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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lucy in the Sky

Yet again, another review on a published journal. Obviously, these are my favorite! Lucy in the Sky is about a 16 year old girl trying to make decisions for herself. She doesn't want to be left in the shadows of her older brother. She goes to yoga with him everyday, and meets a boy named Ross. He's a super hot surfer dude. He introduces her to marijuana and starts taking her to parties. She makes friends with a couple of girls and almost hooks up with a 20 year old guy! Eventually she's drinking and doing drugs every single day. She feels the urge to try everything there is. Which leads her to cocaine, crystal meth, and heroin. She accidentally overdosed and found herself in Palm Springs Rehab Facility. She finally turns her life around and realizes she never wants to be that girl again. However, the shocking last page was not something I expected. This anonymous journal is a crazy roller coaster ride of all the highs and lows of this poor girls life. Everyone should take a look into Lucy's life. You'd be surprised.

Looking for the rest of this series?
The Book of David
Calling Maggie May
Letting Ana Go

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's Kind of a Funny Story


The title says it all! It's Kind of a Funny Story, is kind of a funny story. We see life through Craig Gilner's point of view. This 15 year old boy likes to party with his friends, but they don't know how suicidal he really is. One night, Craig calls the suicide hotline and they convince him to check into a hospital. They place him in the adult portion of a mental hospital, along with another 15 year old girl with cuts on her face. In the hospital, Craig strikes up friendships with just about everyone there. They all adore him and his brain maps. He discovers how easy life is within the hospital. There are no "Tentacles" or worries. It's as if the outside would never really existed. Will Craig ever get the major "Shift" or will he just give into his suicidal thoughts? Read It's Kind of a Funny Story to find out. :)


"Every day for the rest of my life I’ll remember my wonderful friend because he jumped, but his readers — including millions of them not yet born — will remember him because he soared." -Marty Beckerman

Rest in Peace
Ned Vizzini
December 19, 2013

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Road to Woodstock

Ever wonder what it was like to experience Woodstock? 3 Days of Peace and Music, who could ask for anything more? The Road to Woodstock takes us on a journey through time, back to the makings of Woodstock. This book was written by Michael Lang, one of the Woodstock creators. He takes us behind the scenes and tells all the hard things they had to go through trying to find a location for the festivities to take place. Everyone was broke, it was just a few friends trying to put together a huge event. Little did they know, it would go down in history as one of the biggest gatherings of free souls. Lets not forget that some of the worlds most famous artists played at Woodstock. Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, and Nash & Young. Not to mention it started the career of Carlos Santana! My obsession with Woodstock was intensified after reading this book. I really wish I was around to witness these 3 Days of Peace and Music!

Looking for other books on Woodstock?
Woodstock

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tommyland


Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, that was a day in the life of Tommy Lee. Tommy Lee goes back and tells us about his monsters. He struggled with drugs and alcohol. And yes, he does go VERY in depth about his sex life. Married former playboy bunny, Pamela Anderson, after knowing her only 2 weeks. Together, they designed their dream home and started their family. Bringing 2 little boys into this world caused Tommy to create some of his most intense songs ever. This book is not just about Tommy Lee and his time with Motley Crüe, it's the story of his life. He just recreates the memories for us and doesn't try to change the facts all too much. When he does, his good friend Anthony Bozza, is there to bring him back down to reality. Anyone that loved Motley Crüe will enjoy this story. Although he doesn't talk about the Crüe all too much, we get the main feel of what it's like to be in a major rock band that changed the world.

Looking for other books on Tommy Lee?
Life on Planet Rock