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The Outsiders by S.E Hinton

July 26, 2008

Title: The Outsiders

Author: S.E Hinton
Number of Pages: 180, paperback.
Released: 1967.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
It was: Blawsome.
Summary: Ponyboy Curtis is a greaser. Greasers barely have money, own no madras jackets, and drive no Corvettes– unlike the Socials. The Socials, or Socs, have everything you can think they’d want. Yet their number one hobby is beating up the greasers. Ponyboy has to be careful of Socs when he walks the streets, that’s why he and his friends have each other’s backs. His brothers, biological or not… Soda, Darry, Dally, Johnny, Two-Bit, and Steve will do anything to keep each other safe from Socs. One night however, after picking up a couple of the Soc’s girlfriends, the Socs come back to beat up Johnny and Ponyboy, taking things too far. Johnny kills a Soc, trying to save Ponyboy from being killed. Now Johnny and Ponyboy are being chased by the cops. The murder sticks to Ponyboy, who no longer is proud of the fact that Socs and greasers fight. More unbelievable acts occur, shaking the greasers. Ponyboy asks himself, why do we fight, if all we do is cause more hatred?
My Thoughts (may contain spoilers): Good book. Easy, short read. I thought it was going to be better though. I don’t know, I’m weird. I liked That Was Then, This Is Now better than The Outsiders. Ponyboy was real. I was very sad that Johnny and Dally died, more Johnny because he was sweet and liked when Ponyboy read to him. I think Darry’s and Ponyboy’s relationship was real, since Darry was like the guardian taking care of Soda and him. I kinda wished something happened between Ponyboy and Cherry, they were cute when they spoke together. Again, good read, but I thought it would’ve been better.
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Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer

July 20, 2008

Title: Cindy Ella

Author: Robin Palmer
Number of Pages: 264, Paperback
Released: ’08.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
It was: BLAWSOME.
Summary: Cindy Ella Gold is an anti-princess. She thinks the prom, alongside half of the city she lives in, is superficial. She writes a letter to the editor of her school paper explaining how she thinks the prom sucks, ya-da ya-da. Everyone at school thinks she is a weirdo. However, she has support from her best friends: India, who is vegan and beautiful, and Malcolm, who is gay and fabulous. Cindy is having a little trouble in the dating department. She’s more jeans and a t-shirt and doesn’t wear makeup. She resides in an L.A home with her dad, stepmother (who rather call her Cindy Ella… after the fairy tale character), Spencer (her half baby brother who rather be naked), and the Clones (her twin stepsisters who are like totally c-o-o-l). She is boyfriendless… and has never been kissed (well, properly… the one and only guy who thinks he’s a rapper doesn’t count). Cindy is juggling between three crushes–all who seem to be her soulmates. Super-popular and hot Adam Silver, mature and sophisticated tutor Noah, and playlist-making dream-boy (who lives 3000 miles away) BklynBoy. At the end of course, you have a happy ending.
My Thoughts (may contain spoilers): I liked this book somewhat. I thought it’d be better. It barely made me laugh, even though its supposed to. It’s not a timeless book with all pop culture comments. I liked Noah’s character. I think Cindy is character very easy to relate to… she has her friends but she’s not like the most popular girl ever. However, some of the music (Bob Dylan… etc) I don’t really know… and that was kinda big in the book. BklynBoy is so nice. I loved the ending… it was so unexpected (although I knew there’d be some kind of happy ending, I didn’t expect that exact one). It was weird with the kissing in the end. But I liked the ending. However, I just give it 3 stars, it got kind of boring at times and didn’t keep me on the edge.
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13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

July 14, 2008

Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Author: Maureen Johnson
Number of Pages: 319.
Released: ’05.
Rating: 3 of 5.
It was: BLAWSOME.
Summary: Shy, average Ginny has been sent 13 little blue envelopes by her deceased aunt, Peg, to go on an adventure/game through Aunt Peg’s carefree life. Aunt Peg has given instructions for Ginny to follow: don’t bring guidebooks, you can’t call home, you can’t bring maps, etc. Ginny has to retrace the steps of her artist aunt’s life, one city at a time, traveling all over Europe. Along the way Ginny meets some interesting characters: Aunt Peg’s idol Mari, Richard (who Aunt Peg was roommates with), she finds herself living with the robotic family of the Knapps and Australians going as they pleased around Europe as well. She meets a boy, Keith, as well, who is a Londoner whom she falls for. Throughout the trip Ginny has to comply with specific tasks described in the envelopes her aunt wrote. At the end, Ginny has grown as a person and will see herself in a whole different way.
My Thoughts (may contain spoilers): 13 Little Blue Envelopes is a charming book. Some parts are less great than others and some parts are very predictable and used a lot in books (Ginny being pushed to sing on karaoke even though she’s shy, etc). We didn’t see much of Keith, which I wanted more of. The Knapps were kinda weird and the Australians were whatever. The Richard part was baffling, kinda. I liked the 13th envelope, although the happy ending was kind of random. I wonder what happens to Ginny in the end (with Keith and all).
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Dancing In My Nuddy Pants by Louise Rennison

