You: Book vs. Tv Show


Hello! As many of you have heard the book, ‘You’ has become a TV series. I thought I would put my thoughts into both perspectives of the book and TV show instead of just a book review. The book is pretty similar to the tv series, however, there are add-ins and a different view on the story itself between them.

‘You’ is about a man named Joe who is a stalker and once he meets Beck, an aspiring writer in college, he becomes obsessed with her; he stalks all of her social media accounts and those in her life as well. He follows her around, and watches her through her own house, and meets her again by “chance”. As he becomes more in her life, he wants to control it to the best as he can and eliminates the people who get in his way.

I have a lot of mixed feelings within these two types of media concepts of this storyline. I really like the approach that the Author took about having Joe as the narrator but also using the second person to describe Beck. I enjoyed watching the show because it was interesting to see how everything was played out, however, I think it was over dramatized for TV, and I think it took away the creepy aspect and made it be less of Joe’s mind and more involved with their relationship as a whole, that it made me forget his obsession with her a lot of the time. While I was reading it, it was Joe’s perspective the entire time so his thoughts at times were kind of disturbing the read about so it reminded me a lot of his intentions.

I really liked how the show was focusing more on Beck’s writing and I thought it was interesting and added more of her character. In the book, Beck was complaining about how she had writing to do, but I never read anything about her actual writing. I realized that in the tv show, there was more of Joe and Beck’s relationship and spending time together rather than in the book, which made me feel less like Joe needed to be with Beck like it deemed he should have been.

I feel as though the book had Beck bail on Joe multiple times in the fact that it made a clear statement that she wasn’t interesting all too much from the beginning because they went out for a while but Beck got caught up with everyone but him. Once Peach died, they connected once again, but the relationship spark wasn’t there; it was more of them just having sex. While in the tv show, there was a greater amount of time spent with each other that it almost seemed weird when Beck was bailing on Joe until we actually find out the truth of what else she’s been doing, so I think either way it’s a little confusing to look at.

I have come up with a list of similarities and differences I saw throughout the book and the TV series, let me know if I’m wrong, or if you would like to add anything:

  • Blythe is still a student that Beck goes to school with
  • Joe still has a relationship with Karen
  • Dr. Nicky still had a relationship with Beck
  • Paco and his mother/boyfriend aren’t characters in the book
  • Ethan was a character at the beginning of the show not hired later on, from the book
  • There isn’t a Curtis in the book
  • Ethan is in a relationship with Annika; Annika is not in the book only Chana
  • Chana(Annika) and Lee don’t really hang out with Peach in the book like they do in the show
  • The TV series is more writer based, and also dramatized more
  • The TV series also pays more attention to all the characters rather than just the main two characters
  • Candace is mentioned right away in the book, and we know Joe killed her; Candace is briefly mentioned throughout the show and apparently, she’s still alive
  • The book has less of them being in a relationship than in the show
  • The professor “thing” is only briefly mentioned in the book
  • Joe jumps out of the window instead of hiding in the shower
  • Joe goes to the hospital after the police officer finds him in the book, instead of sending the cop on his way in the show
  • Benji is pretty much the same, there are a few scenes of the interacting, doesn’t show but briefly mentions his death, not even showing what he did with his body
  • Beck still died at the end, Dr. Nicky was not blamed for her death
  • They didn’t have sex until halfway through the book, but still had a lot after then, even at the end of the book while she’s in the cage
  • Peach is still in love with Beck, has physical copies of pictures instead of her laptop
  • Joe broke into Peach’s house and followed her, but it was all briefly mentioned in the book
  • Beck and Joe didn’t see each other at the Dicken’s festival in the book
  • Mr. Mooney is old but still aware unlike in the show where he can’t talk or anything
  • Joe and Beck hardly live together in the book, he never makes her pancakes unlike in the show
  • Joe and Beck don’t really start a relationship until Peach dies; Beck is continuously bailing on Joe for most of the book
  • Beck does work with Joe only for a little while
  • The cage is still used as it was in both book and tv show

As a result, I have to say that I liked the book better than the TV show because I feel as though it gave a better feel for what the author was trying to convey about the characters feelings, however, I did give the book a 3.5 out 5 stars, because thought it was lacking in some areas where it didn’t fulfill the expectations that I had. I will say the show was still very entertaining to watch, so if given the chance, I’d probably watch the show over reading the book because the show was more enjoyable to watch rather than to read about because the TV series had the aspect which there was a lot more happening.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer


Rating: 3 Stars

“Nightmares and visual hallucinations were my new normal, apparently, and something about my behavior in the psychologist’s office made him recommend a long-term care facility”

I will say this now, this book was not bad, it has multiple flaws but it wasn’t terrible, to say the least. It more so was lacking and had potential. As I was reading this, it was more so a whirlwind of things I knew what was happening and then things I didn’t expect.

