Breaking Point by Shane Brown – REVIEW

Hello guys ,

How are you? Sorry for being away a lot these past days. But seriously guys, a new semester makes me to catch up with my new schedules as well. So yeah, I apologize for posting one article in a week or two. I feel bad about it.

So today, I’m going to write a review about a second book I read back in January which is part of my 2018 reading challenge. The book is Breaking Point by Shane Brown. So here it is.

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17364814Title                          : Breaking Point
Author                      : Shane Brown
GoodReads rating : 3.67
Edition                     : kindle
Pages                        : 217
Published February 4th 2013 by SLB

Description             :
James Marsh is sixteen years old and in his final year of high school. He has been suffering from bullying for months at the hands of Jason Mitchell and his friends but, as they return to school after the Easter break, Jason takes his tormenting to a whole new level. As James struggles to cope, Andrew Mitchell, a teacher at the school, finds his hands tied when he tries to help him.

“Breaking Point” is a novel about homophobia in our schools, and talks about the sides of bullying which are rarely talked about by the victims, the schools or the media. Recommended for 14 years and upwards due to some more adult themes.

You could also read the book description here.

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MY RATING  : 🌟🌟🌟🌟

MY REVIEW : 

I finished my 2nd book today. Yay !! I finished my 2nd book today. Yay !!

The book kind of changed my mind a lot. The book is about a teenage boy, 16 years old if I’m not mistaken (sorry, I haven’t read the description yet while writing this review) who gets bullied by his school mates, James. James used to have a friend, Paul who betrayed him to join the bullies team. Just imagine it does happen to you, yikess!! I’ll hate that people so much if it happens to me.

Long story short, by middle of the book, the two (James and Paul) made up, but it’s only for a really short time, considering the bullies caught the two lovebirds. Oh God!! My feels though.

1. THE CHARACTERS 

I’m not that fond of Paul. First, Paul, because he’s only minding about himself, couldn’t stand up for what’s best for him. Yet I kinda felt for him for being alone at his ‘broken’ home. Poor Paul !! But I do like James and Andrew. James, for finally standing up for himself against the bullies. Go for it, James!! You’ll beat them. Karma does exist though. And Andrew for being such a supportive teacher. He’s like a knight for James for helping James here and there to get thru the bullies and to make a better situation. Well, I don’t really like the Bullies though, just you know, Bullies. hmmm

 

2. SETTING AND LANGUAGE

I love how Shane chose the language, it’s understandable and I didn’t need to read twice to get the information Shane’s about to tell. Yet, the minus point here is Shane used such a very long preambule (you might say that), so it’s boring a little when you read the first few chapters. I, myself, almost put it down, but I was just like “Arghhh, I’m curious as to what will happen next, I’ll give it another chance”. But by the few last chapters, the story got more interesting, at least for me. The cliffhanger does happen there. *wink-wink*

Over all, I highly recommend this one to read on your free time. Duh !!

That’s all, hope you enjoy my review. Until next time with another review. 😉

 

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Monthly Wrap-Up : January 2018

Hello everyone !! How are you today?? It’s Sunday, I bet you have your excitement to spend your Sunday. But here I am, going to tell about a few books I read in the first 31 days of 2018 aka January. I was on my holiday back in January and tomorrow, as in February 5th, I’ll be back to college which am so thrilled, I guess. Speaking of my reading challenge, I only read 7 books in January which does mean those brings me to 32% toward my reading challenge for 2018 cz yeah it was holiday, but I had to do an internship as well. Apparently it ain’t a big deal, but I only got time to read once I was home and it’s pretty late already.

On this new year wrap up, I will also make some difference on my wrap up though. I’ll put the book details in the post, exclude my review. So you guys don’t have to visit GoodReads to read the book details, but if you want to read my review, you could visit my GoodReads account or the review I have posted in this blog.

