Me Before You

“You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.” ― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You Me Before You is a romantic novel written by Jojo Moyes. Shortly about the book, it centers a young, handsome, successful man, Will Traynor. Then everything changes when he's hit by a motorcycle... Continue Reading →

The Satanic Verses

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” ― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses Honoring Banned Books Week, I decided to write a review of The Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired partly... Continue Reading →

Nineteen Minutes

“When you don't fit in, you become superhuman. You can feel everyone else's eyes on you, stuck like Velcro. You can hear a whisper about you from a mile away. You can disappear, even when it looks like you're still standing right there. You can scream, and nobody hears a sound. You become the mutant... Continue Reading →

How To Steal Books

“Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief The Book Thief is a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. It was first published in 2005 and it centers around the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old girl living in Germany during World War II. Liesel's experiences are narrated by Death, who... Continue Reading →

The Hours

“But there are still the hours, aren't there? One and then another, and you get through that one and then, my god, there's another.” ― Michael Cunningham, The Hours A year ago my wonderful Dancing English Teacher showed me a short video of The Hours. For such a short video it left a huge impact... Continue Reading →

Divergent, Insurgent & Allegiant

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent One choice can transform you. In Beatrice Prior's Chicago, society is divided into five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).... Continue Reading →

How to Take a Road Trip

“I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road On the Road is a novel by American author Jack Kerouac, it's based on the road trips of Kerouac and his friends across America. The novel was... Continue Reading →

Room

“When I was a little kid I thought like a little kid, but now I'm five I know everything” ― Emma Donoghue, Room Room is a 2010 novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. The story is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along... Continue Reading →

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