Saturday, May 19, 2012

I Can Taste Summer

I find it completely annoying when summer is so close, yet you still have a little bit of school left. It's also a bit scary when you realize that there is only about 4 weeks or so of school left and you have finals coming up. So many test to be completed in such a short amount of time. Every single year I tell myself that soon enough the year will be over and summer will come. It will seem like just yesterday was my first day of school and I was already prepared for summer to come again. Every single year I suddenly get surprised when summer actually does get here. I absolutely love summer like a majority of people, mostly because I don't have school and can go to the beach. Summer is also bittersweet though because I miss my friends, but also have a lot of fun. It seems a whole lot easier to see your friends when you get to meet with them everyday at school. It's a lot harder during the summer because you actually have to put forth effort to see your friends. Overall my summer is going to have to be amazing full of camps and vacations. What more could I possibility ask for.

The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols

This book was completely romantic and adorable. I loved the way the author made the opinions of the two exes, Hayden and Nick, realistic. I also loved how she captured the tension and attraction of the two with her descriptions throughout the book. Jennifer Echols made a very exotic setting for the book to take place, having them live near a major snowboarding location. Naturally both Nick and Hayden were amazing snowboarders, which could only be expected by where they live. I also loved that Hayden had her own inner conflict and fears to get over. It was great seeing her grow throughout the book. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 because it was truly romantic and cute. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is in the mood for a cute romance novel.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Just Wanted To Share Some Music

The Last Day on Earth- Kate Miller-Heidke

What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction

Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jespen

You Are Really Going to Arrest a 6 year old?

I was searching around the internet and found an article on how this 6 year old, who lived in Georgia, was arrested for having a temper tantrum. It was said that the kid threw items off of the wall and throwing furniture, granted that this can be a dangerous situation, the police still shouldn't have been called. I believe that the parents should have been notified and told to pick up their child before the police were even mentioned. I don't think it's a productive use of the police if the aggressor is only a six year old. The poor kid should not have to go to the jail. She is a little kid and sometimes little kids act out, but it is not extreme nor will ever be extreme to the point where the police need to be called. A group of adults could easily restrain her if needed to, the mother could've been notified in order to get the child to calm down. What makes the situation worst is that they decided to handcuff the girl and put her in a holding cell because she did not cooperate when the police tried to get her to calm down. If she is not familiar with the police, it can be extremely scary for a little girl to be confronted by grown men in uniforms. I believe the situation just shows how people can completely over-exaggerate a situation and they can be lazy. Would it really be that hard to try take a cushion to protect yourself and then just get the girl away from anything to throw?

Here's the link for the article

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Break Blues Have Gone Away

Usually over the break, teachers decide to throw in every single project so that the spring break fun is completely wasted due to the increased amount of work. For once I am absolutely delighted that my teachers did not decide to make me sad all spring break with tons of homework and projects. I believe the teachers need a break themselves, so they shouldn't add all this work just so they get it all during spring break. The teachers probably didn't want to grade anything anyways, especially since people were cranky due to the lack of snow days. What year is complete if there aren't any snow days? Spring break was perfect this year because the teachers planned for snow so they rushed all their lessons, but the snow did not fall. This led to a peaceful, work-free, lazy spring break. If only next year the same thing happens because that would surely be the best. In the honest opinion, nobody needs to work during a spring break. It would be cruel and unusual punishment. Hopefully people have enough common sense to stay smart and safe this spring break, but I'm going to enjoy my fun in the sun while it last.

Sophie's Secret by Tara West

I would most definitely give this book a 4 out of 5 stars! The book was a unique love story with a supernatural twist. The main character Sophie was sweet and nice, having a little bit of insecurity like any normal teenager. I thought that made her seem believable and it helped any reader to be able to understand where she was coming from. I thought the book had a great message as well, saying that sometimes you have to listen to your friends even though you might not like what they have to say. The only thing that I didn't really like was that the Sophie and her other supernatural friends didn't really talk a lot about their powers or how they felt. I also didn't like that AJ (one of Sophie's friend) told the outcome of what would happen with Sophie and one of her love interest. It disappointed me a little because I didn't get to be completely surprised about the ending.Overall the book was amazing and cute. The author did a good job at balancing mystery, romance, and the paranormal, wrapping it up in a delightful book.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry was a perfect book for anyone who wants to read a little romance. The main characters, Brittany and Alex, shared a bond that couldn't be passed up. Their love towards each other made the book capturing to the reader. The author did an amazing job creating her characters and giving them both depth. Alex wasn't just some gang member who loved the rush of killing and drug dealing, and Brittany wasn't a shallow popular girl who had nothing going on in her head. Every page helped the reader truly understand and relate to the characters, even though their situations were too unique for one to fully understand the emotional effect of their loses. The ending was the most amazing and endearing completion to any book that I have read. The book ending didn't make me mad or upset; it had the perfect amount of mystery so that I could imagine, but it also had enough completion so that I wouldn't get mad that she didn't finalize everything. The only bad part about the book would have to be all the Spanish that I didn't know. While it gave me joy to know most of the words that they were saying, it would've been nice if the author put a glossary or explained some of the less known Spanish words. I had a feeling that some of the words she used were Spanish cuss words, but I still don't know. None the less, I'd give this book a 5 out of 5 because it captured my heart and I thought it was amazing.