So, let’s move to the books I read in January were :

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1. The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis (MY RATING : 🌟🌟🌟🌟) 

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Title : The Temptation of Adam
Author : Dave Connis
GoodReads Rating : 3.8
Edition : Hardback
Pages : 224
Published November 21st 2017 by Sky Pony Press

Description :
Adam Hawthorne is fine.

Yeah, his mother left, his older sister went with her, and his dad would rather read Nicholas Sparks novels than talk to him. And yeah, he spends his nights watching self-curated porn video playlists.

But Adam is fine.

When a family friend discovers Adam’s porn addiction, he’s forced to join an addiction support group: the self-proclaimed Knights of Vice. He goes because he has to, but the honesty of the Knights starts to slip past his defenses. Combine that with his sister’s out-of-the-blue return and the attention of a girl he meets in an AA meeting, and all the work Adam has put into being fine begins to unravel.

Now Adam has to face the causes and effects of his addiction, before he loses his new friends, his prodigal sister, and his almost semi-sort-of girlfriend.

 

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2. Breaking Point by Shane Brown (MY RATING : 🌟🌟🌟🌟)

17364814Title : Breaking Point
Author : Shane Brown
GoodReads Rating : 3.67
Edition :Kindle editon
Pages : 217
Published February 4th 2013 by SLB

Description :
James Marsh is sixteen years old and in his final year of high school. He has been suffering from bullying for months at the hands of Jason Mitchell and his friends but, as they return to school after the Easter break, Jason takes his tormenting to a whole new level. As James struggles to cope, Andrew Mitchell, a teacher at the school, finds his hands tied when he tries to help him.

“Breaking Point” is a novel about homophobia in our schools, and talks about the sides of bullying which are rarely talked about by the victims, the schools or the media. Recommended for 14 years and upwards due to some more adult themes.

 

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3. Schizo by Nic Sheff  (MY RATING : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)

24611741Title : Schizo
Author : Nic Sheff
GoodReads Rating : 3.71
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 272
Published September 8th 2015 by Speak

Description :

The fascinating, shocking, and ultimately quite hopeful story of one teen’s downward spiral into mental illness by the bestselling author of Tweak.

Miles is the ultimate unreliable narrator—a teen recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown who believes he is getting better . . . when in reality he is growing worse.

Driven to the point of obsession to find his missing younger brother, Teddy, and wrapped up in a romance that may or may not be the real thing, Miles is forever chasing shadows. As Miles feels his world closing around him, he struggles to keep it open, but what you think you know about his world is actually a blur of gray, and the sharp focus of reality proves startling.

Written by the New York Times bestselling author of Tweak, Schizo is the fascinating, and ultimately quite hopeful, story of one teen’s downward spiral into mental illness as he chases the clues to a missing brother. Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

“This spare book is a well-written, but painful, read, as readers come to understand the hopelessness Miles feels about his life and his future.”—VOYA

“In his first novel, memoirist Sheff (Tweak) provides an insightful perspective on one teen’s struggle with mental illness.”—Publishers Weekly

 

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4. These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar (MY RATING : 🌟🌟🌟)

18187029Title : These Gentle Wounds
Author : Helene Dunbar
GoodReads Rating : 4.07
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 307
Published May 8th 2014 by Flux
Description :

Sometimes I wish I’d lost a leg or something. Everyone can understand that. They never get it when what’s been broken is inside your head.

Five years after an unspeakable tragedy that changed him forever, Gordie Allen has made a new home with his half-brother Kevin. Their arrangement works since Kevin is the only person who can protect Gordie at school and keep him focused on getting his life back on track.

But just when it seems like things are becoming normal, Gordie’s biological father comes back into the picture, demanding a place in his life. Now there’s nothing to stop Gordie from falling into a tailspin that could cost him everything—including his relationship with Sarah, the first girl he’s trusted with the truth. With his world spinning out of control, the only one who can help Gordie is himself . . . if he can find the strength to confront the past and take back his future.

