General, Reviews

Recent Reads #8

It's long overdue, but here were my last batch of books for 2011:

Shut out by Kody Keplinger

Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: No nookie for you!

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: That chick is so B.A.

It made me feel: Glad I’m not in high school anymore.

Romance: Yes. Gross overbearing type, and sweet slow-burning type.

Highlight: Mysteriousness.

Read it if you like: Sports, Sports Illustrated, face paint.

Rating: Two Reece’s Cups

 

Want to go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman

Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: Internet predator creepers up in your face.

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: Spooky.

It made me feel: Dirty.

Romance: Besides the perviness, which doesn’t count, yes, some quiet type.

Highlight: The ending. Not that it ended, just how it did.

Read it if you like: Getting angry, needing to take multiple showers, and feeling inspired to protect your children.

Rating: A large piece of therapeutic chocolate cake.

 

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: Inside the mind of a 10-year-old dealing with losing a parent in 9/11.

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: I might get tattoos on my hands in that fashion one day.

It made me feel: Normal.

Romance: Yes, but not where I was expecting it from.

Highlight: The Empire State Building. Personally.

Read it if you like: New York, whimsy, not feeling alone.

Rating: A cup of coffee. With sugar and cream.

 

Twilight Graphic Novels 1 & 2 by Stephenie Meyer & Young Kim

Release Date: They’re both out!

The general idea: Twilight! But with pictures!

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: When you put them side by side, they look like they’re holding hands!

It made me feel: Like Twilight did. Except there were pictures!

Romance: Yes, the forbidden type. And with pictures!

Highlight: Seeing the clothes/hair/things described in the book looking like I thought they should.

Read it if you like: Coloring, Muse, big hair.

Rating: A large cup of hot chocolate.

 

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: If you saw yourself on social media BEFORE IT WAS BORN!

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: Is this cover trying to hack my account?

It made me feel: Nostalgic.

Romance: Yes. What-will-happen-if-we-do-this type.

Highlight: Tighty Whities!

Read it if you like: Saying “tape” instead of “DVR”, time travel without actual time travel, pizza.

Rating: Three Twinkies.

 

Dear Bully by LOTS OF PEOPLE!

Release Date: It’s out!

The general idea: Letters to author’s bullies. Pretty straightforward.

Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: Peekaboo!

It made me feel: In harmony with every author everywhere.

Romance: Not exactly, but that’s okay.

Highlight: Mo Willems cartoon.

Read it if you like: Awesomeness, forgiveness… lots of other –nesses.

Rating: A big fat slice of humble pie. Not for you, though. For your bully.

 

This makes for a sad total of 36 books read in 2011. But, mind you, I read The Selection about a gazillion times, so.