Somewhat entertaining, but overall it lacked a solid storyline. There were too many things going on that made it hard to feel invested in the story.
Great story, kept me intrigued till the end!
Absolutely wonderful middle grade read. Loved the realness of all the characters especially Ivy. I finished the book fighting back the full watershed of tears that were rolling down my cheeks. This book will resonate with many young people struggling to find themselves amidst the chaos of middle school, everyday life and whatever else life throws their way. I think it will help them feel safe and hopefull and aware that they are not alone.
Great summer read. It is a follow up book to Cafe by the Sea but it can also be enjoyed as a stand alone. I enjoyed the characters and their storylines as well as how they all connected.
I found the parralel stories confusing initially, as I somehow missed that Eliza was sharing parts from her soon to be published book. I enjoyed it although it was a little (maybe a lot) far fetched. Not sure how I felt about the ending as I'm still not sure what really happened, but given that the book was about mind games and manipulation, the ending was very fitting in that respect.
Really need to read this book. I spoke hurtfully to someone this morning stemming from an issue that happened almost 2 years ago (that I obviously can't let go of) and as soon as the words were out of my mouth, it was too late. It has ruined my day, maybe theirs and others, but mostly I'm pissed off at myself right now. #thinkbeforeyouspeak #bethebettterperson #youcanttakeitback
Excellent book. Check out my full review on Goodreads: #Edelweiss+ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35959168-the-secrets-between-us
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, even when it brought tears to my eyes; the setting, the characters, the story, the writing, and the story. Such an endearing, heartfelt book about friendship, community, personal struggles and believing in oneself. Perfect for fans of Fredrik Backman, Rachel Joyce, Gabrielle Zevin, Robin Sloan, Jonas Jonasson.
Thank you @simonandschuster and #NetGalley for this opportunity. Coming in July 2018
I was hooked by the second chapter. I was looking forward to starting this because I thoroughly enjoyed her debut book 'Himself'. It is not a fast paced story, and I am ok with putting it down, but the intrigue is there nonetheless. Interesting characters and plot.
Great read. For my full review go to, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2381332545
In this memoir, O'Farrell shares 17 instancesof how she or someone around her has come close to death. I like her writing style, not too flowery, but descriptive enough and at the same time succint enough to draw the reader into the experience. Fictional short stories have always left me wanting so I avoid them, but these were just rght.
Looking forward to reading her other books.
Loved it. Lou has moved to NYC for a year, leaving her new boyfriend Sam and the comforts of home behind. Working for a wealthy family has its perks, until it doesn't. There are more than a few surprises for her during this year, but probably none greater than the personal discovers she makes about herself.
@BookishBeth & @bookworm83, I made a dent in my decluttering and the book. I will probably rewind a couple chapters because I was not giving it my full attention. So far I am enjoying it.
Never in a million years did I think that I would read, let alone love a book with witches, werewolves and vampires, but I listened to this trilogy and absolutely loved it. It was amazing!!!
Beartown was great but I was surprised that I liked "Us Against You", more. When i finished it all I could say was "wow!"
Thank you #NetGalley
I started reading this book as an advanced reader copy and couldn't get into it. Last August a co-worker asked if I had a read it cause she loved it and we have similar reading tastes. I read it in a few days and loved it. Backman is a great stoyteller, I enjoyed all his books so far. This book is so relevant to the times and definitely makes you think.
Excellent read! It definitely lived up to all the hype it is receiving. @blacksheep I only wish I'd thought to bring Thunderhead home with me as I can't wait to get started.
Another great story by Dan Gemeinhart. Narrated by a recently deceased loyal dog who is determined to return to earth and make sure "his boy" is safe, before he enters the afterlife. Thus begins Brodie's harrowing journey as he pieces together the murky and unsettling flashbacks that he hopes will lead him to his boy one last time before it's too late for him to go to Heaven.
What a great book for middle grade students. An intriguing story told in first person by 12 year old Charlie Bobo, as he somewhat unwillingly becomes part of a mission to capture a slave family who escaped to Detroit, and return them to South Carolina. It will make a great classroom read-aloud and is perfect for children who enjoy historical fiction or action adventure stories.