Monday, March 21, 2011

Fresh Off The Boat by Melissa De La Cruz

Written by Ari at 2:00 PM
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Fresh Off The Boat by Melissa De La Cruz
Pages: 256
Pub Date: April 23, 2005
Author Website/Blog: http://www.melissa-delacruz.com/
Synopsis: Dear Peaches,
America is PERFECT! I love it here. I wish you could come visit -- we could go shopping on Market Street and you could meet all my new friends. . . .
Okay, so Vicenza isn't being totally honest with Peaches, her best friend back in Manila. But what fun is it being the new girl at snooty Grosvernor High? Or rooting through the Salvation Army for unholey cashmere sweaters? Or having culture-shocked, embarrassingly clueless parents? Maybe being Claude Caligari's ignored geometry partner is sort of fun, but Vicenza would rather be his girlfriend . . . or at least his date to the annual fancy-schmancy Soire d'Hiver.
But Vicenza won't be friendless, fashionless, or "fresh off the boat" for long -- it's only a matter of time before she sees what's right before her eyes and her luck begins to change.


Naw. Heart breaking :( I mean. It tried to seem uplifting but this girls life is just down the drain. And she has no idea WHY her life is down the drain. I just feel so bad for her :( I mean she went from a life of brilliance and glamor to having lawn chairs in her living room. She's desperately holding onto a scholarship at a school where it seems like she just doesnt fit in. This girl has the worst of it. Its just a sad story. I mean its AMAZING. But its SAD. It just makes you look on whats happening in our country right now and go "maybe its not that amazing that we are sending people out." this story just supports the idea that these people are coming here for better lives. This also shows poverty, but not in the way everyone imagines it. Granted this story was written before the recession but it is encompassing the situation most americans are stuck in right now. if you havent read this book yet, read it. Youll fall in love.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sex In YA

Written by Ari at 1:18 AM
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Apparently its a big issue.
So ill save all of you the trouble and say this.
Teens. Find. Sex. Hilarious
Sure fourty year old women drool over sap. However I can tell you right now, every sixteen year old girl reading that same line is snorting and making fun of it.
I know. You doubt me.
I believe all my evidence lies in a story....
Sex ed. Question box time. Teacher pulls out question.
"If you have sex under water will your baby be a mermaid?"
The rest of the week was similar to this along with things involving beastiality and skittles....
So guys, ill leave it at this. Do what you want with sex in your story. It wont encourage sex, it will simple cause a boat load of giggles and skittles. (and no your baby wont be a mermaid)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Leavitt

Written by Ari at 2:00 PM
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The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Leavitt
Pages: 272
Pub Date: May 3, 2011
Author Website/Blog: http://www.lindseyleavitt.com
Synopsis: Desi Bascomb's job as a princess substitute has gotten a whole lot more glamorous now that she's advanced to Level 2 within the Facade Agency. Magical make-up, roller-skating celebrities, and the chance to see Prince Karl again are just some of the major perks. Not to mention, she's landed the role of Fairy Queen in her school's production of Midsummer's Night Dream (opposite her best friend's crush. Which is a little weird, but at least he wears a donkey head during their kissing scene). Life should be perfect, but Desi can't seem to shake the feeling that there is more going on with the agency's magic than she's told. Like why is this mind-bending power exclusive to royals? Is it possible that there could be a bigger way to make an impact in both parts of her life?


SQUEE. Lindsey. I. LOVE. YOU. You write the cutest books ever! And this book is just so PERFECT compared to the last one. Hard to do considering, well PRINCESS FOR HIRE was perfect also! In my review for PRINCESS FOR HIRE I said you wrote for mostly the MG audience. You made me eat my words in this one. Desi grows up so much in this book. She seems more like she is a mature 17 instead of a Middle Schooler! Just love. It just shows how much this job changed her in the last book. OO and the sexy new boy! I love sexy boys. I mean hes just perfect. And its so obvious that he loves Desi. Lindsey, you made me so happy with this book. Im now dying for the next installment. I mean... (insert me blabbing about spoilers that I shouldn't spill)! Now Im just tempting myself to type things I shouldnt. So Ill go. Before I ruin this AMAZING BEAUTIFUL BOOK FOR EVERYONE! (leaves)
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