Sarah Ockler’s “Twenty Boy Summer” Novel Review.

Just like the critics says, Twenty Boy Summer was made for grieving, loving, forgiving, and moving on. By the first two chapters, author Sarah Ockler had me literally balling my eyes out so much that I had to put the book down and go to sleep.

Anna Riley has lived next door to her two best friends, older brother Matt and younger sister Frankie, since diapers. It starts out with Anna, the narrator and main character, telling us about her fifteenth birthday party. She made a wish on her birthday candle to make Matt kiss her. Anna’s had a major crush on Matt since she was, like, ten. Somehow, the birthday gods grant her wish and they end up kissing. After a month of sneaking out at night to talk, look at the stars, and kiss, they make a promise to wait to tell Frankie about their new-found love for each other, hoping she won’t freak out. Matt decides to tell his sister on their vacation, where they’ll be at Zanzibar Bay in ol’ sunny Cali. Tragedy strikes when the day before their big trip, the three of them get into a car accident and Matt dies. Anna can never tell Frankie about Matt and her, she’d be breaking her promise, and now Frankie will never know now that Matt is dead.

And that’s just the first two chapters!

After a year has past, the third chapter brings us to the present. Frankie has found her own way of grieving, becoming boy-obsessed and overly flirty. Anna has become attached to anything that reminds her of Matt, writing letters to her ghost-lover in her journal she never leaves the house without. Frankie and Matt’s mom, Jayne, grieves by buying and buying furniture and decorations, becoming a fanatic in interior decorating. She decorates every room in her house, except for Matts. It’s still the way it’s been over a year ago. Red, their father, grieves by trying to make everyone happy and keeping the family together.

Soon, Jayne and Red come up with the idea of going back to Zanzibar Bay, their annual summer vacation, this time taking Anna along for the fun. This is when Frankie and Anna plan on meeting twenty boys the whole three weeks of living in a rented beach house. When they first arrive, it’s difficult for everyone. All the memories are just too much. Zanzibar Bay is just like Matt always described to Anna through postcards that she still has locked up in her room.

Through-out those three weeks, Anna meets a boy named Sam, starts to forgive but not forget, and move on with her life. After a couple ups and downs with Frankie, they make it out together, closer than ever. Anna realizes that people don’t have a before and an after. They just change into something beautiful, yet stay themselves.

This book will make you laugh and cry. It will make your heart speed up with anticipation, with dread, with the heavy feeling of grief. Sarah Ockler is an amazing writer. I seriously related to Anna and felt what she felt. So much so, that I had to put the book down to stop myself from hysterical crying in the middle of study hall, which would have been very embarrassing.

Sarah Ockler has another book that was published this past December, Fixing Delilah. I hope to read this one soon and am adding it to my Novel List. Sarah Ockler has a WordPress blog, so go check her out! :D

I would definitely suggest this book for anyone!

Don’t You Just Love Spring?

Especially when it’s humorous? Don’t you just love anything that’s humorous?

Well, here ‘ya go! :D

On another note…

I have a new affiliate! :D YAY ME!

The website, Lameface, is a site created for mostly Mibba users. They have profile layouts, avatars, signatures, comment links, color schemes, dividers, and tutorials. Soon there will be CSS layouts, fix image effects, more signatures, story layouts (which I’m the most excited for!) and more layouts.

So, go on and check it out! :D

Adam Rex’s “Fat Vampire” Novel Review.

I finished Adam Rex’s Fat Vampire, like, three weeks ago. I’ve just been too lazy to write it. But now I’m good. (:

I’ll just say that it wasn’t what I expected. It was somewhat humorous, very dramatic, and a little bit romantic; but not so much. The ending wasn’t all that great. Rex had all these characters and plot lines and then let them whither away in the end. The main character dies. So obviously, there won’t be a sequel. I wasn’t happy with the ending at all. Sorry if I ruined it for you.

The book was okay. Maybe my expectations were too high? Maybe I should start reading books with no expectations. Then maybe they’ll all be great. To be honest, I don’t think I’d recommend this book. Sorry, Adam Rex. I think I like my girl authors a little bit better, and I’m not being sexist. I just understand them better cause, well duh, I’m a girl. :P

So that’s it for today. Have a nice night! :D

She Does Not Want This. [Villanelle.]

