❝ It was not really on will when Carmen bought the pants in a thrift shop. But for the sake of buying something, she did. She was supposed to kept and hid the pants away, like it never existed, if the pants did not somehow forced itself to be part of the big picture: The Septembers in a summer away form each other. Carmen would set off to live with his father, Lena would be visiting her grandparents in Greece, Bridget would be in a summer camp and Tibby would be staying behind. And the pants. Of course, the pants. Well, who knew that the pants would be part of their summers? No one.. Four Girls. Four Adventures. A travelling pants, and a summer apart. ❞
Ta-da! Presenting one of the books I so badly wanted to read! Anyway, I have gotten this book in surprises out of boxes for a low price. Awesome, right?
Anyway, the truth was, the reason I wanted to read this book was because I saw the movie trailer of it. It was amazing, like it kept on replaying in my head. It was really great and so funny.
The book was great too, but not 5-cookies great. The stories of the four girls were all awesome. I really love Carmen's and Lena's stories but it was like Tibby's and Bridget's summer were not told well. Like it was too short. And I think Ann wrote more about Carmen's life, and I think it's quite unfair. You know, they needed to share the same spotlight too. ;)
But the book was worth the read! Seriously! However, there were parts which were boring. But all books had those parts, had not they? I mean humans weren't perfect and so books, right?
Though, honestly, I expected more out of this book. More twists and stories maybe? Why do I wrote so many rhetorical questions? And (SPOILER ALERT!) men for Tibby. It felt like among the four, Tibby had the most lame summer. Sorry for the words..
(This part is safe to read already!) I am sure everyone would be able to relate to this novel because I think everyone already experience those times, when one is away from his/her friends for a loooong time. For me, a day is already a looooong time.
❝ When Jacob was still a kid, his grand father used to fill him with stories about Peculiar kids and a certain Miss Peregrine. As time passed by, Jacob was starting to think that all of the things his grandfather told him were all lies. Or so, until Jacob witnessed his grandfather's death. Now Jacob set off to Wales to find the answer on what his grandfather meant with his last words by finding the lost orphanage and unlocking the secrets that lay in there. But will he get the answer? And is he ready to discover the truth about the peculiar kids, Miss Peregrine, his grandfather and even about himself? ❞
|Me (left) & Eriele (right)|
|Eriele (left) & Me (Right)|
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An interesting story on how Lizzie, and her big mouth, settles in London to be with her 3-month boyfriend but because of some series of events, with courage, she takes off to FRANCE!! There she met Luke, whom she have a LITTLE CRUSH on the first time she met him. Well, everything's perfect, a chateau, a large vineyard and her own room, until her BIG-MOUTH opens again. Would it ruin somebody's perfect day or could Lizzie fixed this before the big day?
❝Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live. ❞
❝ Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm. Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel. She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply--and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love ❞
Just a little trivia for you guys, this book is about Darcy's POV in "Something Borrowed" so it makes the two connected. Continue to the review..
You know what I love about this? It's Darcy herself! The idea of her as a protagonist and an antagonist at the same time is something new to me. Yes, she's perfect but at the same time she's loveless. Though at first you'll hate Darcy - especially if you've read "Something Borrowed" already- but then at the end you'll realize that she's just a normal girl lured by the idea of pretty girls having so many suitors.
To chick-lit fans out there, read this. You'll never be disappointed. I just remembered a while ago, I joined this giveaway and I was ask to comment a book which has a satisfying ending and this is what I've answered! Though the ending's something I already expected and already guessed while I'm only just a hundred pages away from the ending, still I am satisfied on how Emily Griffin ended Darcy's love story.
But, beware, it's for 13 years old and above because there are scene or scenes that for me is not age appropriate. So how many cookies?
❝ From the day they were born, Amanda and Leo celebrated their birthdays together as friends. As best friends. But on their 10th birthday, it all comes into an end. The friendship between the two slowly vanish. A year had passed and now it's time for their 11th birthday, the only birthday they were separated. It turns out that that 11th birthday of her would be one of the worst days of her life. First of all, Leo's not with here. Second, she barely even have a guest! They were all in Leo's birthday. Finally, her day ended. All those frustrating gifts and balloons were all gone! Then everything went wrong. The next day is still her birthday! With a little bit of friendship and luck Amanda tries to fix everything. Or could she? ❞
Anyway, back to the review. It’s really great with a little bit of romance and fantasy. The concept’s refreshing and new that Teens & Young-at-hearts out there would surely love this novel. Though there are no vampires or demigods in this book, I think everyone would enjoy this book.
So I’m always in the library and I was just always staring at this book then my friend Biyankaa suggested this book to me. She told me about the book and I was like “OH-MY-GOD! I WANT TO READ THAT!” The next day I borrowed it in the library and it’s really a great one! I didn’t even put the book down!
Somehow, I am not contended with the ending of it. But all in all, “11 Birthdays” is a really great masterpiece. I wish all of you would read it. It’s a MUST!