logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: Where-Was-This-When-I-Was-Young
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
review 2021-08-18 06:48
Shame
Robb Starr - J.A. Howard

Mia had a crazy crush on Rob, just like everyone at her school.  Their mom's are best friends so they basically grew up together.  When tragedy strikes and he notices her, she feels like it is the time to make the most of it.

 

Rob, to his credit spends a lot of time with her.  She has no idea why and worries about it a lot.  Mia does not feel worthy of him - but still he comes back around again and again.  Is it even possible to wish a future into happening?

 

This story was quite wordy.  I felt the pace went fast and I felt lost several times while reading.  This was more of a coming of age book to me than young adult.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2021-04-27 09:19
Hard Land von Benedict Wells
Hard Land - Benedict Wells

Wenn ein Autor ein Meisterwerk wie "Vom Ende der Einsamkeit" geschrieben hat, sind die Erwartungen an einen neuen Roman natürlich unermesslich hoch, vor allem, wenn er wieder viele Jahre an diesem Buch geschrieben hat. Daher war ich bei Hard Land anfangs ein wenig skeptisch. Die Geschichte spielt Anfang der Achtziger in einer Kleinstadt im amerikanischen Süden. Sam, ein Fünfzehnjähriger, schmächtiger Junge ohne Freunde, dafür mit einer todkranken Mutter, nimmt einen Ferienjob in einem alten Kino an. Schnell freundet er sich dort mit einer Gruppe Jugendlicher und erlebt den Sommer seines Lebens.
Das alles war mir zu Beginn der Buches ein wenig zu klischeehaft, erinnerte mich zu sehr an die Bücher von John Green (den Benedict Wells interessanterweise bei der Danksagung erwähnt), auch wenn ich diese sehr gerne lese. Erst ab der Mitte des Buches fand ich richtig Zugang zu den Charakteren und zur Geschichte.
Das Buch hatte es bei mir auch deswegen etwas schwer, da ich gleich im Anschluss "Der große Sommer" von Ewald Arenz gelesen habe, bei dem die Handlung teilweise sehr ähnlich ist, bei dem aber genau mein größter Kritikpunkt an Hard Land nicht vorhanden war: Warum konnte die Handlung von Hard Land nicht in Deutschland spielen? Ich bin mir nicht sicher, warum mich dieser Punkt so sehr stört, er hätte das Buch für mich aber vermutlich noch zugänglicher gemacht.
Ich kann Hard Land aber dennoch wärmstens empfehlen, es ist meiner Ansicht nach Wells' zweitbestes Buch. 4,5 Sterne, aufgerundet auf 5, da es mir noch besser gefällt als sein übriges Werk.

Like Reblog Comment
review 2021-01-06 03:41
Cute
In the Penalty Box - Lynn Rush,Kelly Anne Blount

Willow just wants to work on her skating, what she has left of it.  The career adjusting injury has made her life something she never thought she would see.  Now she has been given a chance for something different. Does she have the guts?

 

Brodie is attracted to the amazing girl he does not want to like.  It seems mutual, but teenage attraction is never that simple.  When his teammates taunt him into hanging out with the good looking skater, he may get more than he bargained for.

 

This story was cute and charming, in a teen snarky kind of way.  I am not sure if I liked it at first, but I loved the honesty between the characters.  I was fully vested by the third chapter and I couldn't wait to read the end.  I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

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

Like Reblog Comment
url 2020-10-08 07:08
Why every vote matters

You think & quot; why my vote matters & quot! But wait a second. Here are some examples to show why every vote matters.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2020-08-17 16:47
FABLE BY: ADRIENNE YOUNG
Fable - Adrienne Young

Fable was exactly what I didnt even know that I needed. I've been struggling to connect with YA for awhile now. I think I was just missing the right kind of YA. The kind that isn't defined or constrained by it. This was escapism at its finest. Young's writing has a way of sweeping you away right along with the characters. You feel as though you are deep diving side by side with Fable the whole wild journey. And what a turbulent journey this is!

 

Not only was this story incredibly atmospheric but the characters were very well written too. This ragtag crew of Waterside strays aboard the Marigold became the family you choose, which sometimes means even more than the one you're given. I feel like we've only scraped the surface of their uncharted depth and I look forward to discovering more hidden treasures there. The ending was quite explosive. I already knew I'd want more of this exquisite world, but those last few pages made me hurt for it. Marvelous beginning to an epic tale!

 

I received an arc of this book from Wednesday Books via Netgalley and this is my honest review.

More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?