AnnA's books

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

Never ever had I thought that this book would grab my heart like it did. I knew it was a hit, i knew everyone talked about it a while back. but normally I never give much about that, after all, everyone read and loved "Twilight", too...see where that got us...


But this book captured me from the very first sentence. I'm way older than Charlie is, so you might think my time of relating to someone experiencing growing-up should be over, but "Perks" took me back to it all in a good way.


I also loved how bookish the book was. Not only does it give interesting reading suggestions for younger readers (intertextuality, anyone?), it also beautifully shows how reading these classics (and I would guess everyone read at least some of them in school) changes Charlies world...which is something I can relate to so very much. The same thing applies for the music mentioned throughout the letters. Remember the time you made that one mixtape that contained ALL your favourite music, for that one person that was ALL your favourite person at that time? That's how reading this books feels.

Not exactly a comfort-read, but way better than I thought.

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

I started reading this book because I was interested in a YA book turned into a film which didn't feature the supernatural(s). But my expectations were not very high.


I was pleasantly surprised to experience believable, non-nerve-wrecking characters and way less pathos than I had feared. The main characters are likable most of the time, and in the cases they are not, you can somehow relate to WHY they are being idiotic.


It only got three stars in the end because although it was an interesting and heart-wrecking book,it was a bit too shallow and breezy. But I liked, it got three stars, read it if you have it around.

"Raseed nodded with a grim relish. "Ghul hunting in the dark."
Adoulla smiled in spite of himself, feeling buoyed just a bit by his assistent's indefatigability.
"Aye. And only a sword-for-brains little madman like yourself would be excited by the prospect.""
Throne of the Crescent Moon - Saladin Ahmed

Saladin Ahmed - Throne of the Crescent Moon, Book One, Page 45-46

""Begin at the beginning,", the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop”"

Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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