Mara Dyer is not her actual name, but I somehow skipped that and read the entire novel and discovered it after I did, but even with that fact it doesn’t change on how this book is perceived. Mara was in an accident that she wakes up from but cannot remember what has happened. Her friend Rachel, boyfriend Jude, and his sister Claire are dead because of this accident, which leaves Mara to feel immense grief. The grief turns into PTSD and she begins to have hallucinations. Mara’s father takes a case in Florida and so the family moves down there, and so Mara can have a fresh start. During her first couple weeks there, she meets Noah Shaw and begins to hang out with him, and he stays with her even when she starts to unravel her past.

When I started to read this book, it gave me a lot of nostalgia because when I was beginning my teenage years I read a lot of Wattpad stories, and the school atmosphere and how the characters acted with each other reminded me a lot of this book (I don’t mean that in a negative way at all).

I, however, feel as though there was a lot of build up with Mara and Noah that the main plot gets pushed away. Mara has hallucinations and weird things happen throughout the story, but I think in the first 65% of the novel is character driven, that the visions that she has become infrequent and by the end that there is so much of the plot added to it, it kind of made me feel overwhelmed. I also think that this book should have been a lot shorter than it is because of how much time is spent away from the plot.

I feel like Noah and Mara’s relationship, in the end, is very cute and I love them together. I think when they meet in the beginning that the author was trying too hard to make them start some kind of relationship that it’s clearly forced. When Noah and Mara have their first encounters, it seems awkward, as one would assume it would be, but the more frequent they begin talking to each other, it becomes forced. Also, the dialogue, for the most part, is accurate but when either Noah or Mara randomly say a word that I don’t think anyone would really know off the top of their heads, seems unrealistic, but I guess it doesn’t have to be since it’s fiction, it still is random.

“He would kiss me, right now, after everything I’d done. I was poison, and Noah was the drug that would make me forget it.” 

Mara and Noah are good for each other because now after all that has happened, neither one of them has left one’s side, and since the truth is out, Noah can protect Mara from whatever may come their way. All though it seemed a bit rough through the beginning of the novel, their relationship has gone a long way.

Some of the things that did confuse me while I was reading this was whenever Mara would hallucinate, she saw Claire, Jude, and Rachel, but Rachel only seemed to be the main person in her life. It did explain that Claire wasn’t close with her, which was understandable. Jude was her boyfriend at that time, and even though it was only for a couple months, that had more of relationship too. So even when Mara’s mother would say that she must miss Rachel, or something linking that to the accident and grief, I find it odd that he’s not mentioned.

Another thing is that Jamie becomes Mara’s friend and although he’s not really present outside of school, the author has made a point to make him a part of her life, but at the point when things get trippy (around 65%), Jamie just isn’t mentioned for the rest of the book, unless I missed something, but I feel like I didn’t.

The events that happen at the 65% mark become more interesting because this is the point where I actually didn’t know what exactly what was going on. I was trying to piece it together what happened because Mara is our narrator so we’re only getting information from her. I wish the author would have taken out some of the character development and added more to the weird power thing that Noah and Mara have because I feel like it was forced in there that it got explained to the point that we know has happened and the basics.

One other thing that I did like is, that authors tend to bring in added details of the main character’s family lives in the books, but they aren’t really relevant. With this book, Mara’s father has been working on this case, and it comes up every now and then, and I wasn’t sure that towards the end that we would hear anything about it. Not only did it happen, but there were also other parts of the story that were linked to it, so I liked that part a lot.

I know this review might come off as negative, but I did enjoy this book a lot. I did connect with the characters and I had fun reading their interactions. I also did enjoy reading the hallucinations and have the weird mystery of what’s happening that it captivating me into basically reading this book in one day.

Overall, this book was lacking in some areas but I did enjoy this novel a lot. I cannot say whether or not I will continue with this trilogy, but I will keep this book in mind, at least for a while.

“And just like that, I was completely, utterly, and entirely, His.” 

