Welcome to this week's Unraveling Books where Caitlyn and I
write dual reviews :) Enjoy
To All the Boys I've Loved by Jenny Han 288 Pages
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Summary: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.
On Saturday and Sunday Caitlyn and I went to the 2014 LA Times Festival of Books and had an awesome time there :D Luckily it wasn't too hot like it was last year. On Saturday we first went to the John Green conversation hoping to get some tickets but they were sold out so we just decided to hang out in the signing line before it got too long. But we were able to get tickets to the Tahereh Mafi panel and spotted Laini Taylor and Margaret Stohl :P The John Green signing long it was especially after everyone that went to the convo came out. We also finally got to meet Stephanie Diaz, who we saved a spot for on the line and might I add super chill. So glad to be able to meet her :) Caitlyn also helped and casually gave John Green an Extraction (Stephanie's upcoming release) bookmark.
*HYPERVERNTILATES* *SPAZZES* *FANGIRLS* *TRIES TO BREATHE*
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG THERE'S A COVER! AN AWESOME COVER AND SO MYSTERIOUS AND I WAAAAAANT!!!! Out of curiosity, am I the only one who thinks this cover is oddly shaped compared to others? I feel like we're missing the bottom half of the cover or is it just how
Summary from Goodreads: Nevaeh Evan’s life is uprooted after her father’s death, when she
moves in with her aunt and cousin, Livvie. Her plan to lay low at her new high
school isn’t working. Her friend’s jerky boyfriend keeps asking her out, the
guy she likes treats her like garbage, and the thought of tumbling again makes
her want to hurl.
So when her aunt pushes her into joining the elite X-FACTOR cheer leading
squad, Navaeh goes along with it.
But Nev feels she doesn’t deserve to be happy. Not after what happened the
night her father died.
Bodie Scott knows about grief all too well. Critically injured in an alcohol
related accident the year before, Bodie struggles with the fact that he’ll
never play football again, and he’s so far behind in credits he can’t see
straight. That is, until he meets Nev. Haunted by their bloody pasts and wary
of a shared future, Nev and Bodie turn to one another for comfort and support,
and realize they’re not so alone after all. And when the party scene at school
threatens the life of a loved one, the two stop at nothing to keep the past
from repeating itself.