 

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5. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson ( MY RATING : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)

23677341Title : We Are the Ants
Author : Shaun David Hutchinson
GoodReads Rating : 4.21
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 455
Published January 19th 2016 by Simon Pulse
Description :

From the author of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.

Only he isn’t sure he wants to.

After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year.

Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.

But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.

 

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6. Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer ( MY RATING : 🌟🌟🌟🌟)

15789823Title : Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal
Author : Chris Colfer
GoodReads Rating : 3.86
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 272
Published November 20th 2012 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Description :

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips, who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker. At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school. At a time when bullying torments so many young people today, this unique and important novel sheds light with humor and wit on an issue that deeply resonates with countless teens and readers.

 

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7. Suicide Watch by Kelley York ( MY RATING : 🌟🌟🌟🌟)

16240541Title : Suicide Watch
Author : Kelley York
GoodReads Rating : 4.27
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 220
Published December 20th 2012 by CreateSpace
Description :

18-year-old Vincent Hazelwood has spent his entire life being shuffled from one foster home to the next. His grades sucked. Making friends? Out of the question thanks to his nervous breakdowns and unpredictable moods. Still, Vince thought when Maggie Atkins took him in, he might’ve finally found a place to get his life—and his issues—in order.

But then Maggie keels over from a heart attack. Vince is homeless, alone, and the inheritance money isn’t going to last long. A year ago, Vince watched a girl leap to her death off a bridge, and now he’s starting to think she had the right idea.

Vince stumbles across a website forum geared toward people considering suicide. There, he meets others with the same debate regarding the pros and cons of death: Casper, battling cancer, would rather off herself than slowly waste away. And there’s quiet, withdrawn Adam, who suspects if he died, his mom wouldn’t even notice.

As they gravitate toward each other, Vince searches for a reason to live while coping without Maggie’s guidance, coming to terms with Casper’s imminent death, and falling in love with a boy who doesn’t plan on sticking around.

 

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That’s all my wrap-up for the very first month of 2018. All of them are young adult cz I really am into that genre nowadays, no reason though. And I am planning on reading every book with a boy/guy as the main character. That’s pretty much a challenge to me. Anyways how’s your #WrapUpJanuary going? How many books do you read? Any book recommendation for me based on your January Wrap Up? Please tell me on the comment section below. I’m looking forward for it.

 

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The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis – REVIEW

Hello.. Hello guys.. Good evening, it’s 16.36 where I live, and I am ready to write a new blog post of 2018. And yeah, it’s February 1st now, what a good day to start up my blog (again). Honestly, I apologize for leaving like that, but I needed to catch up with my college life. That’s why I haven’t been around lately. Next Monday will be my very first day of my new semester, I believe it’d be such a hectic one, but I promise to get around a lot than before. So, let’s move to the blog post. Today I’m going to post one review of my first book of 2018 and the first book in my 2018 reading challenge. It’s The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis. Have you read it? How do you like it so far? Please read till the end of the post to find out about my review. 🙂

 

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34138283Title                           : The Temptation of Adam
Author                      : Dave Connis
GoodReads Rating : 3.8
Edition                      : Hardback
Pages                         : 224
Published November 21st 2017 by Sky Pony Press

Description              :
Adam Hawthorne is fine.

Yeah, his mother left, his older sister went with her, and his dad would rather read Nicholas Sparks novels than talk to him. And yeah, he spends his nights watching self-curated porn video playlists.

But Adam is fine.

When a family friend discovers Adam’s porn addiction, he’s forced to join an addiction support group: the self-proclaimed Knights of Vice. He goes because he has to, but the honesty of the Knights starts to slip past his defenses. Combine that with his sister’s out-of-the-blue return and the attention of a girl he meets in an AA meeting, and all the work Adam has put into being fine begins to unravel.

Now Adam has to face the causes and effects of his addiction, before he loses his new friends, his prodigal sister, and his almost semi-sort-of girlfriend.

The book description could also be read here. 

 

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MY RATING  : 🌟🌟🌟🌟

MY REVIEW :

I finished reading it a few days ago, and unfortunately I haven’t gotten a chance to write a review.