Wire Shoe

This wire shoe project was the first project I had to create in my second semester, 3-D class.This project was to create a shoe using only wire to replicate a specific kind of shoe, which I chose to use a boot. This project was challenging and very time-consuming. I had to redo a few parts of the structure just to make sure it was sturdy and hold it’s shape. Also, I found it hard to add details, for example, the wrinkles in the boot. Using the wire was also quite painful because it stabbed into my skin, so I had to take multiple breaks just so my fingers can get a break. But overall, I’m happy with how it turned out.

Hard Sell


Rating: 3 stars

I want to give a thank you to NetGalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review!

I requested this book off a whim of thinking that this kind of romance novel might be something that I’d enjoy. I didn’t go into this with any expectations so there couldn’t have been anything to disappoint me with.

I didn’t dislike this novel nor did I like it. It was as if I was reading it to read it. I didn’t feel any particular emotion towards this book. I think it might have had to do with the writing because it was way too informal for me. I understand why the author chose to do different character perspectives but it was too much.

This wasn’t as I was anticipating, I couldn’t connect with any of the characters because they’re not in the same social class as me and their age. I have nothing against people on Wall Street, it’s more of that I cannot connect with older adults who have a successful job and having a lot of money. I think if they had been more realistic as in, the constant going out, shopping and all that, instead they would stay inside on a Friday night or had some kind of response to the stress that they were going through would have made it more interesting. If the author hadn’t made them live basically in a perfect world, currently, then maybe things would have happened better.

The characters themselves were okay, they seemed like typical human beings, I didn’t really find one more interesting than the other. Usually, for me, I find characters more interesting and realistic during first-person perspectives but this time around, I didn’t unfortunately.

Overall, this was an okay novel. I think that if you have read this and enjoyed it, I’m happy. If you like cheesy, guilty pleasure reads, this book may be for you, even though it wasn’t for me.

Radio Silence


Rating: 3.5 stars

“I couldn’t quite believe how much I seriously loved Aled Last, even if it wasn’t in the ideal way that would make it socially acceptable for us to live together until we die.”

I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved a lot of it, but there was this off-putting feeling about it as well that has made me not like it either. I will say as of right now, the rating I have given it will remain, and when I give it more thought, I may change it.

I did really like the characters a lot, I thought they were very well developed and special, and just overall realistic.

I really liked the concept of having a platonic relationship. In most young adult books, there never the main focus of a book, they’re always in the backdrop. It’s always focused on romance, and then having the friendships basically as subplots, but as much as I love romances, I feel as though it’s unrealistic. Friendships are key factors in life, maybe even a bigger role than that significant others because friends are more likely to last longer than other relationships unless they get married, and even then, some marriages fail.

I cannot exactly relate to this whole platonic friendship exactly because I don’t have many friends, I only have one, and even then it doesn’t even feel like a full-time friendship. And of course, I’ve had friends in the past, but I don’t really remember much about their lives, or our friendship altogether. But this book only made me want a friend, someone like Aled, or even Frances.

“Being clever was, after all, my primary source of self-esteem. I’m a very sad person, in all senses of the word, but at least I was going to get into university.” 

I do appreciate how this author has put non-heterosexual relationships in this book, and none of them were ever detested because of it. It was more so normal for people to be heterosexual. I also really liked the different types of sexuality that was presented in this novel, for example, Aled was Demi-sexual, which means that he isn’t sexually attracted to anyone, and is only willing to have sex or a relationship if they feel emotionally connected with another person. And that is what I am as well, so I’m glad I could relate in that aspect.

I also liked the diversity of the characters. Examples, Frances is biracial (Ethiopian and Caucasian), Aled is demisexual, Daniel is gay and Korean, Carys is a lesbian, and Raine is Pansexual and Indian. I mean you don’t typically see this many diverse characters in young adult, and I’m really glad the author decided to portray these characters so uniquely.

I thought Frances’s mother was so cool, she seemed a bit strict at the beginning about school, and towards the end, she loosened up and was okay with Frances’s choices and how helpful and considerate she was to others, was really great. I think we all can say that Aled’s mother, wasn’t so great.

I think the whole concept of Carys running away was portrayed very weirdly. It was as if it was leading towards a mystery way, and it seemed random. I didn’t see why it needed to be conveyed that way, I understand that they didn’t know what exactly had happened to her, but if it was straightforward in the beginning, it didn’t really need the jumping around, mystery aspect.

