Monday, August 31, 2015

August 2015 Wrap-Up

So this month I read six books. Which is not the best, but it is better than not reading any. So without further ado... the six books I read this month.
(Images link to their Goodreads page)

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

The Geography of You and Me

A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, #3)

Alienated (Alienated, #1)

Something Real (Something Real, #1)

  1. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
  2. Something Real by Heather Demetrios
  3. Alienated by Melissa Landers
  4. A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd
  5. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
  6. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Friday, August 28, 2015

I'm a Bookaholic (Babble From a Book Nerd #4)

Now, yes, you can be a bookaholic. It means that a person is overly obsessed with books. What do you mean overly obsessed? Like I have book at home that I want to read, I whent to the library, and brought home six more. I didn't even really realize it until I got home. What happened to just picking up the book waiting for me? I mean, these were just books on the shelf.  How did I end up taking 6 more home? The library is a beautiful but dangerous place.

I mean, it's not bad to be a bookaholic. It's better than being an actual alcoholic. It can take a lot of time and money, but you just have to take away some of your reading time to get a job. I have decided that there are two types of bookaholics, the buyer, and the card.

The Buyer: an obsessive book nerd who buys most of their books. You know thoes people with just a wall of bookshelves just filled to the top? This is them. They go out and buy all of their books, and display them proudly on their shelf. Of course, making everyone else jealous.

The Card: a book nerd who spends most of their time in the library, and checking out an excessive amount of books. Now, book nerds under this category don't own an excessive amount if books.  They own some books, but mostly the ones they can't get at the library. They find joy in walking through all the library shelves and picking out the top seven books that you are going to take home. Also, added bonus, you don't have to pay for  them!

What kind of bookaholic are you? How many books are next to your bed just waiting to be read? What book is next on your TBR pile? How many other bookaholics do you know?

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Alienated by Melissa Landers (Cover of the Week)

Alienated (Alienated, #1) 

Look at this cover. It is glorious. I want to become the best friend of this cover designer.  The sky is breath taking! The way the stars blend into the sky. Favorite part of this cover! How do you think they came up with this idea? Just glorious, A+ cover, (the book is really good too! :D) 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson (Give me Give me Tuesday)

Hunting Lila (Lila, #1)17-year-old Lila has two secrets she’s prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she’s been in love with her brother’s best friend, Alex, since forever.

After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust—her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organization called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they’ve found them.

In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realizes that she is not alone—there are others out there just like her—people with special powers—and her mother’s killer is one of them…

Does this book sound cool or what? I have been wanting to read this book for a while, but the library does not have it! I have it on my Amazon cart, but I am waiting to reach the amount I need to qualify for free shipping. Hopefully I can get it in my hands soon though. Anyone else want to read this book?  

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Faveorite Quotes #2

"Don't touch any of my weapons without my permission."
"Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay," Clary muttered.
"Selling them on what?"
Clary smiled blandly at him. "A mythical place of great and magical power."
-Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."
-Lemony Snicket , Horseradish

"Jesus!" Luke exclaimed.
"Actually, it's just me," said Simon. "Although I've been told the resemblance is startling."
-Cassandra Clare

"Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."
-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

"Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer."
-Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously...I'm Kidding       

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (Cover of the Week)

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) 
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.
 I really like this cover. This one is my favorite of the three though. I feel like the eye suits Juliet better in this book. It's more elegant than the other books. I also like the color scheme better. Why do you think they chose an eye though? Let me know in the comments.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins (Book Review)

Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy, #1)Embrace the Forbidden
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

- Review -
  This was one of those books where I was bugged by it, but still liked it. From this cover choice, what would you expect this book to be about? A girl trying to hide from her weird creepy stalker. Ya, not even close. I think this is one of these books where it is better to go into not knowing much detail. I will tell you this though, there is romance. I will get to that a little bit. In this book we follow Anna, who is a Nephilim. That means that her dad is a demon, and her mom is an angle. Every demon has a child, and Anna is the daughter of Belial. He is in charge of substance abuse, (drugs and alcohol). Because of this Anna is naturally attracted to drugs. Anna is a good girl, but that all changes when she meets Kaidan. Kaidan is the son of Pharzuph, and he is in charge of Lust, (craving for carnal pleasures of the body; sexual desire outside of marriage). That is all I will tell you summary wise on this book, you are completely blind for the rest of the book.

