Tag: Dutton Juvenile

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins

Review: Isla and the Happily E..

In 2010 a very good friend of mine said one thing to me that essentially changed my life. She said, ‘read Anna and the French Kiss’. Having only dabbled in reading in the past and slightly getting more into it I agreed and nothing has been the same. I have read that one book 8 times, its companion Lola and the Boy Next Door twice and most recently Isla and the Happily Ever After. Isla was a book that I have been anticipating for years, half scared it would let down, half scared it would be amazing and leave me […]

Posted August 14, 2014 by Andi / 12 Comments
Review: Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins

Review: Lola and the Boy Next ..

I have no idea how I managed to never review this book, But I’m fixing that…NOW!   What can I say about Lola Nolan? What can I say about Lola and the Boy Next Door? What can I say about the boy next door, Cricket Bell? Awesome is what I can say about them! This book was awesome. After reading Anna and the French Kiss I was worried. I loved that book so hard it was impossible to live up to my expectation. I mean how was Stephanie Perkins going to make me feel the same things about Lola and […]

Posted July 24, 2014 by Andi / 0 Comments
Second Chance Sunday – Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Second Chance Sunday – H..

I first read Nina LaCour a few months back with her second book The Discenchanments. I completely fell in love with her writing style and her character development. Knowing I had Hold Still in my possession I was hesitant to read it because it was so different from the other book. But after a gentle push from a fellow reader I finally caved. And simply put, it was magnificent! That’s really all I can use to describe this amazingly emotional book about loss, and being the one left behind. Hold Still is the story of Caitlin, a high school junior, […]

Posted December 22, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments
Review: Just One Year – Gayle Forman

Review: Just One Year – ..

Let me start by saying how excited I was when a friend got an advanced copy of this and let me borrow it before she even read it. She is totally awesome. I’ve been dying to read this book since I finished Just One Day back in January and it didn’t disappoint…for the most part. Although I didn’t love it as much as Just One Day, I really enjoyed Willem’s story which turned out to be a year of growth and changes. Just One Year is the companion to Just One Day. I say companion because although it has the […]

Posted October 3, 2013 by Andi / 3 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday: Just One Year – Gayle Foreman

Waiting on Wednesday: Just One..

*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a weekly meme that allows you to share a book you can’t wait to read! Just One Year – Gayle Foreman{purchase}Release Date: October 15, 2013 “Can you fall in love in just one day? Can you become a new person? How about in just one year? In JUST ONE DAY and its companion novel JUST ONE YEAR, sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey and easygoing actor Willem De Ruiter are about to find out against a guidebook-worthy array of foreign backdrops. Equal parts romance, coming-of-age-tale, mystery […]

Posted July 17, 2013 by Andi / 0 Comments