Urghhh life

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ok so i’m just feeling quite pissed now and nothing seems to be going my way and i forgotten what i was supposed to do urghhhhh. so our class is celebrating teachers’ day and like they plan on having a thousand and one presents for each freaking teacher and like we have to give it to them by 3 days time. they are so fucking late and why the fuck do we have to give so many presents for each teacher i dont fucking understand some people they are just so fucking urgh. 

and i fucking hate mr chiu my infocomm teacher he is a stupid asshole 

i’ll probably regret posting this afterwards but i dont fucking care urghhh i fucking hate everyone

and i hate exams

urgh they are like in 2 weeks time and my piano exam in 1 week time and i really really urgh i just realised i forgot to practice piano today like urgh whyy i hate you world whyyyy ugh fuck

 

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel

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Book: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Author: Paul Zindel

Blurb:

The old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie’s mother, Beatrice, is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters’ love. Her sister, Ruth, suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her focus and dreams alive. Tillie — keeper of rabbits, dreamer of atoms, true believer in life, hope, and the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds.

the effect of gamma rays on man in the moon marigolds

SPOILER ALERT!!!

This book is about hope. about resilence. about a flower growing up with useful mutations despite being exposed to small amounts of radiation. i love it. 

this book was my secondary 1 literary book and i love it. it was one of the first script-book i have read and i was apprehensive about reading it at first but seriously IT’S REALLY NICE.

Rating: 10 stars

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Book: The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Blurb:

It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids – as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

the book thief

SPOILER ALERT!!!

I’m crying so hard now. Great big sobs. Oh shit what have you done to me. Mama. Papa. Rudy. Why? Why? I love you all why? Why must this happen? I just can’t stop crying stop it stop it stop it.

I can’t. This book is about war, about hope, resilience, words, family, love, friendship, humans. How could humans do this to other humans? And how can they be so strong in the face of adversity? So kind. Yet so cruel.

I love this book. I dont think i can be happy ever again. 

Reactions while reading:

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Omg Rudy. Why did you have to die? Omg please stop ruining me like this this book is too sad. omg seriously i hate you death rudy ily omf this is too much stop it this is just plain emotional manipulation (not a bad thing). rudy TT_TT

ughhh death i have a love hate relationship with you (as a person) (and maybe even as like death). idk but i feel that your perspective on war was more poignant than like from a normal person’s. you feel the casualties. it’s just…really really sad ok i cant even. 

Ughhh omg this book is killing me ughhhh why!?!? TT_TT please stop ruining me uhhhhh ughhhhh I just love it and hate it so much ughhh

Ahhhh omg every time you mention Rudy dying and them not kissing before he dies just RUINS ME. Ughhhhh they are so adorable and so loyal and so brave and just willing to do anything for one another and ughhhh OTP. Ughhhhhh.

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A must read. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming. Poignant. Addictive. Beautiful.

Rating: 10 stars

Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

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Book: Weedflower

Author: Cynthia Kadohata

Blurb:

Twelve-year-old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts: before Pearl Harbor and after it. The good part and the bad part. Raised on a flower farm in California, Sumiko is used to being the only Japanese girl in her class. Even when the other kids tease her, she always has had her flowers and family to go home to.

That all changes after the horrific events of Pearl Harbor. Other Americans start to suspect that all Japanese people are spies for the emperor, even if, like Sumiko, they were born in the United States! As suspicions grow, Sumiko and her family find themselves being shipped to an internment camp in one of the hottest deserts in the United States. The vivid color of her previous life is gone forever, and now dust storms regularly choke the sky and seep into every crack of the military barrack that is her new “home.”

Sumiko soon discovers that the camp is on an Indian reservation and that the Japanese are as unwanted there as they’d been at home. But then she meets a young Mohave boy who might just become her first real friend…if he can ever stop being angry about the fact that the internment camp is on his tribe’s land.

With searing insight and clarity, Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Kadohata explores an important and painful topic through the eyes of a young girl who yearns to belong. Weedflower is the story of the rewards and challenges of a friendship across the racial divide, as well as the based-on-real-life story of how the meeting of Japanese Americans and Native Americans changed the future of both.

weedflower

SPOILER ALERT!!!

This book was so moving and touching and so funny sometimes. It was about the war, the Japanese living in America, and the native Indians. And omg Frank and Sumiko are so cute together I can’t even ahhhh. OTP.

Rating: 10 stars

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers

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Book: Fall for Anything

Author: Courtney Summers

Blurb:

Struggling to understand the reasons behind her successful photographer father’s suicide, Eddie Reeves purses a dangerous relationship with one of her father’s former students, who seems to know more about Eddie’s father than she does.

fall for anything

SPOILER ALERT!!!

This book is about a girl trying to find closure of her father’s death. Understanding why. It is heartbreaking, poignant, and the writing is just so beautiful. It’s with a heavy heart I end this book.

Rating: 10 stars

Golden by Jessi Kirby

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Book: Golden

Author: Jessi Kirby 

Blurb:

Love, tragedy, and mystery converge in this compelling novel from “an author to watch” (Booklist).

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.

golden

SPOILER ALERT!!!

Awww this book is so adorable. It’s about choices and how they define our lives. It’s also about change. It’s so sweet and cute and I love that last quote of Robert Frost’s. “In 3 words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”

This book stuck really close to home as I almost always thought of my life and my choices and change. A book to reread again when i’m like parker and in university. 

Anyway, another perk is TREVOR COLLINS. OMG <3

Rating: 10 stars

Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

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Book: Once Was Lost

Author: Sara Zarr

Blurb:

As a pastor’s kid, it’s hard not to buy into the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reasons to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI, and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town goes missing, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam’s personal one, and the already worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel.
           
In her third novel, acclaimed author Sara Zarr examines the coexistence of affliction and hope, and what happens when everything you thought you believed—about God, your family, and yourself—is transformed.

once was lost

SPOILER ALERT!!!

This book. So poignant, heartwarming, beautiful. I can’t explain it, but it’s just really nice in its own way. About the love of a family. Fitting in. Faith.

Sweet and heartwarming

Rating: 10 stars

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