Liebster Award

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I was tagged by the awesome Maya to do this tag (follow her she’s great), so let’s get into this.

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gave to you.
  • Nominate at least 5, but no more than 11 bloggers who you think deserve the award.
  • Tell those bloggers you nominated them!
  • Create 11 original questions for the next nominees to answer.

Her Questions

1. Find a book on your bookshelf that has had a big impact on your life, then tell us why.

I was going to go with The Book Thief but that’s such an obvious answer so I’m going to say Nancy Drew. My grandma bought them for me when I was like 7-8 and they’re just really one of the first “real” books I ever read on my own, and I just loved Nancy Drew for a good five years and it was probably one of my favorite things for a really long time.

2. When did you start reading books for fun? I’ve always been a reader,my parents owned a bookstore when I was like five, and my mom used to read to me Little House On the Prarie when I was like five so I’ve always read for fun

3. What is the most important thing on your desk right now?

I actually don’t have a desk. I really don’t like working at a desk and much prefer to do my work at the kitchen table or on the couch.

4. What is the one thing you love doing the most?

Reading. Honestly it’s the one thing that I’ve always done, that I do no matter what.

5. What is your Myers-Briggs personality type?

INFJ

6. What are your views on the 2016 USA election?

I hate it, it’s just so horrible.I feel so bad for all Americans and just it’s crazy. I hate all Trump supporters.

7. Which is your favorite bookish blog?

Umm that’s soo hard,legit everyone I follow I love so yeah.

8. Do you use social media to put your blog out there? If so, which platforms do you use?

Yeah I have a twitter,tumblr and instagram
9. Which of all the posts you have ever published is your favorite? Why?

Columbine by Dave Cullen My Book review for Columbine? I don’t know if it’s my favorite, but I just really like it for some reason.

10. How many languages do you speak?

2. English And French.

11. Do you consider yourself a feminist?

Yeah of course. I don’t really trust people who aren’t feminists.

I tag:

Becca

Lia

Marta

Tiana

My Questions:

  1. Favorite Diverse Book?
  2.  Are you writer? If so what’s your current project?
  3. Favorite song atm?
  4. Favorite vegetable?
  5. What is one trope you love and one trope you hate?
  6. Least Favorite book?
  7. What are your hobbies asides reading?
  8. What’s your favorite underrated book?
  9. What is a book that you don’t think deserves the hype?
  10. Favorite T.V Show?
  11.  One thing you’d like to see more of in books?

 

 

 

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Here We Are:Feminism For The Real World Kelly Jenson Book Review

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Goodreads Summary:

LET’S GET THE FEMINIST PARTY STARTED!

Have you ever wanted to be a superheroine? Join a fandom? Create the perfect empowering playlist? Understand exactly what it means to be a feminist in the twenty-first century? You’ve come to the right place.

Forty-four writers, dancers, actors, and artists contribute essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations about everything from body positivity to romance to gender identity to intersectionality to the greatest girl friendships in fiction. Together, they share diverse perspectives on and insights into what feminism means and what it looks like. Come on in, turn the pages, and be inspired to find your own path to feminism by the awesome individuals in Here We Are.

Welcome to one of the most life-changing parties around!

My Rating:5/5 stars
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
      Honestly this book couldn’t have come at a better time.I got this book Thursday afternoon and that same day my class was having yet again a discussion about feminism and yet again this one guy kept on saying that it wasn’t needed and that women and men were as equal as they can get. To get a picture of the type of person he is:he’s a trump supporter,anti-abortion and doesn’t believe in global warming.He’s a real joy to have in class. Anyway so I didn’t participate in the discussion because number 1 I hate talking in class and number 2 it’s like talking to a brick wall.
         So the moment I got this book I just sat down and read it cover to cover and god I wish I could just throw this at the guy and maybe he’d understand? This book was so on point and accurate and beautiful and just really great. This book is really great if you know nothing about feminism and you want to learn, or if you just want  to read a bunch of essays by some kick ass people. There are essays by Amandla Stenberg, Kody Keplinger,  and Mindy Kaling. There are interviews with Courtney Summers,Laurie Halse Anderson and Laverne Cox. Literally all these essays were perfection and I disliked like two of them. Not only are the essays kickass but the format is beautiful. It’s like this scrapbook style which beautiful pages and doodles and artwork and it just makes it all the more enjoyable. A pretty book makes a good book 100x better.
       One of the reasons I think this book is so important is because there’s a lot of diverse people who write about their struggles. Something that was said a lot during the class discussion  was that women have come a long way in the past few decades.And while I agree with that sentiment I also think that’s a very white and privileged perspective because while white woman may have gained a considerable amount of privilege, you’re completely ignoring the oppression of marginalized women. I feel like a lot of feminism chooses to forget about those women,and believes that one everything is okay for them,everything is okay which really isn’t the case. As Here We Are  wonderfully illustrates:feminism is about equality for everyone.You can’t just stop caring once everything is okay for you. If you call yourself a feminist  and you’re racist,homophobic,or transphobic, you’re not actually a feminist. I think that this book really puts everything into perspective and makes you reevaluate your feminism.
       Read this book. If you read one non-fiction book this year, read this one because it’s beautiful and wonderful and so extremely revelant with everything that’s going on.Feminism isn’t just about women, it’s about race,it’s about religion, it’s about discriminnation against all people.
Have you read this book? What did you think of it?