The overall concept of Universe City was interesting because we only got a glimpse of the episode, and I felt that as a reader, it felt that it should have been explained more to us. The meaning behind it was really good but in the sense of how we discovered it almost felt rushed.

I did appreciate how the author even made the approach to add in abuse, because the way it was phrased in the story was that it isn’t the “normal” abuse that we see with physical and verbal, it was the fact that it was just harsh punishment for not living up to the parent’s expectations, and yet even then can deal great damage to someone’s emotional state. Which it did, after seeing how Aled’s mental health declined, was saddening, but also very realistic.

I think the thing that left me with feeling like I didn’t enjoy it as much is because I felt as though I didn’t fully connect with this story overall. I did feel excited when they went to Aled in the end, but I think the disconnection of Aled and Frances for a long while in the middle of the story, through off that balance for me.

Overall, I still am having mixed feelings about this novel. I really enjoyed the diversity and the different aspects it brought, but I still can’t give it higher than 3.5, for now. I still would recommend people to read this.

“And I’m platonically in love with you.”
“That was literally the boy-girl version of ‘no homo’, but I appreciate the sentiment.” 

My Plain Jane


Rating: 3 stars

“If there was something strange in your neighborhood, you could, um, write the Society a letter, and they would promptly send an agent to take care of it.” 

I went into reading this book with thinking this book had the potential to be even greater than My Lady Jane because I was rather impressed of how well that book turned out because I had fairly low expectations of that book. But this, I was very disappointed with it.

I felt as though nothing really started to happen until it was halfway through, and so the beginning was just some set up for what happens later on, and I think this book could have been condensed into 300 or so pages instead of 450. In the end, I felt that it dragged on for longer than it really needed too; I found myself saying, “I have this much to read still?”

I wasn’t a huge fan of any of the main characters since it’s based on three, Charlotte, Alexander, and Jane. I think out of those three, I liked Charlotte the most, I found she had more character to her than the others. I, however, loved Helen, I think without the comical relief she brought, it wouldn’t have been as good. She was the equivalent of the little angel on the shoulder trying to get Jane to do the right thing and steer away from trouble.

I loved the writing in this story, it was formal but not too complex to have to push through to read it. This was a fairly fast read, and I was happy that I didn’t have to read Jane Eyre before reading this one, so it didn’t change my reading experience, and I don’t think even if I had read it beforehand, and probably understood the “inside jokes” inside this story, it would have influenced my rating.

I was also disappointed in the fact that it says there’s romance in this book, but it made it sound like it would be all throughout, but in reality, the only true romance we see is in the last twenty pages, and by then, I don’t even know if that was needed because we went for so long without having any. I also don’t know how I feel about the implied romance at the very end, maybe it was just to give Jane some hope after what she had gone through previously in the novel.

My rating is still set as a 3 because although it did disappoint me, and there are more things I didn’t like that I did, I still kept reading because it still captured my attention, and the whole ghost situation was interesting enough to me.

Overall, this was a pretty underwhelming story, and I wish that the plot had been either condensed or was set out evenly throughout this book, but it didn’t. I think that if you loved Jane Eyre, you might still like this book.

“Miss Eyre, listen to me. I believe there is a string below your rib, and it stretches across class and age to me, and it is attached beneath my rib. And if you find another suitable position, and leave me, you will pull it out. And I will bleed.”



Rating: 1.5 stars

I want to give a thank you to NetGalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review!

I really liked the synopsis of this story, so I was pretty intrigued by that, and that’s why I requested to get an advanced copy. It was nothing like I had anticipated. I had to look a few times at the synopsis because I had to remind myself of what it was about and where it was taking place.

I thought this story took places in the 1800’s, but I was wrong, it was the 1950’s. I felt as though it didn’t really get that from the reading, it did a few times because of her mother’s type of living, making sure the house is neat while the husband is at work, and trying to get June to cook and clean as well. I also kind of saw it when June was set to date Robert, as basically an arranged marriage.

Another thing I was very confused about was the time change in the story. I felt as though there was no warning. It says either Institution or Days Past, and it may have been me being ignorant of that change but I also wasn’t quite sure what, Days Past meant because it didn’t make a connection to before she went into the institution.

