at last the ladder which had been built slowly, one hope at a time, reached up the clouds and the dreamer began to climb.
Marco Impossible >< Hannah Moskowitz
Setting: unknown Summary: Best friends Stephen and Marco attempt a go-for-broke heist to break into the high school prom and get Marco onstage to confess his love for (and hopefully steal the heart of) Benji, the adorable exchange student and bass player of the prom band.
My Say: Absolutely predictable, but absolutely entertaining. None of the “twists” were shocking and the motives behind everyone’s actions were hinted at too strongly for them to be a surprise, but this story was oddly endearing. I wish there had been more threatening drama, especially where Marco & Stephen’s friendship was concerned, however. I found myself really rooting for Marco to make it to prom just because Benji was so adorable and obviously crushing as well.
Setting: New York City Summary: This groundbreaking novel is the story of two teenagers whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings. This book is so truthful and honest, it has been banned from many school libraries and even publicly burned in Kansas City. [goodreads]
My Say: I absolutely and utterly loved this book. After I finished it I was startled to remember that it was written in 1982 and how relevant and how honest it still is. I recently read Judy Blume’s Forever, and that novel seemed so innocent compared to what exists today, and it felt dated for that very reason, but this novel didn’t feel dated. It was eloquently written without being flowery, romantic without being pulpy or over-saturated. It’s an all-around good book and I highly recommend it.
I may have returned, but I’m also a bit sick. I might have a cold, or hay fever might be hitting me, or I don’t know. I was very rarely sick before I turned 21 (and when I say rarely I mean rarely) so, now, whenever I am just the slightest bit ill it feels like I’m dying.
That’s the problem with not being sick when you’re young; you don’t know how to handle being sick.
And it couldn’t have come at a better time considering I’m leaving for LA this week.
1. if you ever want to be in love - james bay | 2. i will be waiting - daphne willis | 3. boom clap - charlie xcx | 4. dear river - kina grannis | 5. the wire - haim | 6. wild - royal teeth | 7. go - ken waters f/ tj carter | 8. i will never let you down - rita ora | 9. night like this - lp | 10. maps - maroon 5 | 11. afterglow - wilkinson | 12. heartbreak dream - betty who | 13. lost in the light - bahamas | 14. indian summer - marlene
1. really don’t care - demi lovato f/ cher lloyd | 2. crazy - kat dahlia | 3. problem - ariana grande f/ iggy azalea | 4. cry wolf - bebe rexha | 5. scarecrow - alex & sierra | 6. forever - eric hutchinson | 7. wings - birdy | 8. love love love - avalanche city | 9. love runs out - onrepublic | 10. raging fire - phillip phillips | 11. easy - sheryl crow | 12. you and i (studio acapella) - one direction | 13. i don’t dance - lee brice | 14. stay with me - sam smith | 15. once upon a dream - lana del rey