Okay, Jenny Han, I See You

You know how when you’re reading a book and imagining the story in your head, you put some sort of color into their world as well? Like if it’s a crime/mystery novel, it would be like monochromatic scheme even if the setting is during the day? Or if it’s a young adult novel about teen love, you see so much bright colors?

I don’t know if it’s just me, though (and I’m really hoping that it isn’t the case), and how I imagine these stories in my head. But anyway, that wasn’t my point. Continue reading Okay, Jenny Han, I See You

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‘The Hate U Give’ Gives Us A Whole New Perception

I’m not going to butcher this great book by writing a review that’s mostly filled with my hatred for the Philippine government (but just a shout out to those who are “fans” of Duterte and his agendas, I suggest you read this book to give you some perspective).

But I will say that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book that’s not only timely and relevant in the USA, but also here in the Philippines. It’s not only a reality for the African-American folks in the USA, but also for the less-fortunate people (those who live in the slums aka “squatters’ area”) here in the Philippines. Continue reading ‘The Hate U Give’ Gives Us A Whole New Perception

‘They Both Die at the End’ will Ironically Make You Feel Alive

You don’t go into reading this book thinking there’d be a happy ending. You don’t expect a miracle from a novel with a title “They Both Die At the End” because there simply just would not be and wishful thinking won’t help the already set course of this story.

So… they both die at the end. Okay, what’s so amazing about a book that basically promises you that both protagonists will die at the end anyway? Well, here’s a simple answer: everything. Continue reading ‘They Both Die at the End’ will Ironically Make You Feel Alive

A Spiritual Revelation: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

I’ve only just gotten past the half of this book today (January 24) — as in the exact half; 185 out of 370 pages — and I’m already writing a draft of this post. That’s how intense my feelings are for John Green’s latest novel: Turtles All the Way Down.

First of all, let’s talk about the title. Halfway through and I still haven’t figured out the meaning behind the title of this book. I understand that there’s probably not going to be any turtles here because there hasn’t been any inkling that there would be any but why this title? Am I missing something here??? (I should probably just Google search this and find out, once and for all, the answer to this silly question.) Continue reading A Spiritual Revelation: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Wonder is A Must-See & Must-Read for All Ages

Now this is what a book-to-movie adaptation should be like.

Wonder is a novel (it’s not quite Young Adult and it’s not really Elementary level; just somewhere in between but definitely one that reaches to kids, tweens, teens, and adults alike) written by R.J. Palacio back in 2012 and one that I read back in 2016. The movie adaptation was released in late 2017 but I didn’t get a chance to watch it until last weekend. Continue reading Wonder is A Must-See & Must-Read for All Ages