Ok, so I am chugging along reading Tangled by Carolyn Mackler and it is so far, so great! I love the characters and the humor that is totally realatable...(spelling? is that even a word?)
So...the challenges today are hosted by Wicked Awesome Books and Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing.
Wicked Awesome Books: Matchmaking!
My Match is......Jena from Tangled by Carolyn Mackler (currently reading) and Miles Halter from Looking for Alaska by John Green!
Now lemme tell you why I think they are *perfect* for each other!
Jena is the good girl who has a quirky personality and is so easy to relate to. But, she is kinda the type of girl who doesn't get much boy attention...if you know what I mean. And, Miles is also a little bit of an outsider in the way that he does his own thing and has that similar quirky personality. Even though he meets and falls in love with Alaska (which btw, is totally how I would want a guy to fall in love with me!) and has a girlfriend through some parts of the book, he is that same type of person who doesn't try to get much attention. SEE?! Perfect match!!!!
Bleh to Basically Amazing Books: Recommendations
My first reccomendation is Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. *sigh* This book was absolutely AMAZING. I devoured it from the first page to the last. It filled me with heartache and happiness, sadness and laughter. It was thought-provoking and delightfully written with Oliver's raw emotion and power lines. It gave me the strength to stop and think about what it would be like to have to live that one last day. What would you do if you only had a few more "do-overs"? Read it. Love it. Because of the way it made me feel. I know it will for you, too.
My second recommendation is One Night that Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt. This is probably my favorite of all the books I have read so far for the read-a-thon and even one of the best stories I have read in a while, also. It was a quick, fun read that was cute and catchy. (Kinda like a Disney movie, but who's asking anyway ;)) The main character Eliza is a very easy character to relate to. We all have secrets and having your notebook taken by your ex-boyfriendd isn't exactly ideal. So this made it even funnier. If your looking for something easy and fun to read on the plane, train or even just on the weekend, pick this one up and you won't be disappointed.
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