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1ReVeluvY

Joined September 2019

I lost my first account so here's the new one :))
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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Young Adult Fiction
2019 11 09

I wonder what the story would be like when two main characters interact as they suffer from grief.

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Young Adult Fiction
2019 10 26
2019 11 09
The synopsis had me wanting to read the book, looking forward to the novel structure.
NoahandJude, artists and twins who were very close when they were younger. However, after some tragic events, they drifted away until things started to make sense at the end. Their younger years were told by Noah while Jude told the rest.

1ReVeluvY What kept them away for a while? Noah is in love with the boy next door and misunderstands that his mother would disapprove of them. On the other hand, Jude is going through girl adolescence and prefers to be out with her new friends. After their mom's death and before anyone can apologize to her, everyone is basically (trapped) keeping their thoughts to themselves. (edited) 1w
1ReVeluvY Noah: He is trying to get into high school art school while is in love with Brian. Noah gets into a fight, which doesn't happen often, with his mother because she catches his relationship while Noah catches her in another relationship with another man. Brian leaves because he doesn‘t want to get kicked out of his baseball team for being gay and his trauma. 1w
1ReVeluvY Noah doesn't get the chance to say sorry to his mom because of the accident. Noah lies to everyone saying she was on her way to ask his dad to become a family again instead of going to his dad to ask for a divorce. He also doesn't get into CSA, the art school he planned to go to. As a result from the occasions, he carries grief as he and everyone becomes confused for a few years.
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1ReVeluvY Jude: She also has secrets and is very superstitious until the end where everything made sense. She thinks because she threw out Noah‘s application for the CSA, her mom (mom‘s ghost) breaks all her sculptures. Therefore, she goes to a mentor, Guillermo Garcia, to learn how to make sculptures out of stone so that her mom doesn‘t break them. However, only Noah knows Guillermo is the guy in their mom‘s secret relationship. 1w
1ReVeluvY When Jude does find out from Noah, she realizes through meeting Guillermo, her mom explains how honest her love was for him. In addition, Jude also confessed about Noah‘s application but he didn‘t feel bad at all because his art was always the best. She brought Noah and Brian back together too. There‘s also Oscar (like a son to Guillermo, and also spent valuable time with NoahandJude‘s mom) who is another story for Jude.
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1ReVeluvY When the twins opened up again after all misunderstandings and confessions, they were able to remake the world.

The story is very well-written, especially since a lot of the sentences have great meaning readers can also learn from. I was overwhelmed how I understood and connected with the characters and story.
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Young Adult Fiction, Bildungsroman
2019 10 17
2019 10 25
I was aiming for good novel content, and because I never saw a bad review about the book, I decided to read about it.

1ReVeluvY Aristotle and Dante discovered the secrets of the universe.
During one summer, these two distinct characters meet. Aristotle and Dante find out who they are throughout the book. As teenagers, there are many questions and confusion as to what they are meant for. Especially at times when they are distracted with their own issues, it becomes a challenge for them to discover the secrets of the universe.
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1ReVeluvY Aristotle (Ari): He lives with his mom, dad, and has older sisters. He feels distant to his older sisters because of the age gap they have. On the other hand, Ari has a hard time connecting with his father after his dad came back from the war when he was still little. Meanwhile, he also has a brother who is in jail but he doesn't exactly know the reason why because his parents don't talk about him. Therefore, he feels lonely until he met Dante. (edited) 3w
1ReVeluvY Dante: Dante seems almost perfect to Ari. He is thoughtful, artistic, smart, likes poetry, curious, etc. However, he doesn't feel like he found himself yet. Although he tries to face the challenges he was within his family and friends, he also questions about his sexuality.

