Monday, October 31, 2016

Hi Peoples!

I know, I know....I said I'd start posting more regularly....and I will!  Eventually!  As soon as I finish everything I ever wanted to do and have absolutely nothing else to do!

Kidding, kidding.....kinda.


In my defence!  I was so prepared to type out a post about something that isn't a book review a few days ago....but then this bloody book had other plans for me!

*holds up a hardcover book with razor sharp edges*


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice

Read: Aug. 23-28, 2016
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Format: paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Square Fish, June 2015
Genres: contemporary, realistic fiction, romance

Blurb from Goodreads:

"Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody.

Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice-and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself."


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Knowledge Test


You know how in Canada, once you pass your written knowledge test and get your L, you can DRIVE?!

You know!  Like, getting behind a wheel and spinning the wheel thing...and moving a giant machine that's a trillion times heavier than you?


Well, I'm turning 17 this September....and I only just took my knowledge test in August.

I'm well aware that most sixteen-year-olds can't wait to take the test and start driving....I'm....not one of those people, but my mom's been pushing and shoving me to learn so that she won't have drive anymore, and just spend her days relaxing at home while I drive my siblings and myself everywhere....ugh.

Well, then, a YEAR after my birthday, I've finally read the stupid book, and took the test.  Yay me.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Review: Fifteen Lanes by S.J. Laidlaw

Read: Aug. 6-15, 2016
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Format: hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Tundra Books, April 2016
Genres: realistic fiction, cultural (India)

Blurb from Goodreads:

"Noor has lived all of her fourteen years in the fifteen lanes of Mumbai’s red light district. Born into a brothel, she is destined for the same fate as her mother: a desperate life trapped in the city’s sex trade. She must act soon to have any chance of escaping this grim future.
Across the sprawling city, fifteen-year-old Grace enjoys a life of privilege. Her father, the CEO of one of India’s largest international banks, has brought his family to Mumbai where they live in unparalleled luxury. But Grace’s seemingly perfect life is shattered when she becomes a victim of a cruel online attack.
When their paths intersect, Noor and Grace will be changed forever. Can two girls living in vastly different worlds find a common path?
Award-winning author S.J. Laidlaw masterfully weaves together their stories in a way that resonates across class and culture.Fifteen Lanes boldly explores the ties that bind us to places and people, and shows us that the strongest of bonds can be forged when hope is all but lost."


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