This past week I have finally gotten my hands on a library card and decided to use the free week to my advantage. During this time I read: Read Between the Lines, Just One Day, and I'll Give You the Sun. Since they were ugly library books, I did not take photos of the covers, although I will link all of my reviews to Amazon, where you can view the book further.
Read Between the Lines - Jo Knowles
This book was definitely my favorite of the 3 I read this past week. I enjoyed how different the story was; never before have I read something like this. I always appreciate an author when they try to make their books unique.
The perspective starts off in a high school freshman, Nate, whose middle finger gets broken in gym class. Each chapter brings alive a new character, but you'll be surprised how smoothly things connect. A single day brings the community together as you slowly understand more from every perspective. From cheerleaders and jocks, to misunderstood 'misfits', all the stories collide, because all the information you need is found if you read between the lines.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Just One Day - Gale Forman
I hate to admit it, but I only picked this book off the shelf because I had read If I Stay, and Where She Went by Gale Forman. Not even peaking at the summary, I thought it would be a great read. But in reality, it was only a good read. Undoubtedly, this book took the longest to read because I wasn't drawn in page by page.
Lu Lu, also known as Allyson Healy, is an orderly, precise person. Or rather, until she visits Paris unexpectedly with Willem. There, she turns into a completely different person, one who is up for adventure. Throughout the year after her trip, Allyson starts to discover herself. Slowly she peals away the layers until she finds who she really is.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson
The best word to use that would describe this book would be artsy. It takes some deep thought while reading the book, which is a good thing. I enjoyed having to think more into the story because it was told in a mismatched order. In fact, Jandy Nelson brings many morals into the story, about lies, acceptance, and love.
Noah and Jude. JudeandNoah. This is how it always was for the twins when they were younger, attached in every way. However, when death bells ring their love for each other gets buried too. Taken in both perspectives, I'll Give You the Sun, slowly brings together two halves of a story in order to create a whole. And with a whole story comes a whole family again.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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