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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Raven: The Demigod Diaries (The Heroes of Olympus)

A collection of short stories and games by Rick Riordan

Publication Date: January 1st, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pages: 242
Targeted Audience: Teenagers who need more of Percabeth

Summary: What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn't take kindly to intruders? How exactly are Leo, Piper, and Jason supposed to find a runaway table, dodge a band of party-loving Maenads (who just might be a little psychotic), and stave off a massive explosion... all in one hour or less? 
With his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan answers these questions and more in three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. Original art, enlightening character interviews and profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection.

*A story from Luke Castellan's point of view, from the days when he adventured with Thalia and Annabeth. Many people have asked me to write an adventure prequel to The Lightning Thief. Here it is!

*A classic first-person Percy Jackson story, the first I've written since The Last Olympian. In this adventure, Annabeth and Percy's date is interrupted by the god Hermes, whose staff has been stolen by a fire-breathing giant. This cannot be good . . .

*A Leo Valdez story, set at Camp Half-Blood. As Leo builds the Argo II, something goes terribly wrong. Now Leo will need the help of Piper and Jason, or the entire camp might be destroyed.

*And, as announced on Rock Center, the anthology includes a debut short story from my son Haley. Since Haley inspired the entire Percy Jackson series, it seemed only right that I asked him to contribute his own original spin on Percy's world for this book. I was amazed at what Haley came up with. His brother Patrick, who's a tough editor, was quick to say, "Dad, his story is better than yours!" Haley ponders the question: "What happened to the demigods who fought with Kronos's army after the battle in Manhattan?" This is the story of one such demigod, and I have to admit, some of Haley's ideas are so good I wish I'd come up with them!

Before dwelling into my rant about the four awesome short stories I'm just going to mention that this book has puzzles, quizzes and images of the characters. Ok, so now the rant.

I almost died when I read the first story of Luke and Thalia and how they fight an unbeatable creatures called Leucrotae. It was so different than his other book plots that I loved it even more. It shows us that Luke had seen how cruel Gods were to their kids. In this, it's Apollo's son Halcyon Green and his horrible curse. It was an insightful back story. And it also shows how they met Annabeth. *looks up into the sky with glittering eyes* She must have been soooo cute! A tiny rebel!

Plus when I began reading the part with loads of Percabeth in it... I hyperventilated to death. THEY WERE ON A DATE!! Finally! In the Heroes of Olympus series we were just told that they were dating but in this book there was a part of their date! AAAAAAH! I read it a few weeks ago and I'm still feeling so excited typing it!

It was so cute how Percy wanted to be the best boyfriend to Annabeth. But since he forgot that it was the one month anniversary of the day they first kissed... yup, he was in trouble. But just then Hermes comes to the rescue! kind of. Hermes lost his staff and he was afraid that he will be ridiculed and mocked for the rest of his life by the other Gods if they found out and so he turns to Percabeth to help. The fight between Percy, Annabeth and the giant Cacus was an awesome but equally hilarious fight.

[Cacus was the one who stole George and Martha, who slither across the staff of Hermes or his caduceus, whatever]
But of course Percy and Annabeth did celebrate their anniversary at the end of the day.

The next story is about Leo's Buford problem while making the spanking hot Argo 2. If you have read Mark of Athena, you would know who Buford is... It's a table that walks and runs. And in this short story Buford ran away cause' Leo cleaned him with Windex. I swear I could not stop laughing when I read this part. This particular short story among all was the most hilarious. Jason, Leo and Piper try finding Buford but end up meeting the Maenads-Dionysus fanclub, who happen to eat the people they party with. 

The last story is written by Rick Riordan's son Haley. It's called the Son of Magic and it is the back story of what happened to the ones who fought for Kronos. It's a really sad story. I felt bad for those who fought against the demigods. Specially Alabaster (who is the Son of magic referred to), son of Hecate. I also loved Dr. Claymore. It is how any normal, practical human would behave if exposed to some other worldly stuff but he had enough sense to accept it by the end.

I was truly shocked by the time I finished this short story. It was amazing how his son was able to write like a pro. I guess writing runs in his family genes now. But I hope his son doesn't end up torturing his fans to death with cliffhangers like how Rick Riordan does. That would be horrible. 