Lets talk about Kaidan shall we? You know that question, what is your favorite bad guy you can't help but love? Ya, Kaidan is now at the top of this list. I feel like Anna was making him out to be a really bad guy, and saying he was a jerk, when he was really trying not to hurt her. And the end of the book, don't be dumb, don't be dumb. You were, kinda dumb. Until book two Kaidan, until book two.

Now lets rant, shall we? The romance. Now don't get me wrong, I love romance! I feel that there was too much in this book though. It was just the things like, saying I love you really quickly, and doing thing you know will be miserable to get out of.  Just.. why would you do that to your self? I would have rather learned more about how the society worked, or some of the other Nephilim. I figure more of that will be covered in the next book though.

This is the second book this year that has done this to me! What was the conflict! I felt like this book was lacking in the conflict department. I mean, I see how she had to overcome certain things, but what was the main goal. To me,  it felt like a really long book, filled with not enough of the demons, and too much romance. It was still so entering though.

What did you think of her "superpowers"? I thought it was kinda cool that they could see emotions. That is one superpower you never really see, but it was really cool. How she could tell if people were mad, or loving, or even overjoyed. Honestly, new favorite superpower. 

3/5 points
I liked it, but did not love it
Over all, a fun book with problems. I would check it out at the library for sure, if you see it.    

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (Give me, Give me Tuesday)

GoodreadsSymptoms of Being Human 

The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is: Am I a boy, or am I a girl?

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is . . . Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.

On the advice of a therapist, Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent-up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender-fluid teenager. But just as Riley’s starting to settle in at school—even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast—the blog goes viral, and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity, threatening exposure. Riley must make a choice: walk away from what the blog has created—a lifeline, new friends, a cause to believe in—or stand up, come out, and risk everything.

This book sounds really cool, I love reading books about how different people deal with hard thing in life, so I will defiantly  be picking this one up! This book comes out early 2016. 
-Are you going to read this book?- 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Alienated by Melissa Landers (Book Review)

Alienated (Alienated, #1)Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no 

human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

Now that ladies and gentlemen, was a cool book. This book takes place on Earth, not sure when, but aliens have made contact. In order to help an alliance, the government starts the first ever alien student exchange program. In this book we follow Cara Sweeney, the valedictorian of her local high school, and Aelyx, an alien from the planet L'eihr. This was a fun fast paced book that I really enjoyed. Highly recommend for alien lovers.

I loved the idea for this book. I don't know how she came up with it, but I thought it was brilliant. How would you deal if an alien student came to live in your house, followed you around school, caused threatening notes, and people protesting outside your school. Uh yes, scary. Not to mention, Tori and Eric. Oh Tori.
I love it when characters have something in common with me, blogging. Now I know it wasn't a big part of the story, but it was cool getting to read some of posts. The first thing I thought though, what forum did she use. Yes, I'm weird.

I feel like Melissa Landers was really good at details. When she was explaining L'eihr, I could picture it clearly in my head. Also when she was describing the characters emotions, and when Cara tried to cook for Aelyx. I love it when authors put a lot of detail in their books. I did read a book one where there was too much detail though. 

- Waring-
The next section contains spoilers.
Follow with caution.

Why do you think the rioters called themselves HALO? Maybe it was because they thought themselves angles protecting the Earth? Or maybe it's a cool acronym. 
No, can't be it. Tell me what you think it is in the comments.

What did you think of Cara and Aelyx's relationship? I think that the funniest parts of the book were when they were friends. For example, when she was trying to make him food from his home planet, and she completely ruined it, and he was trying not to offend her. Probably one of the funniest parts of the book.  

