THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING-COLUM McCANN (snowleopardsarecool)

Hello guys!

Welcome to another  post. How was your week? Mine was quite eventful. I went for a very fantastic musical set up by a fantastic crew, I had my annual sports meet on Saturday, I went to a lovely writers workshop in which we even got to meet a professional blogger and last but definitely not least – I fell into a puddle. So definitely not a dull week.

Any ways this week I am going to be reviewing a book that I was not so sure about going into. It was a slightly less known book by a author I didn’t know and moreover it was a novella. I am not a huge fan of this and went into the book with no expectations. But I was seriously caught off guard. So, today I am going to be reviewing ‘Thirteen ways of looking’ by Colum McCann.

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This book is a collection of three completely raw and emotional stories with a strong influence of Irish culture. The stories- completely unrelated but has the same flair and technique that McCann delivers in a unique and interesting way.

Thirteen ways of looking  (the first story) is an incredibly sharp story dealing with an old ageing man living in the bustling light of New York and reminiscing about his  life. The story follows him meeting his distracted and ignorant son for lunch and later, when he is left alone,  being brutally attacked causing a sudden and tragic death. The story has two perspectives. One of the man himself. One of the investigators trying to uncover his death through the complex psychology and slight movements- all caught in the simplicity of an everyday security camera. This story, according to me, is the most influential in the book as it is something the author has experienced himself. There is a very interesting segment towards the end of the book where he talked about this experience. The story has taken inspiration from the poem ‘ Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird’ as a verse of the poem is written before every chapter.

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I would love to go deep into the other stories but I thing going into the book without knowing what it’s about would be a better experience for you guys as a reader. That’s how I dived into the book and personally , I think that’s the best way to go into ANY book

This book was so truly fantastic. Honestly it delivers its message in the most philosophical yet subtle way possible, which captivates the readers immediately. I was so fascinated just by the very style of McCann’s writing. It is so poetic and really makes you think even over the dull day to day activities we do.It has the lovely blend of sharpness, wit, and sensitivity.And making a short story leave an impact on the reader is an incredibly difficult task to do. I was so very surprised by his work. I did not expect the book to have this slow and steady pace.Something truly beautiful he has created here. He definitely has a unique touch and I would love to read more of his works

The one element I saw that all the stories had in common was RAWNESS. The delivery is so raw and  all the sugar coat and rainbows are stripped off. I can understand why one may not like this kind of delivery but I personally love it.The stories were so creative and original. I am pretty sure that I have not seen an idea in anyway similar to these in my teenage years.  The plot, the setting, the character development , the crucial parts of a short story, were all there. These few elements are absolutely necessary to any story and I am extremely pleased with the way McCann has weaved it into his stories.You could see that the book also had a very strong influence of international cultures which I thought were very alluring as a reader.

The characters were strong and incredibly complex to the point where sometimes I felt it was quite hard hitting for a short story. I loved the characters and immensely enjoyed looking at the story from their POV but sometimes felt like they could be rendered down. Since the  storyline itself was so complex, the character could have been moulded into something more simple. I also had a major issue with the tense. It was quite rocky and not the uniformity that I am used to. I don’t know if this was intentional or not but I do know that I am NOT a fan of it. Even though I really enjoyed the slow pace, at times I felt it could have been a bit faster. It was dragged where it wasn’t supposed to be.

But overall I would suggest it to EVERYBODY as it is, without a doubt, one of the best novellas I have ever read. I am really looking forward to read more of McCann’s works.

I would rate it 4.5 snow leopards out of 5

THANK YOU FOR READING!

See you all next week…

~snowleopardsarecool

 

 

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2- MOVIE REVIEW ( snowleopardsarecool)

Hello!

Welcome to another Monday post! How was your week? Mine was actually quite exciting. Oh you know just CASUALLY watched the last movie of one of the BEST franchises in YA history. TOTALLY CALM.

So here I am, stepping out of my comfort zone, dishing you with the details of one of the most anticipated movies this year and telling if they did any justice for the movie.

