow day, so no school. Mia’s family decided to go for a drive to visit their grandparents.
The road is windy and slippery. Out of nowhere, another vehicle appears, and bang…
There is a head on. Mia wakes up realises what’s happened, and looks for her family, she finds her parents first, who are both dead.
So she starts looking for her brother, and sees a hand poking out of the ditch. She rushes over there and finds… her own body.
Paramedics surround her body and perform emergency medical care.
Her body gets placed on a stretcher and taken to the back of the ambulance. As soon as they put her body in the back, they start to leave, so she frantically gets in the back.
Mia is in a coma. With her parents dead and no news on her brother, she wonders if it is even worth waking up. Waking up to a broken world with no parents, and whatever else may have happened.
The story has flashbacks. Flashbacks to when she first met her boyfriend, when she first started playing the cello, when she went to Adam’s concert, etc.
This is a gripping story. It is very emotional, and tearworthy. It shows Mia’s life before he accident, via flashbacks, and when she is in a coma. It is a great read and I highly recommend it.
My review of one of my favorite books!
Hazel Lancaster is a 16 year old cancer stricken teen. She has thyroid and has to carry an oxygen tank wherever she goes. Hazel sees herself in some ways as living on borrowed time, ever since the Miracle, when she barely survived a cancer crisis and continued to live with the help of drugs and her ever-present oxygen tank.
Augustus Waters is 17 year old whose osteosarcomas made him lose his leg. Augustus is also Isaacs’s friend.
Isaac is a cancer stricken teen from Hazel’s support group. He has eye cancer and has already lost one eye, and is already on his way to losing the other.
Hazel’s doctor suggests she goes to a support group, and her mum tells her it would be a good way to socialize and make more friends. This is where she meets Isaac. Isaac is really the only friend she makes at support group. One day Isaac brings a friend of his to support group.
Hazel and Augustus meet at support group. Augustus is Isaac’s friend. After support group, hazel and Augustus watched a movie together.Hazel tries to keep her distance from Augustus at first, but Augustus is able to find a way through Hazel’s walls.
Hazel starts to fall for Augustus, even though she doesn’t want to, as that will add another casualty to the list when she dies. Because she knows the way it will destroy her parents when she dies.
Slowly but surely, Augustus’ cancer starts to come back. When Augustus went in for an MRI, ‘it lit up like a Christmas tree’. Augustus is told he only has a short amount of time left. He doesn’t tell Hazel until he knows he has to. Amidst all this, they go on a trip to Amsterdam together.
Even though this book is sad, it is also full of joy and humour. It might make you cry, it will definitely make you laugh and you will be smiling throughout it all.
Hazel and Augustus are what some consider to be the perfect couple. Except they both have cancer.
They are like many of John Green’s characters, nearly impossibly perceptive, witty and full of humour.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy the book as much as i did.