Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli

High school is a cruel world. As I have said in my blog about Speak, it dictates how you would live your life, and when you choose your to live otherwise, you would face the extremes—either popularity or you become … Continue reading

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Looking for Alaska, John Green

Getting a copy of this book felt like destiny. After weeks of going through book stores to score a copy of Looking for Alaska, one fateful day, I was able to chance upon a copy and did a little chicken … Continue reading

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Hoot, Carl Hiaasen

The book had no blurb, and the cover work is adorable. As limited as my imagination is, I seriously had no idea Hoot was about owls. How embarrassing, but I guess it was a good market strategy. Hoot was well, … Continue reading

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The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness

Young Adult fiction always deals with the same issue: growing up. When is the right time to grow up? How do you know if you have grown up already? Is there really a need to grow up? Or is it … Continue reading

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Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak reminds me of the reason why I love Young Adult fiction. It was gripping and heart breaking, a story of acceptance, fitting in, and courage. Upon learning that the novel was about a teenager, Melinda, who was raped in … Continue reading

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March Reads and a Welcome to the 2nd Quarter of the Year

Yey, a month into my pet project The BiblioPile and I have five book blogs already. So here are the books that I read for the month of March: My favorites are A Clockwork Orange and The Great Gatsby. I … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

I remember taking a quiz at FaceBook about what literary canon is your life. I had The Great Gatsby as the result, and much to my embarrassment, I had to admit that a few years back, my knowledge about literature … Continue reading

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