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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Looking for Alaska

 Pudge moves to Birmingham, Alabama from Florida to attend Culver Creek Boarding School. He's a loner, a nobody, and he's awkward as hell. But the Colonel, Takumi, Lara, and Alaska change his entire view of the world. Alaska is one of the most unique characters I have ever come across. Although the book is written through Pudge's perspective, the entire book is truly written for us to see Alaska. The four of these teens are on a mission to make junior year the best year yet. They smoke cigarettes, they drink wine, and they pull pranks because that's what life is all about to them. The journey they go on is not the most significant part of the book, but it is obviously important. I honestly grew to love Alaska, she is definitely someone I wouldn't mind becoming. Her character is what makes this one of my favorite John Green books. "We all go." We're all forgotten. We're all just living for today. Alaska may smoke cigarettes to die, where we just smoke for enjoyment. We have to go out and live our lives. Everything John Green writes is a masterpiece and I really encourage everyone to read this. 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paper Towns

Are we made of strings? Margo Roth Spiegelman thinks so. Inside of us is just a million little strings waiting to be broken. Those strings make up who we are, what we like, and how we live out our journeys. It all starts with 9 year olds Margo and Quentin when they found a man that shot himself on their neighborhood playground. They were the best of friends until popularity came into the picture where Margo was at the top and Q was at the bottom. Until Margo creates the ultimate night to bring him up the popularity chain. After 11 crazy adventures and the night of Q's life, Margo just disappears. Her disappearance makes both of their groups of friends come together for a common goal, FIND MARGO. Four uncommon friends travel through multiple paper towns and abandoned buildings trying to find their friend and ultimately the love of Q's life. John Green created the perfect road map for everyone living in a paper town with a paper life just waiting for the strings to break. 

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

So Jake is this teenager that believes he is going crazy because his grandfather is too. The thing is, neither one of them are crazy. Jake's grandfather was a peculiar child and had some of the most peculiar stories to tell. But were they real? Of course they were, every little bit of it was the truth and Jake was determined to find it after his grandfather was murdered in his own backyard. Off they go to find the house his grandfather grew up in and unlock all the secrets that were building up inside. Jake and his father travel to the island Grandpa Portman grew up on. He fought wars against the monsters and did everything in his power to protect his family. But his peculiar family still "dies." When Jake hardly finds any answers in the old abandoned house. Until he meets Emma that is. Emma leads him to the rest of the peculiars and quite possibly the rest of his life. Does he find all the answers he was looking for? Read the book to find out! But I'd recommend not wasting your time, really.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


This post is currently a work in progress because I have yet to finish the book. When I picked up this book I expected to get an overview of everyone in the 27 Club, a term coined by Kurt Cobain's mother. I expected to learn about each member of the club, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse. But so far all I have learned it that the author, Howard Sounes, hates Amy Winehouse's father. If you were looking to read about the entirety of the 27 Club, do not get this book. If you enjoy reading about the corruption of Mitch Winehouse, by all means spend your money on this! If I ever get to finish this book, you guys will be the first to know if it gets ANY better.

But if you guys like Kurt Cobain as much as I do, check out my website: The Life of Kurt Cobain

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