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Love and Other Unknown Variables | Book Review

A shot in the heart with intense and unrelenting feels.

Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander

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Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend | Review

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

UnknownPublished May 13th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends

Pages: 339 pages

Format: Hardcover

Source: Purchased

Buy it here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local independent bookstore.

The Goodreads summary:

Summer, boys, and friendships gone sour. This new series has everything that perfect beach reads are made of!

Gemma just got dumped and is devastated. She finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier. Do people hold grudges that long?

When a small case of mistaken identity causes everyone, including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh, to think she’s someone else, Gemma decides to go along with it.

Gemma’s plan is working (she’s finding it hard to resist Josh), but she’s finding herself in embarrassing situations (how could a bathing suit fall apart like that!?). Is it coincidence or is someone trying to expose her true identity? And how will Josh react if he finds out who she is?

Katie Finn hits all the right notes in this perfect beginning to a new summer series: A Broken Hearts & Revenge novel.

My Review!

Okay, first off, I LOVE THIS COVER! I mean, even if this was an awful book (which it isn’t) I would probably still recommend it because of the cover.

Something you need to know is that Katie Finn is a pseudonym for Morgan Matson. I started to read this book before I knew that and after I figured that out I got really excited because I love Morgan Matson’s books with a passion. Read the rest of this entry

Something Real · Review

Something Real by Heather Demetrios

UnknownThe Goodreads description:

There’s nothing real about reality TV.

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show’s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it’s about to fall apart…because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™’s mom and the show’s producers won’t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.




I don’t know what I was expecting from Something Real but I believe it greatly exceeded my expectations.

So, this book is about Bonnie™ Baker. (Yes, the ™ is used throughout the whole entire book. You get used to it.) Bonnie™ was on a reality television show from her birth, which was on television, to age thirteen. The show was cancelled because Bonnie™ tried to kill herself when the pressure of being on television 24/7 finally got to her. I am not exaggerating when I say that she was on television 24/7. There were cameras throughout the house with a live stream available to watch online.

Four years and one father later, Bonnie™ is now seventeen and she is finally beginning to live a normal life. Well, as normal as life can be with twelve siblings. That is when her mom announces that, whoops, Baker’s Dozen is being revamped! Bonnie™ is rightfully furious. Read the rest of this entry

Since You’ve Been Gone (The book, not the song) • Review

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I have recently been trying to read more realistic fiction. I started with books by Morgan Matson. That was a terrific choice.


The Barnes & Noble description of Since You’ve Been Gone

Before Sloane, Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, and she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—someone who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list with thirteen bizarre tasks that Emily would never try. But what if they can lead her to Sloane?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Wait…what?

Getting through Sloane’s list will mean a lot of firsts, and with a whole summer ahead of her—and with the unexpected help of the handsome Frank Porter—who knows what she’ll find.

Go Skinny Dipping? Um…

My Review (What you’ve been waiting for)

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson is a mysterious and unique book reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns. It begins with Emily. Read the rest of this entry

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