Book Review| The Great American Whatever

Hey everyone! It’s time for another book review! This one is called The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle. It’s a newer young adult book. Let’s get started!


 

Title: The Great American Whatever

Author: Tim Federle

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# of pages: 288

Genre: Young Adult, LGBT, Family Issues

Published Date: March 29th, 2016

Rating: 4/5 stars


Summary (From Amazon):

Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before the car accident that changed everything.

Enter: Geoff, Quinn’s best friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—okay, a hot guy—and falls, hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.


My Thoughts:

This was an overall good book. The characters were very detailed. The plot had some small issues but it was pretty enjoyable. I hope Tim Federle writes more YA books. You should definitely give this book a try.


That’s a wrap! I apologize for such  brief and vague thoughts.  Have you read this book? Are you going to? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Book Traveling Thursday (#34)|Mental Illness

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This weekly meme is hosted by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog! Go check their fantastic bookish blogs out. To find out more info, future themes and more, go visit the Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Because Mental Health matters! Choose a book that deals with mental health.

I have decided to do Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley. Because it’s a newish book, there is a very limited number of covers so there will only be three this time.


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

Highly Illogical BehaviorEnglish


Favorite Cover(s):

Highly Illogical Behavior (The Original)

Highly Illogical BehaviorEnglish


Least Favorite:

Altamente IrracionalPortuguese

Not to throw shade on Portugal, but this is my least favorite cover out of the very few. It’s interesting but not my favorite.


That’s a wrap! Have you read this book yet? Are you going to? Let me know! Hopefully the next BTT will be longer!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday|Character Names

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This meme is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish!! Go check them out for all things bookish 🙂 This week’s topic is:

Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After — we did this topic back in 2011 and thought it might be fun to revisit it…feel free to spin it how you need!


Ten Characters I’d Name a Child After:

  1. LeviFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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The name of an adorable character but also a brand of jeans.


2.  Harry Potter- The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

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The name of a young ,strong and powerful character


3. Gale- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

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The name of a boy who’s competing for Katniss’s heart.


4. Hazel- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The name of a strong girl who falls deeply in love. It’s also an eye color.


5. Park- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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A privileged boy who’s in love with a red haired girl with a troubled life.


6. Aaron- More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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A boy who’s been through some tough things in life.


7. Simon- Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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A boy with a mystery boyfriend and the journey of finding out who he is.

8. Olly- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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A boy who’s in love with a girl who’s stuck in her house away from the world

9. Noah- I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
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A boy who falls deeply in love with the neighbor boy.

10. Quinn- The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

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A boy who lost his sister and has his mom, friends and a possible boyfriend to lean on.

That’s a wrap! This topic made me realize how much I enjoy male gay characters. I wonder why. What would you have/did put for this topic? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#34)

Hey everyone! We are now halfway through the week. That means it’s time for WWW Wednesday! This weekly meme is currently hosted by the amazing Sam. Go check this aspiring writers blog out! To participate in WWW, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What did you recently read?

What are you currently reading?

What are you going to read?

This will be slightly longer since I haven’t done this meme in around a month.


Recently:

Project (Un)Popular (Project (Un)Popular, #1)Very relatable

Stella by StarlightA suspenseful book.

 

Will Grayson, Will GraysonReview soon! Amazing Book!!


Currently Reading:

The Great American Whatever

This is such a great book so far! It’s definitely a page turner. There will be a review for this so stay tuned!


Going To Read:

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)Poached (FunJungle #2)

The Thing About JellyfishChasing Secrets

Highly Illogical Behavior

I have 5 amazing books to look forward to reading!!


That’s a wrap! What did you read this week? Let me know! Have you read any of these books? Thoughts are welcome 🙂

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Library Book Haul (#8)

Hey everyone! The Top Ten Tuesday topic didn’t spur any ideas so I decided to do a library book haul instead. I haven’t done a library book haul in a long time so this should be fun! This haul consists of two young adult books and three tween books.


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*All These Book Covers Are Linked To Goodreads*

1. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

Highly Illogical Behavior

This book has been floating around for a bit. I’m finally going to read it and see if I enjoy it. It’s a book about a boy who is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left his house in three years. A girl named Lisa wants to try to change that. It reminds me of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon a bit. I’ll definitely do a review.


2. Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

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A tween book set in 1900’s San Francisco. It revolves around a girl named Lizzie and her adventures. I have enjoyed historic fiction before so I wanted to give this a shot. It’s a tween book so no review.


3.  The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish

A tween book about a girl named Suzie. After her friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzie is sure it was caused by a jellyfish sting. She goes to extreme lengths to prove her theory. There will be no review.


4. Poached by Stuart Gibbs

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A tween book about a boy named Teddy who’s trying to solve the mystery of the Koala captors. No review will be done.


5. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Book #1) by Jenny Han

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A young adult book about a girl named Lara. Instead of confessing her feelings to her crushes, she writes them letters. Her secret letters to her crushes are sealed as if to be sent off. When the box of letters is somehow mailed, she’s confronted by ex-crushes. A review will be done.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more library book hauls!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀 

Book Traveling Thursday (#33)|Smile

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This weekly meme is hosted by these wonderful ladies: Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. Kudos to them for creating this awesome meme 🙂 To find out more info, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Tomorrow is World Smile Day! Choose a book that made you smile recently.

This was tough since I haven’t been reading too much recently. I decided to do  The Odyssey by Homer. It’s a classic poem about a man named Odysseus and his travels. I recently finished this as a class read at school. It was fairly enjoyable and made me towards the end.


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

No original cover. It’s  ancient Greek story/poem so there’s no exact original cover.

There’s really no exact cover for my country!


Favorite Cover(s):

الأوديسةArabic

La OdiseaSpanish

L'Odyssée (traduction de Leconte de Lisle)French

Ομήρου ΟδύσσειαGreek (Modern)

The Spanish one is my favorite out of these because of the detail and the color.

 

Least Favorite Cover(s):

La OdiseaSpanish

OdysseeGerman

OdisseaItalian

OdisseiaPortuguese

What happened Portugal? Did you forget to make a cover?


There was n0 fantastic covers for this one. Have you read or heard of The Odyssey? Let me know what you thought!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Comic Book Villains

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry for being MIA once again. Anyway,  It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme is hosted by the fantastic people @ The Broke and the Bookish! You definitely need to check their blog out if you haven’t already. This week’s topic is:

 All About The Villains–top ten favorite/most compelling villains in books, top ten of the most vile villains/bad guys in books, top ten villains I secretly (or not so secretly) love, favorite tv villains, favorite comic book villains, ten “villains” of contemporary lit.

As you can probably tell by the title, I have chosen to do ten comic book villains. They may or may not be my favorites. Who knows?


Ten Comic Book Villains!

1. Joker-DC Universe (Batman)

He’s so creepy, the enemy of Batman and has such a strange laugh. What’s not to love?

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2. Doctor Octopus or Doc Ock- Marvel Comics (Spiderman)

He has so many metal arms and he’s one of the many enemies of Spiderman.

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3. Mr. Freeze- DC Universe (Batman)

He’s a man who can freeze his enemies in his path (*wink, wink*)

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4. Sandman-Marvel Comics (Spiderman)

He uses sand as his weapon, and you won’t see it coming.

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5. Harley Quinn- DC Comics (Batman)

She uses a huge hammer as her weapon and she gets to be dressed as a jester. Instead of telling jokes, she’s hammering you to bits.

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6. Venom- DC Comics (Spiderman)

A creature who can take over other bodies. He then uses them to his advantage. Himself alone, is frightening. His voice is terrifying and his attacks dangerous.

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I could only think of six. I guess I’m a huge Spiderman fan without realizing it! Who’s your favorite comic book villains and why? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Review| More Happy Than Not

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and it’s time for another book review. This is one I should’ve done week’s ago. It’s More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. It’s a young adult book. Let’s get started!


