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Anna and the French Kiss Book Review

Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins

The thickness of the book somehow scared me because I’m not fond of reading novels with many chapters. But, Stephanie Perkins, the author of the book, succeeded in making me realize that her thick book was worth-reading. The feels after reading the book were all unusual for me. I considered this as an achievement for me.
To start my review, I should say that I like Anna’s character and personality. Her charm and drama reminded me of my own life when I was a teen. Her sarcasms, jokes, and innocence made me laugh at some points. Perhaps, she was a representative of her generation. The way she managed to adjust in Paris was commendable. With that, I really adored her most specially her nickname Banana Elephant.
The plot was simple. The only complicated things about this novel were the developments between Anna Oliphant and Etienne St. Clair. Until now, I was wondering how should I pronounce St. Clair’s name. Furthermore, the relationship between these two characters was twisted (even if they stayed together at the end. Oops. Spoiler). This couple’s sweetness was so cuuute! There was no detailed scene about a thing yet St. Clair was still sexy for me.

The only thing that I’d been looking for was its difference among the cliché love stories. It didn’t differ so much at all. But still, I liked the author’s way of describing the Paris. I felt that I was in the same place with Etienne and Anna. I now wished to visit Paris someday.

I would be taking a break from Perkin’s book, next book would be Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Hearts everywhere!

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Thumbs up for the author. I felt amazing after reading the book! Imagine, I was able to finish this thick novel. I love my hobby!

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If I Stay & Where She Went Book Review

Gayle Forman’s novels If I Stay and Where She Went described the two sides occurred in a love story—that not all hero and heroines can easily had their happy ending. These novels comprised of two remarkable characters who were able to prove that love wasn’t just a word but it’s an everlasting faith between two individuals.

The first book, If I Stay, made me wonder what the story was all about. The way how Mia described her situation after the accident had the touch of her innocence. Moreover, it also tackled how teenagers sees life in their own perspective. The timeline was not too slow for me. In fact, it made me turn each page curiously. Lessons about life were discussed. It gave me a complete definition that the Mia’s life didn’t only surround with Adam—it actually surrounded his family and friends.

The sequel, Where She Went, used Adam’s point of view. The masculine narration of the novel convinced me that the writer was able to perfectly used this kind of POV. I was sure that I’d fallen in love with Adam and everything about him—his personality, his charm, and of course, his talent, singing. He’s my number one rock star. The lines he wrote struck me. All of the lines from the novel were perfectly written. Genius was the author for writing these romantic and meaningful lines. The meaning behind the song complemented every chapter. I adored the name of the album, Collateral Damage, and all of its songs. I wished that these songs would had its own tune.

I am looking forward to If I Stay movie adaptation. The novel’s unique twists and climax make me more excited than I used to. Hence, I wish that the producers will give justice to its movie.

My favorite line from the book Where She Went is:

Letting go. Everyone talks about it like it’s the easiest thing. 

 

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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Book Review

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

 

First, I thought that this book was about Mathematics, and Statistics. But then, after reading its Prologue and its First Chapter, I was definitely hooked.

This book was about the girl named Hadley who wass about to attend the wedding of his father with his new wife. ‘Fortunately,’ she was four minutes late for her trip to London. On her next trip, he met a guy named Oliver. They had the seven hours travel to talk about various things. They talked about their families, and personal interests.

What I liked about this book is its sense of reality. It tackles the common problems between the teenagers suffering the dilemma of coming from a broken family. On Oliver’s side, it discusses how some family members remained in tacked despite of the issues of the family. Moreover, the main idea of the book is not just about ‘love’ or the ‘teenage love’ itself, but the love which surrounds the family. The love that forgives, and accepts. The love that is illogical and doesn’t make sense. It is surreal.

My favorite line?

Did you know that people who meet at least three times a day within a twenty-four hour  period are ninety-eight percent more likely to meet again?

This book is a must-read. Each chapter is an extreme page-turner. I cannot finish a book within a day, but this book is an exemption. It made my day. 🙂

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Sir, You’re Hot Plot

Kilala bilang matapang, maangas, at palabang estudyante si Rebecca Marie Canlas. Lahat na yata ng teacher sa school nila ay nakaaway niya dahil sa kanyang ugali. Subalit sa lahat ng mga ito, isa lang ang namumukod tangi — si Railey Medrana.

Si Sir Railey lang ang teacher na nakakapagpakilig sa buong college nila nang walang effort. Gwapo, matalino at matipuno, crush siya ng lahat ng babaeng estudyante sa campus at pinagnanasahan pa siya ng ilan sa mga ito. Subalit, may isang bukod tanging hindi tinatablan ng kanyang charisma…ang maangas na si Rebecca.

Rebecca will catch Railey’s attention because she’s different from the rest. Subalit isipin man niyang hindi siya attracted sa gwapong professor, iba naman ang sinasabi ng kanyang puso.

This story comes with a riot. Beware.

 

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