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All The Bright Places | Jennifer Niven

PAGES: 378 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: January 6th, 2015

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

First of all, why do I wait for toooo long to read this novel? Why?! I read it and I was shook, THIS NOVEL IS AMAZING! I am really not aware with the mental illness issue stuff, but thanks to this book, it gives me a little bit of a background. 
Can’t wait to read more of her work and OH they’re going to adapt this on the big screen and I’m so freaking excited!!! 

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Unfiltered | Lily Collins

PAGES: 256 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: March 7th, 2017

In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins—star of Mortal Instruments and the upcoming Rules Don’t Apply—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more.

For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She’s learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize they’re not alone.

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered.

One word. Astounding. Gorgeous. Brilliant. I love this memoir! Lily Collins has outdone herself. She spill everything we doesn’t know about her, I love how she is so bold and raw and brave for publishing this.

Lily, you really are an inspiration. Thank you.

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Fangirl | Rainbow Rowell

PAGES: 445 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: September 10th, 2013

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. 

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I’m sorry I gave it a low rate but I really didn’t find the sparks and the need to fall in love with the characters although Cath and I have this similarity, we are both Fangirl, but I’m not as dedicated as she is. That’s all, I really don’t have a lot of thoughts for this one, just stay tuned for my next post. 

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A Walk To Remember | Nicholas Sparks

PAGES: 240 pages, Paperback

PUBLISHED: September 1st 2004 (first published 1999)

Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he’d fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s Baptist minister. 

A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it.

Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter’s life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood..

I know I am beyond but this is the first Nicholas Sparks books that I’ve read. Never thought it would be this cliché but in a good way, its very romantic and yes I ugly cry while reading this novel. I also never thought that I’m going to fall in love with it. 

It’s based on a true story but Nicholas Sparks change the characters name (i don’t know if I have my facts right)

Jamie and Landon is now my OTP and this novel will always include in my worth ugly cry and favorite stand alone novel ever!

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Beauty and the Beast | Disney Novelization

PAGES: 275 pages, Paperback

PUBLISHED: January 31st, 2017

Belle has dreamt of adventures like the ones she reads in her books, of traveling the world outside her small town. When Belle’s father is captured, she takes his place as a prisoner of a fearsome Beast. But life in the enchanted castle isn’t as terrible as Belle imagines, and she ultimately finds friendship and love. Enjoy this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, and about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us in this beautiful novelization of the upcoming star-studded film!

I’m so freaking happy because Disney gave us not one but two Beauty and the Beast in a span of one year! This disney novelization of Beauty and the Beast is the best thing ever! And not just that! They released a live remake featuring Emma Watson as Belle! Yes! I’m going to post about that too so stay tuned.

Back in this novelization, I love it because they elaborate everything that happened in this fairy tale, you can also picture their voices while reading it.

If you love Beauty and the Beast, read it. It will only takes you a couple of hours cause the story is very short. And yes, I highly recommend it to Disney princess lovers.

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Everything, Everything | Nicola Yoon

PAGES: 310 pages, Hardcover

PUBLISHED: September 1st, 2015

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

4.5/5 stars! Reading the blurb, I knew immediately that I’m going to fall in love with this novel. This novel is so freaking good. The characters, the plot, they’re so amazing. Ths book is so tiny, it will only cost you a couple of hours to finish. Now guys, I recommend it to those people who hasn’t read it yet, read the book first before you watch the movie! They’re going to release the movie this May!