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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince Book Review


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."


**Spoilers Alert .

This is the only Harry Potter Book that I didn't review yet, the sole reason is that the end was marvelous, amazing , that I just didn't wait to write the review and started the deathly hallows instantly . however I loved The Deathly Hallows and didn't wait to write this book's review to express my whole ocean of feelings about it . So, somehow the review was never written , but no damage done because one of the Harry Potter perks is that not even a tiny detail is ever Forgettable .

The story starts as always with the Dursleys . this time Dumbledore has a trip for Harry before he settles in the burrow and then back to Hogwarts . as the events progress Harry is lent a potions book by Professor Slughorn, an old friend of Dumbledore's who they convince to step by their side and eventually teach potions in Hogwarts . in the book Harry finds a number of notes from it's previous owner, which allows Harry to excel in a subject he has never been more than average at. The book is marked "Property of the Half-Blood Prince". Who's this half blood prince , the potions brilliant ? Hermione is slightly suspicious but they have too many other things in mind to bother about it much . Harry is a little affronted by Dumbledore's disinterest in his doubts and fears . anyways soon we'd be introduced to what's called Horcruxes and dive in their mysteries .
I love this book , its fast paced , nothing seems safe anymore , everything is at risk even Hogwarts that has always been the safe haven . its quite dark at places . the flashbacks that tell us about Voldemort's / Tom Riddle's past is so absorbing . I always like to read the stories of the villains , I like to know what lead them to be whatever they are .
Also in this book we can notice that Rowling seems to be trying for more complicated prose and more sophisticated storytelling than each of her previous books . There are plenty of questions left unanswered by the end and We also learn a lot more about the characters, We even see whole other sides of them , maybe change our model thinking about them . Draco Malfoy is one of these .
The final plot twist , which is Dumbledore's killer identity is absolutely unforeseen even shocking {if it's not spoiled for you , off course } and Dumbledore's death overall is devastating , the one who was always been there to solve problems , the background Hero , their savior , the strongest wizards in the world's Death puts everything at stake .
His death is one of the most emotional . The only two deaths that made me actually cry were Dumbledore's and Dobby's . Though I have to admit that if I had the choice to bring one character to life that most definitely would be Fred , but when I say emotional I mean that we had time to cry , to mourn our loss . Fred 's , Sirius's , Lupin's , Tonks's . All these deaths happened in the middle of a battle , in the middle of a sentence we had no time to feel them fully at the time .But Later they'd hurt when Re-reading the books or when thinking about the whole image but while reading You'd feel Dumbledore's and Dobby's the most . At least that's what happened with me .
Yes ! off course Dobby is still alive here , also all the other characters above but I am generally speaking .
All in all , its a Harry Potter Book , That's an enough compliment , I loved it as much as loved all the other books maybe slightly more than few others .
*Peace upon your hearts You who are going to read the deathly Hallows . Get yourselves ready , you'd need self control and tissues , Yes paper tissues you'd need that *




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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Dark Matter Book Review


Dark MatterDark Matter by Blake Crouch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"It's terrifying when you consider that every thought we have, every choice we could possibly make, creates a new world."


At some moment I felt like writing a few words review , something like " I won't say a word , Please go find out yourself " Or "Its a book that you'd carry its hangover with you for a life time , if you're ready for the weight of it go read it " but then i couldn't fight it in me to write a review and now I am lost in this mess of rambling thoughts trying to exclude what's only useful for a potential reader .

I'm having this serious type of a book hangover . Its literally the first thing I thought about when I woke up this morning , I even did extra house work today , My mother is quite pleased . I needed something to do while thinking about the book I've just read . Ladies and Gentlemen This book is Great , It blew my mind , I couldn't put it down , its brilliant , exhilarating , suspenseful , heartbreaking and gripping . It hooked me right in the first few lines . This is one of the best book first chapters I've ever read , can you imagine a book that hooks you in the first few lines and never let go of you not for a single moment ! not ever . I finished the book and its still there gripping all the attention I have . I don't know how to say it in other words but I am emotionally drained , and my mind is a continuous buzz .

So , The whole story revolve around the principle of Schrödinger's cat , the superposition , quantum mechanics Copenhagen interpretation and the theory of the Multiverse . It starts with Jason Dessen, a husband , a father , a brilliant atomic physicist who has left behind his ambitions to settle into life as a professor at a small college, sometimes it stings , sometimes he wonders about The what might have been but he is happy and by the end of the day he regrets non of his choices . He lives in brownstone house with his loving family : beautiful artist wife Daniela and teenage son Charlie.

Sent out to meet an old friend and buy ice cream one evening, Jason is abducted and drugged, and He wakes up to find himself in another universe that isn't his own: he’s not married, he has no child, and he now appears to be a rich award-winning physicist . and here starts the universes hopping journey .
This book is character driven you cant but feel for Jason , you understand his choices, your heart would break for him , you experience his desperation, and you cling to his fleeting shreds of hope . At the core , the story is about a man who loved his family too much he traveled the universes to find them , to get them back . It also discusses all outcomes of a thought process that haunts many if not all of us" What might have been " and " the path not taken " which we can figure out first thing in the dedication , the so beautiful dedication : " For anyone who has wondered what their life might look like at the end of the road not taken.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened "

Dark Matter would get your blood pumping, misshapen your vitals , the depth of raw emotion and the packed race-to-the-finish-line thriller written with break-neck speeds interlaced with sophisticated short prose and entangled with pieces of science would hold you captive .

Anyway , Ever happened to you that you finish some book and for a millisecond you wonder how the hell the world is still the same , everybody is still living their routine , hasn't an earth quake happened ? Then reality hits you and you realize how stupid your questions were . The world seems so different for a moment it seems almost impossible its only you who happened to notice .
Well if this ever happens to you , open your Goodreads , give the book five stars , add it to your forever favorite list and lie back , take a deep breath you've just read a Great book .


Seriously , I'm inlove with this book I'd recommend it for any and everyone . You love Sci-Fi or not , as long as you're a human being , Trust me , You'd love this one .


"And maybe I can let go of the sting and resentment of the path not taken, because the path not taken isn’t just the inverse of who I am. "










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Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Yellow Wallpaper Review


The Yellow Wall-PaperThe Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars




This is a small piece of literature that conveys a great deal .
in few words Charlotte Perkins Gilman had written a story that even so long after it was published is still a subject of further criticism and analysis . to put that much underlying meaning into a short story .

The story opens at the turn of the nineteenth century about an unnamed woman who suffers depression , most likely what is called postpartum depression . her husband John , a physician , decides on taking her in a vacation to a village house for three months as a part of a type of treatment that was used by then called "Resting Cure". The house is nice she declares , but she has a distaste for her bedroom's wall paper , yellow and repulsive as it is . Historically, The Resting Cure was a treatment prescribed specially to women who had a tendency towards hysteria or diagnosed with what is called Neurasthenia . this treatment essentially imprisoned women, isolating them from any Intellectual stimulation, such as reading, writing, drawing or excersing . they were forbidden from social contacts , our narrator is not even allowed to take care of her child . however , this once a brilliant woman who is into writing starts losing her mind , which any sane person would if placed in such an atmosphere . she tried to fight the whole thing by secretly keeping a journal but she soon gave up on it . " I did write for a while in spite of them; but it does exhaust me a good deal — having to be so sly about it, or else meet with heavy opposition." , anyway her mild distaste for the yellow wallpaper of her bedroom turns into obsession , she studies the patterns at first then sees them change day and night . When the wallpaper starts to reveal bars, it shows that she truly feels trapped and subdued. she'd start seeing women behind the bars shaking the pattern trying to free them selves which shows that she has become more mentally unstable. “Sometimes I think there are a great many women behind, and sometimes only one, and she crawls around fast, and her crawling shakes it all over Also as the wallpaper becomes more intricate ". at first she wants them to stop she thinks of stopping them herself but eventually she would try to free them by stripping the walls of the paper . it shows that at first she denies that she is oppressed , she'd like to believe that its all for her own good , she wouldn't want her subconscious telling her otherwise , but it doesn't take her long to start identifying herself with the woman imprisoned in the wallpaper and try to free them .
The symbolism in the story is its powerful point , first there is The Yellow Wallpaper which represents her mind or her sanity , It contains patterns that all contradict one another , change with time and the disfranchised change that is unnoticed by the husband or any other just like the deterioration of her sanity that was totally underestimated .
The room its self which is big comfortable and well furnitured but with barred windows , not being her choice to begin with and to have asked to change it represents her situation . she is trapped into a golden cage and barely can complain .
The room to have been a nursery has to do with the manner in which the narrator is stripped of her autonomy by being treated and seen by her husband as if a baby who needs directing and continued instructions . So the nursery represents the society's treatment of women as juveniles. .

The whole atmosphere of the story is eerie , creepy lets say .The choice of the first person narration and The writing is genius , skilled . I am surprised to have noticed that the writing itself is correlative to the mental status of our narrator , first it starts with long well expressed sentences and as the narrator starts to lose her sanity it fragments and the longer sentences breakdown into shorter ones . I think I am proud of this one little remark which I have Googled and found too many people agreeing with the same observation .

The powerful end in which the narrator declares "I’ve got out at last, in spite of you and Jane." in which the husband finds his wife creeping around the room after having stripped it of the ugly wall paper .
but Then who is Jane ? It is likely that " Jane "is the name of our narrator, who has been restraining herself as much as being restrained by her husband and society and Now she is horribly free of her own efforts to repress her mind and the constraints put on her by others .


Overall , The story sheds the light on both mental illness and the role of a woman in a family in the turn of the nineteenth century . Regardless to the husband intentions which appeared to be totally benign he was causing her harm by the false treatment used by then and generally by considering her incapable of defining her own good .
All in all , this is one of the best short stories I ever read and i may recommend it to anyone who is interested in both subjects i mentioned above .


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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Every Last Word Book Review


Every Last WordEvery Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Actaual Rating : 3.5 Stars We seriously need half stars here on Goodreads , maybe they can use stars with O point something to be added to the Rating .


" I AM SILENTLY CORRECTING YOUR GRAMMAR. "





This story is about a sixteen years old Sam. Sam is diagnosed with Purely-Obsessional OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder ) , she is often consumed by intrusive dark thoughts that she can’t turn off. she cant sleep without medications , suffers panic attacks and she has this thing with number 3 , she does every thing in sets of threes .
she is a teenager , she's part of the crazy eights , a popular group , her childhood friends who seem to have some negative energy on her life , more judgemental than supportive . However, Sam’s life is about to change when she finds the Poet’s Corner, when Caroline ,a Girl who appears from the nowhere and becomes her very best friend , lead her there . Poets corner is a secret group of students who gather in a hidden room under the theater sharing their poetry and songs . Sam finds comfort in words and feels more herself in this space .
Most of the poems are heartbreaking , many are touching , they are all simple , teenager poems and that's what they should be , but they are full of the feels , i really loved the last one , the one Sam wrote for Caroline . The book was full of these moments when one's chest would tighten and you'd feel a knot in your stomach .
I really loved Caroline , she was everything Sam needed in a friend , She genuinely cared for her, she showed up when Sam needed her the most and she's fun and quirky with a bit of a sarcastic side . and I loved the notes on the T shirts , Later in the book You'd understand that they all meant something , if you complete the whole the book and go back reading when each note appeared it would make complete sense .
AJ and the other poet's corner members were each unique in their own way .
Anyway , Through out the book sam is in conflict with her inner thoughts and school problems . She deals with doubt and the need to fit in. she has this long journey of character development , or maybe its more of a journey to find one's self , one’s voice. she kind of walk all the way through the turmoil to find her own self in the end of the tunnel . and in all means " knowing thyself is the beginning of all wisdom ".

I think the book is more about a character who happens to have OCD than about OCD itself as a mental disorder , Sam was not her disease. It was inconvenient for her but it didn't define her.
we see how She tries to keep it a secret and she's pretty good at it .
The whole book felt like Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver , the main characters personalities (regardless to the OCD thing ) the writing and everything else , the two main characters even happen to share the same name .

I am slightly allergic to american high school teenagers drama in books if you know what i mean , i cringe at the cheesy moments , the teenagery whatever , when it started to be the total concern of this book i felt upset but then by the end of the book i have to say that i am happy to have met Sam and totally grateful to have read her story .
to get what I mean I'm to tell you the course of my reading . midway through the book I was in a down slop progress line in liking the book , I was kind of mentally rating the book 2 Stars maybe even less , Until the Twist . and i was completely mind blown . I even considered rating it 4 stars , I still feel like it . That plot twist was a huge turn in events , totally unexpected , this my friends, is the ultimate definition of an Epic plot twist . I cant think of a better way to describe it , it caught me off guard . i have to say I never saw that coming , then the events were suddenly gripping and the end wrecked me in the best possible way.


Overall , Its a contemporary more about discovering one's self and the true value of friendship than OCD .



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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Defy Book Review


Defy (Defy, #1)Defy by Sara B. Larson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“True beauty is what lies inside of us, not what the world sees. A beautiful shell that houses a vile soul becomes sullied over time. But an outer shell, imperfect as it may be, that houses a beautiful, shines with that beauty, radiating it for all who have eyes to see.”



This a Dystopian novel about Alexa , a girl who had joined the military with her twin brother disguised as a boy when she was thirteen to avoid some other horrific destiny , Its been ten years since their country had started a war against some other nation and eventually magical elements would be added to the story .

I'm having such a hard time writing this review for multiple reasons, first of all is that I've read it a while ago i can't accurately remember what i felt about it , the second though is that I was a bit disappointed to begin with . i read this according to a rec video of underrated books by Naya Perkins , I love this girl , i usually trust her opinions and she really did love it , I thought I will do as much as she did , i didn't though .
when I paused Naya's video and went to read the synopsis at Goodreads , I added it to my TBR instantly , even read it only a few days after , the synopsis felt quite promising , who would fail to be reminded of Mulan ? , it was really good except for this "thrilling love triangle" bit at the top of it which made me suspicious but I kind of ignored it .
however , it was predictable . the type of dystopian you feel like you've already read before , its familiar because this is the way most dystopian books go , If you've read Throne of Glass or The Study series for example you'd know what to expect here , there wasn't much added. So it didn't stand out and most important of all , It started with a promise and ended with boredom ., though i really appreciate the end because if Alexa ended up a queen with a lame married happily ever after end the rating would have been much lower .
The world building is not that unique , The war between two nations , The evil emperor , The magic and oh yes , The jungle , there's always a jungle for some reason .
The characters and relationships did not strike me as something so well developed , The characters were interesting, but I didn't feel invested in them . Alexa for example was admirable , she disguises her self as a boy , manages to be a royal guards , its claimed that she's the best fighter or so , this Gender bending thing would have been totally interesting if she could pull it off , she was awesome until she started admiring everybody's eyes . How she got away with pretending to be a guy for years is beyond me. Although almost everyone knew she was a girl so obviously she was terrible at it .
I really did like her at the beginning but it just broke off , the character started flattening .
It seems that she doesn't do much mourning in case she has someone's eyes to admire , and I think for " The best fighter" she did much blushing and heart flattering than actually Fighting . I really think the romance took much more space than it should have had , I was totally right to get suspicious at this " thrilling love triangle " in the synopsis , i thought its a high fantasy it wont bother me much , but Oh it did . It turned out there was a whole jungle journey about choosing between brown and blue eyes . I ended up with much eye rolling than I've expected .
Then we would be "So very much shocked" to discover that she has magical powers and and she's the last hope the country has to stop the war , she is the only one who can defeat a big evil sorcerer who is apparently capable of burning an entire army of sorcerers into ashes . But not Alexa. Alexa can stop him Because …. well, because she can .

another thing that bothered me was " the breeding houses" , I read dark books , I don't feel bad because of its mere idea as long as it serves its purpose . I get what the writer wants to tell , its the fantasy that deals with misogynist societies to proves how wrong it is , but instead it felt much unnecessary , the whole thing lacks the factor of being convincing , and if you're not much convinced it hardly means anything . the whole thing was gratuitous.

Lets not harshly judge the book , I mean I've rated Throne of Glass three stars too , but I wasn't acrid on it , It has the very same quality as this book , the writing , the story , the world building and even the annoying love triangle , all the same , if you didn't mind any thing there and you loved it , you'd do love this one , too . Its just that I expected more of this book and anyway expectation Vs reality doesn't always have a pleasing outcome .




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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A Grief Observed Book Review


A Grief ObservedA Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"but somehow neither his learning nor his experiences had ever prepared him for the combination of both the great love and the great loss which is its counterpoint ."


"And grief still feels like fear. Perhaps, more strictly, like suspense. Or like waiting; just hanging about waiting for something to happen. It gives life a permanently provisional feeling. It doesn’t seem worth starting anything. I can’t settle down. I yawn, I fidget, I smoke too much. Up till this I always had too little time. Now there is nothing but time. Almost pure time, empty successiveness."



A Grief Observed is a powerful record of the thoughts and emotions experienced by C.S. Lewis after his wife's death , it was written not to be published , its a diary in which one of the best writers had poured his mixed feelings and opinions after a shock , its not a memoir , not a look from the present to the grief that the writer once had , this book is a record of the real time , that's why it feels so personal , so touching , it was first published as a Pseudonym and I've read somewhere that Lewis friends had actually recommended it to him to aid him in his sorrow .

what I loved the most about this book is that inspite of the fact that its a book about "Grief" it still felt more thoughtful and profoundly understanding than just sad . as much as a biography of the grief for the loss of a loved one , it is an exploration of faith and love .

I think its really brave and brutally honest of Lewis to step away from pretense and confess all of his doubts, fears and the anger he felt toward God , the way he described his faith to must have always been but a house of cards that got destroyed by a mere blow, after writing many books about faith and being one of the greatest Christian literary figures of the twentieth century .One would definitely not expect him to struggle with doubt. It gives the reader quite an understanding of how fragile a human can be in the state of extreme pain , but then fragile also is more capable of a reform . "Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief."
I was watching an episode of the first season of House MD. TV show when his patient , a sister , Mary Augustien told him "You can't be angry with God and not believe in Him at the same time. No one can." this applies to the story here , By the end of the collection, Lewis ends in quite a different place, a very great journey to have occurred in his heart , Lewis has examined and re-built his faith . so indeed our faith maybe : a house of cards, until God knocks it down and calls us to build a real house on a stronger base .

and like Joy’s last words to the chaplain, Lewis is at peace with God . “Poi si torno all’ eternal fontana,” / " then she returned to the eternal fountain " ends the book. which i just searched and its an Italian quote from Dante. its a powerful way to end a book , even hopeful , he means that things are far greater than just "life" . He interprets that dying is in fact a "returning" or a "continuing" of what has always been.


The important thing is that we do not know. It is not in the realm of proof. It is in the realm of love.



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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Wonder Book Review


WonderWonder by R.J. Palacio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary—the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God."






Actual Rating : 4.5 Stars


Wonder is about a ten year old August Pullman (Auggie) , a little boy born with a severe facial deformity . He was home_schooled because of his health and several surgeries . until now , he's to start 5th grade , a new school , an ordinary kid with an unusual face .
we read from several POVs including his Family and Friends, all these people who are sharing the journey with Auggie . Its a beautiful story full of compassion and its so well worth the time it takes to read it.

The tribulation little Auggie is being through at such a young age and his positive attitude and shiny personality in response is impressing . one would really feel for Auggie,
a ten years old boy ,through all that, is expected to be whiny ( no judgement , human can turn whiny when its too hard to withstand ) , gloomy , insecure and to push people away from him , but surprisingly , Auggie , the little dude , is such a fine character , too funny , too light-hearted.
He repeated through out the book that he's okay with people staring , he would think " I understand , I would be staring if it was me " , to describe the whole experience of it as if a barely noticed drizzle "I'm used to that by now. I don't let it bother me. It's like when you go outside and it's drizzling a little. You don't put on boots for a drizzle. You don't even open your umbrella. You walk through it and barely notice your hair getting wet." , a ten years old boy thinking this way is too enthralling , you can't but adore him with all of the bit of a heart you have , smart and funny and brave and understanding as he is .

And I really like that as The book starts with august's POV he wont be mentioning a frank description of his face when you’re in his head. He simply mentions “I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” but then when we got to Via’s section she lays Auggie’s looks on the line. Its makes all characters POVs too real , we can notice how different things seem in people's minds .
The whole story in fact felt real . The way Via felt shadowed by her brother and wanting to keep him a secret in her high school life , yet the way she loves him so much . Other things like jack explaining himself to Julian though he didn't really mean it , the way people are not totally good or bad , What I want to say is that it felt real because they all made mistakes but by the end it came to light that what one sticks to is what defines them , all of this has painted the book with a realistic light , except for the end , which is the sole reason its 4.5 stars instead of solid 5 , it was a bit too bright , though i have to admit that inspite of the logic suggesting this , it still made me all teary while reading it , it was emotionally absorbing .

Wonder is a beautifully written story , it is designed to be read by younger readers so yes it isn't as rich as it could have been otherwise. but its a positive point because it also means that children would have no problem reading it , children books to be served in a simple way is most definitely not a blemish in their structure .

This is a story to teach you about the good that humanity is capable of, the falseness of first impressions , the courage of some people and the way one little boy could win the hearts of so many .

'Greatness,' wrote Beecher, 'lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength. . . . He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.








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Thursday, 10 November 2016

My Heart and Other Black Holes Book Review


My Heart and Other Black HolesMy Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

" Music, especially classical music, especially Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D Minor, has kinetic energy. If you listen hard enough, you can hear the violin’s bow trembling above the strings, ready to ignite the notes. To set them in motion. And once the notes are in the air, they collide against one another. They spark. They burst. "







I've been DNFing books for the last month or so , This book did just pull me out of a reading slump .
Its a book about people with broken lives , with the pressing weight of depression squeezing life out of them they have not much left , our two main characters are planning Suiside , but then maybe the universe has other plans , maybe love turns one into a flake , "Maybe flakiness is contagious"and what if "change of heart isn't about flaking out; it's about fighting back " ?

This is a story about finding your way out of a black hole .

Its too honest and the characters , the feels and the descriptions are all raw and authentic , It played in my head like a silent movie , the scattered short conversations said in hushed voices , the in between thoughts whispered too gently . The writer spoke to her readers as if they were made of fragile glass which may shatter if you were too load or too careless .
I love this .
What ever is the massage this book holds ,, whether its the transformative power of love or the understanding it offers of the heart of depression , its so genuinely beautiful .

Also Aysel is fascinated with physics, the lovely school physics and the reference of simple explanations feels really nice .

The writing and the prose are perfect , I couldn't but fall for it , I 'd read anything Jasmine Wagra is writing at the moment when published . The book has a TFIOS(ish) feel to it , I am surprised that in the many times I asked for recommendations of books similar to the fault in our stars none mentioned this one , I had recs like Everything Everything or Before I fall , the thing is while Everything Everything may have a similar story line but it had never felt the same , this book has this deep calculated sense , the wise thoughtful poetic teenagers and an excellent prose which I loved the most in TFIOS , jhon green had wanted too bad for us to understand that his book is not a cancer book , its not the story but the journey through it that matters , if one gets this idea , they'd see the many similarities The Fault in Our Stars and My Heart and Other Black Holes share .


there are many books about depression and suiside , but it’s one thing for a character to say they’re depressed, it’s another to make the reader believe it . The descriptions of depression were spot on , powerful and heartbreaking, and I think this book could help break down some barriers. may really have an impact on someone's life and actually help someone suffering from depression ,it seems to fundamentally understands the weight of it . The moving exploration of isolation, self destruction , weakness and strength, and, ultimately, hope. too much hope , this book is inspirational , There’s a lot of hope than you may initially expect to find in a novel about depression, but that deosn’t mean it’s a “happy” story , because it most definitely is not happy .

One thing is Aysel did have people in her life who were trying to reach out to her before Roman entered into the picture. her mother , Mike and Georgia , even her teachers in the school . I'd have loved if they were involved in the closure she had , because if love has this transformative power , love has many shapes , its not only Romantic love that makes difference , so I would have loved if she could see all of their desperate attempts .

All in all , its a contemporary with such a beautiful name .
How many contemporary I've read and never really liked ? too many .
How many times I was allured into reading a book because of an attractive title and found a weak or maybe a lame content ? still too many .
So, I didn't have high expectations when I started reading ,but then I was surprised to find it too genuinely beautiful .
It felt like a miraculous gift offered by the universe .


"Maybe it’s all relative, not just light and time like Einstein theorized, but everything. Like life can seem awful and unfixable until the universe shifts a little and the observation point is altered, and then suddenly, everything seems more bearable ."






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