I did like them as a couple though too. You know that moment when you see a couple that is really cute together, and you can't help but say, "Aaahhhhhhhhhhhhh." That was them. Remember when Aelyx couldn't find Cara, but her found her backpack instead? Then when he found her he wasn't mad at her. He just held her and thanked his Sacred Mother. That was like the cutest thing ever. I did find that there relationship turned a little cheesy near the end of the book. Like when they broke up, then got back together a couple hours later. I also feel like the author hinted that there would be a love triangle between Cara, Aelyx, and Eric. I could be wrong, also I don't know how she would pull it with them on different planets. Imagine if Eric and Aelyx fell in love, and Cara fell in love with someone else on L'eihr. That will never happen, but it was fun to imagine! Also tell me in the comments what do you think will happen in the next book.

-End Spoilers-

 4/5 points
I really liked it

Over all, this was a fun book that I really enjoyed. Definitely recommend if you are in the mood for science fiction,aliens, and a little romance!             


Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Cover of the Week)

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can't entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.

Okay so yes, I did not finish this book, but, I love this cover. If you look at this series covers, they all have a red light on them. Also they are illustrated, so that is a big bonus. Over all, one of my favorite covers.

-What do you think of this cover?-  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Give me, Give me Tuesday)

The Accident Season 
 It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara's family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items - but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?
This book sounds just plain cool. I have never heard of anything like this before, and I am excited to read it. This book comes out August 18, 2015. 
-Are you guys going to read this book?-

Monday, August 10, 2015

How to Still Read with School (Babble with a Book Nerd #3)

I my opinion, school sucks. Mostly because it takes away your precious reading time. There are ways to still get a lot of reading done though. So here are some tips on being able to read more, (in no order).

  1. If your school has a library, then use it! After you finish eating your lunch,go up to the library. Where you can, A.) Read, B.) Search for new books, or C.)Do your homework. Now, C might sound far fetched, but stick with me now. If you do some of your homework during school, you won't have as much to do at home. Because of this, you have more time to read at home.
  2. Go to bed early. No, you aren't going to be turning off the lights, you will be reading. Give your self at least an hour to read before to go to seep. This can also help you sleep as you will be away from screens.
  3. Just read! The thing with reading is that is dose not matter how long you read each day. Some days I read five hours, and others I read nothing. Just read! Reading is some thing we do for fun, so don't force yourself to read a book if you don't want to,(unless it is for school). So, that means prioritizing. For me, that list would be..
  1. School
  2. Health
  3. Family
  4. Reading/Blogging
  5. Church
But that's just me, everyone's will be different. So you can see that school comes first for me. That's also a big reason why I don't read as much during the school year. Because I take some of my reading time for studying. 

-Do you guys have any more tips?-

Friday, August 7, 2015

Faveorite Quotes #1

"So many books, so little time."
-Frank Zappa

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."
-Ernest Hemingy

"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
-Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angle

"Not everything that is true needs to be said."
-Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

"It's a girl," Jace said, recovering his composure. "Surely you've seen girls before, Acec.  Your sister Isabelle is one."
-Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

"And people like you are the reason we have middle fingers."
-Alexandra Bracken, Never Fade


Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Heir: Cover of the Week

The Heir (The Selection, #4) 
 Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.
Now, I'm not that big a fan of Kiera Cass, but I will admit, she has great covers. This one is my favorite of hers so far. I have not read this book yet, but I am planning on it! I really like the lights at the top of the cover. To me, they look like a fireflies flying around her. Also, she is not in a weird position. For example...
The Elite (The Selection, #2) 
The Selection (The Selection, #1)

I don't get these poses. The Selection? To me it looks like she is trying to hide her face from the camera. I also think the the model from the heir looks more princess like, which she is suppose to look like. Over all, my favorite cover so far. 
- What to you think of this cover? - 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (Book Review)

The Geography of You and Me 
 Lucy lives on the twenty-fourth floor. Owen lives in the basement. It's fitting, then, that they meet in the middle -- stuck between two floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, Lucy and Owen spend the night wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is back, so is reality. Lucy soon moves abroad with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and to San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland, Lucy and Owen stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and phone calls. But can they -- despite the odds -- find a way to reunite?