My Dream Anthology

I think we can all agree that anthologies are extremely hit or miss so today I thought I would write a post highlighting the authors I would have in my dream anthology.A lot of anthologies have a theme so in my dream anthology the theme would be diversity! So either the books they write  are  usually diverse or the authors themselves.

1.Nina Lacour

Nina Lacour is a really great contemporary author, and I feel like she’d write a really cute fluffy f/f romance which would just be adorable.

2.Shaun David Hutchinson

He’s an amazing writer and his books always hit you in the feels and I can always count on him to incorporate diverse elements.

3.Benjamin Alire Saenz.

I feel as though he would be really great at writing short stories and that it would really pack a punch and be really meaningful and well written.

4.Adam Silvera

I just want him to write a short happy story, that’d be nice but I mean anything by him would be great!

5.Alice Oseman

I know she’s written some short stories involving her characters but I’ve never read them so I’d love to read a short story by her. Either featuring past characters or new characters. She always writes the most relatable characters

6.Hannah Moskowitz

I’ve only read one book by her but I absolutely loved it so I know she’s going to be a favorite. I think she could write an amazing story about whatever she choses to write about it.

So that’s my dream anthology!What about you? What authors would you have on yours and what your theme be?

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Book Review

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Goodreads Summary:

Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?

My Rating:5/5 stars

Plot:

So the plot portion of this review will be rather short seeing as this book was very character driven which is my favorite type of book. The Unexpected Everything follows Andie, the daughter of a politician. It’s summer and she has plans to do this very important internship  but a scandal involving her father comes to light and she must put these plans to a halt. Instead she takes a job walking dogs and of course there’s a boy and it’s just really cute. It’s typical Morgan Matson, with the perfect mix of serious and fluffiness and  everything I love about Matson is in this book.

Characters:

Matson has such a way with characters. She’s able to make so many likeable and fun characters and is able to craft a chemistry that is 100% believable. I basically loved all the characters, they were all great and quirky and just really awesome. I love the love interest, Clark he was such a nerd and just really great. And then there were all of Andie’s friends who were just really awesome and I loved their friendship. There was so many great relationships both romantic and platonic and it was just so great. Another thing I loved was the development of the relationship between Andie and her Dad. It really grew and morphed into something great and wonderful.I can’t really put it into words but the characters were just too good. My only complaint was that it was little white and straight. It’s something I’ve begun to notice more and more and it’s being to irk me even more. I’m not going to take stars off but it was something that made me stop and just be “like  where’s the diversity?” Other than that, I had no real complaints.

Have You read this book? What did you think? Have you read her other books?

 

Shows I’ve recently become obsessed with.

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I love  T.V shows, and I’m the type of person who becomes obsessed with a T.V Show almost instantly, I either love it, hate it or love to hate it. Today I’m just going to be talking about five shows that I’ve started watching in the last couple of months.

  1. Frequency.

I love this show so much.It has really  great characters, and the plot is really great. You never know what to expect and each  episode has a new twist and turn. I’m really praying that this gets renewed.

2.Timeless

I’m still getting a feel for this one but so far it’s pretty good! I love all things timetravel so this show is like the perfect thing for me. Plus the characters are all pretty kick ass.

3. One Day at at Time

I just finished this last weekend but it’s so good and honestly has become a favorite. I need a second season desperately. It’s hilarious and amazing, and Elena is great and I love her and it’s just everything I ever wanted in a T.V Show

4. Stranger Things

I know everyone and their mother has watched this show but it’s just too good to not mention. Tbh it’s not even the plot so much as the really awesome characters especially the kids. Dustin is great and my fave.

