Everybody should believe in something. I believe I'll read another chapter.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dear Author: Jessica Brody *Unremembered*

Dear Jessica Brody,

First of all, hi! I'm one of the teens who's going to be at your Fierce Reads event. In order to prepare, I decided to read Unremembered.

Here's the review: 33 Lockets out of 34. (I'll explain the less than one point eventually)

Okay, first off I no longer have any nails because I bit them all away due to ALL THE SUSPENSE.

And, I don't want to spoil anything for my blog-readers and your potential readers, but the plot was so well formulated and amazing and suspenseful and I couldn't put the book down but I had to occasionally because life gets in the way of my reading time but I really didn't want to.

Then the characters. I loved them all (and some I loved hating). I loved Sera and Lyzender and Cody but then I hated Heather and the doctors. And I loved the whole purple eyes thing. I thought that was an amazing little thing, so kudos to your amazingness there.

But here's why I marked down one point.


How can you do that my emotions?

The ending was just so suspense-inducing and I am so intrigued and:

So yeah I am in agony.


Owyn Cooper

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ARC Review: 45 Pounds (more or less)

NOTE: This is an ARC due to be published in early July.


Okay, when I was getting my ARCs, I saw this book and was like "Oh. There is a girl on the cover holding a ton of clothes. Not likely I'm going to read it." Because I don't like books about fashionista people, but then I read the summary and it was about a girl trying to lose weight in time for a wedding.

Because like most/all teenagers, I have insecurities relating to my body. And I wanted to see if the author, debut K.A. Barson, would write a story without trying to bank on these kind of emotions.

I *really* liked it. I thought it was enjoyable, relatable, and it had a certain something the Germans call "Fremdschämen" which loosely means vicarious embarrassment.

And the author handled that really well. Along with the main character Ann being a sassy, sarcastic, enjoyable female lead.

It also had a lot of family drama, which I found fun to read. Especially all the verbal catfights.

But the book also had a great message, like how the 6-year-old sister of Ann was starting to develop body issues already and it gave a really good idea how to fix that with people.

And then the ROMANCE. I don't normally like the whole "instant attraction oh we just met? we must get married" kind of thing but the way it was so awkward and pure it made me instant ship it.

So yes. Read this book. Enjoy this book. 900/901 Diets.


Owyn :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Great Gatsby Part 2 (Rest of Chapter 2 and most of chapter 3)

NOTE: I'm hardly going to be on because of finals and I had an AP test on Wednesday so sorry this is late :(

I only have this to say right now (I don't have the book on me so I'll post the quotes later)


 Bye you guys. Summer is almost here yeah that means TV blogs and more book posting!!!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Me Reading the Great Gatsby Part 1

NOTE: This is going to an ongoing process because I am so NOT enrapt with this book. (And I am going to be so sarcastic/ironic/dry throughout so forgive my attitude.) LOTS OF HELL NAH ANIMALS.

So, the movie The Great Gatsby is coming out this summer. And it has Leonardo di Caprio so I of course have to see it. But I can't do that yet because I have not read the book it's based on, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. And it is against my beliefs to not read a book first before seeing the movie.

And then my mom has this thing where I have to read things that are considered "classic literature that everyone should read" so I'm starting with The Great Gatsby

And I really didn't want to (as evidenced by the gif above) but then she bribed me with a Nerdfighter t-shirt and I really want it so VICTORY.

I've only gotten through the Chapter 1 and a couple pages of Chapter 2. But I dunno you guys I freaking hate books that have a long exposition. Like, JUST GET TO POINT FOR GODS SAKE.

Here are my original thoughts/questions:

1. Who the hell is Gatsby?
2. Why is he so great?
3. My mom mentioned something about glasses and how that's supposedly important. This isn't LA class, I'm not annotating for fun.

