So, it’s been a little while since I posted book reviews, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading. So here goes:
First, we’ll give another plug to Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. It was a fast read, but really good. Alternating viewpoints between him and her, that don’t always match up. Most of the time they do, and it is so much fun to read that!
Next up is Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. OOooo, this book was also good. It was also surprisingly LONG! I was very surprised at how long the book looked, but then you read it, and you read everything that happens, and it doesn’t feel that long. The reviews for this book compared it to Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, which I have not read, but it gives away a plot point for this one. So then I spent the whole first half of the book reading it with this awful horrible feeling in my stomach, cause even if I hadn’t known what happened, you can guess. But it got better, and like Nick & Norah, this one has a lot to do with music too. I really got attached to Annabel in this book, and it had a happy ending, which I always like, so this was also a really good book. I can’t explain why just yet, but it makes me think of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler.
I also read MeruPuri v.4, the end of that series. The art is soooooooo pretty! It skipped around on the timeline a bit, but it was still rather cute, and a decent enough ending to the series. Bleach is still completely AWESOME! I love that manga. I might have to buy my own copy of it at some point.
And finally, I read Accidental Love by Gary Soto. This pales in comparison to Nick and Norah, but it was decent enough when I read it. It’s on the light and fluffy side of things, about a girl with an attitude problem, but she needs it to survive high school, who meets a boy, a nerd, who brings out the best in her. Aaawww, how sweet! And it really is very sweet. It’s a light read, even though it touches briefly on some heavy issues, like child abuse.