 I heard such great things about Jennifer E. Smith, and to me this book really did not live up to the standards. I feel like it was to far stretched. I mean, when would this situation ever happen? It's just unrealistic, like love triangles! Have you ever had anyone come up to you and ask for help because two people are in love with them? I haven't. Also there were just some cheesy things that bugged me, like that section of the book that was like, Owen breathed in, Lucy breathed out. I mean I get why your doing that, but it got annoying after a while.  

I like how they met though, in a stuck elevator. How often does that happen? Also on the night that New York had a blackout. What a coincidence! I liked everything else about the story, it was just those two things that bugged me. I liked the characters, the settings, and the ending. Just those few little things...

3/5 points
 I liked it

Over all, I enjoyed this book and will look into her other books soon.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

For the Record by Charlotte Huang (Give me, Give me Tuesday)

For the Record 

Chelsea thought she knew what being a rock star was like . . . until she became one. After losing a TV talent show, she slid back into small-town anonymity. But one phone call changed everything

Now she’s the lead singer of the band Melbourne, performing in sold-out clubs every night and living on a bus with three gorgeous and talented guys. The bummer is that the band barely tolerates her. And when teen hearthrob Lucas Rivers take an interest in her, Chelsea is suddenly famous, bringing Melbourne to the next level—not that they’re happy about that. Her feelings for Beckett, Melbourne’s bassist, are making life even more complicated.

Chelsea only has the summer tour to make the band—and their fans—love her. If she doesn’t, she’ll be back in Michigan for senior year, dying a slow death. The paparazzi, the haters, the grueling schedule . . . Chelsea believed she could handle it. But what if she can’t?

I was kinda iffy about this one I will admit, but when it got good ratings I was more interested. I'm still kinda iffy about it, but I want to read it more. This book is expected to come out November 10, 2015.

- Will you be buying this book? -  


Monday, August 3, 2015

My East Coast Trip

Yes, I'm not talking about books, for once. I am here to tell you the highlights of my trip. So if you don't know, about a week ago I went to the East Coast, Boston and New York to be specific. I wont be telling you every little detail, just my favorite parts.

The plane ride, yes I know, I'm weird. I feel like plane rides are the perfect places to get a lot of reading done. You get free drinks, padded chair, and maybe if your lucky, a window seat. Also if you are on a really long flight, you can read A LOT! You may not be able to publish a post, but you could start one. Yes this was my first time on a plane, yes I loved it, and yes, it was fantastic. I finished a 400 page book, in one flight. Can I say winning?

  I have officially  decided that I want to live in the city. East Coast mostly. The vibe over there and the transit, I just fell in  love. They also have really cool bookstores. I when to two bookstores, (three really, but I only got books a two of them). The first one I went to was Harvard Book Store. I really liked this bookstore. It was in Harvard Square, with in walking distance of this really cool burger place. It was also a five minuet walk from the Harvard Library. The second one I went to was Brooklyn Bookstore. It was kinda hard to find the YA section, but once I found it they had a bunch of cool books.
Now, my dad and my hotel was right by the Green T. If you live in Boston, you know what I mean. If you don't, let me tell you. The T is like a mix of the Subway and the Light rail. Except, with awful screeching noises. My brother and I joked about making a horror album called, "SOUNDS OF THE GREEN T. A HORROR ALBUM." Now, if you take the green line all the way to the end, walk a little bit, and you find this great pizza place. It is a hole in the wall, but it is the best pizza I have ever had. Around that area, you can also find some great cannoli.

The Duck Tour. Yes, I was on a Duck Boat. Wait! Wait! It gets better! I was on a boat, that was pink with purple poka- dots. Laugh all you want! I had fun though. Getting to see more of the city and the river. Also the guy who was driving was really funny.  We also went to this great sea food place. We had to go go a bit on the T to get to it, but it was worth it. It was this shack really, right on the water. Best seafood I've had. My dad got the Lobster roll, he said it was really good. My brother got fish and chips, which he said was good, and I got salmon, which was really good. 

