Happy Friday, y’all! So sorry for not posting in a while, but I wanted to take a mini break, but I’m back. For today’s post it’s going to be two mini book reviews.
So this is going to be my first book review in a while (can’t remember if I’ve done a book review on here – I think I have, but unsure at the moment) so it might not the best, but I want to share my feelings on these two books and maybe give any of you book recommendations with the books I plan to review in the future. So let’s get into these reviews. 🤗
The Fault in our Stars – John Green
4.5/5 star rating
Synopsis: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
I really enjoyed this book. This was my first John Green book and it did not disappoint – I’m really wanting to read his other works. I liked the storyline and the characters, but overall I felt so many emotions – laughter, sadness, anger, grief. As you can tell, I did a lot of annotating, haha. Such a good young adult book and I’ll say that the movie did a pretty good portrayal of the book – of course not everything will be like the book, but for me, I feel like it did.
Made You Up – Francesca Zappia
5/5 star rating
So before I get into this book, please know that this may not be for everyone and like everyone else , there will be difference of opinions regarding books that have or are about mental illness so please take that into consideration.
Synopsis: Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8 Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her?
Personally, I really enjoyed this book. It intrigued me and I kept wanting to read more, I literally went to bed at late hours of the night because I wanted to know what happened next. I was personally recommended this book and I’m glad they did because I really did enjoy the book. There were tons of mystery-solving moments and shocking moments that I almost threw my book and that’s not even an exaggeration haha that’s how into this book I was, it was an interesting experience, for sure haha. I know this book has some mixed reviews and I understand why, but I personally enjoyed it.
So those are my brief mini reviews and I know I didn’t go into detail about the book, but knowing me I would be putting in spoilers so I didn’t want to spoil anything just in case someone finds this interesting. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend, y’all! 😊