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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli

 This book is 303 pages long. In those 303 pages, you follow the story of sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly gay, Simon Spier. 

Simon is your typical teenager. He has problems, like we all do. However, Simon's problems are not easy to overcome. He is gay. And no one but the mysterious Blue knows. Blue is a guy that posted an anonymous Tumblr post about him struggling with his sexuality. on the schools Tumblr website. Simon contacted Blue and they've been emailing ever since.

Simon was happy. He had three best friends and a whole load of other amazing friends, an he was emailing an amazing guy. Everything was sort of perfect, well as perfect as a teenagers life can get. That was until Martin came into the picture. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t set Martin up with his cheerleader best friend, Abby, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. The worst part being that the privacy of Blue will be compromised. 

Things get worse for Simon when he realises he might be falling for Blue. Because falling for Blue is a big deal. "It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal."


Not only does Simon have to figure out how to stop being blackmailed, he has to figure out how to find out Blue's real identity, without scaring him off. 

A beautiful contemporary filled with morals and will make you laugh. 

"Straight people should have time come out too. The more awkward it is, the better."

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

My favourite book of the year.


All the bright places by Jennifer Niven

Many people watched my review of the book which I uploaded to Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3-oiX2C5as
So, as I loved the book, I decided it would be good to do a review of it on my blog.

This book is 378 pages long. In those 378 pages you follow the story of Theodore Finch and Violet Markey.

Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. "I'm broken, and no one can fix it."
Violet Markey is devastated by her sister's death. "In that instant we went plowing through the guardrail, my words dies too."

The two troubled teens meet on top of their school bell tower and their relationship blossoms from there.

Violet and her sister, Eleanor, used to have a blog. A lot of Violet's point of views are about how she brings herself to start writing again, thanks to Finches amazing help. However, Finch's point of views include a lot of deeper and darker thoughts.

The thing I love about this book is that Jennifer addressed the subject of suicide. Because of the huge amount development in society today, taboo subjects such as homophobia and self harm are being covered more in books, but I still think suicide is a subject that not many books talk about. This is why I love this book because the subject is talked about and is a major part of the story line. I love how the idea is not just brushed under the carpet after the character meets someone that they like. Through the whole book the idea is present and I think this needs to happen in more books. I feel like the young adult genre is great for covering these topics but other genres are not.

On a lighter note, I love the story line and the characters and as one of my most anticipated books of 2015, it certainly lived up to my expectations.

Monday, 13 April 2015

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Welcome to my blog!

Hey guys! This is just and intro. Hi, my name is Beth but you can call me Pixie. This is my blog about books.
It will contain posts a bout books I've read and I what I think of them.
-Pixie