вівторок, 3 січня 2017 р.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
John Green
I read this book a while back, but I saw one of my friends reading it today, and I decided to write about it because this book is one of those books...a book that makes you laugh, makes you cry, breaks your heart, and then stitches it back together in rough, uneven stitches.
It's a book like the ones I dream of writing. A book that you fall in love with, a book that you hate with all your heart.
This book provokes some deep thoughts, gives great tattoo inspiration, and makes you ponder the meaning of life. It is one of John Green's best (who am I kidding? All of his books are his best...), and I absolutely love it.
It's the tale of two childhood best friends, that, years later, fall in love. Seems cliche, doesn't it? Well, it's not. They go on an adventure, break into Sea World, and then she disappears. He fears for her life, so he tries to find her.
It's the story of a treasure hunt that seems to be a wild goose chase. The beginning hooked me, the middle made me laugh, and the ending broke my heart.
Dreams come true. Just not in the way you want them to.
Books and movies are great, but to be good, they have to break your heart open at least once. Nobody has to die, although that's what authors and scriptwriter usually do. That's a great way, but it's the easier way. The hard way is to manipulate love, manipulate personality and destiny, to make you hate a character you thought you knew so well, or to curse the decisions of someone you thought wise.
John Green is a master of his craft, and this is a book that I will be returning to.

понеділок, 2 січня 2017 р.

The children of Eden

The Children of Eden
Joey Graceffa
I had some doubts about this book at first, considering that famous people get easy publishing deals. At first, I cringed at the way the author described everything, their world, in particular, instead of showing us. It's a mistake many amateur writers make, and after reading Steven King's book "On writing," my eyes are open to all of those mistakes. (Great book by the way!)
I will admit, however, that the plot twists, characters and the interesting idea for Eden, led me to read this book very quickly. Writing about was a little longer because I had to find a balance of good and bad in this book.
The main characters curiousness and questions make it all the more interesting. she doesn't know how to act, she's unsure and shy, she ponders her sexuality, all while figuring out the truth about herself and her world, dealing with the grief of her mother's death, rescuing her brother, keeping her hate for her father at bay, and walking the thin line between friendship and love.
I love the idea for this book... the world, the bad guy, the secret societies... but I must say that the idea is better than the actual realization. Joey Graceffa is a great youtuber, but he needs to work on his skills as an author.

On a side note, this book was great. Thank you to the person, who got it for me. It was a quick read and kept me on the edge of my seat (well, not really, since I was sitting in bed all day).