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Friday, February 24, 2017

The Realm of Possibility

I love teen fiction.
I love novels written in poetry form.
I love David Levithan.
But, I hated this book.

This was a fairly quick read for me, but nothing about it stuck with me. The main issue I had with The Realm of Possibility is that I couldn't keep track of the characters throughout the book. Each section started with a page listing all the characters that were going to be in that specific section, usually about 3 or 4 characters. See the poems in that section went in order of those characters listed at the verrrrrry beginning. I was constantly having to flip back and forth throughout the book just so I could recall which character I was reading.
However, there was one character that stood out to me.
I cannot recall her name, but she was the girl who invited the "metalhead" to church with her. I was intrigued by the fact that she so openly stood up for someone so different from herself. It was by far the most touching poem. She knew exactly who she was. She was comfortable with herself and her love in the Lord. But that boy was not comfortable with himself. Yet, he still attended her church and experienced her entire life through the hymns she sang. He even played her a little gospel of his own. Their relationship is just something that fit together so well. 
Anyway, shout out to my sister for loaning me this book without telling me how confusing it would be!

Looking for other Books by David Levithan?
Every Day (Every Day #1)
Another Day (Every Day #2)
Someday (Every Day #3)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Will Grayson #1)
Hold Me Closer (Will Grayson #2)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

I write this with tears all over my keyboard and my precious pup tucked under my arm.
This makes me want to love on my dog a little more than usual tonight.
You never know when something bad could happen and after reading this I'm hoping it never does.
 When Lauren was 19 years old, she picked up her best friend Gizelle. She knew her puppy was going to be big, but she didn't realize she would be a 160 pound big puppy.
Their story starts here and grows.
From Nashville, to New York City, to Maine. 
Lauren and Gizelle grow together.
The unconditional love they have for each other is so strong throughout the whole book.
But one phone call is all it takes to throw your world upside down.
When Lauren got that call, she vowed to spend every last minute of Gizelle's life marking off items on her very own bucket list.
Gizelle taught Lauren how to grow, laugh, love, and forgive.
I mean it when I say I'm giving extra cuddles and loads of love to my pup today and every day.

If you love dogs the way dogs love you, pick up this book.

I snagged an advanced copy of Gizelle's Bucket List,
but you can grab a copy on March 7th!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Besties

Remember in middle school when your best friend would make you a binder cover? A cute little picture with narrations of your inside jokes? Something that people would look at and laugh, but had no idea what any of it meant?
That's what this book is. 
Besties by Leah Reena Goren tells the simple story of friendship. Two friends that take on the world, get matching tattoos, and even have cats who make a heart when laying together. 
Friendship like this is so pure. It's a great feeling knowing that someone will always be there for you. Whether your crying over a broken heart or needing midnight cheese fries. Someone that will be your constant concert companion, but also totally understands wanting to just stay home and binge watch your favorite show.
Because when it comes down to it, everyone needs a friend. 
Someone attached at the hip.
A Buddy.
Kindred spirits.
Galentine.
BFFL.
A Bestie.

Big thank you to Blogging For Books for sharing this with me!