After a, get this, 30 minuet plane ride, I landed in New York. So we got a hotel that was right by the Subway, which was really nice. We made a horrible mistake though. If you don't know, I live in California. That is a considerable time difference. So that is the day I decided to be jet lagged. We arrived in New York around 10:30 am. Everyone, my brother, my dad, and me, are extremely tired. We can't get into our hotel room until 2:30 pm. I am so tired that I don't want to do anything. Now I have to wait all those hours to get in a hotel room. Really? We ended up finding an Applebees a short walk from the hotel. Where we had a very long lunch. When we were finally able to go to the hotel, we slept the rest of the day. Very exciting day I had.

The next day we went to Manhattan. Time Square, was crazy. There were a lot of these knock off people in costumes. We finally got to one of the places I really wanted to go to. Madam Tussauds. It was so cool getting to see all of these life like figures. I sometimes I felt like they were going to jump out at me. They also had the Marvel 4D experience movie, which was really cool! Recommend if you can go. We then wondered around for a little bit, until we found an awesome bookstore called Strand. The store was so big that I had to ask someone where the YA section was! They had a upstairs and a downstairs. I eventually found the YA section and was amazed. I got three books. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, $9. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, $5. Finally, Spelled by Betsy Schow, $5. Is that great or what? If you are in the area, check it out. 

After we had dinner, we went to Wicked. I have been wanting to see Wicked for do long, and what better place than New York? There was so much hype surrounding this musical, and it exceeded my expectations. The stage was so cool, I would have taken a picture, but the man on the speaker said no pictures. Wicked= 10/10. See it if you already have not. 

The next day, we went to Brooklyn. We went to two great bookstores there. The first one was a bookstore called WORD. There section was small, but they had a great range of genres. The other one was Greenlight. They had like this  mini hall for YA. I thought it was cool.  After that we when to the first Pizza place that we saw. Let me tell you, New York and Boston pizza is way better than the pizza in California.

In new york we visited some more touristy places, but the one I really want to talk about is Central Park. Central Park was one of the only places that I just got to sit and read. You know the new picture at the top of my blog? That is me reading a central park. They had a running path, a park for kids, and a lot of dogs. 


Well, those were the highlights of my trip! I hope you guys enjoyed, and I will see you in the next post!   

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Something Real by Heather Demetrios (Book Review)

Something Real (Something Real, #1) 
There’s nothing real about reality TV.

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show’s cancellation and the scandal surrounding it, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it’s about to fall apart…because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™’s mom and the show’s producers won’t let her quit and soon the life she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.

Imagine being traumatized when you were little because you were on a reality TV show. Then everything comes back all at once, four years later.  I think Chloe/Bonnie handled better than I would have. This was actually one of the few books that got me to actually laugh out loud. Some of her come backs were just perfect. 
My favorite character was Benny, "Cantaloup!" Oh Benny, how you make me laugh. That chapter on Thanksgiving, perfect. Benny always had the perfect comebacks, but they never really hurt anyone. While he was funny, he had this seriousness about him for protecting his family. His relationship with Matt was so cute! "I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND" One of my favorite parts of the book. When Kirk and his mom did nothing on Kaye Gibbons show, I really wanted to punch them. Oh, Benny, always knowing how to act.

Lets talk about Patrick shall we? Patrick, you have earned a spot on the list of book boyfriends. He was always there for her, always trying to help her, and always forgiving her. He was the dream boyfriend for Chloe. The reason I'm not giving this book the full five points, is because they did the same thing over and over again. The first time she ended it, it made sense, but then she did it again, and again. WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!! That was the only part of the book a bugged me though. 

4.5/5 points
I loved this book, but not a new favorite.  

Overall, I thought this book was awesome, and I highly recommend.