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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 19- Book that turned you off

Alright, I changed this one a little. I have yet to find a book that actually “turned me on” so I’ve changed it to “turned me off”. Two completely different ideas, I know. I’m sorry! 🙂

People are going to hate me for this, I know. But I get a strong feeling of, I don’t know, repulsion or something from this book. From when I first heard the concept for this book, I have not wanted to read it. For one thing, it sounds very depressing. I just can’t handle depressing books, believe or not they make me depressed too, even for a short while! Why would I read about the reasons that some poor girl decided to kill herself?

Also, my friend Casey finished (well, “skim-read”, we call it) this book today and she hated it! Apparently, the reasons stink. Who are we to judge that kind of thing, but this book keeps getting a worse image in my head. Lastly, I have been looking at some reviews on Goodreads and saw one that the first sentence is:

“I liked the idea of this book more than the execution.”

Is this a theme with Jay Asher, or what? I mean, I felt the exact same way about The Future of Us! I wish I could re-write the story on my own! Except that I didn’t like the concept of 13 Reasons in the first place, so….

That is my two cents. I realize many people adore Jay Asher and his books, but one thing is for sure. I DON’T!

Apparently there is a movie of this coming out with Selena Gomez. Yay. *sarcasm*

Sorry to all of you folks that I offended, because I know there are some. But I still would love to hear your opinions on this! 🙂

Olivia

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Book Review- The Future of Us

As you all know, I have been reading The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Caroline Mackler for the last few days. I had kind of figured before I picked this up that it would be good because they are both already very successful YA authors. The whole idea of the book fascinated me; I mean, what would YOU do if you got to see your Facebook profile 15 years into the future, but Facebook hasn’t been invented yet??

That’s what happens in this book. Emma and Josh discover it together on their ancient *GASP* desktop computer, which was the coolest technology back then. Every time they refresh the page, their futures change. But when things start to go wrong, is it safe for them to try to change the future? Oh, and they’re kind of in love too. But they won’t admit it. 🙂

So, I had really high hopes for this book, and I was a little disappointed. It turned out to be one of those books that the theory gets you excited, but the way that the author(s) made relationships and the plot worked out. It seemed a little predictable, and the story dragged for 95% of it! Most of the plot was high school drama (hey, I get enough of that every day, right?) and was even more about relationships and who’s-dating-who than the Facebook thing. Hey, I know no book is perfect, and some people really enjoyed this book, but it just wasn’t for me.

I don’t think I recommend this, but if it sounds interesting to you, you might want to check it out anyway.

Read this? What did you think?  😀 Oh, and I would looovvveee some recommendations as always! But no pressure!

Olivia

 

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 14- Book whose character you would marry

Four. From Divergent. I’m pretty sure that no one who has read Divergent could disagree with me. He is every girl’s dream man: smart, brave, kind, romantic, and he doesn’t even care if you aren’t pretty. Let’s be honest, ladies. It doesn’t get much better than that. 😀

Also, I’m reading The Future of Us right now and it’s really good! Have any of you read it?

Olivia

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