Book Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Hey guys! I’m back with a book review finally. It’s been awhile..I kind of slacked off a bit with my reading but I’m back on the train for a little while again. Today, I’m going to share my opinion on Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid.

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Now, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve read this but I remember a good portion of this book..bare with me.

It starts off with us meeting a girl named Lelia. She has basically runaway from home for the summer and is going on a road-trip to see the northern lights. Along the way she meets 4 different people all in different scenarios but she comes to them right in their time of need.

She first meets Hudson. He works with his dad as a mechanic. Lelia ends up needing work done on her car when she winds up at Hudson’s shop. He gets working on her car, turns out liking her and talks her into letting him show her around Vicksburg, Mississippi..all night. Well, Hudson was suppose to be studying all night for college interview but that change when he was late the next morning. That left Lelia and Hudson on bad terms and she left.

Next, she met Bree. Bree was walking down the side of a highway basically running away from home as well. Lelia stopped her car and let Bree in. Lelia learned that Bree was having a rocky relationship with her sister and wanted to get away. Leila and Bree ended up doing very risky things and one landed them in jail. The only way for them to get bailed out was for Bree to call her sister. Peace was finally made and Lelia continued on her journey to the northern lights.

While driving through Minneapolis, Lelia came upon a figure in the middle of the road and nearly hit them. That’s when she met Elliot. He was going through rough time with a girl at prom. Him and Lelia ended up running all over town trying to track this girl down so Elliot could sing a song and confess his love to her..but it ended up turning all bad.

On her last stop, she met Sonia. This was a crazy adventure here. Sonia was sorta dating a guy named Jeremiah..but it was all a secret because she didn’t want her old boyfriend named Sam, family to be upset (he passed away). Sonia was suppose to be attending a wedding that her boyfriend was in..along with Sam’s sister. Sonia went to runaway from the wedding that’s when Lelia met her. Lelia and her were driving away..a long ways away back to the US from Canada..she was wearing Jeremiah’s tuxedo and the rings were in there. Leila and Sonia had to go back to Canada but neither had passports! They ended up getting there through a series of events..that ended up with Sonia & Jeremiah being able to be together after all.

Finally, after all the stops and friends that Lelia had met she made it to her destination. She went to a campground where she met another family that made her feel comfortable while being there. They had a daughter named Dee..she got real close with Lelia and they threw Lelia a birthday party because Lelia never remembered having one (her parents and sister both died in an accident). Dee got frustrated after the birthday party because it didn’t bring any memories back for Lelia and she ran away. After they found Dee..she pointed up and there were the northern lights, just for Lelia.

I really enjoyed this book and I was in tune the entire time! It was so hard to put down.

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  • Liz

Book Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Hi guys! I’m back with another book review, this time it’s by one of my favorite authors..I Was Here by Gayle Forman. It just came out 2 years ago and I recently picked it up.IMG_0939

It’s about a girl who unfortunately commits suicide..now I’m not typically the person to read books about that but I just grabbed it.

The girls name is Meg. She went off to college in Seattle..while she was there she planned it all outta by figuring out all the details and what she would need to do to commit suicide without anyone noticing.

Now her friend Cody had to go to Seattle to bring all of her stuff back home. While Cody was there she met with Meg’s friends and slept in Meg’s bed..once she got back home Meg’s parents gave Cody her laptop. That was a pretty wrong idea.

Cody went digging to find out why Meg did what she did..and how she did it. There had to be someone who forced her too or something.

Throughout the book..Cody has one of Meg’s friends hack into the laptop to access files and emails to try and get clues. She also pairs up with one of Meg’s friends (I believe) named Ben to help..but he doesn’t always like to get into what was Meg’s personal business.

Cody figures out that Meg was in an online forum that talked all about how to commit suicide and the easy ways too. There was one guy in particular that caught Cody’s eye and she thought that’s who got Meg into the state she was.

Cody and Ben end up locating the guy and tracking him down but it wasn’t really worth it in the end.

This book was a fairly good read. I was hooked to it as normal and enjoyed pretty much every part.

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Book Review: Messenger by Lois Lowry

Hi guys! Time for another book review, Today I’m sharing my opinion on ‘Messenger by Lois Lowry’. This is the 3rd book in the series (The Giver, Gathering Blue), I believe.img_0717

Overall I enjoyed it! The main characters are Matty & Ser. Matty is a carryover character from Gathering Blue and possibly the giver.

Matty now lives on the other side of the forest where the injured or deformed ones go. He got adopted into a house with a blind man named Ser.

Matty does a lot his new home, each person sort of has their own meaning and he delivers messages to the people and to the other side occasionally. He gets an order from the leader to go deliver messages to the other side saying the borders will be closing and no-one will be able to come across again.

Ser, turns out to have a daughter on the other side and sends Matty to get her. The forest can be very dangerous and can even kill you. Matty & the girl struggle to get through but with the help of Leader, they make it. Shortly after, Matty receives his real name.

This was so good. I like how the author carried characters over from the other books. There is one more in this series called Son which I hope to read soon.

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Book Review – Paper Towns by John Green

Hey guys! Time for another book review..I’ve been whipping through books which is such a surprise to me. I’m just so into reading lately and I’m getting hooked into books quickly. Today I’m going to share my opinion on Paper Towns by John Greenimg_0640

I’ve had this book in my possession for so long but I never fully read it. I started it a few times and then just ditched it back on my shelf. I watched the movie about a year ago and I finally told myself I’m going to have to get around and read it. Surprisedly, I got hooked pretty quick this time!

It has a few characters in it, Quentin Jacobsen..he’s been trying to figure out a girl for some time..Ben Starling..also known as bloody ben, one of Quentin’s friends..Radar..another friend..Margo Roth Spiegelman..girl who Quentin wonders about..and Lacey..Margo’s best friend.