Actually my experience with the movie was somewhat of a mess. I had promised *1dforlife that I would go with her for the movie but due to some difficulties I ditched her and went to savour the movie myself. I am such an amazing friend aren’t I? So I had gone into this movie with high expectations because not only was it one of my favourite series’ (which unfortunately was coming to an end) but I also risked my life by going for this movie without 1dforlife. Don’t underestimate her wrath. So was the final fruit worth climbing the tree?

Unfortunately the fruit was way more sour than expected.

Now the graphics and the directing of the movie was top notch and really made my jaw drop. From the crazy explosions, to those horrifying mutts,  to the overall setting , everything screamed high budget. Even the cast and crew were pretty high on the popularity list (hello? Oscar winning actress?)  The complete excitement factor was there. The tone, even though somewhat disappointing, still managed to keep you anticipated. The directing could blow your socks away.You could see from the quality of the movie that lots of sweat and blood went into creating it. The best part about the movie was that it stayed PRETTY true to the book and didn’t ruin any scenes. That is a very hard task and I am so incredibly happy that they didn’t cut any important facts and scenes. *Ahem* Percy Jackson.

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But that was all  I found interesting in the movie.

The pace of the movie was not uniform. It was like an Indian road – bumpy and messed up. The timing was off and slightly confusing. And due to this, the layering of the action scenes weren’t clean cut like in the previous  movies. And what was up with all those dramatic stares? Majority of the movie was mainly staring dramatically into oblivion.It was, to some extent, winding up to be boring. I was let down by the fact that rather than focusing on the emotions of the characters, the lion’s share was given to the special effects. That is also an important aspect but the emotions is what attracts the audience. It gives them a sense of relativity and insight on how the characters mind works.Even the major deaths were not given much importance.This is definitely going to anger some fans.

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The framework and and stability of the movie was pretty solid. But for people who have not read the books, they would be utterly confused. Then again most book to movie adaptations are like that.But because of this issue they are losing lots of potential not-read-the-books audience My mom had come with me and when the movie ended she turned towards me and asked ‘What just happened?’ with a perplexed look on her face. Now she says she regrets coming to the movie.

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The ending was adequately good but not ICONIC. It wasn’t one of those endings that left an impact on your heart. It didn’t give the sense of nostalgia and satisfaction. It was just there and the dialogue was kind of forced. The feeling I got from reading the book was not delivered here. They coul have added some prominent segments of the series towards the end rather than just blandly ending it. I didn’t get to see the creative aspect of the movie. Nevertheless I can still live with the half baked ending because at least they didn’t cut out the important chunks from the book.

Comprehensively I could say that it was a good movie. But it wasn’t EPIC like I wanted it to be. But even with my harsh criticism, every hunger games fan should definitely watch it. Share what you thought about the movie in the comments!

I rate it 2 snow leopards out of 5

Thanks for reading and see y’all next week!

~snowleopardsarecool

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Finding Audrey – Book Review by 1Dforlife

HEY GUYS!! IT’S BEEN SO LONG!!! We’ve finally pulled ourselves together and decided to take some time and do something that we really enjoy that is writing Blog posts. So hopefully you’ll get regular posts from us now.

Today I will be reviewing one of Sophie Kinsella’s latest books – Finding Audrey!

This book’s about Audrey (duh!) a fourteen-year old girl facing social anxiety disorder and is slowly progressing with Dr.Sarah who keeps telling her that rushing through the process is not going to help her and that her slope of recovery should be slowly but steadily rising. An important role is played by her brother Frank , who is gamer and is “addicted” to video games, he is the one who alongside Audrey has problems of his own and is dealing with them with his own methods. Her entire family has a huge role in the entire story and Audrey’s life , they’re the ones who stick by her when she most needs them and support her throughout her psychological recovery.Another very important person is Linus , Frank’s gaming partner, who also helps Audrey but not in a romantic and magical manner that everyone (including me) expected after reading the summary.

The characters in this book are very realistic , they aren’t people who can exist only in books, basically they’re imperfectly perfect human beings trying to get through life like the rest of us. Also , Linus doesn’t just magically make Audrey fall in love and show her all the answers to her problems , he is actually the first person Audrey interacts with apart from her family and Dr.Sarah .Their relationship does have downfalls like any normal relationship .finding audrey2

This book is not all about her recovery , well it sort of is but it shows us bits of everyone’s lives including her parents. There is also a lot of humour which is because of one of Dr.Sarah’s assignments for Audrey which is to film everything she sees , I can easily say that these are my favourite parts in the book, she catches some of the funniest things that probably happen in most of our houses.

