Everyone should read this book.
I have a lot of feelings about this character. https://www.youtube.com/embed/qXSbSC-DuL4
Thanks to the pandemic, I have read 20 books this summer. So, while I am sad about the many things that I was not able to do (attend a family wedding on Vancouver Island, go on a cross-country roadtrip with my younger brother to see extended family that I haven't seen for years, hang out with people in general, etc.), the upside was that I was able to read some of my new favourite books. Here are five mini-reviews of some of the standouts.
This is an excellent work of fiction that should be required reading.
These takes are hot! Consider the feathers ruffled!
It's a classic story. Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl over a bowl of Froot Loops, girl dies. Right? But Jack keeps living this story over. And every time Kate dies, he gets sent back to the moment that they met. And he's going to do everything that he can to change how this story ends.
I am a teacher. And as a teacher, I have found that I hold out hope longer than most that when people know better, they do better. I hold out hope that, at their core, people want to be good and kind to one another, and they genuinely do not want to hurt one another. …
There are always two del Cisne girls. And the swans always take one. Blanca has always known the swans would take her or her sister. Roja always knew that the swans would take her. It has always been the two of them against the world. Until two boys from town get intertwined in the curse, and everything feels different.
An opening line isn't a make-or-break thing for me when I'm reading. I mean, sure, first impressions are important, and a really bad opening line can make me a little bit more judgmental of what's to come, but it's not necessarily going to make me stop reading the book or rate the whole thing poorly. …