5. The Get Down

This is another one that I just recently started watching but I know it will be a fave. I feel like it discusses a topic that hasn’t really been discussed and it’s about African Americans and Latinx in the 70s and music and it’s just great. Plus the Mc has the nicest voice ever.

 

What are some T.V shows  that you recently got into?

A Guide To Jodi Picoult Books

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So today I decided a post that’s kind of interesting and that I hope that you’ll all enjoy. Jodi Picoult is my second favorite author right after Markus Zusak, and I’ve read the majority of her work, illustrated in the picture up. She has so many different books that might interest different people so I’d though I’d do a little guide to do them.For each book I’ll tell you the topic they discussed,how much I rated them and whether I liked it or not.Obviously with 19 books there’s bound to be some bad ones.

  1. My Sister’s Keeper

My Rating:4/5 Stars

Topic:Designer Babies

Did I like it: This was the second book I read by her and I love this one. It’s her  most famous book, and while it isn’t the best, it’s still very good. The twist at the end is great.

2. Nineteen Minutes

My Rating:5/5 stars

Topic:School Shooting

Did I like it:This one is so sad and really amazing. It’s a great book about school shootings and it’s one of those books that make you feel numb

3. The Pact

Topic:Suicide Pact

My Rating:4/5 Stars

Did I like it: This is probably one of the saddest of her books,and there’s part that when I think of it, I always feel really sad. It’s really raw and emotional.

4.Plain Truth

Topic:Amish People

My Rating:4/5 Stars

Did I like it:This one was really interesting and kind of offered insight into that community without having to read Christain Amish fiction. It’s really interesting and eye-opening and I really enjoyed it.

5.House Rules

Topic:Aspergers Syndrome

My Rating:4/5 stars

Did I like It:This is such a great book about a teenage boy with aspergers who’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit. His lack of social skills makes him more suspect as he tries to manage his way through the justice system. It’s really interesting to see how the justice system isn’t that just, and this book is a must read.

6.The Tenth Circle

Topic:Rape

My Rating:3/5 Stars

Did I like it: It’s one of those books that I don’t really remember but what I remember isn’t that great. I just remember it being really confusing and kind of boring. It might be for you but it wasn’t for me.

7.Change of Heart

Topic: Death Penalty

My Rating:4/5 Stars

Did I like It: This is another of her sadder book. It’s kind of weird, and odd but I still really enjoy it.The ending is probably one of her saddest, and I’m still not over it.It’s a really tough read but it’s  good.

8. Handle With Care

Topic:osteogenesis imperfecta,

My Rating:5/5 stars

Did I like it: Picoult just has a habit of hitting people with the feels. Yet another sad one and yet another one where the ending is just too tragic to bear. Her books have a formula, but it’s a good one.

9.Vanishing Acts

Topic:Kidnapping

My Rating:4/5 stars

Did I like it: This one was kind of meh, it wasn’t bad, there wasn’t anything wrong with it but it just didn’t blow me away.It’s enjoyable but also kind of forgettable.

10.Keeping Faith

Topic:A girl who sees god

Rating:2/5 stars

Did I like it: This is one of my least faves by her, it’s really boring and stupid and I kind of just really wished it didn’t exist.It’s just bad.

11.Sing You Home

Topic:The Right the One’s Embryo’s

Rating:5/5 stars

Did I like it:This is a really great one, and I just really love it and it’s probably one of my faves by her. It’s one of the only books I’ve ever read with a lesbian character in an adult book. It’s great. Plus it’s also about music which is always fun.

12.Perfect Match

Topic:sexual abuse

Rating:4/5 stars

Did I like it: This is another meh ones.. The ending was really weird, and everything in the middle just made me me really uncomfortable. I kind of hate reading about abuse.

13.Salem Falls

Topic: I think it’s about sexual abuse too but I’m not sure?

My Rating:4/5 stars

Did I like it:Objectively looking back on it, I’m not exactly sure why this one is a 4 stars. I can’t remember anything good about it, and I just remember being real weirded out. I think I like the characters though so that may be why I gave it the high rating.

14.Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Topic:The decision to cut life support

My Rating:3/5 stars

Did I like it: I liked all the parts that was classic picoult but then there was a lot of boring stuff about wolves which was just really not interesting.

15.The Storyteller

Topic:  A 90 year old Nazi who asks a woman to kill him

My Rating:5/5 stars

Did i like it: This is my fave book by her, I love it so much. It’s so complex and amazing, and just great. There’s just something about it that stands out of her other books and it’s just really great.