November 9, 2007

Title: Dancing in my Nuddy Pants

Author: Louise Rennison

Number of Pages: 206.
Rating: 3 out of 5.

It was: blawsome.    
Fourth book in Georgia Nicolson series. To me, this book was semi-good. They are declining. Maybe it’s because I remember what is gonna happen in the story (I’ve read these before) or I don’t know. But whatever it is, I am finding the story rather whatever.
The storyline went along about Georgia now being the official girlfriend of the Sex God, Robbie. She is very happy. She is ecstatic that now she can see him at his gigs and “show herself off.” The question is… if she is so happy about this then why does she keep kissing Dave the Laugh “accidentally”? She discovers she has a big red bottom (not literally), like Naomi the sex minx kitty. She stops asking herself if to go with Dave or Robbie as she picks Robbie. She doesn’t tell Robbie much and gets jelloid in the knees when she’s around him. Is that how its supposed to be when you’re with your boyfriend? Georgia doesn’t believe so… Mrs. Rennison does give you clues on that she has feelings for Dave (and therefore has the General Horn[read the book to understand]).
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Dave the L is still going out with Ellen though. He is only doing so because he feel sorry and terminently breaks up with her. That is when everything goes upside down. Robbie reveals that he isn’t on the path to become a popstar anymore, he is going to Kiwi-a-go-go-land(!) for a year to some ecological thing,leaving Georgia. Very sad, Georgia goes into depression mode. Robbie and her “break up” because of his moving away. Georgia begins to look at things in a different way, maybe God (yes, she still believes in him… not Buddha) did this so she could use her red bottom wisely and have the General or Cosmic Horn proudly. She and Dave kiss a couple more times. She travels to France and sorta likes her French teacher (RED-BOTTOM ALERT!) She is captain of the hockey team (haha Wet Lindsay), but it gets taken away from her when she was trying to cheer Rosie up because her boyfriend (Sven) is leaving to Sweden for a month. More trouble at home with the new kitties, Mutti and Vati are mad at each other for a while, Libby makes things out of tampons. Normal things.

I look forward to reading the next book since I have not read it before. However, I want her to get with Dave… he seems like a very good guy. He’s good looking and she can ACTUALLY speak sense with him. I know Masimo is coming up soon(I read the 6th book) so yeah.
Yummy scrumboes. Very necessary to continue the story. Not horrible.

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Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison

November 6, 2007

Title: Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas

Author: Louise Rennison
Number of Pages: 173.
Rating: 3 out of 5.

It was: blawsome.

I liked the installment to the second book (scroll down to see review). Georgia keeps at it. She is now officially going out with the Sex God, Robbie (well not OFFICIALLY, but she’s still “with him”). More about Angus with the minx kitten from across the road, Naomi who is pregnant… it cannot be Angus’ kitties because he got his you-know-what taken care of. Libby sleeping with her parade of animals in Georgia’s bed. The ace gang doing normal funny business with their berets, Jas becoming irritating like always. Robbie’s band is getting signed (in America –Hamburger-a-go-go land) so Georgia says she will get nose reduction done and be famous at backup-dancing.The only exception in this book is that someone comes back… DAVE THE LAUGH! (As you may recall, he was Georgia’s Red Herring to get Robbie.) Throughout the book she keeps saying he is good-looking, etc. She becomes like Naomi and kisses him! Multiple times! Accidentally, in her terms, but still. One problem is that she has a boyfriend (Robbie) and another is that Dave the L is going out with her friend, Ellen. But she can’t help it. She is a nymphowhatsit. Her nunga-nungas keep growing also, and school is the same (with a new hottie French teacher–she really is growing a GREAT big red bottom), all the characters from past books are compiled into a good 3rd book. I can admit I did not laugh quite as much as the second or first(I think the best one), but the story flowed.