I think this story was very confusing as well, the way the story was told during the Institution was hard to figure out what was going on. The characters are hard to keep track of and the reason why they were there. With June’s situation, I feel like that it was very under-explained, especially in the first half of the book. Also June’s roommate Eleanor was confusing too because she said she has died, but it’s hard to tell if it’s the mental illness talking or if she’s a ghost of some sort.

The idea of this novel being horror isn’t what I would call it. It was very underwhelming, it was more so of a mystery for me because I was trying to figure out what was happening throughout this book the entire time. It also had a similar sci-fi style, especially having to do with aliens. It jumps between before the institution and during, and it just keeps leaving me with trying to figure out why she’s there and trying to distinguish what’s real and what’s not. Even at the end, I still have no idea.

I will say that I did like June’s character the most because I feel like she’s well developed and she’s a very strong person. When her family disapproves of her passion for writing, and denial of her mental illness, she continues to do it regardless of their opinion, and she has gotten help. I also do feel sympathy for her since her parents refuse to accept her so they don’t visit while at the asylum.

I did also like the sexual orientation representation in this novel, I felt it gave it a little bit of diversity in this novel because I felt that the elements presented in this novel were very generic and standard that without it, it wouldn’t have made it somewhat interesting, character relation wise.

Overall, this was a very confusing novel and I’m not entirely sure if I’d read this again or purchase a copy when it comes out to give it another try.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love


Rating: 2 Stars

“I believed, and still believe, that you can build your dreams brick by brick. That you can accomplish anything with persistence.” 

When I heard about this book, I was excited because it dealt with a love story but also dealt with Korean Dramas. When I was entering high school, and a couple years into it, I was Korean Drama obsessed, this was before I fell in love with reading. So, I finally got this book, oh boy was I disappointed.

I gave this book two stars because there were a few things I enjoyed in this book; one being her relationship with her father. I think that their relationship is so special and I wish my relationship with my parents were like theirs, but seeing how close she is with him and being able to rely on her father is really admirable.

Another thing I liked about this book was how Desi was willing to give up her interview for Stanford just to be with Luca since his mother was rushed to the hospital. I think that shows Desi’s character well.

“Real love: It was all about risk and having faith. There were no guarantees.” 

I really didn’t like the writing in this book, it was awful. It was so immature and unrealistic of how the characters would talk. It was a struggle to make it through reading, and because of it, I almost didn’t finish it.

I saw the point with the whole Korean Drama tactics, and the fact that they worked was good but what bothered me was as I said Desi was willing to give up her Stanford interview for Luca, he refused to forgive her at first when he discovered her plan to seduce him by using Korean Drama steps.

I thought that Luca was a promising character in the beginning, but as time went on, it’s as if his persona changed entirely, and it wasn’t as good, to begin with. The scene that bothered me the most was because of the writing was the part where Luca agreed to get back together with his old girlfriend but he immediately realized she was still her old self, and they broke up, again. It’s good for Luca on his part, and I’ll say that’s a step up for him but how that scene was written was the most cringy part in the entire novel because that isn’t how people talk.

Overall, the book was very disappointing to me and was mostly because of the writing style of this book which was clearly not for me, and that some of the characters were flat but the concept of this book was a good idea so I’ll give that to the author.

“These were the girls who had boyfriends. Not girls with keratosis on their upper arms, or morning breath, or who spent an inordinate number of evenings watching K dramas with their dads, or … girls who at the age of seventeen still hadn’t had boyfriends.”

The Last Time I Lied


Rating: 4 stars

I want to give a thank you to NetGalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review!

“Everything is a game, Em. Whether you know it or not. Which means that sometimes a lie is more than just a lie. Sometimes it’s the only way to win.”

This book was a whirlwind for me. I don’t read many thriller novels, but I’ve seemed to be picking more and more up recently, and so far none have disappointed.

I was engaged for a good majority, but it was a little slow in the beginning, but that’s how most books are for me. I was on edge, anxious and felt uneasy the entire time I read this book. I wanted to know what happened so bad, but there were lots of twists and turns. It’s as if you think you know what happened, something would change, and you’d have to figure something else out.

I really did like the back and forth between present time and 15 years ago, I think it helped guide the story more smoothly. It was very engaging how 15 years ago also almost tied-in with the present day and Camp Nightingale. I also loved the writing in this book, it was simple but detailed enough to keep you going, and helped imagine what was going on.

“I remember seeing him quite a bit around camp, constantly tinkering and fixing. He was younger then, of course. Better looking. Possessed a brooding intensity that intimidated some, intrigued others.”

