Tag Archives: First Love

Eleanor and Park (and My Feelings), Rainbow Rowell

1. “…Tell us, why has Romeo and Juliet survived for four hundred years?” Park hated talking in class. Eleanor frowned at him, then looked away. He felt himself blush. “Because…” he said quietly, looking at his desk, because people want … Continue reading

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Finding the book to call yours, or a post on Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

A friend gave this book and told me, “This is your book.” — …the thing with your heart’s desire is that your heart doesn’t even know what it desires until it turns up. Like a tie at a tag sale, … Continue reading

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When my University Professor told me to drop dead, I probably should have [The Fault in Our Stars, John Green]

Back in my Kwentong Popular class in College, we were told to give our pitch for a one-hour screenplay as a course requirement. Mine was about “star-crossed lovers,” who could just not become the couple that they were supposed to … Continue reading

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Take Me to Algoe. [Paper Towns, John Green]

John Green introduces us to his new gang of lovable characters, which may or may not be among my favorite, unforgettable characters with Alaska and Pudge. The usual are present: the gang of annoyingly endearing friends, the resident awkward nerd … Continue reading

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Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter, Michael J. White

I saw Weeping Underwater Looks a lot Like Laughter on the fiction must reads table in a local bookstore. I was intrigued with its cover and the very dramatic and long title. The blurb promises of a story of loving … Continue reading

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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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