16.Mercy

Topic:Euthenasia

My Rating:3/5 stars

Did I like it: It was okay, I don’t really remember much about it like at all so I guess it wasn’t that good. It’s not especially memorable.

17.Harvesting The Heart

Topic:A Mother leaving her child

My Rating:4/5 stars

Did I like it: This wasn’t a classic Picoult with the court case and the big plottwist but it was still pretty good. She’s an excellent writer, so she always has that going for her.

18.Leaving Time

Topic:A Girl looking for a mother

My Rating:5/5 Stars

Did I like It:This is probably the most out of Picoult’s comfort zone but it’s really really good. The plot twist at the end had me reeling and was probably on of her bests.It’s been two years since I read it and I’m still not over it.

19.Small Great Things

Topic:Racial Injustice

My Rating:5/5 Stars

Did I like it:I really loved the book, I think it’s an important read and a poignant one but looking back there’s a part of me that’s beginning to feel uncertain about it. Yes the story was amazing, the characters were great and the discussion was on point, but I don’t know if she had the right to tell that story and I don’t really think I can decide that for myself. I love this book but the more I think about it, the more I’m unsure.

Have You read any of Picoult’s books? What did you think of them?

 

 

My True Love Gave To Me Edited by Stephanie Perkins Book Review

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Goodreads Summary:

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

Overall Rating:3.5/5 Stars

My Thoughts:

I think that we can all agree that for most anthology, it’s usually a toss up. There’s usually stories you love, stories you hate, and stories that just really bore you.So I’m just going to tell you what I rated each individual story and tell you a little bit about what I thought of it.

Midnights by Rainbow Rowell:4/5 stars

This was a pretty cute story about news year and these two best friends and it was good, and there was nothing bad about it, it just wasn’t amazing. I love Rainbow Rowell’s writing, which was why it gave it a four, but it wasn’t as cute as I thought it would be.

The Lady and The Fox by Kelly Link:2.5/5 stars

This made no sense whatsoever, I had no clue what was going and it was just really weird and  boring. I really didn’t like it, but the writing wasn’t horrible so it wasn’t a 1 star for me.

Angels in The Snow by Matt de la Pena:4/5 stars

This one was really good! I really liked both of the characters, and it was really cute and the writing was really good. I really want to check out the author’s other work after reading this.

Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han:4/5 stars

This one was really interesting.It ‘s kind of like Elf but contemporary? I know that sounds really weird, but I really liked the unique concept.

It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins:4.5/5 stars

I love Stephanie Perkins, and her story was A+. It has swoony romance,great characters and amazing writer. She doesn’t disappoint, I just wish it was longer.

Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan:3/5 stars

This was the only story where the romance wasn’t straight, and it honestly just fell really flat. I really liked the like last two pages, but everything else was really boring and like it wasn’t even focus on their romance which was just really frustrating. I love his writing but his story wasn’t that interesting.

Krampuslauf by Holly Black:2/5 Stars

This was so weird and just really not good at all. What happened at the end was so out of the blue and random and really disturbing and I just hated it. I feel like it could’ve taken another direction and would’ve been a solid 4 but it took a path that made so sense.It was really bad.

What The Hell Have You Done Sophie Roth by Gayle Forman:5/5 stars

I loved this one so much, I loved how the Mc was Jewish and how the love interest was black and it was so cute and adorable and there was a diner and diners make stories 100x better and it was just really great. I love Gayle Forman  and this  story didn’t disappoint.

Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire:3/5 stars

This one fell pretty flat for me. I liked it but it was just kind of boring and not really interesting. Too Christain for my taste and didn’t really have anything going for it.

 

Welcome To Christmas, Ca by Kiersten White:5/5 stars

This one was really good too! The setting was great, the characters was great and the romance was A+. I loved the Mc’s family and the whole story made me really happy.

Star of Bethelhem by Ally Carter:4.5/5 stars

I think this one is definitely the most unique and intriguing. I really liked the element of surprise and it was also just really adorable. I did find it a tad melodramatic towards end and a little bit rushed but everything else was perfect.

The Girl Who Woke The Dreamer by Laini Taylor:1/5 stars

I skimmed this one, it was really boring and I just kind of hated it.

Have you read this anthology?What did you think of it?

 

 

 

 

Magic Chest Subscription Box-Creator Interview

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So today I have a post that’s kind of different but one that’s very exciting! Klara over at ribbonreviews     has started this really cool fantasy susbcription box that is meant for Europeans. It’s called Magic Chest. Klara contacted me recently and asked me if I could do an interview with her on my blog to talk about her subscription box,so without further ado here she is explaining a little bit about this really cool box.

