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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Best of Me

Nicholas Sparks can easily write a heart wrenching novel. The Best of Me is a great example of a love story with a twist. High school sweethearts, Dawson and Amanda, go their separate ways when Dawson breaks up with her so her parents will pay for her college education. 30 something years later, their mutual friend Tuck, dies of old age. Over the years, Amanda had been visiting Tuck and getting to know him rather well. For Dawson, he hadn't seen Tuck in years, but thought of him as a father. When the two meet again, the  old flame lights up. Amanda forgets all her motherly worries for a weekend and lets Dawson have every bit of her. Upon leaving this mini-vacation, Amanda gets a call saying her family is in the hospital. Dawson on the other hand, is facing his crazy cousins. The end of the novel is downright crazy. I couldn't believe it; I literally threw the book across the room.  This is the reason Nicholas Sparks is one of the best romance novelists. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ali's Pretty Little Lies

This is for anyone who has kept up with the Pretty Little Liars series! We all know Ali, we love to hate her; but deep down, we all wish we could be her. Lets take a step back and actually meet her twin sister, Courtney. How did Courtney become Ali? Well, Ali's Pretty Little Lies is the story of how Courtney tricked her parents into believing she was Ali. When she was visiting home from her mental hospital, The Radley, she snagged some of Ali's clothes and her favorite ring. Pretty soon, Courtney becomes Ali and Ali becomes Courtney. After watching her sister get shipped off to the psych ward, Courtney realizes she can never be herself again. We get the inside scoop on all things Ali. This prequel will leave you wondering. Could this be the start of A?

Looking for other YA books by Sara Shepard?
The Perfectionists (Perfectionists #1)
The Good Girls (Perfectionists #2)

Looking for adult books by Sara Shepard?
The Heiresses

Monday, March 11, 2013

Meet Hunter

This isn't about books, but it is a matter that is very close to my heart. 

Everyone meet Hunter. 
This kid didn't have a care in the world. He was the sweetest boy I'd ever met. Not once did I ever see a frown on his face. He really was an all around great kid. I remember riding the bus with him, eating his pop tarts everyday, even picking on him for the way he laced his vans, or the first time he met my sister and told me about how much he liked her. He used to have a banana suit, and loved neon colors. I remember when he wore one bright orange shoe and the other bright green and he was so proud of it. There's so much more I could say. Honestly, I will never forget him.

Just yesterday, Hunter was hit by a car while he was longboarding. He was killed on impact. He was only 14 years old..  He had his entire life ahead of him, but one little accident cost him his life. My heart goes out to his family and friends. So all you fellow skaters out there, please be careful on the roads. To the drivers out there, PLEASE watch for skaters. I'll miss you, kid. <3

Only the good die young.
Rest in Peace
Hunter Sorensen
March 10, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Amy, My Daughter

Amy, My Daughter was written by Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch. He takes us through the life of Amy. Welcoming us to the Winehouse family, we hear all about the happy times, and not so happy times. Reading this book really made me feel like part of the family. Mitch talks about the home videos he started making not long after Amy was born. He tells us what it was like to live without his beloved daughter around. They were always close; when he found out she was doing drugs they fought like crazy. Amy didn't have the best of luck with her relationships, and her father let her know it. Although Amy had drug and alcohol problems, many don't know that isn't what killed her. Mitch gives us this wonderful insight on what Amy was really like. I loved every page of this book, hopefully you all will too!

R.I.P. Amy <3

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