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Book Review – First Love

First LoveFirst Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond

*Warning: this review contains substantial spoilers which were necessary to convey my thoughts.*

This book starts out promisingly with a girl and a guy going on a road trip. It gets a little ridiculous when they steal a motorcycle and then several cars without much consequence but, with a little suspension of disbelief, remains a cute little love story. However, about halfway through the book, you find out that both the main characters have cancer. Wait, what? That’s when you realize that you are reading a flagrant rip-off of “The Fault in Our Stars.” Even the characters are the same. The girl loves reading and meets her favorite author at some point during the trip. The guy is a charismatic goofball who everyone can’t help but love. Mr. Patterson, I’m disappointed. You have a gazillion other books, many of which are successful and original. I don’t think you really needed to try to muscle in on the John Green bandwagon and yet here I am reading your less-than-stellar version of it. Same storyline, none of the emotional depth.

Book Review – Looking for Alaska

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green

Review: Even though this is the third John Green novel I’ve read, I’m still amazed at how real his writing feels. It has an integrity to it thatso far as I know, is uniquely his. Emotional without being sappy; profound without being superior. “Looking for Alaska” is no different. The characters were flawed and believable. The story was engaging, sometimes funny and sometimes sad. Mr. Green certainly knows his way around a coming-of-age story. 

BONUS BOOK REVIEW!

Reprint of my review in honor of the movie release this Friday!

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Review: Charming. Painful. Romantic. Real. Heart-wrenching. Smiles. Tears. So. Very. Good.

Check this out… 15 Incredible Tattoos Inspired by “The Fault in Our Stars”

This week will be dedicated to John Green & “The Fault in Our Stars” due to the much anticipated movie release on Friday. Can’t wait!

15 Incredible Tattoos Inspired by “The Fault in Our Stars” via BuzzFeed

52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week #16

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Total Reading Time: 3.5 hours

Review: Charming. Painful. Romantic. Real. Heart-wrenching. Smiles. Tears. So. Very. Good.