I guess all writers kids are awesome. Here is Haley Riordan and then there's Jodi Picoult's daughter Samantha Van Leer who wrote "Between the Lines" [Link of the review here ]

So this is all I have to say, I rate this book a five! Isn't it obvious why? A must read for all those Percabeth fans and Leo Valdez Fanclub members!

Lots of Love & Pasta

Beez: Before i fall 
Lauren Oliver

What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.
The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

This is one of the books that is soo spectacularly good that it leaves me speechless. This is actually the second time I'm reading this book. The last time i remember sitting in front of my laptop and just wondering what to write. No words felt apt to describe this book.

Now that I've read it a second time, I'm simply amazed. I can't believe i forgot how good a book this was. Even though it was my second time round i was so engrossed and hooked. 
All i can say is- amazeballs!

Samantha Kingston is a popular girl who is obsessed with her popular life and is a little more than thick.  Then one normal day, she dies. 
But instead of it hanging there and there, she relives her last day 7 times.
In these 7 days Sam learns about the things that matter, people she loves and about saving herself. She has the chance to fix things, to make things right and say the final goodbyes. 

This book is artistfully written. Its written in a beautiful breath taking and painful way. Lauren Oliver has created a piece of magic here. In  a strange way you end up looking forward to more of Sam when you started off with a dislike of her. This book leaves you with tears in your eyes.

This book is not a cliche or some stupid book that you can easily predict. There are so many sides to this book. We come to know how Sam is, her secrets, her insecurities, her friendships, her fears. You learn in depth about the other characters like Lindsay, Izzy and Kent.
There are parts in this book that will make you want to rip of Samantha' hair and be proud of her too. 
Sam grows up in these 7 days more than in the past 17 years of her life. She learns so much about life, about how her decisions affect the world around her, about how it isn't always about her 
and how to let go.

The place for my favouritest character is a tie between Izzy and Kent. There is no reason on why anybody wouldn't love Izzy. Saying goodbye to Izzy was one of the hardest parts for me in this book.

I liked Kent from the starting of this book. I though he was so cute in a dorkish way. Also i absolutely disliked Rob and Mr. Daimler. 
Kent on the other hand was so cheesy in a flirty way and what struck me most is that even after Sam shows no interest in him and further insults him, he still has that adorable smile on and never stops trying. 
Plus he draws weird cartoons for the love of it.

My thoughts on Lindsey are jumbled. While i didn't like her, I didn't hate her too. I like how she is with Sam and that deep down all four of them (Ally, Elody, Sam and her) are a family.She has her insecurities and is a mean bitch but Sam loves her, all flaws included.
The part i don't like about Sam's clique was that they were the epitome of mean girls. They make fun of all the others with no reason and just living in their bubble and getting away with anything. How Lindsey made Juliet Skye's life a living hell even with their past is just super selfish and heartless. With Anna Cartulo also they just gave her hell for nothing. They don't know them yet they do it because they have to take it out on someone? 
I also hate people's attitude towards them. Its just pathetic!
Even though it may sound mean i actually agree with Lindsey on the fact that Juliet Skyes never stood up to herself. Even though i know Sam and her friends were terrible people for torturing her, Skyes just took it. She never fought them, she just took it and lived with it. To her i dedicate this song, Brave by Sara Bareilles. 

From these 7 days i have to say the ones i enjoyed the most was the day where Sam is a total bitch and the day Sam spends with Izzy. By this time my heart was in a wrecking condition and i was unable to do anything but think about it.

Saying goodbye has never been harder. 
On the last day, Sam tries to take in every tiny detail, every thing looks spectacularly beautiful to her. She wants to take those memories and secure it forever. Her friends, their crazy and drunkness and their group hugs especially the part where Lindsey says "Love you all to death" and they all say back, "And even after."
Kissing Kent for the last time, squeezing Izzy for the last time, talking to your parents for the last time, saving Juliet Skyes....
Just one mind blowingly fucking fantastic book.
Not even 0.0001 less!
I cannot stop thinking abut this book, I just can't help wondering what is going to happen. How her death is going to change them. 
I can only imagine, Juliet Skyes, learning to stand up for herself.
Kent, being heart broken and sad but thankful too.
Lindsey, becoming a better person, being nicer.
Anna Cartulo, confused and hopeful.
Elody and Ally sad, tearful and still loving her even after...

Lots of love and hot chocolate with marshmallows

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Beez: Unearthly 
Cynthia Hand

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.