So, I’ll do it today. 🙂 Let’s start with,

1. THE CHARACTERS:

I loved it so much, there are only few people in the story. So it wouldn’t make you confused. I loved with the character of Adam as well. He’s kinda lost though, I feel for him. Lost of people have been leaving him, so it didn’t shake me when I found out that he’s the one who addicted to porn. I also feel for Mr. Cratcher as well. He’s very supportive teacher out of all people. He’s the person who tried his best to help Adam to get over his addiction.

2. THE STORY-PLOT:

It’s pretty good as well, considering I was having lots fun enjoyment while reading it. It didn’t take me long enough to understand what Dave’s about to tell. There’s a cliffhanger as well hen Adam decided to leave his soon-to-be-girlfriend, and the girl turned out trying to end her life.

So over all, I loved this book so much. If you’re looking for a teenage boy main character, this one would definitely be good for you to read.

That’s all, hope you enjoy my review. Until next time with another review. 😉

 

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Hey Guys, I AM back !!

Good morning.

It’s been a little while, almost 3 months to be quite honest since the last time I ever wrote a review or my rambling right over here. I apologize for being away that long. But my finals and internship got in the way. What could I do than gave them all my thoughts, right? But now, I am still on my holiday till February 4th, so I will definitely try my best to post review and improve my blog. I mean by improve is like to write some articles other than reviews, such as #booktag (I don’t really know about it though, but people been talking a lot about it, I really give it a try. So if you have ideas about it, please comment below, it surely helps me a lot). There’s a few stuffs too I’d like to write down on my blog, if it’s possible though. Just wish me luck, yeah? 🙂

So, it’s January still and I haven’t said a “happy new year” for you guys who’s been following me or reading my blog. HAPPY NEW YEAR guys !! Hope you guys had a wonderful new year. Anyways what’s your 2018 resolution? Mine is (actually I have posted this one on my bookstagram handle, yet I’ll write it down here as well) reading 22 books (because I’m going to turn 22 this year. Also, improving my book photography skill is on top of my 2018 resolution. 🙂 What’s yours?

Have a good brand new year people !!

Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose – REVIEW

Title: Bad Habit

Author: Charleigh Rose

Genre: NA Romance

Release: November 16, 2017

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2t6GkO2

Blurb:

BRIAR

I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago.

Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen.

We couldn’t ever be together.

I was too young, and he was too untouchable.

He was too troubled, and I was too naïve.

But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things.

As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners.

Until one day, he was gone without a trace.

Now, two years later, he’s back.

Callous and cruel.

He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare.

I should hate him.

But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him.

ASHER

I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes.

She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen.

We could never be together.

I was too old and she was too off limits.

She was too good and I was too fucked up.

Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist.

I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me.

Two years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she’s all grown up.

She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall.

I hate her for what she did.

But she’s always been my drug of choice.

Continue reading “Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose – REVIEW”

Monthly Wrap-Up: October & I NEED help !

Hello everyone!!

How are you guys all today? How’s your Halloween? Did you wear any costume to celebrate it? Or were you just sitting at home waiting for kids to “Trick-or-Treating” you? I, myself, only was just sitting inside my dorm room, since we don’t so Halloween right over here.

So, here I am, ready to post my Monthly Wrap-Up: October. I apologize for only posting like 3 posts in October, I was so caught up with my uni life and my OWN life though. hehe, Luckily, I’m a little thrilled to announce that I have read 7 books. I’m so happy for my achievement. Continue reading “Monthly Wrap-Up: October & I NEED help !”

The House by Simon Lelic – REVIEW

Title : The House
Author : Simon Lelic
GR Rating : 3.59
Edition : Paperback
Pages : 340
Expected publication: November 2nd 2017 by Penguin UK

Description :

What if your perfect home turned out to be the scene of the perfect crime?

Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.

So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.

Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door.

And now the police are watching them…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33557461-the-house

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