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review 2018-08-08 03:54
Liars, Leakers and Liberals
Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy - Judge Jeanine Pirro

Judge Jeanine Pirro

 

This book looks at all the things that have happened since Donald Trump announced his run for the Presidency. She also tells about what she knows about him and his family as she had become friends with them and learned about him and his family. Some of the things she says can be researched and found to be true. Some things I was surprised to learn and others had me looking things up. On the whole, it was a very interesting read. 

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review 2018-08-05 12:46
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

 

 

"The four of us Liars, we have always been. We always will be."

 

 

*** ABOUT THE BOOK ***

 

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Genre: Contemporary | Young Adult

 

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*** BOOK BLURB ***

 

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

 

*** REVIEW ***

 

If I had to summarize We Were Liars in one word, I think I'd pick boring. The whole thing felt rather pointless. I kept reading it only because this books became Goodreads Choice Winner in 2014, so I thought maybe I'm missing something.

 

The book didn't have much of a plot other than Cadence understanding what happened during Summer Fifteen. So, we stumble through this book to find out the big secret and... That's it. Here's the secret and here's the end of the book.

 

The writing was odd and felt disjointed. I didn't develop any sort of emotional attachment to any of the characters, so by the time the "big revel" happened... I didn't care.

 

I'm still not sure where the raving reviews for this book comes from. I'd suggest to better skip this one and find another book to enjoy.

 

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review 2018-07-28 19:23
3 Out Of 5 "I only read this so I could know what all the fuss is about" STARS
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

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~BOOK BLURB~

We Were Liars

E Lockhart

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A beautiful and distinguished family.

A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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If you go into this completely blind then it's possible you could have your mind blown by this story…maybe…and if you want to do that than you should stop reading this, or any other review for it.  Not that I really give anything away.  But, if you're part of a large number of people who've already read this or if you've already read some reviews like I had before I listened to this, then read on. 

 

I knew it had a twist, so when it came…I was like, oh, so that's where this is going, I've already been there and done that.  Ultimately, this is really a story of some rich, somewhat bratty, teens who try to fix a situation with drastic results.  Overall there is some substance to the story, I even felt some real emotions.  So if you're on the fence about reading this, I would say give it a try, it's a very quick read or listen and the audio for it is quite decently done.  At least then, like me, you'll know what all the fuss is about.

 

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~MY RATING~

3STARS - GRADE=C

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 3.7/5

Main Characters~ 3/5

Secondary Characters~ 2.8/5

The Feels~ 3/5

Pacing~ 2.8/5

Addictiveness~ 3.5/5

Theme or Tone~ 3/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 3.5/5

Ending~ 3/5

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Book Cover~ Kind of wishy washy…

Narration~ 4 for Ariande Meyers

Setting~ Beechwood Island

Source~ Audiobook (Library)

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review 2018-07-19 17:08
Lions & Liars
Lions & Liars - Kate Beasley
Frederick just wants to be popular and important. I think many 5th grade students feel like Frederick, but Frederick takes this position to the extreme in this novel. This novel is funny and yet it is serious in sections, as Frederick comes to understand life and who he is.
 
When his family’s vacation plans get cancelled, Frederick feels as if the world is coming to an end. No longer able to be pampered on a cruise, Frederick attends his friend’s birthday party where a surprise is waiting for him. A humorous gift is presented to Frederick which was supposed to create playfulness and laughter amongst the friends but instead it generates bitterness and friction. Frederick takes his gift, leaving his friends behind, as he tries to make a point with his friends. I soon realize that Frederick is the last person who should be left alone with such a gift but as I laugh my way through this section.
 
Frederick later finds himself at a camp. This could be his saving grace, as no one knows him but the campers think he is Dash, a boy who was signed up for this camp experience. Frederick accepts this boy’s identity and he is immediately welcomed with open-arms by the other male campers. Dash’s reputation is well-known and now Frederick is popular and he is relishing in the attention of the other campers.
 
I thought it was funny how Frederick just assumes Dash’s identity without knowing anything about him. The immediate transformation of Frederick was crazy, as he instantly began to shine and I could almost see him walking around with his head up. Frederick thought life would be great when he would become popular and well-liked but when he finally achieves this, he soon realizes other things occur in his life, that need to be addressed. Life does not stand still.
 
I liked this novel as I felt it addressed some real-life issues that kids face and I liked the way it handled them. I really enjoyed the cast of characters, they were fun and made the book interesting. I think this novel is great for boys and girls and would be a great read aloud. I highly recommend this novel.

 

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review 2018-07-04 00:00
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard The plot is good but I can't force myself to suffer through the writing anymore.
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