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An Abundance of Katherines - John Green

The main character of this book is named Colin. He is a child prodigy, as he calls himself, and can make up anagrams to words in approximately 10 seconds. Colin has an Arabic best friend named Hassan and they do everything together. Hassan is the one who gets Colin through all of his breakups. Which, by the way, Colin has had 19 breakups all of which he has been the dumpee and all by girls with the name Katherine. He has some sort of Katherine fetish where he only dates girls by that name and always falls madly in love. Colin is the type of guy to be clingy and has to make sure his companion still likes him every second. Probably why he's been dumped 19 times. So, to get away from his sadness and to maybe stop thinking about the last Katherine, he convinces Hassan to go with him on a road trip. They end up in Gunshot, Kentucky and stay with a girl named Lindsey and her mother who they met in a grocery store. That's about as far as I've gotten so far, but I know that Colin is high maintenance and kind of annoying. Hopefully he grows on me as I continue reading.

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines - John Green

I have a problem of starting a bunch of new books at one time, so An Abundance of Katherines is one of many at the moment. I have read a couple of books by John Greene and have loved each one I have read. His writing style is intriguing and interesting to read. I heard from a classmate of mine that An Abundance of Katherines was a very good book. I am excited to read further and experience another great John Greene masterpiece. I feel as if all of his books are appealing to a young audience and are relatable to almost every future or present part of a teenager's life. I am expecting this book to be mostly about falling in love or falling out of love and that's always interesting to me. I admit that I am a hopeless romantic, so these books are perfect for me. Hopefully this book will hold up to its standard and blow me away with its greatness.

Yes Please

Yes Please - Amy Poehler

I have only read the beginning of Yes Please, but it is already interesting and fun to read. I like books that aren't boring and have a good story line because I don't have the greatest attention span, so Amy Poehler does a good job of satisfying my lack of attention needs. It is a book about her life and accomplishments, very similar to Lena's, Not That Kind of Girl. Lately, I have been interested in learning and relating with popular artists and it helps that these particular two are insanely hilarious. Amy talks about how hard it was to write this book of hers and how many times she wanted to give up, but didn't. She also begins to talk about how she got to where she is today. I have high expectations that this book will only get better from here on out, and I'm anxious for what other surprises might unfold.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she's "learned" - Lena Dunham

I found this book not knowing what to expect because I did not know anything about Lena Dunham. I had heard about this book a lot and it interested me, so I bought it and started to read it. To my surprise, it has become one of my favorite books up to date. Dunham writes about her experiences of growing into a young woman. The book is always funny and I find myself laughing out loud in public because of her brutally honest experiences. Her style of writing is very intriguing and exciting as she throws you many curve balls you did not expect coming. Not That Kind of Girl is extremely relatable to most any young woman just going through life. It makes you feel like your not alone because Lena has most likely been through the same things, and her experiences you will find are probably a little bit more brutal. I enjoyed this book very much and will continue to follow Lena Dunham's creations as they come.

Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Submerged (Alaskan Courage) - Dani Pettrey

I just started reading this book a couple of days ago, but it started off quite a bit more dramatic than I was expecting it to. Within the first couple of pages, 3 characters die in a horrific plane crash. I'm starting to realize that the book goes in reverse order though, starting off with terrible endings and then flashing back to every thing that happened before. I think I am going to like this book because it is very suspenseful and has romance in it as well. I am always eager to open this book up and begin reading to see all that it entails.

The story takes place in Yancey, Alaska. The main character, Bailey Craig, is forced to revisit her hometown, that she vowed to never go back to, when it is her aunt, Agnes Grey, that is one of the people killed in the plane crash. Apparently, she has a terrible past that all is going to be revealed as I keep reading. I'm eager to discover her past that she thought was buried, never to be brought up again.

Tying the Knot

As I started finishing up Sparks's book, many shocking things happened. Twists and turns were added to include intensity and stronger emotions as fate and reality took their turn. It seems like I always know I am going to end up crying hysterically when concluding a Nicholas Sparks book, and this one definitely lived up to that expectation soooo..yeah I had tears on tears. Both happy and sad, people die and people live so its a mixture of both sadness and relief. The Best of Me is going to be released as a movie in a couple of weeks and I'm excited to see it! Hopefully, I don't cry quite as much in the movie as I did the book because that would be embarrassing. Even though I know that all the other hopeless romantics in the theater will for sure be crying by the end. As much as I hate when good books end, I still am impressed with this excellent creation by Sparks.

SPOILER ALERT!

Wildflowers

After Dawson and Amanda were reunited after many many years of being apart, strange feelings start to take over each of them. They fail to mention to each other how they are really feeling but they each sense the awkwardness of not knowing how one should behave.

 

When they both arrive in Oriental they realize quickly that Tuck, their old friend who recently passed away, carefully planned many situations that would maybe spark an old, lost flame between the two. They are arranged to drive to Tuck's and his wife, Clara, old house in the middle of no where to scatter his ashes next to hers. When they arrived at the house they both knew instinctively why Tuck sent them there. There was a beautiful field of wildflowers of every color that gave off a heavenly vibe of the place. The wildflower field was clearly made for Clara as if Tuck was saying he would never forget her. Amanda, who is now even more confused than before, feels wrong about her feelings for Dawson coming back. Even though she is not happy with her life right now and knows Dawson is the one she should be with, she still feels wrong about the situation.

 

As they explore the rest of the house and read the letters Tuck wrote them for the first time, we will understand more of how the rest of the story may play out. With many hooks and turning points detailed in Sparks's book, it has me feeling every emotion that Amanda or Tuck could be possibly feeling. My heart hurts and loves just as if I am living this story myself, and excites me to continue reading and reveling parts of their past.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks

Every book I have read by Nicholas Sparks has been wildly amazing. With that being said, so is his newest released book called The Best of Me.

 

It starts off with the setting of a small town, high school romance during 1984. Involving two main characters, Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier. Sparks goes into details on their relationship and the troubles they both encounter personally. All as well as switching back and forth between their high school days and the present day that they live in. When the death of a close friend of the two occurs, Dawson and Amanda are reunited, at last, almost 30 years later. Obviously, the spark has not gone away between the two ex lovers, but the unspoken love between them could potentially cause problems for wife and mother of three, Amanda. 

 

As the story progresses, I will find out whether they decide they need to be together even after years of being apart or if fate is not real and they decide to remain living their current lives. Consequently, Nicholas Sparks will forever be a favorite author of mine, as well as many other peoples' I'm sure, and I look forward to his next creations.