Blurbing book club book from 1 February - 28 February 2011.
Here's a few things you should probably do:
1. Read the book (obviously).
2. Come back to this forum and leave your thoughts about the book. You
can write a sentence, you can write an essay, it doesn't matter,
whatever you want.
3. Blurb the book.
Some of you may not know what a blurb is so allow me to explain: A
blurb is a sentence of 10 words or less, that sums up the book in
question. If you want an example, look on the back (occasionally the
front) of some books lying around your house. Those are blurbs.
Keep in mind that you can also compose lol-cat blurbs if you'd like (the same thing but with internet slang).
This book was chosen because February is the month of love, with Valentine's Day and all. And this one comes highly recommended by John Green! Enjoy.
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I'm about 2/3 of the way through right now-- it's awesome! St. Clair is everything most teenage girls would want in a guy-- smart, funny, caring, interesting, listens to you, treats you like a person, British-- yet he's still realistic.
And did I mention he's British?
But in all seriousness, the guy doesn't make the book. It's REALLY funny. I honestly had to put the book down after my Civics test today because I didn't want to burst our laughing in the middle of class while other students were still working.
Everything John said about this book is true; it's so, so good.
Blurb: It's time to start SOAPing up the City of Light.
I had been waiting for this book for about three months before it was released. Partially because I've never read a book with my name as the main characters name, and partially because it just looked so amazing. It did not disappoint.
This up there as one of my all time favorite books. Stephanie has a way of creating real characters who you love and feel could be your best friend (if you happened to go to a school in Paris). St. Clair is ever so dreamy and exactly what every teen girl wishes their boyfriend to be.
What I love the most, is that this book brings the magic of Paris into a believable story of a girl who gets trapped in Paris and ends up meeting the most amazing guy, who shows her where it all begins and allows her to hate him and change him and finally love him. With believable characters taking place in a city of romance. This book was incredibly hard to put down.
"I giggled like an idiot for two days straight. It was wonderful."
In 4th grade, I read Ella Enchanted for the first time. From then onward, that book became the core of what I thought romantic love should be like. I compared every other romantic fantasy novel to it, I reread it and listened to it on tape until I had parts of it memorized word-for-word. I never really found a book that gave me the warm-gooey-lovely tingly-girly-feeling quite the way Ella Enchanted did...until I read Anna and the French Kiss.
It was like going back to the root of what defined romance for me. I found myself squealing with delight and chuckling every few pages. I loved St. Clair because, even though to my inner critic he seemed to good to be true, he had some great qualities that made him believable. I loved Anna because she was nerdy and smart and relatable. I loved Paris. This was one of those rare, wonderful books that I wanted to immediately turn over and start reading again the moment I finished it.
(I read this book because I friend of mine knows Stephanie Perkins personally and got an advance copy of her novel, then told me it was amazing. Then John suggested it in a video, and I thought 'well, two people who I trust for book reviews say it's awesome, I guess I'll go and read it!' I'm very glad I did.)
I loved this book. It was cute, funny, romantic but was still original and enjoyable. I couldn't get enough!
Blurb: Most of the complications of love are in your head.
I read this book in five hours, I loved it! When I bought it, I looked at the cover and thought, "Ugh, mushy romance." I am so glad to be so wrong. Not mushy, just cute and romantic and funny. The characters and their relationships were believable, the main character wasn't some perfect looking Goddess, and it was in Paris. It was one of those books where I didn't want it to end, but couldn't stop racing to find out what happens. It was only of those books that was just a truly good book.
Blurb: Home is where the SOAP is.
This book was everything John said it would be... and then some <3 I totally loved it!
Blurb: The world doesn't revolve around me, it's all about love.