Book Review| Finding Audrey

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and I am finally reviewing Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. I finished this a while ago but am just now doing a review. Anyway, let’s get started!


Title: Finding Audrey

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Author: Sophie Kinsella

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Genre: Contemporary; Young Adult

# of pages: 304

My Rating: 4.5/5  stars

Goodreads Rating: 3.8/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars

Amazon Summary:

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.


My Thoughts:

I generally loved Finding Audrey. Audrey is such a great character. She has realistic real life problems.  She struggles so much and it can be relatable for those with  an anxiety disorder and/or depression.All the characters are so detailed that I feel like I know them. Linus, her brother’s friend is a brilliant character. He really believes in Audrey. Even when she has a total panic attack, he isn’t scared away. This book is full of life changing moments for both Audrey and her family. The only part that was the least bit unlikeable was the ending. It seemed too “happily ever after” for me. Overall, It’s such a touching book and definitely worth the read. There’s even a bit of suspense 🙂


That’s a wrap! What are your thoughts on Finding Audrey? Let me know! *NO SPOILERS PLEASE)

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

WWW Wednesday (#33)

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This wonderful meme is currently hosted by @Sam. Go check out this writer’s blog! To participate, 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?


Recently Read:

The After-Room (The Apothecary, #3)

This was a beautiful conclusion to The Apothecary series!!

More Happy Than Not

This was an amazing book!! I’ll have to review this and Finding Audrey now. I’m getting behind!


Currently Reading:

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

This is Tween book but it sounded pretty interesting. I am only a few pages in but am enjoying it.


Going To Read:

The Great American WhateverStella by Starlight

Will Grayson, Will Grayson


That’s a wrap! What did you read this week? Link your WWW or let me know 🙂

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday| Back To School

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This wonderful meme is hosted by the people @The Broke and the Bookish! Go check them out for lists and books 🙂 This week’s topic is:

:Back To School Freebie — anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher

I’m going to do required reading for contemporary fans.


Ten Required Books For Contemporary Fans: (NO ORDER)

  1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
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A book about two teens with very different lives. It’s a must read about a classic teenage romance.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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A book about two cancer patients who fall in love. It’s a must read about a unique love story.


3. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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A book about a girl with mental issues and a gamer boy who fall in love. A must read about a fantastic love story.


4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl

A book about a Starbucks worker and a fanfiction writer. A must read about adorable love.


5. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Sky Is Everywhere

A  book about a girl who is torn between two very different boys. A must read about a shocking love triangle.


6. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun

A book about two twins who fall in love with very unique people. A must read about a broken relationship.


7. Everything,Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

A book about a next door neighbor and a girl with a rare disease. A must read about sneaky communication.


8. Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

A book about a boy and his mystery email lover. A must read about an email relationship.


9. Everyday by David Levithan

Every Day (Every Day, #1)

A book about an unnamed person who’s in love with one person no matter what. A must read about a  mind bending relationship.


10. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)

A book about a girl who can’t decide who she loves. A must read about an undecided romance.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

Library Book Haul (#7)

Hey everyone!  It’s Monday  and it’s time for another Library Book Haul! I apologize for not blogging for 4-5 days. Life got very busy and I didn’t have the energy or time to blog. Back to the book haul. This haul contains two Young Adult books and two Tween books. Let’s get started!


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*ALL BOOK COVERS CONNECTED TO THEIR GOODREADS PAGE. GIVE THEM A CLICK!*

  1. Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

Stella by Starlight

This is a book set in the Great Depression era. It sounds interesting and centers around a girl named Stella. She has to deal with living in the segregated south. There will not be a review since this is a Tween book.


2. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

The Great American Whatever

A 2016 release that is centered around a boy named Quinn whose life is turned upside down. I have been wanting to read it for a bit and it has lots of twists and turns. Stay tuned for a review since it is a YA book!


3. Project Un Popular by Kristen Tracy

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

A 2016 summer release that is centered around two characters: Perry and Venus. They are in middle school and yearbook photographers. I thought it sounded interesting and it sounds like it has quite a bit of drama. There won’t be a review since it is Tween.


4.Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

A book written by two wonderful authors. It centers around two boys both named Will Grayson. I have enjoyed at least one book by both John Green and David Levithan. That’s why I believe I will enjoy this book. See if I do in my review 🙂


That’s a wrap!! Any thoughts about these books? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Library Book Hauls!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

WWW Wednesday (#32)

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday. This weekly meme is currently hosted by @Sam. Go check out this budding writers blog! To participate, 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?

Let’s get started!


Recently Read:

This was an amazing book!

Counting Thyme

This was such a heartwarming book!! I was sorry to see it end.

Finding Audrey

I was unsure about Finding Audrey but ended up loving it! Review will be up ASAP


Currently Reading:

The After-Room (The Apothecary, #3)

This is the final book in The Apothecary series and I am loving it so far.


Going to Read:

More Happy Than Not

That’s all I know right now. I have decided to take a break from L.M. Montgomery right now.


That’s a wrap! What books have you read this week? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

300 Posts…

Hey everyone!! I’ve done 300 posts as of right now. Thank you to everyone who has continued to read, comment and like my posts. Whether you’re a new follower or been here since the beginning, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here’s to another 300 😀

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more celebrations!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

WWW Wednesday (#29)

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday. This weekly meme is currently hosted by the amazing Sam. To participate, 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?

Here we go!


Recently Read:

Mistress Pat (Pat, #2)Ethan, Suspended

These were both great books! Mistress Pat had lots of plot twists just like all of Montgomery’s books. Ethan,Suspended was short but full of plot.


Currently Reading:

As Brave As You

This was a book I put down but I recently picked back up. I love it and am glad I decided to start reading it again.


Going To Read:

Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)

Sweet Home AlaskaEmily of New Moon (Emily, #1)

I Am the Messenger

6 books to read 😀


That’s a wrap! What did you read this week? Let me know or link your WWW in the comments!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

200 Followers Reached! (Unoffically)

Hey everyone! This is just a quick post to let you know that I made it. I reached 200 WordPress followers. It’s unofficial because I haven’t gotten the WordPress notification still. I hope it comes soon! Thank you guys so much for all you’ve done to get this blog to where it is today. I love all of you who support me 🙂 I posted a post asking for questions for my 200 followers Q&A here. I only got three amazing people who asked me questions. I want it to be a great Q&A. If you have any questions you’d like me to answer, either comment them here or on the original question post. Thank you so much in advance if you do that. I promise to keep blogging as long as people keep wanting to see posts.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for my 200 followers Q&A!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Book Review|The Porcupine of Truth

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week so far. Now you can hopefully relax! Today I am going to be doing a book review. As you can tell by the title, I am going to be reviewing The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg. This is the second book by the author. You can find the first book’s review here. Without further ado, here we go!


Title: The Porcupine of Truth

Author: Bill Konigsberg

# of pages: 336
Genre: LGBTQ, Adventure
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 stars
Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 stars

Amazon Summary:

Carson Smith is resigned to spending his summer in Billings, Montana, helping his mom take care of his father, a dying alcoholic he doesn’t really know. Then he meets Aisha Stinson, a beautiful girl who has run away from her difficult family, and Pastor John Logan, who’s long held a secret regarding Carson’s grandfather, who disappeared without warning or explanation thirty years before. Together, Carson and Aisha embark on an epic road trip to find the answers that might save Carson’s dad, restore his fragmented family, and discover the “Porcupine of Truth” in all of their lives.”


Critic Reviews (Credit Given):

* “A friendship between a straight boy and a lesbian is relatively rare in YA fiction and is, accordingly, exceedingly welcome. And that’s the truth.” — Booklist, starred review


* “Konigsberg weaves together a masterful tale of uncovering the past, finding wisdom, and accepting others as well as oneself.” — School Library Journal, starred review


“Bill Konigsberg’s The Porcupine of Truth is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking, a funny and thought-provoking road trip with remarkable friends Carson and Aisha, who share tough lessons about mending fractures, forging bonds, and discovering grace. Undeniably human and unforgettably wise, this book is a gift for us all.” — Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle and Winger


My Thoughts:

This was an amazing book! It’s the first time I’ve seen a straight boy and a lesbian be friends anywhere. This book is about Carson finding out about his grandpa’s past. At the beginning of the story, Carson meets Aisha. He falls in love with her at first but then learns that she’s a lesbian. Carson and Aisha become extremely close. His dad is an extreme alcoholic who is dying. Carson decides that he needs to find his grandfather and reunite him with his dad before he dies. Aisha and Carson travel across the country to find his grandfather following clues from people they don’t even know. To find out if they find his grandfather and more, read the book 🙂 I rated this 4.5/5 stars because there is some breaking and entering. I don’t think it was the best choice that could’ve been made. I hope more authors can put  diverse friendships like this in YA.


That’s a wrap! This is a great book. I definitely recommend it. Do you want to read this book after this review? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

WWW Wednesday (#24)

Hey everyone! Just a quick little thing before I begin this post. I am closing in on 200 WordPress followers. A few days ago I asked you guys to give me some questions. Y0u can find that here. I just wanted to mention this so I could have a good sized Q&A post for you guys. Thanks!


Today is Wednesday and that means it’s time for WWW Wednesday. This meme is currently hosted by the wonderful @Sam. Go check out her blog if you haven’t already! To participate in this meme, 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?

Without further ado, here we go!!


Recently Read:

This was an amazing book! I will be doing a review ASAP 😀

This was a great book. It’s a Tween book but I’ll probably still do a review since it was very good.

This was a fast yet satisfying read!

Currently Reading:

This is a pretty good book so far. I didn’t like the format at first but now I’m starting to enjoy it.

Going to Read:

That’s it so far!


That’s a wrap! How was your reading this week? Link your WWW or let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