She does not want this,
To marry this guy.
It would not be bliss.

She is not lady-like as her mother is,
Nor is she shy.
She does not want this.

For them to kiss,
She would rather die.
It would not be bliss.

She would miss,
This life if she were to lie.
She does not want this.

She would fall into an abyss,
And forever cry.
It would not be bliss.

She tells her little Sis,
She will not say goodbye,
She does not want this,
It would not be bliss.
Continue reading She Does Not Want This. [Villanelle.]

Entertainment Weekly: At It’s Best.

I ripped it off of the magazine earlier today. It now sits, taped to my bedroom wall. Glowing in all it’s glory, it’s not only the greatest magazine, Entertainment Weekly, but also Daniel Radcliffe who plays the almighty Harry Potter.

Now, if only they focused a little bit also on Tom Felton,

the greatest, most gorgeous bad-boy of the wizarding world- Draco Malfoy.

Now, Tom Riddle a.k.a. Lord Voldemort played by Ralph Fiennes would be the greatest villain.

But until July 15th, I can only dream until I see all three of them on the big screen.

My First Ever Story: Completed. Reviews Welcomed!

In this short memoir novella, Jenny, a young teenage girl, meets the boy of her dreams, Matt. Or at least that’s what she thinks. As the years progress, and they overcome the challenges known as high school, Jenny and Matt grow close.

Will their romance bloom into a beautiful rose? Or will they miss their chances, letting the petals wilt.

Follow them as they embark on this journey of love, lust, and life’s littlest opportunities.

Unfortunately, you can only view it if you are a Mibba member. So sign up and check it out! :D

Be sure to check out the character pages. The title inspiration is of Jenny and Matt’s song: I Wanna by The All-American Rejects. Some chapters are in the form of prose, poetry, dreamscapes, quotes, as well as in letter.

I do not own any of the people in this story, for they are real. However, the thoughts and events that take place, I do own, for they are my memories. Also, the quotes that have Unknown authors, I obviously do not own. If you plagiarize I will hunt you down with a killer bunny! © 2011

For your information: I am not advertising or publicizing Mibba.com. I am such advertising my original story written and put together by me on this specific website. I love Mibba, however, do not look forward to any law suits just because I wrote about my story on my blog. I mean, come on, I’m still a minor.

Thank you! And please comment all you want! :D I’d love to know what you all have to say, even if it is constructive criticism. It is rated PG-13. Also, some of the things I wrote all the way back in 2009, so obviously I am a better writer now then than. So keep that in mind when you’re commenting on how I can improve. (: Thanks.

To go to Mibba.com, just click on the image above with the Mibba logo. To go to the link to the story, click on the image above of the novella cover page. Also keep in mind that I am very anxious about publicizing this as others I know might see and judge (I’m being honest here). And take into account that this is sort of like my goodbye to high school and the people in it. It is a very personal novella of mine, considering it’s a memoir. I might be a little too young to write one, but who cares?

ENJOY!

Is Dating A Co-worker Okay?

What do you think?

It’s happened before. My last relationship, we started dating before I got the job. Of course, it was awkward after we broke up and still had the same shifts together. But I got over it. Hopefully, he did too.

And there’s been times where a cute boy I work with flirts with me and I flirt back. I mean, it’s just harmless fun, right?

Well, what if it becomes something more? Where I meet the boy at work and that’s how our relationship blossoms? Unlike my past one, we knew each other from school for years before either of us got the job.

What do you think? Is it okay to date a co-worker?

Comments are always welcomed! (:

She Does Not Want This. [Villanelle.]

 

She does not want this,

To marry this guy.

It would not be bliss.

She is not lady-like as her mother is,

Nor is she shy.

She does not want this.

For them to kiss,

She would rather die.

It would not be bliss.

She would miss,

This life if she were to lie.

She does not want this.

She would fall into an abyss,

And forever cry.

It would not be bliss.

She tells her little Sis,

She will not say goodbye,

She does not want this,

It would not be bliss.

Continue reading She Does Not Want This. [Villanelle.]