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Book: Eleanor & Park

5 May


I got this book as a birthday present from a friend. He’s also a book addict, by the way. He thought I would find it interesting since it features a Western girl and an Asian boy as the main characters of a romance story. Well, let me tell you, I was disappointed because I thought it would deal with their cultural differences, but instead it’s mainly about how her broken family gets in the way of  her life and her relationship with her boyfriend. However, I’m going to put aside my disappointment and review it as another kind of story. Eleanor & Park, even if the story is, in my opinion, not that original, it does tell it in an unique way. Are you up for a sweet love story?

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Book: The Maze Runner

1 Jan


A friend of mine recommended me this book, so I decided to take his advice and I’m glad I did because it’s incredibly good. It’s my favorite of the trilogy, actually, which I’ll try to review later on. The story is amazing, nothing like I’ve read before. If you are into The Hunger Games or dystopic novels at all, you should read this. Go on and keep reading so i can convince you! 🙂




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Book: The Neverending Story

20 Dec


Who doesn’t know The Neverending Story? It’s one of the best well-known fantasy books of all times, but most people may have heard of it for its multiple movie adaptations, which are crap, honestly (although I used to watch one of them quite a lot. Don’t judge me. I was little and there was a dog-like dragon, a talking tree an a giant baby rock. Who can resists at age 8?). Anyway, I’m very glad I laid my hands on it a few years ago, when I was a teenager. I could relate to Bastian and this book kinda taught me a few things which I’ve noticed now. I have to read it again soon. This is a book I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend to those who really like a good fantasy story and a good lesson of self-improvement.

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Book: Ella Enchanted

9 Dec


I always ended up reading all the books my little sister had to read for school. Ella Enchanted is one of those books and I’ll never regret reading it because it’s been one of my favorites ever since. It’s a retelling of Charles Perrault’s Cinderella with more fantastic elements that add a good degree of complexity to the story. This book is addressed to children around 12 year old, but I highly recommend it if you are into fantasy and love stories.



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Book: South of the Border, West of the Sun

29 Nov


I had to read a contemporary book by an Asian author for my Asian Literature class, so I chose South of the Border, West of the Sun, by Haruki Murakami. I had never read one of his books before and I didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by his writing style. The story is very common and realistic, which I thought it would be boring at first, but somehow he manages to make it mysterious and woolgathering. I will read more of his work as soon as I have time.



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