I think Emma’s character was really developed, and the tie-in with her mental illness played out well in this book. I liked how she saw Vivian, and somehow helped her out in the end.

The other characters like Franny, Lottie, and Chet, I didn’t like very much. They just seemed very mysterious, but also very rude people to begin with. Franny didn’t seem like that in the beginning but when the other girls went missing, she was different, a little off-putting.

The other thing which I felt wasn’t exactly needed, was the weird romance between Theo and Emma. I know at the end they agreed to start over, which is great because of all that happened, it felt like it was needed. I just don’t think that there needed to be a sign of romance because it just felt like a random add-on.

Overall, this was a very detailed, engaging thriller. I really enjoyed this novel, it was fairly intense and I think that this book is totally worth the read.

“Although their eventual fate remains a mystery, I’m certain that what happened to those girls is all my fault.” 

Brave Enough


Rating: 3.5 stars

I want to give a thank you to NetGalley for this arc in exchange for an honest review!

In that one moment her perfect, prima-ballerina, pink-tutu world fell off its pointe. She wasn’t Cason Marting, prima ballerina, anymore. She was Cason Martin, number T7654908, cancer patient.”

This is Kati Gardner’s debut novel, and I will say that this was very enjoyable to read and that after reading this discovering that the author has gone through similar experiences since she has gone through cancer.

This book tells the story of a girl named Cason who has the love and passion for ballet but then is suddenly ripped from her when she discovers that she has cancer. It also tells a story about Davis, a boy who once had cancer. However, he also had an addiction to narcotics and at the beginning of the novel is seven months sober.

I think that the message behind the overall story is strong and very well on point. However, I felt as though the emotions were a bit lacking mostly early on. I didn’t feel any emotion until halfway through this novel, and even then not much after.

After the prologue, it felt vague to me and didn’t set up the characters emotions for how they responded to everything previous to how the chapters started. I also felt the characters lacked depth and development. This book is very dialogue driven and doesn’t particularly express the full emotions of the characters.

As an example, Cason goes through a lot of emotions throughout her cancer treatment, and it explains it, but not in a sense to make us really feel in depth of that moment. Or when Davis is having a very bad craving for drugs, it feels flat and rushed.

The relationship between Cason and Davis isn’t what I felt should have happened. I didn’t like the insta-love that happened between them. I also was very confused when they discussed that they were boyfriend and girlfriend because I didn’t recall that happening previous to that. My personal opinion is that there wasn’t too much of a need for romance in this book. I love romance in books, but in this special occasion, I felt as though they both just needed a friend to be there and help each other through the hard times.

“No one has to know. The words itched and slid around the synapses, shocking his impulses, filling his mouth with a desire so strong it stole his breath. It left him empty and hollow. And still, lingering in the deepest parts of his brain. It whispered. Just one.”

I really appreciated the relationship between Cason and her mother, Natalie towards the end of the book. I didn’t like Natalie that much in the beginning because she refused to accept the truth of what is happening. I saw character development through her mom, which was nice.

The camp experience, I felt was talked about a lot throughout this book, but in the end at camp, it felt flat to me. It was rushed, like last minute planning to incorporate the details, and I was expecting something greater than it had turned out.

The side characters also felt kind of flat, but I think they were a good addition to the story because they helped Cason and Davis through their struggles throughout the story, so I enjoyed that.

On this last note, I will also mention the characters on Davis’s side, Ethan and Alexis, and how real the situation can be. In Alexis’s standpoint, unfortunately, this is very common to happen to someone, especially when they’re addicted. Whenever the relationship between either Ethan or Alexis came up to Davis, it felt unrealistic or flat or even maybe a rushed thought.

Overall, I didn’t think this was the best book, nor was it the worst, but I do think that for a debut novel, it’s good. I think this should be read because other people could possibly relate and it also has a good meaning, and maybe this wasn’t a book for me, but it could be for someone else.

“They were no longer the same people they had been before camp. Davis seemed calmer somehow, more settled in himself. And she remembered how angry and fearful she had been. She couldn’t say that camp had made all of those feelings go away, but she could say that she no longer felt confined by the crutches and a new prosthesis. Together they started to walk away from the amphitheater toward the chapel where the older half of camp waited. Davis held onto her arm just above her elbow, keeping their connection. Cason glanced back at the stage, looking at the billowing silks one last time. She had not just danced. She had flown.”