Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper - Readable

The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper is about a girl, Kate Sanderson, who doesn't believe in love because she was "burned" by it. She goes to Verona, Italy to study Shakespeare for winning a contest her Shakespeare-scholar of a father made her apply to. She meets people and makes friends. Especially Giacomo. The two of them deceive their friends who are trying to play a prank on them and make them fall in love. Spoilers? I think not!
Here's what I have to say about this book: there are no words to describe how much I adored it! It was heart-wrenching! It had plot-twists that - even though were predictable - were done in unpredictable ways. I put it on the top of my shelf of FAVORITE books! I don't put books on my shelf unless I truly loved them, so that says something! Please read it! This book is not as well known as is should be! 
It depends on what type of books you like - I myself bought it because I love those types of storylines - but I think most people would just want to borrow it.
Go and READ READ READ! Catch ya later!
"Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and and character." - Robert Browning, Paracelsus.

Joint Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - Casual Reread or Borrow

I am going to keep this book review short and sweet. Both of these books are very good! A bit depressing, but they are obviously meant to get you to feel something and to contemplate deeper and more philosophical things. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is about a girl, Samantha Kingston, who dies in a car crash but keeps reliving the same day over and over again. At the end of each day she either: dies again or just falls asleep and wakes up in the same day. She does different things each day and tried to change her fate. The end of the book is very vague; but, overall, it is a great book.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is about a boy, Clay Jensen, who one day gets a set of thirteen tapes on his doorstep. No clue as to who it is from, he discovers that the set of tapes was made by Hannah Baker, his old crush and girl who had killed herself a few weeks earlier. The tapes assure the person listening that if they received the tapes, there was one tape that addressed them and that they were a reason for her death. In one night, Clay discovers secrets beyond his wildest imagination. No spoilers!
In all, the reason I did a Joint Book Review was because they were both about that same topic. Both books really made you think about how everything leads to another thing. Anything we do - no matter how insignificant it is - creates a much bigger problem than we expect. Please read them! I enjoyed them - they are mature topics, however.
I recommend reading them, however I would only reread these books if I was outside feeling lazy and had nothing else to do. If you aren't typically lazy with nothing to do, just borrow them.
"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?" - Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "The Higher Pantheism"