Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Source of book: Bought
Publisher: Turtleback books
Date finished: May 10th, 2013
Stars: Five out of five running shoes

You've seen the movies. Every teenage girl has at one point or another, I mean its a classic! Well, not really.. but we can pretend. But did you know it started as a book? I sure as hell didn't until I saw it at my Library's annual book-sale. Its about a girl, named Amelia "Mia" who finds out that her father is actually the prince of Genovia, and that he doesn't just work there. Because of his cancer, he can't have anymore kids, making Mia the sole heir to the Genovian throne.
All she ever wanted was for her best friend's brother to notice she was alive—and to pass freshman Algebra. But now that her dad's told her she's heir to the throne of the country of Genovia (and that her horrible Grandmere is going to be giving her princess lessons every day after school) Mia Thermopolis has enough problems to fill a lifetime of diaries....

OK. This book was so funny and adorable! I loved it so much and I am definitely going to buy every other book in the series and  read them all at once. But I noticed some differences between the book and the movie. Big ones. This is an example of "Hated the movie loved the book" except in this case its "Loved the movie loved the book even more"If you've seen the movies but haven't read the book, I implore you to do so!
Quotes:“What is the appropriate reply to make to a man who says he loves you?
Thank you. You are very kind.”

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Easy by Tammara Webber

Source of book: Library 
Date finished: 5/16/2013
Stars: 1 out of 5 running shoes
Pages: 310
Publisher: Berkly Trade

 He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy

While the name of the book is Easy, I found this book hard to read. The book starts when Jacqueline, who is most likely in her third year or second year of college is almost raped but saved. She doesn't want to call the police or anything because he was her ex-boyfriends roommate. What? Why? What does this show to girls? That everyone who gets raped shouldn't call police because they will be saved by some mysterious, hot boy? Then she gets cornered by him again, and instead of screaming she says "Lets go to my room." as an attempt to run. How come, when she gets to the dorm hallway, she doesn't scream and yell "HELP! He tried to rape me!" Then she cries and moans about her ex Kennedy. THIS SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED YOUNG ADULT! She is like, 20! Young adult should be 13-18 year olds! and it should have sex in it! This book was so stupid, I didn't understand all of the hype! Also, another girl is raped, and even though throughout the book everyone is like "It wasn't your fault" Blah blah, I absolutely believe it is Jacqueline's fault for not saying anything sooner.