This is the first book by Sophie Kinsella that I’ve read and I really enjoyed it , I’m really looking forward to reading more books from her.

Sophie Kinsella has touched topics in this book which others have managed to escape , she has managed to talk about these things without ruining the mood of the book . I felt that it had a perfect balance between seriousness and humour which , I haven’t read in many books .

If you’re debating whether you should read it or not , I suggest you go ahead and give it a try and please let me know your thoughts . I personally would rate this book a 3.7 out of 5.

I would also like to give a huge shout out to @bookwormgirls123 for motivating us to come back .Thank you so much!! Without your support we probably wouldn’t have posted anything this week!

See you guys next week!

Happy Reading!

P.S Sorry that the review is really short and please forgive me if my writing was rusty in this 🙂

SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE- MORGAN MATSON (snowleopardsarecool)

HEY GUYS!!

LONG TIME NO POST! We have really been trying to get time off but it seems next to impossible now. But seeing all your wonderful comments really pushed us to take this more seriously and we hope you guys , in the near future, see  more committed series of posts.

So how was your week? Read any new books? Mine was pretty good.Nothing to crazy.Very pedestrian.Except for the fact that NEW BOOKS HAVE BEEN RELEASING LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE AND IS MAKING MY UNPREPARED BRAIN HYPERVENTILATE. Any ways getting back to the review.

The second thing that got me really excited was that I finally got a chance to read a book that has been on my TBR since forever. And I finished it in less than two days cause it was so good.And so here I am reviewing it, my eager fingers typing faster than ever.It is ‘Since you’ve been gone’ by Morgan Matson

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The story is about a 17 year old girl Emily whose best friend Sloane goes missing at the beginning of summer without leaving any trace.Not answering  any of Emily’s phone calls,emails or  texts, she is in a state of panic.It was always Sloane who pulled her out of her shell, convincing her to do things with an open mind.And with her gone Emily feels lost.

But then she realises she hasn’t left without sending her something.A list. A list of thirteen tasks to do that summer.Thirteen tasks that are way out of her comfort zone.And with the determination that this list could lead Emily back to Sloane,she sets on a life changing experience, opening her eyes on things she never gave a second glance.But for a person ,who was always an introvert and was only recognised because she was friends with a hotshot, will she succeed in doing all thirteen?

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The best way to go into this book is to be completely clueless.Only then will you have the chance to be hit with the whirlwind of emotions that are experienced in this book.Seriously though one second I was grinning like a Cheshire cat and the next second I was weeping my heart  out.Even though it was emotional and meaningful, Matson manages to keep the theme light hearted and fun.This kind of writing appeals to a larger audience because for a reader that doesn’t read that many books, they won’t be overwhelmed by the complex ideas and the difficult subject.That’s why authors like Rainbow Rowell and John green have such a big fan base. The framework of the book was not VERY stable but not so wobbly that I felt confused.With contemporaries, you need to have a strong framework other wise the wit and the surprise is kind of lost.But maybe Matson was being a little cheeky and did this on purpose.Maybe she wanted to convey the fact that life does not always go the way we wanted.Sometimes the building blocks DO get a bit wobbly.Looking at it that way makes the idea clever and unique

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I liked the idea of it being set in summer (even though I hate summer).The idea seemed a little common to me but the execution was done so beautifully that I had to give mad props to Matson. Turning a overused idea into something unique and nurture it into something incredible is depicted  amazingly in this book.

