Goodreads Monday – 23/7/2018

Hello All!!!

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners

To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back so that others can see what you picked.

I have read two books by John Green and very soon I am going to start the third one.

For this week, my feature is An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

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Synopsis

Katherine V thought boys were gross

Katherine X just wanted to be friends

Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail

K-19 broke his heart

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. 

Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself. (from Goodreads)

I have always loved the writing style of John Green and I love reading his books. Looking forward to reading this one and reviewing as well.

Share your thoughts and ideas about this book.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

 

 

 

Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Book Review

Hello All!!

I am here with my first book review for the month of July.

Yesterday I posted my TBR pile and you might already know, what I am planning to read this month. I am very happy that, I was able to finish reading one book already.

Here is my review;

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Hardcover, 313 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Dutton Books

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. 

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. (from Goodreads)

My Review

  1. After reading Looking For Alaska, I totally fell in love with the writing style of John Green and this is my second book from the author. Actually I was looking forward to reading this one, and finally I did.
  2. The whole story is about fighting against Cancer and how cancer patients face the reality of their lives.
  3. The female protagonist of the story, Hazel, a sixteen year old girl who is plain and simple and fights cancer and brain tumor, as  a result of a medical miracle.
  4. Hazel meets young, seventeen year old, cute and hot Augustus Waters at the support group session.
  5. Meeting Augusts or Gus, totally changes the life of Hazel and simply can be put as, her life is being re- written. She experiences love and affection from Gus. Together they face the reality of their lives.
  6. The characters are well constructed and all the supporting characters were amazing too.
  7. Powerful yet simple and deeper story line, that talks about a bitter truth about some of the unfortunate people in our society.
  8. Death of Augustus really wrenched my heart, and it honestly made me cry 😦
  9. Story is filled with love, humor and finally heart-break. (but totally worth reading and facing the heart-break)
  10. No matter what life offers you, living your life to the fullest is the best therapy. This is what I learnt from the story. There might be so many barriers but don’t forget love finds its way.
  11. I was emotionally touched after reading the book and would recommend it to anyone, who love books by John Green.

 

My Rating

starstarstarstar(4/5) Exceptional

 

Hope you enjoyed!

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

 

Looking for Alaska by John Green – Book Review

Hello All!!!!

As you can see in the topic, today I am going to be doing another Book Review post. Since I am spending the last few days of my vacation, I thought I should finfish reading and reviewing books as much as I can.

Looking for Alaska is my first ever John Green book, and I am having mixed feelings. I am sure it is not going to be the last. It was a heart-warming story and I really liked it.

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Goodreads Synopsis

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same. (from Goodreads)

 

My Review

As I mentioned earlier, this is my very first John Green novel. I must say that I really enjoyed it. If there is one time in life that you get to know your self is, non other than your high school times. The story is about a gang of high school students, who are going through this phase of  life.

We meet Miles Halter (Pudge), who is kind of reserved type of kid who starts at Culver Creek. He does not have prior experience in belonging into a gang but, he is being accepted by a set of students whom likes him for simply who he is. Here we meet the supporting characters of the story, Colonel – his crazy roommate, Takumi – the Japanese kid and Alaska Young – the most attractive girl in college (with a boyfriend)

The story is all about this high school gang and how they face and handle different situations. Except for the academics they are amusing themselves by smoking, drinking and best of all by doing pranks.

The latter part of the story brought tears to my eyes. The death of Alaska, the way Pudge and Colonel faces in to reality and finally Takumi revealing the truth made me really sad and upset.

The story speaks to the hearts of the young kids who are going through this phase of life. The way they look into problems, handle and face different situations are clearly highlighted. The characters and the story is well crafted to speak the young hearts.

Looking forward to reading more stories by John Green.

My Rating

starstarstarstar (4/5) Exceptional

 

I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves reading John Green. A well written, heart touching story.

Hope you enjoyed.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi