Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Review: 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Title: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
Author: Maureen Johnson
Pages: 320
Publisher: HarperTempest
Year Published: 2005

“Would you follow the directions?
 Would you travel the world?
 Would you open the envelopes one by one?
 Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket.
 In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat.
The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist.
 Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a playwright, thief, bloke-about-town called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous- through utterly romantic- results. But will she ever see him again?
 Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of 13 little blue envelopes.”

My Rating: 4.5/5

I have never read a book with this kind of story line, and I love it. I think that many teenagers can relate to this story, about being shy and not being able to do for ourselves.  At the same time it’s about an experience that not many teens have had. I don’t know how many of us have had the chance to backpack through Europe, but it sounds pretty awesome to me. I think that Maureen Johnson uses enough imagination that the readers can visualize the places that the main character travels and it has honestly inspired me to try more traveling before I get too settled in life. I think this book is inspiring and all teens should read it before they graduate. I think everyone has one dream that they wish to fulfill before they have to actually start planning and planning a life.

Thanks for reading,

Sidny xoxo

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Spoiler: 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

I didn't expect this book to be as intense as it was. It was filled with the whole aspect of growing up and facing challenges . Except Ginny’s adventures are a bit more forced as she feels like she has to do what’s in the letters in the way once she gets to England. She also feels like she owes to her aunt I think, but in fact she owes her aunt nothing. More discussion of that in the character discussion part of this spoiler. I think the best part of this book for me was the fact that she actually doesn’t just sit at home and read them she goes on an adventure, and I’d like to think that I’d do the same. I loved that this book lets us explore Europe without actually having to go.

Ginny: She seems like the shy, normal high school girl. Until she gets a package with 13 notes from her dead aunt.  I think that everyone needs to do in life. You need to talk to strangers sometimes, and travel on your own. But most importantly, you need to be your own person. She was a fantastic main character, who I think was in a way  the best person to tell this story. She’s strong and willing to fulfill her dead aunt’s wishes but she also isn’t afraid of having to call Richard when everything kind of went wrong (ex. Her bag getting stolen). I was shocked when she ran away from him after she found out that he was her uncle, but I think her aunt should have told them. All of them what was going on.

Keith: I think that he’s pretty weird. I mean, how can you just think that stealing something is no big deal? That’s a huge deal. I almost wonder if he’s just gonna use her for her money that she inherited. I hope not, but worse things have been known to happen.

Aunt Peg: I think that she was irresponsible and should have told her family what was happening. I’m disappointed that we didn’t get to read her last letter, because I’m sure it would have explained a lot. She wasn’t responsible, but it’s pretty cool that she got her niece to come out of her shell. I think that without Peg, Ginny would always be pretty shy and just do as she was told.  

Richard: I can’t imagine marrying someone who hasn’t ever said I love you and taking care of them. Richard must have truly loved her to take time off at Harrods, because I can’t imagine him not taking time off and having to care for her 24 hours near the end. Hopefully, he doesn’t have any regrets.

I know there are more characters I could mention, but I don’t think they’re enough to go as deep as I’d want to with them.

Moments to Remember:
Pg. 19
“I have to confess Gin… I get a little romantic about the old Empire State. Just looking at it makes me want to play some Frank Sinatra tunes and sway a little. I have a crush on a building.”

Pg. 26
“Aunt Peg had some very unusual friends. Like the performance artist roommate- the one who ate her own hair onstage. Or the guy who spent a month communicating only through interpretive dance as a form of protest (against what, no one really knew).”

Pg. 73
“Keith walked briskly, his hands buried in his pockets. He occasionally glanced over his shoulder to make sure Ginny  was still with him. She was just a pace or two behind.
 ‘You don’t have to follow me,’ he said. ‘We’re a very advanced country. Girls can walk beside men, go to school, everything.’”

Pg. 140

“On Vesta’s holiday animals used to be decorated with garlands of cake. Garlands of cake! (Screw flowers. Can you imagine any garland better than a garland of cake? I can’t.)” 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Nonrated Book Review: Jay's Journal by Anonymous

Title: Jay’s Journal
Author: Anonymous (Edited by Dr. Beatrice Sparks)
Pages: 230
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Year Published: 1978

“December 18
Things are going from worse to impossible. I’m fighting a losing battle…
Jay thought he could handle anything. The first time he took drugs was for fun. But what started as an escape quickly spiraled into a haze of addiction. That was just the beginning of the dangerous path that ultimately led Jay to take his own life.”

No Rating (This is a nonfiction book, see the update below).

I don’t think that I can rate someone’s life, that’s not fair at all. I do wonder though that when this journal was edited how much of the witchcraft information was written down and how much was gathered from interviews and other research. I think that this book isn’t just a book. It teaches about things that we may or may not believe in (the supernatural included). It shows that sometimes you can’t trust your own eyes, or maybe you’re brain if drugs have affected it. Maybe, this all really happened. It’s a scary thought and I don’t think any of us are ready to understand what that would mean. Although this journal was written I believe in the 70s, it’s still fairly accurate.  It’s a learning experience just reading this book and I’m happy that I picked it up off the shelf.


♥Moments to Remember♥:
♥Pg. 90
“They can both go kiss a cactus.”

♥Pg. 167
“She’d gone home from school and made me chocolate chip cookies… isn’t that bitchin’? Tina the little homemaker, the chocolate chip baker.. Oh the joy.”

Thanks for reading this Nonrated Book Review.
Sidny xoxo

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Passing Thought (Update)

I  realize that the book that I'm reading now is a true story, and is a real book published from a journal. I don't think fairly I can write a book review about it, instead I think that I will write a form of spoiler mixed with a book review. It will not include a rating or things about characters, as the events and characters are real people that the author of this journal wrote about. Rather I will dig into the issues that are stated in the journal etcetera. I just thought I'd share that for anyone who has read Jay's Journal or is planning on reading it. Tell me what you think of this idea below.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Book Review: Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

Title: Shadow Hills
Author: Anastasia Hopcus
Pages: 388
Publisher: Egmont Usa
Year Published: 2010

“Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone ‘Phe’ Archer has been plagued by disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts-- the subjects of her sister’s final diary entry.
Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and a gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.
But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding out what links her to this town… might destroy her.”

My Rating: 3/5

This book wasn’t all I believe it could be. Anastasia Hopcus had really great ideas, I just wish that she had used more description and suspense to run with them. The whole time I read this book, I didn’t feel like I was going to get a surprise, I knew who had committed what crimes, who was good, who was evil, etc. And there is nothing more annoying than reading to the end of the book to find out you were right, that the author did exactly what was expected. Not only this but I found the characters not easy to relate to and not deep enough for me to think of them as real people.
I also hope that this book is a series because of the way it ended quickly, almost as though the author got bored and just gave up. Hopefully this series gets better and maybe if a second book comes out I’ll read it just to hope that Anastasia Hopcus has evolved on her ideas.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny ♥♪♫

Spoiler: Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

This book wasn’t at all what I hoped. I think that the author had really great ideas, but didn’t use them well.  I really wish that she would have had more suspense and shown multiple bad guys instead of just Trent and Tripp, that way the reader would question who it was and who was after them.  But instead I found that I could easily pinpoint who was the murderer, etc. I also wish that we went more in depth with the characters and that as readers we could see them as humans, not people in a book.

Phe: I think that the vision aspect of things is completely interesting. The way that she is drawn to Devenish Prep grabbed my attention, but after that I think that Zach almost got in the way. I understand that most books have boy meet girl and they fall in love. And don’t get me wrong that’s cute and all, but wouldn’t it be nice if a girl had to stand on her own two feet for once instead of just relying on the boy. I also found Phe to be a pretty stupid. She didn’t even guess it was Trent or a member of his family before she asked for her vision from Hecate.

Zach: I guess he’s supposed to be Phe’s knight in shining armor, but I think that one of them should have been able to figure out who Mr. Carr’s murderer was. Honestly. I guess I do enjoy the way he’s romantic with her, but not as much as I usually do because I just can’t picture him.

Adriana: The party girl/rich friend. There’s always one right? I guess she’s a decent person, but really she’s a pretty flat character.

Brody: I feel really sorry for this kid, I mean first to lose his parents and then one of his legal guardians. Rough life. I’m happy that he got involved, but you’d think that he’d be there when they realized it was Tripp.

Trent: Ok, we could all tell from the beginning that he was a bad guy. Most good guys don’t just come off the way he did, but seriously couldn’t be see him be a good person for .5 seconds?

Tripp: I know what he was doing was wrong, but at least he had a sense of family and was trying to help his father. I guess I knew he was evil, but I’m happy he wasn’t pure evil in a sense.

Corrine: A little to protective of her brother, don’t ya think?

Moments to Remember:
♥Pg. 23
“’So where we going to eat?’ I asked after a moment.
 ‘I was thinking about something very Shadow Hills, Massachusetts. To get you into the whole vibe of the town. Maybe McDonald’s?’ He cut his eyes to me.”

“’You are so unlike most guys.’ I shook my head.
 ‘I know. I’m pretty much the most amazing guy ever.’ Graham grinned.”

♥Pg. 218
“’Maybe for you, Miss Everyone-in-a-Five–Mile-Radius-Falls-in-Love-with-Me-Instantly,’ Adriana groused.
 ‘Oh, come on.’ I shook my head. ‘That is so not true.’
 ‘Yeah,’ Brody agreed quickly. ‘I have absolutely zero interest in Phe. She’s like vanilla yogurt or tapioca pudding. She’s unflavored oatmeal.’”
 ‘Why, thank you, Brody.’ I smiled sweetly.”

♥Pg. 251
“He and Graham seemed to be having a can-opener/Roger Rabbit contest. I shook my head in awe. It took real skill to be that bad.”

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

Friday, May 10, 2013

Book Review: Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Title: Crank
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Pages: 537
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Year Published: 2004

“Life was good
Before I met         the monster
                                               was great,
                                              At least
                                                                for a little while.”

“Kristina is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. Then she meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ride turns into a struggle of her mind, her soul—her life.”

My Rating: 5/5

A couple of my friends suggested this book too me, and I’m happy that I read it. This isn’t you’re average novel, Ellen Hopkins takes her writing too the next level and is original and unique.  Using a poetic writing style, the reader is able to understand what is going on while still being slightly confused (a good confused though). I think that drugs are an important topic for everyone to read about, not just teens, and finding out what the effects on your mental, physical and emotional health is just as important, if not more. I think most kids have presentations about not doing drugs cause it will kill you, but none of that sinks in unless you see it or can visualize it. I believe that Ellen Hopkins is able to do just that. She makes the reader see all the sides and doesn’t hold back on the feelings of drugs.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny ♥♪♫

Spoiler: Crank by Ellen Hopkins

As I mentioned in the book review above, I really think that Ellen Hopkins does a fantastic job of helping readers visualize the effects of drugs. All the effects. I don’t think that I ever really thought about how people got on drugs, I just thought that kids did them cause it’s what everyone else did. But in this book I think that Bree/Kristina does it so she has a connection with her father and so she doesn’t feel quite so alone. I don’t know if anyone skipped the Author’s Note but basically it says that this book is loosely based on Ellen Hopkin’s daughter. She mentions that she hopes this story speaks to you that she hopes you think, and think again. I think that since this is such a personal story for her, it made her writing better and better. I liked that she did her “research” and knew what she was talking about. All in all I fantastic novel.

Bree/Kristina: I wasn’t sure if she belonged in two categories or one, but we’re gonna go with one. I think that there are times when all of us wish we were different, that we could be the cool kid, or that someone else. That’s exactly what Kristina does in this book, she takes on a different attitude and personality. All because of the “monster” and who she could be on it. She changes completely from the girl who just wanted to go see her father, to the girl with the multiple  boyfriends and drug problems. Seeing Kristina change through everything she goes through teaches the reader many things that I never really thought about drugs. The feeling of the high, the different ways you feel on different things, the after affects. The emotional effects, etc. I’ll admit that I almost cried when she found out she was pregnant, and not pregnant with Chase’s child. I hope that things work out for the best with her and her baby in the next book.

Adam/Buddy: I don’t really think that he’s trust worthy and I’m happy she didn’t have sex with him just cause he was there. After all, he did just go back to Lince pretty damn quick. I can’t imagine someone saying they’ll stay with you and then just buggering off with the next girl they see and saying that they love you but want to see other people. Is he confused? Or just a jerk?

Lince: I was surprised that she ended up ok at all. I couldn’t believe that she was able to walk and talk normally after that fall. Seriously insane.

Kristina’s Dad: I hate him. He’s useless and it’s probably a good thing that he left. If you think about it, Kristina wouldn’t gotten on drugs and therefore wouldn’t have ended up pregnant. Better staying out of her life, in all honesty.

Brendan: Who thought that he’d be a rapist? Be honest! I figured he was a player but a full on rapist? That was a little too much for me too take. People like him need to be locked up.

Chase: Now here’s an unlikely keeper. He’s described at first as the bad/mysterious boy so I thought that he would be problematic but if anything he was the opposite and helped look out for Kristina, even though he did have a bad effect on her drug use. He probably shouldn’t have supplied her, but he did offer to step in for Brendan and marry her. I think he’s a fantastic man, and hopefully they make it work and stay together.

Kristina’s Mom: I wish that she’d listen to her daughter more and not be so happy to take in the lies that she’s given. Scott was right about the drug problem, and she shouldn’t have been in denial about it. At least in the end she’s there for Kristina which is what really matters.

♥Moments to Remember♥:
♥Pg. 22
“Dad and I attempt small talk.
How’s your sister?

♥Pg. 109
“I stood out like a moped at a Harley rally.”

♥Pg. 365
“Funny thing, Kristina. Before you, I believed love was making love. Waiting only makes me love you more.”

♥Pg. 520
“ ‘You sure you’re pregnant? You sure it’s mine? You’re not b-sing me?’
‘I’m sure. It’s yours. No bull. Hard to believe your balls were big enough to accomplish it, huh?’”

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Book Review: Willow by Julia Hoban

Title: Willow
Author: Julia Hoban
Pages: 329
Publisher: Speak
Year Published: 2009

“If she let herself, she’d drown in a world of pain.”
“Seven months ago on a rainy March night, Willow’s parents drank too much at dinner and asked her to drive them home. But they never made it—Willow lost control of the car, and both her parents were killed. Now the only way she knows how to survive and control the pain is by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets  Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she finds it hard to keep the secret that’s written all over her body.”

My Rating: 4 / 5

I haven’t read any books quite like this one and I hadn’t really thought much about reading one about self harm. I honestly didn’t understand why people did it, in a way I thought that while it was sad it didn’t make any logical sense. This book made me understand the truth about cutting and it’s effects on people who do it. I think that how people deal with grief is unique, and there is not always a right way to deal with it, but self harm is definitely the wrong way. I do understand now that many people may cut so they don’t have to feel emotional pain, but rather they can concentrate on the physical and whenever emotions overwhelm them they can sink them under, into their subconscious. I think that teens should read this book, to see that cutting isn’t cool, but rather it’s a serious problem (on the verge of saying psychological illness). I encourage anyone reading this who has ever had a problem with self harm to find help. Although it may not seem like it there are other ways that you can feel, grieve, etc.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny ♥♪♫

Spoiler: Willow by Julia Hoban

This book was pretty incredible. I think that Julia Hoban did a tremendous job teaching her readers that self harm isn’t a trend; it’s a serious problem that needs to be more looked into in our society. If that was her point, I 100% agree. I loved that although this book was fiction, it was a novel that the reader can visualize. That you can tell is happening in society day to day for some people, and so you can learn from it. It has a point. I didn’t particularly care for the way it was written as it seems like the author is always on the outside looking in, but at times that was more than appropriate. I think that it helped during the scenes where Willow actually cut, so then readers can feel as though they’re watching a loved one and feel it. I definitely flinched at those parts.

Willow: I think that she is a strong young woman who is becoming who she’s going to be during the rest of her life. She believed strongly during most of the book that she killed her parents when in fact it wasn’t all her fault, far from it. Her parents should have been more responsible then to let her drive in the storm. And it was an accident, although sad, they happen. I was so happy when she started seeing Guy and making friends with Chloe and Laurie. I think branching out was what she needed. She needed to feel and that made her a better person. Made her stop cutting. A fantastic main character!

Guy: May I just say that the fact that he didn’t just run away is impressive? I don’t think that I would be able to either, but I’m sure that many people would just use the excuse that it’s not their lives so why should they deal with it? I love that he ended up with Willow (oh come on we all knew it would happy, but you aww’d when it did). I think that he’s the main reason that she was able to stop before doing herself in. Yay Guy!

David: I think that just reading that he wept every night made me feel like we should love him. Sure he wasn’t the most open with his sister, but it can’t be easy becoming a guardian of two people, one a baby and one a seventeen year old, so quickly. But when Willow and David finally talked it meant that her world was getting more secure and back to the easier life of a seventeen year old girl. Even though David seems cold, he’s a good guy at heart I believe.

Laurie: She’s probably the average senior girl. I love that she just rambles about transcripts. Kind of sweet in her own way. I also love that she didn’t make anything weird after the kitten comment.

Carlos: The best coworker ever!

Moments to Remember

Pg. 158
“‘Hey,’ Guy smiles at her, ‘I was working up here and I thought that maybe when you get a break we could—‘
 ‘She’s got a break now,’ Carlos interjects.
 ‘I just got here!’ Willow protests.
 ‘I’m in charge today,’ Carlos says. ‘Besides, things are pretty quiet here. Go on, see you in thirty.’”

♥Pg. 270
“She starts to roll down her sleeve, but Guy stops her. He holds her arm, looks at her cuts, traces the pattern of her razor marks with his hand.
 ‘Don’t, it’s…’
 Willow stops speaking as he bends his head and kisses the scars.”

♥Pg. 295
“‘Thank you for bringing me out here. Thank you for not telling my brother. Thank you for being such a…’
 ‘You’re crying again.’ He shifts so he can take her in his arms.”

♥Pg. 316
“‘I get mad at other things too,’ he continues. ‘I get mad that I’m forced to think about things like you going to college and putting the house on the market to pay for that college. I get mad that I can’t have sex with my wife whenever I want because this apartment is so small and I don’t want my little sister to hear us. I get mad that I can’t walk around the house in my underwear and that I have to behave as if I am the parent of a seventeen-year-old and not just an infant.’”

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Book Review: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

Title: North of Beautiful
Author: Justina Chen Headley
Pages: 373
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year Published: 2009

“It’s hard not to notice Terra Cooper.
 She’s tall, blond and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably ‘flawed’ face. Terra secretly plans to leave her small, stifling town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid out plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?”

My Rating: 4/5

I didn’t really know what to expect from this book. It had been on my tbr (to be read) list and I just finally now was able to find it in my library. I was excited to read it and at first I thought that it would be a disappointment. I found this book slightly hard to get into and understand but about a quarter of the way through it picked up and I fell for the true meaning of this book. This books theme isn’t so much about finding yourself, it’s more about accepting who you are for who you are. I love that. I think that every person goes through that stage in life where we quite trying to conform to society and everyone else and just be ourselves. It’s an important stage of life where we find out who our true friends are and how much easier our future will be after we accept that we are who we are. It also has to do with the interesting topic of beauty and I think that in our 21st century we have a very different concept of what beauty is and it’s not always a good concept. I liked that this book pointed that out.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny ♥♪♫

Spoiler: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

As I mentioned above, I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while and I finally got around to it. I’m so happy that I did. This book has a great theme and is something I think that everybody should read. I think this books main purpose is to show us that who we are is awesome and we shouldn’t have to be fake, because we are all beautiful, especially if you are able to embrace your “flaws” I love that. It captures that important time in everyone’s life where we realize that faking it isn’t worth it and that you are pretty great who you are. I’ve had this moment, and maybe that’s why I love this book so much, but I hope that everyone who reads it realizes that being fake just isn’t worth it.
I fell in love with this book not only because of it’s theme but because of it’s character and showing a kind of abuse that isn’t physical. A lot of people don’t think that verbal abuse even counts but if you read this book you realize the toll it has on a person, any person really.

Terra: I felt like she was a little to obsessed about maps in the beginning but after a while I realized that had to do with how she was raised. I think I was worried this book was all about how to make yourself perfect and flawless, but really it had to do with accepting your flaws and realizing that imperfections make us beautiful! I like that after a while she realizes that what she does is really art and she doesn’t let her dad’s insults and criticism get to her. I also love that she doesn’t just stay with Erik because it’s the easy thing to do, in fact after a lot of drama, she realizes that she deserves someone who  would love her without her mask of makeup and her fit body. Someone who loves her for who she is. Finally I was super pumped when she went to finally go and see Jacob. Yeah, I was practically jumping around, dancing.

Terra’s Mom: I was so depressed to see a woman who had been bossed and taunted for so many years that she just did as she was told, but in the end it was worth seeing her suffer to realize that as a human she realized that she deserved better than to be called fat or made fun of by her own husband. I honestly hope she just files for a divorce, she deserves way better.

Jacob: Who thought that this Goth kid would end up being so open and friendly? I loved that he described clothes and make-up as a costume and when he took the trip to China we got to see regular laid back Jacob. I think that he deserves someone who will take care of him and deal with his emotional past well. I think Terra can do just that. I do feel bad that he was in a way lied to by Terra, but in the end it worked out because they obviously belong together.

Norah (Jacob’s Mom): As much as she fakes being strong, while her ex-husband is getting remarried we see her start to crumble. I think that all of us do that. When we’re stressed we just find a distraction instead of letting others know that, hey something’s not right and I’m not ok. In my opinion, our society needs to be more open to that and I’m vowing to try.

Terra’s Dad: What a _____ (I’ll let you guess what I’m thinking cause it wouldn’t be appropriate to post on the World Wide Web). Everyone has insecurities but that doesn’t mean that you have to make your whole family feel threatened. No wonder everyone moved away. He deserves to have no one and learn that until he gives some respect he has no right to receive any. At all.

Erik: In a little way I felt bad that Terra cheated on him, but he was only dating her for the sex. Really, he was embarrassed to see her without her makeup and what kind of boyfriend is that if you can’t handle a birthmark? Not one that’s worth anyone’s time.

Claudius: I was shocked when I read that he hurt himself to save they’re mom, but I think it was really necessary with how Terra’s dad acts and abuses.

Merc: How can you just let work take over your life so completely that you can’t even spend time with your family? Just put away your phone for a few hours and enjoy the world of the living!

The Twisted Sisters: Amazing friends, even though they are seniors. Couldn’t be better role models for Terra.

Karin: Kind of a bad friend… no point in lying about it.

Moments to Remember:
♥Pg. 19
“‘It would be sexy.’
 ‘Peacocks are sexy. Turkeys get eaten.’”

♥Pg. 170
“There is something terribly sexy about a male driver, especially a driver with impeccable navigational skills. It must be something about being in control, the guy knowing where he’s going, that appealed to me.”

♥Pg. 262
“Erik thought my body was beautiful, Karin that it was enviable. At random times, people noted that my hands were beautiful, or my hair. The Twisted Sisters had called my art beautiful. Mom had the best intentions and always told me before and after my laser surgeries that I would be beautiful. But no one had ever said that I was beautiful, all my parts taken together, not just my bits and pieces.”

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo