Good morning, fellow readers.
These last weeks have been hard as hell as I’m in the way of failing my French Grammar course so I wasn’t able to finish the third book I was reading until just 30 minutes ago since Monday so I’m sorry if you we’re expecting more than three books reviewed by I guess that’s how things will go until October at least if I want (and I do want) to recover my grades and pass this mess I made for not studying for the last test I had. Anyways, here they are:
The first book I read was a glorious classic named The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Nick is a southern small town man who’s new in the 1920’s New York City so he’ll have to learn that not everything is beautiful as it looks from the outside of the big apple, that the people he thinks he knows well are worst than he thought, that the never ending parties are full of lies, that the long kisses on strangers’ cars are not everlasting and that love is as fake and ragid as the ones that claim to feel it.
I JUST WISH THERE HAD BEEN SOME MORE FEMININE DETAILS.
I understood the concept, the time, the characters and the deception but I wasn’t given the glamorous front I was promised covering the filth of humanity. If I had to make a remark, it would be centered in the three main women in Nick’s narration: Daisy with her fake naivety, Myrtle with her rotten mind, and Jordan with her incomprehensible coldness. All of them were the same in different circumstances and with distinct plastic covers, like a candy in three seasonal presentations but once you tasted them you could feel the decadence of the lack of guilt; it was similar to Tom’s amoral morality or even Nick’s hidden hypocrisy. The one I can point out as being truly good in his intentions would be Jay, cuz he did what he did out of love, hope and childish dreams unlike the rest of them who wanted the glamour experience, the feeling of being golden. The coldness of the glamour.
The second book I read was the heartfelt YA contemporary romance Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram.
In a matter of seconds Ellamara’s life changed forever, one minute ago she was texting with her online bff Cinder and the next her mom was dead and she had been left in an almost incurable state. Covered in scars, she’s forced to live with her estranged father and his new wicked family that never let her forget she’s not welcome in their home. She’s al alone in the world and the only one who could help her would be the one she hasn’t talked to in years: her long lost and still secret friend Cinder.
I HADN’T CRIED THIS MUCH IN A LONG TIME.
Lovely as always, Kelly Oram surprised me with a wonderful love story full of vulnerability and harshness but with a powerful message of hope and bravery, all in the shape of a strong young woman dealing with the worst time of her life. All thanks to friendship and the unveiling of a secret that could hurt her more than all her scars and memories. Let’s talk about writing style, which was ever simple and filled with passionate thoughts that got me emotional to the core more than one time. Thanks, Kelly.
The last book I read was a shocking turned out of events for me, and for any 21 year old who hadn’t read it till now. I’m talking about Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling.
Harry has never been normal, living with his cruel aunt and uncle and having to deal with his bully cousin was never easy for the eleven year old boy. And now something even stranger happens, he discovers there’s a reason to why he does all this amazing things like liberating a snake without even knowing how, he’s a warlock about to learn the legacy and fate his parents left for him before their death in their old childhood school: Hogwarts.
IT’S HARD TO ADMIT IT TOOK ME A WEEK TO FINISH THIS LOVELY STORY.
This small book was released a year after my birth and until this year I hadn’t even given it consideration to read it, my friends loved the series, I indeed enjoyed the film adaptations so I decided to give it a go after I dared my luck reading PJ so I knew this was next in my middle school tbr list. Anyways, I enjoyed it a lot though I’m seriously concerned about how safe Hogwarts truly is for young children learning magic, I mean there’s a little annoying and cruel leprechaun like magic thing throwing things at little grifindors like nobody’s business and they have a dangerous and tempting forest filled with unspeakable creatures that could seriously damage an eleven year old quite easily. But leaving that behind, the new world Harry has entered and become part of seems rather special and welcoming, adventurous and full of great friends. Besides that, it was great to know certain details and scenes the movie had missed in portraying.