Title: More Happy Than Not

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Author: Adam Silvera

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Genre: Young Adult

# of pages: 304 pages

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.1/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Amazon Summary:

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely. 

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is. 

Why does happiness have to be so hard?


My Thoughts:

More Happy Than Not is a great book! The characters are detailed so you feel like you know them. There’s lots of action and twists and turns to the story. Aaron, the main character has had some pretty tough moments in his life. He has a girlfriend name Genevive. When Genevive leaves for camp, Aaron meets a boy named Thomas who he spends time with a lot. What happens next? I’m not going to spoil anything! This is definitely worth the read.


That’s a wrap! Have you read More Happy Than Not? Let me know what your thoughts are on the book.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

The Bookish Book Lover Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and it’s time for another book tag! I saw this one on Cris @ My Tiny Obsessions. Check out her blog for all things bookish and more 🙂 The tag was created by Shantelle @ Shantellemaryh. A special thanks to her for creating this awesome tag!


Rules:

  • Answer the questions!
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  • Answer the questions!

 

 

 

 


What Books Are You Currently Reading?

I haven’t been reading much but I am almost done/done with Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green.

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What’s The Last Book You Finished?

Project (Un)Popular (Project (Un)Popular, #1)

This was a tween book and was pretty decent.


Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson are a couple of favorites so far.


What Genre Have You Read Most This Year?

Young Adult Contemporary!

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What Genre Have You Read Least This Year?

I haven’t read Non-Fiction and Sci-Fi at all this year; just to name a few.

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What Genre Do You Want To Read More Of

Fantasy


How Many Books Have You Read This Year, And What’s Your Goal?

I’ve definitely read more than my Goodreads Goal says. I haven’t updated it in forever and now I’m so far behind, it’s not even worth it.

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What’s the last book you’ve bought?

I honestly don’t remember XD


What book are you saving up to buy next?

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I would love the Harry Potter boxed set and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


How many books did you check out last library visit?

4-5 books

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What’s A Book You Can’t Wait To Read?

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To Kill A Mockingbird. I haven’t read it yet and am going to in school finally!


What’s A Series You’d Recommend To Everyone?

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The Hunger Games series and The Harry Potter series

Who’s An Author You’re Hoping Writes More?

I’m going to steal Cris’ answer and say Rainbow Rowell. I love her writing and hope she writes more.


A Few Books Your Heart Adores

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What Books Are On Your Wish List?

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I nominate EVERYONE who wants to do this tag!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀





Book Traveling Thursday (#32)|Classics In The Future

Hey everyone! This is my first weekly meme in weeks! I’m so sorry for going MIA. Hopefully I’ll be able to schedule posts and get some amazing things out to you again. Book Traveling Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Catia @ The Girl Who Reads Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. Go check their amazing bookish blogs out 🙂 To find out more information, future themes and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Choose a book that you think it should be a classic in a few years.

I’ve done so many books already that definitely should be classics. I’m going to do The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I haven’t read this book and know it’s probably already a classic. I couldn’t think of any potential classics that I hadn’t done. Enjoy the covers and ignore the theme 🙂


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Favorite Cover(s):

De belevenissen van een muurbloemDutch

Saksı Olmanın FaydalarıTurkish

Elämäni seinäruusunaFinnish

CharliePolish

My favorite cover out of these is the Finnish cover because it’s simple but leaves a lot of mystery. You really have no idea what the book will be about based on the cover.


Least Favorite Cover(s):

Fordelene ved at være en bænkevarmerDanish

Las ventajas de ser un marginadoSpanish

Pas raccordFrench

Vielleicht lieber morgenGerman

My least favorite out of these is the German one. Again, I haven’t read the book but what the heck Germany?!


That’s a wrap! Do you recommend this book if you’ve read it? What is your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know!

Thanks for sticking around while I’m figuring out how to balance life and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