Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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I am ready for another year of book club♥ but until then I have been crafting a little bit so I think I'm going to sell some stuff♥ 
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Mexican White Boy - Matt de la Pena

Danny's tall and skinny.

Even though he's not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. A 95 mph fastball, but the boy's not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it.

But at private school, they don't expect much else from him. Danny's brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego that close to the border means everyone else knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth. Before they find out he can't speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blonde hair and blue eyes, they've got him pegged.

Danny's convinced it's his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico. And that's why he's spending the summer with his dad's family. Only, to find himself, he might just have to face the demons he refuses to see right in front oh his face. And open up to a friendship he never saw coming.

Cheyenne's Opinion :
I checked this book out of the library 4 times before I actually forced myself to get into it. After the first pages I pushed myself to get through it was a really good book. It only took me a day, it was a lot better than I thought it would be. It's about a 16 year old boy who is having a hard time deciding who he is. At his private school he's a shade darker than everyone, and with his family he is a shade lighter than everyone. He becomes best friends with someone who understand exactly how he feels but doesn't know he feels that way.
Super talented at baseball, he and his best friend Uno go around beating people with his skills to get a few bucks so they both can go see/live with their dads.
It is a very cute book and a quick read. It shows how some mixed people really feel, super confused. Read it!! :D

Maze Runner - James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

Cheyenne's Opinion:
This book is great. It had me on the edge of my seat through it all. Action packed and suspenseful. The perfect pair. This book is about a boy who enters the Glade, and instantly he knows he wants to be a maze runner. Someone risking their lives so they can find a way out this boring life, this game. The result is a shocking one and if I didn't have a whole list of other books to read I would've read the sequel by now. (I'm getting to it).
Everyone read this book. It will have you jumping up and down yelling at the book like a scary movie.

Love is the Higher Law - David Levithan

Summary :
The lives of three teens—Claire, Jasper, and Peter—are altered forever on September 11, 2001. Claire, a high school junior, has to get to her younger brother in his classroom. Jasper, a college sophomore from Brooklyn, wakes to his parents’ frantic calls from Korea, wondering if he’s okay. Peter, a classmate of Claire’s, has to make his way back to school as everything happens around him.

Here are three teens whose intertwining lives are reshaped by this catastrophic event. As each gets to know the other, their moments become wound around each other’s in a way that leads to new understandings, new friendships, and new levels of awareness for the world around them and the people close by.

Cheyenne's Opinion:
This is a great book that really helps you see through the eyes of people who were actually there, people who were effected by this more than anyone. This book also made me cry. (Writing these reviews make me feel like a big cry baby.) It was a quick read and I think everybody should read this just to get closer to what really happened on 9/11.
I was only 5 or so when the twin towers were attacked. I don't remember where I was, I don't remember how I felt, I just don't remember. This story makes me feel like I was there though. It makes me remember when there's not even a memory there to remember. Great book. Great writing.

Going Bovine - Libba Bray♥

Going Bovine by Libba Bray.

Back preview :Saving the would. That's impossible. Insane. Still. A cure. I could be cured. That's what she said. And some little atoms come awake inside me, swirling into a question I can't shake: "Why the hell not?" I could have a chance. And a chance is better than nothing.


Cheyenne's Opinion :
This book is crazy. I laughed throughout the whole thing. If this was a movie it would be insanely trippy and confusing. It would be a great movie since so much is going on and you just can't get enough of it. I read this 480 page book in a day and a half. It was great!! There is so much controversy in this book it would be interesting to see a big group of people discussing it. Between gay dwarfs and punk angels the heat would be on.If I could change one thing about this book it would be the ending. How is Gonzo doing? What happens to him? What's the spot on hit lung? What do their parents say? Was it all a dream? ALL of it? Is Cameron still a virgin? I would love more details!
All in all this book was the best I've read so far.

I recommend this to people who can handle bad languages and such. People who can handle very edgy topics such as heaven and gayness and what-not.

This book was hilarious. I read it so quickly I felt like I didn't read much when I was half way done.

The author did a great job of sucking me in and keeping me in.

Monday, March 12, 2012

If I Stay - Gayle Forman ♥

By: Gayle Forman
Summary :
Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. Then, in an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the only decision she has left- the most important decision she’ll ever make.

Cheyenne's Opinion :
This is the best book I have ever read (that's sad). Tears streamed down my face the whole time. This is about a girl who gets into a car accident with her family and she is the only one who survives. In the hospital while in coma she must decide whether her life is worth hanging onto. Whether her perfect boyfriend and her loyal friends are worth staying for or if she'd rather rest in peace with the rest of her family. As she travels out of her body she can see all her boyfriend does just to see her. It's been awhile since I read it, but I still remember wishing I had a boyfriend like that. Mia had a very amazing talent along with her boyfriend. Music. Two very different genres but beautiful.
EVERYONE READ. I don't think anything is really disturbing for any audiences.


Columbine - Dave Cullen

By : Dave Cullen
Summary :
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their plan was staggering: to blow up their school, surpass Oklahoma City in horror, and leave "a lasting impression on the world." The bombs failed. But the unprecedented attack unleashed a new era of violence in schools—branding every future shooting "another Columbine."When we think of Columbine, we think of the Trench Coat Mafia; Cassie Bernall, mistaken Columbine martyr; and Patrick Ireland, "the boy in the window"—the whole world watching his gutsy escape. Now, in a gripping work of journalism a full decade in the making, comes the story we never knew. In this revelatory book, Dave Cullen debunks the myths and produces a profile of teen killers that burrows to the core of psychopathology. He reveals two radically different killers: Eric Harris, the callously brutal mastermind, and Dylan Klebold, the quivering depressive who journaled obsessively about love and attended the Columbine prom three days before opening fire.

Question: Do you think the book you read would make a good movie? Why or why not?

Cheyenne's opinion :
I think Columbine would make a great movie because of how much action and detail there really is. A movie about Columbine would answer a lot of questions and reveal the truth. Considering this is a real story, a lot of controversy would brew up at the making of this and when is that a bad thing? There is so much happening in the book, a movie would be easy to make, easy money I think. The problem would be that you wouldn't want to hurt any of the 13 by bringing it up again 13 years later. The whole story about Cassie is inspirational itself even though it is proven to be incorrect. The Evangelical Christians still believe because it is something nice to believe in, and was a sense of hope for the parents.
This book was very well written and put together well. This book will be shocking and if you weren't old enough to understand what was going on when the incident happened, then this book will explain every detail to you perfectly. Each families story made me feel like I knew them, my heart went out to each and every one of them.Definitely a 5/5 stars.