This past week has been good reading wise. Four books. Here's some thoughts. The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
by Kody Keplinger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had heard about this book awhile back. I finally decided to buy it a few months ago.
What prompted me to read it now was a post on ONTD. I read about the casting of it. My internal monologue was like: "Don't I have that book? Yes you definitely have that book. Should I read it? Yes you should definitely read it."
I started it on Saturday night. I really liked it. Bianca is a nice narrator though she did kinda get on my nerves. She's abrasive but that's how she was written. She's a pretty realistic teenage narrator.
Her relationship with her friends is what really sold me on this book. I looked the little bit on how she became friends with Casey and esp. with Jessica. I've made a lot of my friends similar ways and it really touched me.
I thought her relationship with her parents was really well done too. I mean haven't we all held something in because we didn't know to approach the other person? I mean hell I still do that.
And Wesley. Alright I'm going to admit I was rooting for her to end up with him. My ideal type is cocky. But I'm glad that he mended his ways. And I like that they bonded over their family lives.
I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading more from the author. View all my reviewsThe ABC's of Kissing Boys
by Tina Ferraro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a really fun and cute book.
What stuck out to me most if the look it gives a peer pressure, bullying, and friendship in the like. I mean I know I've lost some friends over the years but I don't think I've been involved in a situation like Parker's but I could totally empathize with Becca.
Chrissandra (Her name annoys me) got what she deserved. She was so petty and I'm glad Parker came to realize it.
Tristan was really cute.
I really enjoyed this book. It was groundbreaking or anything but it was a nice read. View all my reviewsBiggest Flirts
by Jennifer Echols
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was my first book by Ms. Echols but it won't be the last if the rest are anything like this.
Where do I start?
Tia is a breath of fresh air. I want to say that I've just started to get into young adult fiction so maybe something has changed since I last read but Tia is nothing like the YA heroine I'm used to.
I mean for one Tia seems to have more personality. And she's complicated and she's funny. I don't know but compared to the books I've read before Tia seems to burst off the page. It's weird that I didn't notice it before but I guess you wouldn't notice if you don't have something to compare it too.
And the teenagers in this book seem realistic. Like I could see my former self and my friends as these kids you know?
I just really feel like this book was authentic and I greatly enjoyed it and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.View all my reviewsPerfect Chemistry
by Simone Elkeles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cute. Intense. The Epilogue was cheesy but it made me smile. View all my reviews
I was just thinking about Perfect Chemistry. It was a good book. It didn't wow me like some books but I really enjoyed it. I mean I stayed in the bathtub for an extra thirty minutes reading it. And like I said that epilogue was cheesy as fuck but as I enjoyed the HP epilogue I didn't really mind it. It was really cute.
I've got more books from the library to read.
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