1.What is Magic Chest?

Magic Chest is a monthly subscription service which sends monthly boxes which include a fantasy book and other items which help you explore a new world.

2.What can a subscriber expect from each box?

Each box will contain one hand-picked fantasy book and 3-5 items. Food or drink, cards and maps, bookish items and magical surprises.

3.What have been prior books that you have chosen for the box?

The first box is being sent out, but here’s a mock example of what one would expect in the box.

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4.How do you choose the book and the products in your box?

First I read lots of fantasy books which will be released in the upcoming months. If a book was extremely good and stayed with me long after I finished reading, I will pick it for the box and choose the other products so that they’ll fit the overall theme of the book.

5.Where did the idea for it come from?

It first started, actually, when I read a few posts from European bloggers. Some of us live in remote places and can’t access all the new releases, especially in English. I just love book boxes and have been subscribing to quite a few boxes. But as I live in Germany, there was no possibility of getting a book box from my area, simply because such things don’t exist here. So the whole idea was to give people from Europe the opportunity to get English books of their favourite genre along with other cool bookish items from thei region. With less shipping time and lower shipping costs.

  1. Why is your box different from other ones.

    Magic Chest wants to bring more adventures in our daily lives. That’s why every box containes a new world to explore and the things you need to do so. It’s all about the journey through unknown parts of our imagination.

7.Do you read the book you chose prior to putting it in?

I read every book before putting it in the box and I chose the books I read myself as well.

  1. Do you have any type of fantasy that you lean towards?

    Personally, I like high fantasy but also the kind of fantasy that intertwines with YA. For the boxes, I only select books where I know lots of people will have fun reading it. So there won’t be 5k pages books, or something dipping in the craziest corners of fantasy. But they shouldn’t expect high fantasy only either.

Currently it’s only for Europeans,but if you really want this box you’re more than welcome to email her at info@magicchest.net and she’ll try to work something out. For more information about this box along with pricing and stuff like that check out the website

 

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz Book Review

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Goodreads Summary: Etta is tired of dealing with all of the labels and categories that seem so important to everyone else in her small Nebraska hometown.

Everywhere she turns, someone feels she’s too fringe for the fringe. Not gay enough for the Dykes, her ex-clique, thanks to a recent relationship with a boy; not tiny and white enough for ballet, her first passion; and not sick enough to look anorexic (partially thanks to recovery). Etta doesn’t fit anywhere— until she meets Bianca, the straight, white, Christian, and seriously sick girl in Etta’s therapy group. Both girls are auditioning for Brentwood, a prestigious New York theater academy that is so not Nebraska. Bianca seems like Etta’s salvation, but how can Etta be saved by a girl who needs saving herself?

The latest powerful, original novel from Hannah Moskowitz is the story about living in and outside communities and stereotypes, and defining your own identity.

Rating:5/5 Stars

My Thoughts:

Plot: This book. This book was so good. It was exactly the type of thing that I was craving, the perfect combination of a nice fluffy read while also being very serious and sad. I had tears in my eyes for some parts of it, so you know it’s a good book since I never cry because of books.

Not Otherwise Specified is about Etta, an African-American,bisexual,anorexic girl who lives in Nebraska. She feels as though she doesn’t really fit anywhere,and is trying to find somewhere to belong. Her biggest dream is to leave Nebraska and go  to New York, so she decides to audition for Brentwood, a  theatre academy.In preparing for her audition, she meets Bianca, a girl from her therapy group and become friends. This book is so diverse and amazing, and just wonderful. It’s a great book about finding your place in the world, and just dealing with people’s shit, and you guys really need to read it.The word bisexual is mentioned like at least 20 times, and it’s just so great and wonderful. If you are triggered by eating disorders, or bi-phobia, I wouldn’t recommend it but if you’re able to stomach it, it’s a really great read. My only complaint is that it’s only 260 pages!! That’s just so short, and I just want more. I really want to read more of Hannah Moskowitz’s work.

Characters:

The star of this book are definitely the characters. I loved Etta’s voice,it was really engaging and really likeable, and I just really felt for her. It was really hard seeing her being told that she was a disgrace to the queer community because she was bi, and just it really made me root for her happiness. I love how she reclaims the word slut, and uses it apologetically to refer to herself. She was a really great character, who was really refreshing and likeable. I loved the relationship with her sister, and would’ve liked to see a little more of it,because what I saw was really nice and heartwarming.

