Friday, April 6, 2012

Sisterhood Everlasting

Title: Sisterhood Everlasting
Series: Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
Author: Ann Brashres
Genre: Contemporary, Family, ChickLit, Life, Romance, Travel,
Published: 2010
Rating: 5 out of 5
Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.
From Random House Inc.

OH MY GOD! I read this book within 24 hours, which rarely happens with me. It was AMAZING. Those who haven't read any books in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series will still be able to read this and make sense of what goes on. However, anyone who has read the previous four books in the series, Sisterhood Everlasting will be much more emotionally impacting. Why? Well, I can't tell you why, that'd be a spoiler!

I feel Brashares has done wonderful job of presenting the Septembers and the nature of their friendship when they're older.Nothing in the plot seems far fetched and although it's always sad to see a series end, Sisterhood Everlasting is a hear wrenchingly perfect ending.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Update 9/12/11

Hi everyone/ anyone reading this,
Finally I've finished high school. Woohoo! It's been weird not beig part of the YA book community for so long, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Also, now I can resume my love for books and reading. I'm still reading YA, so no changes there. But I'm also going to start reading 'the classics', and probably even review them here. Anyways, update over! :)

Graffiti Moon

Title: Graffiti Moon
Author: Cath Crowley
Genre: Contemporary, Family, Australian
Published: 2010
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist.
Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose.
Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it.
Jazz and Leo are slowly encircling each other.
An intense and exhilarating 24 hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge: of adulthood, of HSC*, of finding out just who they are, and who they want to be.
From Pan Macmillan Australia
*Note by the blogger: In Victoria (the state where the novel takes place), students complete VCE, not HSC. Factual error by publishers... awkward :/

Graffiti Moon is written from alternating points of views. So although Crowley has written all views, she's successful in creating a different voice for Lucy, and a different voice for Ed. There was also some poet by 'Poet', a street artist who works with Shadow appearing within the book. These were relevant pieces but also provided a nice break from the alternating views of Lucy and Ed. It was a bit surprising that the novel's setting takes place in one night.But I think this adds to the intensity of emotions felt and reckless actions by teenagers who have finished high school but still need to sit their exams (a kind of limbo one could say). Therefore, in my opinion, the 'teenage spirit' is depicted well in this novel.

I really enjoyed the fact that this novel is set in Melbourne and how graffiti isn't portrayed as tags on train carriages, but as proper art. This being said, Shadow's 'graffiti' is called street art, and not graffiti! Regardless, being a big fan of street art, I was also quite happy with the Ghostpatrol reference (look up his work people, trust me, it's wonderful).

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I know I have not posted in a long time. I honestly thought that I'd done a post of this type or put up those info-box things in the side bar to give a heads up for those who might wonder what happened to this blogger.

Anyways, here are the two reasons why I haven't blogged in a long time:
  1. Too busy with year twelve/IB (that's the American equivalent to being a senior).
  2. In the past two/three months I've only read two YA books. SHOCKING D:
So basically I've had no time to read which leads to not really having something to write a review on, especially when I don't have time to blog?write/type/miaow a review.

It is very likely, I'll not be able to frequently post reviews until I actually finish high school (which is in November!). Or maybe I will time to time when I procrastinate.

Thank you to everyone who still follow/read this blog. 'Tis appreciated! :)