I wished I had picked this book up in summer since the whole story is has is set during that time.With references like ice cream and beaches, I wished I could go back in time and made more out of my summer rather than sit inside all day reading. Not that it was a bad thing. Just that this book kind of portrayed the outdoor-activities-is-fun sector very strongly.But seeing the good quality of the book, I think any time of the year is perfectly fine

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The characters of the book were interesting. But I was not drawn into them like I was for other books. Emily’s and Sloane’s characters were definitely attractive and fun but the secondary  characters like Frank and her other friends seemed a bit clichéd and didn’t quite have that spark. I was really interested in Emily’s parents character and found their scenes very fun and entertaining. But in a way I kind of appreciated the fact that  the other characters didn’t have much spotlight because it was EMILY’S story. All the attention was supposed to be for her character development and how the lit had moulded her into a more open minded person and  confident person. Seeing her on this journey was so heart warming and made me feel emotional since the wood for her fire was just the simple reason of maintaining an incredibly strong bond. Loyalty, determination, and a go-with-your-gut feeling was reflected in a subtle yet powerful manner.

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Now there were definitely some minor faults to the book. Sometimes it felt like it was falling from its original story line and was becoming something that was not really relevant to the plot. I call this the contemporary drift away syndrome. It happens quite often in YA contemporaries and I was not surprised. But I feel that with a few tweaks and rereads this syndrome may drift away ( get it!). I also felt that the book lacked a surprise element. I could predict the ending (kind of) and was not hit with the jaw drop that I was expecting. I was expecting a plot twist. Oh the irony.

But overall I would say it is a must  read for anyone who likes light hearted yet makes you think kind of novels. I strongly suggest reading it with your BFF or just anyone your close to.

I would rate it 4 snow leopards out of 5

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

HAPPY READING!Happy Reading.

~snowleopardsarecool

 

 

 

Book Bucket List (Part 2) – 1Dforlife

Hey guys!!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted (according to my timeline 62 days) , that is a very long time.When we started this blog I never thought I would go so long without posting , little did I know a week is only 7 days (I knew that but….. I had underestimated the shortness of it, makes sense…. probably not).We’re really sorry but school is harder than we thought.

Anyway, today I’ll be doing a Book Bucket List …. part 2.Even though I haven’t read half of the books  in the first one , but books keep getting added to my ‘to be read ‘list so here we go:

The first book today is : A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah.J.Mass!!cotar

The summary for this book is: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. An ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever. I feel like this book is going to be hard to put down once I start but never get your hopes up! I won’t really know what I think about this book until I completely read it but as for the summary it’s pretty captivating.

The second book is : The Accident season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

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So the summary for this book is :The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear. This book seems so mysterious and thrilling! I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK!!! Halloween would be a good time to read this!

The third book is : This Song will save your Life by Leila Sales!

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First off the cover looks awesome!! This book is about Elise Dembowski who is not very good at making friends. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing . I think this book is all about dreams and how everybody is different and everybody takes life in their own pace. Also did I already say the cover looks really cool?

The fourth book is : Love letters to the dead by Ava Dellaira!

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Th e summary for this book is : It begins as an assignment for English class: write a letter to a dead person.Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead—to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse—though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating the choppy waters of new friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time, and, most important, trying to grieve for May. But how do you mourn for someone you haven’t forgiven? First thing , Why don’t we have such assignments? Second , why would you write a letter to someone who your sister loved?. I think I want to read this book to maybe try and understand the protagonist’s feelings and thoughts .

The final book for this list is : Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid!!

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This book is about two best friends Dave and Julia who make a list of things they’re NEVER going to do in high school and then they decide to do everything on the ‘never’ list ,which starts as a joke but the the funny thing happens they realise that they are missing out on the fun of high school but not doing the clichés. I feel that this book will be fun filled , cheery and very high school-y.

These are a few of the many books I want to read this year . Have you guys read any of these ? Also , what books do you want to read this year? Let me know in the comments

I’ll try posting more often . Till then HAPPY READING!!!

~1Dforlife

BOOK BUCKET LIST PART- II (snowleopardsarecool)

HELLO GUYS!!!

LONG TIME NO POST!

We have been really busy recently since we just finished our exams and have literally been bombarded with lessons.But it is all good cause by the end of it we knew that we could update our blog more frequently than we are at the moment.So here is to a new beginning to more regular posts.I hope.