The other characters you have are Bianca,James,and Mason. James is Bianca’s brother and Mason is James’ friend. I really liked how they all became friends, and it was just really awesome. I do find that there could’ve been a little more development into each of their personalities, and this is definitely where there could’ve been more. I really liked what I saw of them though! Their friendship was reeally great.

Have You read this book?What did you think of it? Let me know!

Blog Tour-The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

1Goodreads Sumary:

A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

My Rating:4/5 stars

My Thoughts:

Thank you to Raincoast Books for providing me a copy of this book for the blog-tour in exchange for a honest review, and thank you to Chelsea Sedoti for answering my question!

Plot:

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett is about a girl named Hawthorn who after this girl from her town goes missing, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her. If you really want to enjoy this book to its fullest potential, I think there are some things that you need to know. This book isn’t a mystery, and it’s not really centered all that much around Lizzie Lovett’s disappearance . While it is the catalyst for the novel, it is not the main focus. If you’re looking for a mystery novel, this book isn’t really for you but if you’re looking for a book about a girl who in the search for a missing girl, finds herself then I highly recommend it.Sedoti has a strong grip on the teenage voice, and her style makes her book all the more enjoyable.I am very excited to see Sedoti’s career unfold,as she has a promising voice. This is another one of those books where the main focus isn’t really the plot but the characters, which is something that I love in a book.

Characters:

I feel like a lot of people will not like Hawthorn because she is immature, and kind of self-centered but I appreciated her character and find her type of personality to be refreshing. Throughout most of the character, Hawthorn believes that Lizzie Lovett is a werewolf and that  is the reason as to why she disappeared. I know, I know it’s kind of weird but you know I think that her naivety is kind of endearing and a character trait that should be more prominent in storytelling. Hawthorn isn’t your typical character which is one of the reasons why I enjoyed the novel.

Throughout the story Hawthorn begins to be friends with Lizzie’s boyfriend:Enzo. While at first I quite liked him, he eventually begin to really piss me off, and I really didn’t like him. Besides Enzo, all the other characters were pretty enjoyable. Some notable ones were Hawthorn’s brother, and Hawthorn’s best friend. I really wish we could see more of them and their relationship with Hawthorn.Oh and also the hippie characters who lived in her backyard were pretty cool and offered some great advice

The last character I’d like to talk about is Lizzie. While she’s kind of the center of this novel, she’s really enigmatic. Hence the title. Though popular in high school, Lovett became something really unexpected and different from her personality in high school. I feel like this is one of the main messages of the book:that you never really know anyone.I really liked her ending, though it was kind of sad.

So that’s my review! I asked Chelsea Sedoti  a question for the blog tour and here is her response

 

In the book Hawthorn believes that you shouldn’t wish badness on others but instead wish small mishaps. Is that something that you espouse to?

 

Brace yourself. I’m about to channel some of the hippie characters from The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett.

 

Getting angry is normal. There are a lot of things in the world, people in the world, to get angry at. How can you not have hateful thoughts sometimes? How could you not occasionally wish bad things on another person?

 

But, I’ve found that when I dwell on those thoughts for too long, it ends up hurting me more than the person my anger is directed at. It feels unhealthy to carry that sort of rage inside of myself. As if, by putting that much negativity out into the world, I’m actually inviting it into my own life.

 

And so often I don’t understand what’s really happening with another person. I can’t see into their life, know what’s making them act a particular way at a particular moment.

 

Here’s an example: A driver cuts me off in traffic. My first reaction is anger. But who knows what’s going on with that driver? Maybe they’re rushing their pregnant wife to the hospital. Maybe they’re hurrying to get to work on time because if they’re late they’ll lose their job and won’t be able to feed their kids. Maybe they have a genuine emergency.

 

Probably not. Probably they’re just a jerk. But you never really know.

 

Of course, in this example, it’s easy to get over my anger. That other driver was a fleeting moment in my life. I’ll never see them again. They didn’t personally attack me.

 

In other situations, say when a close friend or family member betrays you, it’s much harder to move past it and look at the sunny side. And that’s okay. It’s okay to be hurt and angry.

 

But it’s also possible to be angry without wishing something terrible on the other person. I don’t think it’s okay to be so angry that you wish for, say, someone to die.Hawthorn hoping a person experiences small mishaps and annoyances seems pretty healthy to me. It’s an outlet for her feelings—we all need an outlet—but it’s relatively harmless at the same time. It’s not the sort of thing that might come back to haunt her.