Books, movie

A penny for my thoughts (If I Stay)

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I hate having high expectations when reading a book because I always end up getting disappointed and that’s what happened with this book. Its overrated. I expected to ball my eyes out while reading but that moment never came. With that said, was it a good book? Of course it is, matter of fact it was one of the easiest books I’ve read in a while.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make. -Goodreads.

If I Stay was beautifully written there wasn’t a chapter in the book that fell flat, the words flow easily. After a car accident left Mia floating through life and death she has to make a decision if she should go (with her parents) or if she should stay. During her decision their are numerous flashback with her family, friends and,of how she fell in love.

I loved all the flashback it showed you who Mia was and why she was the person she is. Why she played the cello while her parents and boyfriend were punk rockers. It showed the strength and depth music have on someone’s life.

I knew which choice she was going to make in the middle of the book, I predicted it, that doesn’t make the book predictable. I’m just really attentive. Knowing what going to happen didn’t ruin the book for me cause I like the way in which it happened.

If I Stay pulled on my heart but I just didn’t feel a connection with Mia and her parents, or her boyfriend. It’s a good book but I just didn’t feel a connection.

If I Stay is being adapted into a film which is being release on August 22. The trailer is out now and it looks really nice, I already feel like the connection with the trailer.

Have you read the book, I would love to know what your thoughts on it? If you haven’t read the book are you going to see the movie?
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Books, movie

A penny for my thought (The Fault in our Stars)

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“I want you  to know that I’m both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” A quote from The Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. That’s how I feel about the world/life in general happy and sad, but when I read books I’m more happy than sad. The Fault in our stars takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions that builds you up then breaks you down so that you realize the world isn’t a wish granting factory.

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. – Goodreads

There is little to say about this novel its simple amazing, eye-opening and overwhelming.  John Green words flow from the pages into your mind and you feel everything Hazel -the protagonist- is feeling and you want nothing more than her to be happy and healthy.

Augustus Waters makes you believe in love even if you don’t. For that glimpse second in time while reading it gives you hope that maybe the world isn’t as bad as it seems. When bad stuff happens its only the universe wanting to be notice.

The thing I love most about the book it portrays real life as we know it. It does not necessarily have a happy ending, there is no happy ever after. There is no happy ending in life, we live to die. Dying is a side effect of living, we all are going to die.

I love this book and I recommend it to everyone, even if your not a book person it’s just one of those that you have to read.

There are a lot of inspirational quotes from TFIOS these are some of my favourite’s:

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellation.

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world but you do have some say in who hurts you.

What a slut time is. She screws everybody.

The marks humans leave are too often scars.

It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.

Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.

Without pain, how could we know joy?’ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.

You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.

There are many more quotes but I’ll stick with these.

How I feel before I read TFIOS.

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The Fault in our stars movie comes out on June 6 and the trailer is out now. The movie looks like it remain true to the books and I can’t wait to see it.

What are your thought on the Fault in our stars? Did you love the book?Are you going to see the movie?
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