Well for this week we are bringing back one of our favourite type of blog posts that is book bucket lists! We enjoy doing these so much since we really like sharing books that have been cluttering up in our brains since FOREVER but that we have never got about to read.So instead of feeling guilty about that we make lists to help clear our wild thoughts.And this actually our second time doing this and I am proud to say that i have read the majority of books  that were published in my first edition.proud

So here are the top 5  books that I REALLY, REALLY want to read.

5.  THE LAST GOOD DAY OF THE YEAR- JESSICA WARMAN.

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I have been recently trying to get into horror/thriller/suspence- esque genre recently.And i was trying to find a new horror novel that was still fresh and still pretty underrated and when I stumbled upon this I was in book heaven.This is what the summary says…

Ten years ago, in the early hours of New Year’s Day, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor, Remy, watched as a man broke into Sam’s home and took her younger sister, Turtle, from her sleeping bag. Remy and Sam, too afraid to intervene at the time, later identified the man as Sam’s sister Gretchen’s much older ex-boyfriend, Steven, who was sent to prison for Turtle’s murder.

Now, Sam’s shattered family is returning to her childhood home in an effort to heal. As long-buried memories begin to surface, Sam wonders if she and Remy accurately registered everything they saw. The more they re-examine the events of that fateful night, the more questions they discover about what really happened to Turtle.

The idea seemed really fresh and simple yet I can feel that it won’t leave  me bored like some thriller novels tend to. So really excited to try something new and different. Hopefully I wouldn’t be left disappointed.

4. ALIVE- SCOTT SIGLER.

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I HAD to include a sci fi book in here seeing how much I enjoyed the previous sci fi book I read.And this seemed perfect.The world in which the characters are living in so daunting and thrilling and exciting.I want to unfold this mysterious,compelling novel as soon as possible. The summary says…

A young woman awakes trapped in an enclosed space. She has no idea who she is or how she got there. With only her instincts to guide her, she escapes her own confinement—and finds she’s not alone. She frees the others in the room and leads them into a corridor filled with the remains of a war long past. The farther these survivors travel, the worse are the horrors they confront. And as they slowly come to understand what this prison is, they realize that the worst and strangest possibilities they could have imagined don’t even come close to the truth

3. THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE- NEIL GAIMAN.

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I KNOW I’M REALLY LATE!!!  And this is one of the most popular horror/thriller books and it would be an injustice to leave it off my list. I think it is definitely a must read for people who are interested in this genre.The summary says….

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

2.EVERY LAST WORD-TAMARA IRELAND STONE.

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So getting to the contemporary section, this is the contemporary that I am excited about cause the idea appealed to me in many ways.The concept of mental illness being slowly folded into poetry sounds fascinating  and in a way whimsical. If the author could really capture this, I think it could be an incredible read.The summary says….

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn’t help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she’d be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam’s weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more “normal” than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

AND FINALLY THE BOOK I AM MOST EXCITED ABOUT!!!

1 . GO SET A WATCHMAN- HARPER LEE

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I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK.

Harper Lee is one of my favourite authors ever and seeing her release another book is AWESOME. Especially since she hasn’t released a book in more than 50 years since her first book.And this will be the only book that I won’t be giving a summary too since it deserves way more.So google it If you don’t.Buy it.Enjoy it.Thank me later.And if you haven’t read her first book- ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ shame on you.READ HARPER LEE.SHE IS AWESOME.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR READING!!

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK!!

ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES -JENNIFER NIVEN (snowleopardsarecool)

HEY GUYS!!!

LONG TIME NO POST!!School has been crazy these past few weeks and who knows if i will even return alive by the time I am done. Anyways how was your week?Any new books?Any suggestions on books?Any thoughts on killing your maths teacher cause I know I definitely had some thoughts but lets keep that a secret.

Getting back to the review, today I am reviewing a contemporary that has been compared to big novels like ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ and “Eleanor and Park’ and has really shook the YA contemporary community with its heavy meaning and creative elements.It is ‘all The Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven

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This book is definitely not a light hearted read like almost every other YA contemporary/chick flick.I recommend not reading it during mourning period because it will leave you even more depressed (by its awesomeness of course).This book needs to be read with a fresh mind cause it will bring about feelings that you thought never existed.