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1ReVeluvY At the end, Ari finally realizes that he liked Dante ever since they met. Almost every conversation was filled with laughter. Why did Ari save Dante from a brutal accident? That was just one of the reasons showing how affectionate the two are. As they overcome the coming of age stage in life, they were able to learn from the flaws that their family and friends have. They made their love for one another official at the very end. 3w
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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Romance, Young Adult Fiction
2019 10 08
2019 10 16
This was recommended when I searched for young adult novels. I was also influenced by the reviews so I chose to read it.
The book revolves around two characters, 16 year olds in the 1980s, who fall in love over the course of one school year. “Smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.“

1ReVeluvY Many hindrances face them like family issues and living with the views of the 80s. With a broken family, pressure, and bullies, Eleanor's life seemed like it couldn't get any better. Until she met Park, there came some excitement in life that made her actually want to try. Park almost has a perfect family except he struggles to know who he really is. Together, they become a cute couple, struggling to live in a world that's always surprising them. (edited) 1mo
1ReVeluvY At the end, they were kept apart because of what Eleanor's stepdad had done. She escaped to her uncle's house and the lovers were barely in reach. Both couldn't conclude if it was a goodbye only for that day and not ever. A whole year passed by separated, and the letter writing became inconsistent. Eleanor didn't even read or write any letters or postcards sent by Park. (edited) 1mo
1ReVeluvY During the next summer, Eleanor had written three words on a postcard and sent it to Park. The book never said but it was either “I love you.“ or “Let's stop this.“ since Eleanor was thinking about stopping their relationship a lot before writing the letter.

On the other hand, many think the book is racist but I want readers to keep in mind that the characters are living in the 80s. Meaning, it is told in the views of the 80s too.
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Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Teen fiction
2019 09 21
2019 10 02
I was searching for another YRCA book nominee due to the previous candidates I read. As a result, this book looked the most interesting to me.
The book title was originally why I borrowed it. They do both die at the end is the spoiler but it really isn't the point of the book. (continued in the comments)

1ReVeluvY Before the 24 hours of your death, a program called Death Cast informs the Decker (the person who is going to pass in less than a day) that they are going to die. The alert is given to Mateo and Rufus, and for contrasting reasons, these two different strangers look forward to make a last friend. Mateo and Rufus ends up spending their End Day together through an app as a result. 2mo
1ReVeluvY When I first read the synopsis, I first thought how it is even possible to live a lifetime in a single day. I was worried that the story would be too stretched out since it is a story about one day. However, I'm impressed about how the book gives a one of a kind answer. I strongly do not regret reading the book. Despite the introduction of characters in the beginning, it lead to connections and character development so the ending would make sense. 2mo
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Poetry, Feminism, Young Adult Fiction
2019 09 19
2019 09 21
This was recommended just a few years back and I wanted to see what the hype was about.
It is a collection of Rupi Kaur's poems that tell readers about a person's experience of hurting, loving, breaking, and healing. (check comment)
“i am water
soft enough to offer life
tough enough
to drown it away“ (127)
“i am losing parts of you like i lose eyelashes
unknowingly and everywhere“ (125)

1ReVeluvY I think the poetry novel is understood more for readers that have a good level of maturity. I expected more however. The author likes to state ideas already stated but is expressed in another way. There are some poems that were accurate and the rest made me want to skip it. 2mo
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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Young Adult Fiction, Fiction, Mystery
2019 09 03
2019 09 18
I came across this book at the library and thought it would be nice to read book nominees for the YRCA.
Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved? (in the comments)

1ReVeluvY Only four of the five students in detention were able to walk out of that room. The rest become suspects as the infamous student, who was murdered, planned to expose his high profile classmates the next day. As they struggle from public attention, it brings them closer to understanding the real value of love, family, and friendship.
“Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.“
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1ReVeluvY The spoiler and how the problem was solved:
The “murder club“ which included the students that were alive later found out about Simon's plan-
Simon (the student who died) wanted to create a name for himself and actually do something original instead of a school shooting. He wanted to be talked about even after he died and that involved bringing down the other students. Yes, he wasn't in his right mind because he suffered from depression. Why?
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