4. Why doesn't Daisy ditch Tom? He's like the literary personification of the word "douchebag". 
5. What the hell is a West Egg? Why is he living in breakfast food?
6. How did Tom manage to get two girls?
7. Drunk people are annoying.
8. Daisy is awesome and has some great quotes but WHY WON'T SHE JUST DITCH TOM I MEAN REALLY?

But there are some awesome quotes so far. I shall compose unto you a list.

"'Tom's getting very profound,' said Daisy, with an expression of unthoughtful sadness. 'He reads deep books with long words in them.''

"'I'll tell you a family secret,' (Daisy) whispered enthusiastically. 'It's about the butler's nose. Do you want to hear about the butler's nose?'
'That's why I came over to-night.'" (Nick is so sarcastic it's awesome)

"'All right,' I said, 'I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool-- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.'" --Daisy

"'In fact, I think I'll arrange a marriage. Come over often, Nick, and I'll sort of-- oh-- fling you together. You know-- lock you up accidentally in linen closets and push you out to sea in a boat and all that sort of thing--'" Daisy was the first shipper. 

"'He's so dumb he doesn't know he's alive.'" Tom. I hate him but that is a damn good insult.

Yeah that's it so far. Let's see if I can finish Chapter 2 by next week!



Monday, May 6, 2013


Hey you guys, I wrote a review in my Journalism teacher's lit magazine. Check it out!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Books Reviews: 5 Books I've Read for School

NOTE: I'm rating five books I've read for school that have impacted me (both positively and negatively).

So in the course of my seven schools I've had to read a lot of books, some more than once. Here is my opinion of some of the ones that will always be in my mind.


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

OPINION: I read this story twice, once in 7th grade and then another time in 8th grade (different schools). I really liked it. I thought it had a great message, I thought Scout was badass, and that Jem was pretty cool. And, this goes without saying but I'm saying it anyway, that Atticus is BADASS. Like seriously, best male character ever. He fought racism, racists and WON LITERATURE.

Rating: 400 Boo Radleys out of 400.

The Odyssey by Homer.

OPINION: I'm not gonna beat around the bush. I hated this book. It was long, written in this way that I didn't understand OR appreciate, and it was just ridiculous. Why would Penelope stay with Odysseus when she was way out of his league AND kept cheating on her? When I read this back freshman year, I figured out he could've gotten home to Penelope A LOT quicker if he stopped having sex with so many people!!

Rating: 10 Simpsons-remakes-of-The-Odyssey out of 1000.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

OPINION: While it was disheartening to read at the age of 14 that the world sucks, it was when I was just realizing it. I think everyone should read this to remind themselves that a Majority of People Generally Suck, but then there are some good people (like Ralph, Simon, and Piggy) who are out there too. So there is hope.
Rating: 321 islands out of 322.

The boys in this book are so evil they're DOCTOR EVIL
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

OPINION: Why is everyone so fascinated with Charles Dickens? He was paid by the word. That means a lot of senseless bullshit that does not make any sense to get him da money. And this book was just ridiculous. Pip was a wimp, Joe was a pointless idiot, Magwitch gave me nightmares, Mrs. Joe should be sent elsewhere, Biddy was too good for anyone, Estella was a bitch and Miss Havisham needs to cry a river, build a bridge, and get the HELL over it.

Rating: 1 out of a billion wittles.

My reaction to this book whenever
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
(Not a book but writing and this is my blog so suck it!)

OPINION: This play severely annoys me to my core. Why do people think it's so great? I already wrote a blog post at the Boulder Book Store's blog but I'm going to swear in this one because this is MY BLOG. MINE.
First off, it's a tragedy, not a romance. I will seriously slap the crap out of anyone who says that Romeo and Juliet were in love. They were two kids (one not even a teenager yet, FYI) who were horny/hormonal and decided,

A bunch of people died because of them, especially Mercutio and I LOVED MERCUTIO even though he was a bit of a druggy but I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO DIE.


Hope you enjoyed!


PS I was looking in my views and I suddenly got 672 views in 1 day??? I don't know how this happened but it did. Can someone explain or am I just magically delicious?

Either way