The story is about a boy named Theodore Finch whose life is a mess.With his impossible family and difficult school life,Theodore has completely given up trying to get his life bacck together.One day he meets Violet Markey in the bell tower of their school.Violet is a girl still healing from past scars of her sisters death.She has lost the true value of life and time and is counting down every moment till she can get out of high school.Both of their paths cross in the strangest ways and soon they find themselves closer than ever before.The story follows both of their journey where the learn things about themselves with the help of the other.They act as puzzle pieces to each others lives.It depicts the real beauty of life and an insight of two confused teenagers in this big,fat and dangerous world.

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PLEASE CARRY A HIGHLIGHTER WHILE READING THIS BOOK!

There are so many quotes that can make you look at even the smallest thing in a very unique way.And I have to give props to Niven to make YA novel seem so simple yet have levels and levels of complexity which will take more than one read to discover.Niven has captured the thoughts of a teenager that has had past trauma so perfectly that sometimes when you are reading you forget that these incidents are not happening to you rather to the characters of the book.The writing even though reveals so much of the characters feelings has a layer of haze.The kind of haze that is almost poetic.The kind of haze that can almost lets you decide what the characters are feeling.And I personally love this since I just don’t want to blindly read the characters emotions rather feel them myself and relate to them in a personal level.And Niven showcases this amazingly.My only criticism about her writing would sometimes her content would be too complicated and mature for a YA.Now i didn’t feel this because being a constant reader, my idea of complexity is not as vague as the idea of a seldom reader.A person who does not read much and picks this up from the YA section thinking it would be a simple read would not enjoy the book as much as a constant reader.But that is just a small crack in an otherwise perfect image.But seriously though sometimes the book left me like

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In the best way possible

The story is executed amazingly which is hard to find in a contemporary (*cough* TFIOS)The story line is breathtaking and leaves you exhilarated and the emotions is going to hit you so hard.One moment you will be weeping  and two seconds later you are throwing the book at the wall because Niven is such a troll.Giving us false hope about everything.Please authors be kinder to your readers because we have only a limited space for storing all these fangirling emotions until one day they finally burst.But honestly emotional is one word that the book completes stands up too.So readers beware.

The characters are so…interesting.There is not one dull character in the entire book.Everyone even the minor characters had a story and interesting outlook.And especially Theodore.

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Theodore is one of the most complex characters that i have ever read about.He has so many different layers of emotion that you don’t know what he is going to do next.I found myself anticipating the entire book on how Theodore would react to this situation or that situation and his way of dealing never failed to surprise me.Some might call his attitude ‘difficult’ or ‘impossible’ but I found it puzzling and interesting.His character is really unique and I am very impressed  by Nivens ability to capture the emotions of such a complex character.Violet was also very interesting.I feel Violets character is very relatable  to lot of readers.She has faced pedestrian problems like all of us and just sometimes we also falling to that dark hole never wanting to face the light again.Her determination to bring her life back together towards the end of the book would definitely have inspired many readers

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But what surprised me the most was their incredible chemistry together.I now they say that ‘opposites attract’.It is definitely not a new concept in the book community.But sometimes contemporary authors forget to bring out the little bit they have in common making them seem very incompatible.But Niven made even the most different people seem very alike.Seeing their relationship blossom makes my little heart sing.

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But during times of the book I felt the timing was getting slightly strange and confusing.It takes a while to get used that weird timing but once you get adjusted everything seems fine.The book is easy to get into but I recommend not reading it all at one go as too much of a good thing is not good.Rather savour each moment if the book and really just think.Reflect your thoughts.It is more enjoyable that way.

Nyways i definitely recommend you to read this book if you are mentally stable and don’t have heart issues cause those few words written by a mastermind can bring you immense joy and torturing pain at the same time.

I would rate it 4.8 out of 5 snowleopards

BYE GUYS SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!!!

-snowleopardsarecool

P.S ( not related to book)Does anyone here listen to k-pop?Cause i recently got into it and i would love new kpop song suggestions.If you have not listened to K-pop IT IS THE MOST AMAZING THING ON EARTH AND PLEASE GIVE IT A TRY!

P.P.S-  I started reading Virginia Wolfe novels after reading this novel.Only because of a Thodores and Violets great admiration for her.

BYE!