It all starts off one night when Margo who lives across the street from Quentin, climbs up to his window and needs him to drive her around so she can do some things. She caught her boyfriend cheating, if I remember right and she wanted to get back at him but didn’t tell Quentin that.

They end up spending the whole night out, Spray painting M’s on people’s cars, Leaving dead fish in cars, Sneaking into people’s houses..going into a bank and looking at the skyline and then breaking into Seaworld.

The next morning, Quentin woke up and went to school and noticed Margo’s car was not there..she wasn’t there for a week. One morning, he woke up went downstairs and found his parents talking to her parents along with a detective. Margo had runaway, this wasn’t the first time but her parents were tried of her running off. No-one had a clue where she went but Quentin wanted to find her..she always left clues too.

One day, Quentin noticed that her window shade was down and normally it wasn’t..there was also a poster hanging on it. He knew that was a clue. From then on he and his friends kept searching for clue after clue. Quentin even read books over and over again to get clues from it.

They ended up narrowing down that she was in a paper town. They went to many different locations of where she had once stopped but turned up short each time but each place had clues that helped them lead them to her.

They did it up finding her. She was okay.

That’s where I’m going to leave it at, I hate giving too many details but I want to give enough.

This was a great book but like I said it took me a few tries to finally get into it.

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  • Liz

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Hey guys! Today is Wednesday so that means another book review, this it’s Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I have to admit I was a little hesitant to read this. I thought it was a horror story..not even close. I didn’t read any reviews or anything, so I was going in blindsided.img_0639

Like I have mentioned in posts before, I’m still working at getting better at writing reviews.

You start off meeting a boy named Jacob, he thought he was just an average teenager until he saw ‘monsters’ kill his Grandfather.  His Grandfather, had started acting really strange but everyone just thought he was losing it but Jacob knew better.

He ended up discovering a place where he Grandfather lived and came from, I believe he was adopted. Well, this place turns into basically a deserted island where Jacob & his father visit.

As soon as Jacob arrived at the island, he wanted to explore. His dad on the other end wanted to explore for birds..something his dad did for a living. Jacob ended up finding 2 boys who were sorta willing to help him find the house where his Grandfather once lived with Miss Peregrine. The boys would only take him so far, so he finished going the rest of the way himself.

Once he discovers the house, it seems it be empty. Everyone that once lived in it were gone, so he went in and investigated. He thought maybe he could find photos or things that could relate to his Grandfather. He ended up finding a trunk that had to be filled with stuff but when he tried to open it, it fell through the floor into the basement.

He figured out how to go downstairs where the trunk had busted open and found photos. All the photos looked like ones his Grandfather had shown him. All of the sudden, he actually saw the children and was whipped away to another world.

Turns out that everyone that lived with his Grandfather were still alive and re-living the day in 1940 when the war was going on all over again. He met with Miss Peregrine & all the other peculiar children that were in the photographs.

After meeting with all the children, he learns that he is a peculiar child himself..and has to make the difficult decision of staying and living in the real world with his parents or staying with the peculiar children where he’s safe from the ‘monsters’.

Well, before too long..the monsters catch onto him. They end up turning Miss Peregrine back to a bird..and then Jacob and a few of the peculiar children have to work at getting her back.

I don’t want to give out too many details but there was so much going on in this book! I love it overall. I couldn’t put it down hardly at night and just wanted to keep reading till the next chapter.

There is a sequel called “Hollow City” which I want to purchase and read soon. If you read this book and wrote a review, let me know I would love to hear your opinion on it.

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Book Review: Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Hey guys! Today is Wednesday, time for another book review! I’ve been finishing books lately within a week to a week and half, which is something I don’t typically do but I’m content with it. I’m slowly trying to get better with book reviews so bear with me.

Today I’m sharing Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan. I was instantly drawn in by the cover..what girl wouldn’t be? img_0674

This book starts off being about a girl named Brooke, she is the daughter of Brick Berlin who is a movie-star and constantly in the media. She thought she was an only child but turns out he has a child named Molly who lives across the country. She has never been in the spotlight and is not sure she wants to be. Once she meets her spoiled sister Brooke, things changed big time. Right from the get-go they don’t get along..but by the end of the book they get along.

It shows how siblings may fight but they always hold a place for each-other. I really enjoyed this book and I was locked in the whole time. I would definitely recommend this to any girl no matter the age.

If you have any books you would recommend, comment below.

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  • Liz

Book Review: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Hey guys! Today is Wednesday, book review time! Today I’m going to be sharing a book that most probably would have read in middle school or so but I found my copy just the other day and NEVER read it, so I thought what the heck it can’t be too bad. Let’s go!

They are four main people in this book, Tibby, Carmen, Lena, Bridget. The pants belong to Carmen but she didn’t really like them so offered them to Tibby but then Tibby offered them to Lena and so on..they all finally realized that seemed to be magical because they all could wear them and look great in them.img_0661

This story took place over the summer and all 4 girls where going to be in different places but wanted to share the pants…so each one got to wear them at some point during the summer because they shipped them from one person to the next. Each time, each girl had them, they helped them in someway when they were in a time of need or were going through a struggle.

Each girl had there struggles during the summer from getting turned down by a guy to finding out that Carmen’s dad had another family and didn’t really care for her..the pants helped make situations better.

This book was a quick read but I was hooked the entire time! I would say this is probably recommend for at least 13 & up! There are also a few more to the series, I’m not sure if I will purchase them or not. If I remember correctly, I was left hanging at the end..unfortunately.

Feel free to comment any book suggestions below.

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  • Liz