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text 2019-06-18 15:15
Hot-Tube or hot books ?

This endless confrontation of movie lovers and books is very interesting. But if we talk about materials for adults - which is better, a book or a movie.

I find it difficult to take any side, because the site  Teens Hot Tube  does not allow me to completely abandon the video in favor of books.

 

 

 

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review 2019-05-29 17:34
‘The Kingdom’ is a combo of sci-fi and fantasy, with a dash of mystery and fairytale, Westworld crossed with DisneyLand, and poses profound questions about humanity
The Kingdom - Jess Rothenberg

The Kingdom is the ultimate fantasy theme park, with its thrilling rides and coasters, set among safari grasslands, mermaid pools, and tropical forests, a monorail, and the magical Princess Palace. Long-extinct animal species have been bioengineered and now roam free, along with hybrid animals like horseflies as well as virtual dragons.

And what’s this Kingdom without princesses? Ana is one of seven Fantasists - half-human, half-android princesses, who are engineered to make park visitors' fantasies come true. Her programming dictates that her behavior is predictable, and she is not complicated with the vast array of human emotions. So when Ana does start experiencing emotions, questioning what she's been told to think and say, her whole world inside this surreal futuristic amusement park changes. It also leads to the most controversial trial of the century and to a surprise romance.

 

Author Jess Rothenberg isn't new to the YA scene, having been both the editor of the popular 'Vampire Academy' series, and writer of 'The Catastrophic History of You & Me.' But this is a genre-bending departure from vampires and paranormal romance for Rothenberg, bringing us a mash-up between sci-fi and fantasy, Westworld crossed with Disney World. The Kingdom is set in Lewis County, WA, 2096, a future that comes across as incredibly eerie, the kind of ‘too good to be true’ that is undeniably unsettling from the very beginning.  

 

Ana, being half-human, has deep questions about the role she is supposed to play in the theme park, as it becomes clear that it’s far from ‘normal’; most importantly, the question of whether she actually committed the highest crime of all - murder - pushes the story through twists and turns all the way through. The confusion Ana feels over her romantic feelings and friendships are also fantastically exaggerated examples of how the teenage years can be a minefield to deal with anyway, and the way she questions the treatment of animals hit me at my core.

This book is the perfect combination of fantasy and sci-fi, with the twist of mystery, romance and good dose of a fairytale mixed in, and it brings up so many profound questions about humanity and how we treat others. It felt like nothing else I had read lately and so I loved this deeply original book.

 

 

 *Thank you to Christian Trimmer for introducing me to this delight, and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers for treating me to an early copy.

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/40864907-the-kingdom
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review 2019-05-25 22:06
Story about two teen boys surviving a life of poverty, abuse, and neglect is depressing and eye-opening; friendship and the subject of the death-penalty make it emotional
We'll Fly Away - Bryan Bliss

What a sad, depressing, and eye-opening read. It’s interesting that the author calls this his ‘death-penalty’ book, but I’ll definitely agree with it also being a book about friendship and loyalty, as well as one about child abuse, alcoholism, and neglect. So much is also about poverty and as a result, the loss of hope. The two teens in the story, Luke and Toby, don’t have much to look forward to in their lives, or ways to cope, and this feels very desperate and is difficult at times to read. It paints a very grim portrait of impoverished middle America.
I commend the author on writing a book about two teen boys, which doesn’t happen often within the young adult genre. But it’s ultimately heartbreaking. I’m grateful to my Litsy Postal Book Club group for picking this, otherwise I may not have read this emotional YA novel.

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/35959354-we-ll-fly-away
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text 2019-05-23 06:38
Try a Drug Rehab Center and Watch the Positive Transformation!

Adolescence is the most important yet dangerous time for a young adult as these years chart a teenager’s entire course through life. A teen that spends this time focused on positive activities is likely to achieve his goals. However, a teen that takes part in dangerous activities and develops bad habits as a result of substance abuse is likely to experience a life of pain and regret. Affected by drugs like cocaine and heroin, teens are susceptible to long-term physical and mental health problems and possibly even death. How can a country guarantee its future success when the next generation is not responsible enough to fulfill their dreams and make their country and family proud? Because of the rapid rise in youth drug addiction and to help shape our children’s futures, rehab center for teens are popping up all over with the sole purpose of rescuing teenagers from a life filled with drug addiction and giving them a chance to live prosperous lives; the kind of lives we all dream about having.

Any reputable drug rehab center offers holistic treatment programs that can help teenagers get their lives back on track. A drug rehab center provides a healthy and friendly environment where an addict can slowly break the dangerous drug cycle in the best possible way and lead to healthy behaviors and habits. Most drug rehab centers have a team of licensed specialists who provide life-changing solutions that can help anyone stop their drug abuse problem in the fastest possible way. By establishing healthy boundaries and offering a wide array of treatment options, addicted teens can heal quickly and safely and experience lasting results.

If your child is experiencing the pain caused by a life of drugs and wants a solution that can change his life for the better, then look no further than the rehab center of Clearfork Academy. A trusted and well-known teenage drug rehab center, Clearfork Academy has helped many teenagers end their addiction to drugs through the use of their best-in-class treatment programs. Their effective treatment methodology provides therapy options for groups and individuals and also uses art and musicas part of the healing process as well. If you are looking for a residential treatment program for your teenage boy, then Clearfork Academy is the one-stop destination you can count on. Their residential treatment takes place in an extremely comfortable, safe and non-judgmental environment that ensures your teen will receive the best treatment possible and put him one step closer to happiness and a life filled with promise.

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review 2019-05-23 03:30
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The Bet Between Us - Brandon Moore,B.L. Moore

Donald has had a crush on Alaina for a long time.  They have history as both friends and enemies.  Now he has more urgent matter to attend to.  He has a bet to fulfill.

 

Alaina is afraid to give Donald another chance to be her friend.  He totally blew it the first time.  She cannot help responding to him, she always does.  Now her friends are noticing the difference, and she is not sure she can resist.

 

Very cute and sweet story.  Has more dark and oddly twisted moments.  Good overall pace, actions, heat and plot.  I enjoyed the banter and wanted to slap some of the background characters.  Felt a lot like I had revisited high school.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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