I''m truly mind blown by this book. Cynthia Hand has artistfully written this book. This is a type of book that progresses slowly. It starts on a normal note and then brings the surprises gradually and before you know it you are completely smitten by this book.

Clara is quarter angel. 
Just that, the idea of being part angel is soo awesome.
Now angels have a purpose in life(in this book). And its their job to figure out what is this purpose. And purposes doesn't come with guide books that tell you exactly what to do, how to do and other questions of that sort.
So this is Clara figuring out purpose. 

Now as we all know that that is no easy job. Clara has to first understand what her visions are telling her. Then she has to prepare(this includes flying practice) so she can ensure she fulfills her purpose.
But not without distractions aka Tucker.
Lets rewind,
(this is especially hard to do without giving out stuff)
Clara is doing all that she can and its not going too bad. She's discovering new things about being an angel. Everything is going just fine when Tucker enters.
Tucker is a total breath of fresh air for Clara. 
And very soon Tucker and she are enjoying every day in a different yet beautiful place everyday. They go hiking, swimming, fishing and berry picking too! 
And then the part after this is so magical and amazing(i had to read it twice) and i was skipping all over the place. 

After this point i could hardly put the book down. This book had become soo interesting. I was madly in love with Tucker and i liked him way better than Christian. 

And then the whirl wind roller coaster begins. 
Before you know it earth shattering things are happening and you are struggling to catch a breath unable to keep this book down.

I won't tell you what happens after because that's for you to read.
I wasn't surprised this book was soo amazing. The summary and the cover page did it for me. I guess i just didn't expect it to be this amazing.  
To everyone who loves supernatural with romance and to those who love YA, this book is a must read.
Actually i even think that people who don't even like this genre will like this book. its not overly strong but its sort of like a fantasy book. It keeps you interested and hungry for more. 
For further proof, I have even started reading Hallowed, the next book, which has an equally pretty cover and is an amazing book till my knowledge.

This is where we usually end the reviews but i feel i haven't done this book justice. 
And Tucker.
I definitely haven't done Tucker any justice.

Reasons i like Tucker more than Christian.

1. He's human.
In every way. He's not perfect. He's cute, he's shy, he's got flaws and he's such a gentleman.
Whereas Christian is defined as a God, perfect. He doesn't have an ego or a chip in his back but he is just too perfect. He doesn't have any flaws. As said many times in this book, Christian isn't the type of guy you date, you just admire him from afar. Whereas Tucker has this charm about him that makes any person warm up to him.

2. He adores Clara.
While Tucker is absolutely smitten with Clara, Christian might or might not be in love with another girl. And the best thing about Tucker is that he shows it. In that totally cute and nauseating way.

3. He is a damn good kisser.
Self explanatory.

4. Carrots
When Tucker and Clara meet, they are soo cute as in they're always fighting and picking over each other and making fun of the other. It is so ridiculously funny. Tucker even names Clara Carrots because of her fake hair color. 

5. Tucker and Clara fall in love
And its not the instantaneous kind. Far from it. Its not one of those ridiculously god-knows-how-it happened loves. Its the kind where you talk, do stuff together, have fun, come to know more about each other, think constantly about each other and slowly fall into love.Its true love.

6. Stuff matters
When Tucker comes to know about Clara's angle-ness it's not just magically okay. He's hurt that she told him lies. He's scared of what she is. He doesn't treat it like it makes no difference at all. Nor does he start believing that Clara is some kind of heavenly being and he's not good enough for her. He tries hard to understand and he doesn't always get it. His love is no way superficial.

7. He has character
Tucker works hard, he's not rich, he doesn't get everything at the flick of his finger. He has a job. He is determined, strong and doesn't have is head up in clouds. He's also not to cocky in attitude and of his abilities. He's humble, down to earth and truthful. He also has a cute sense of humor.

Currently my mind fails me and a movie is calling.
Will update more reasons later.

Without a doubt, 5 stars!
Lots of love and berries

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Raven: The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3)

A novel by Rick Riordan

Tempest & Blackjack! <3
Publication Date: January 1st, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Pages: 574
Targeted Audience: Hyper Demigods

Summary: Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo's fantastical creation doesn't appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that's only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close—the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth's biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he's now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare.... 

(Psst! It's a Rick Riordan book! You don't even need to read the summary to buy it and read it!)

So I start reading this book, desperate to see more of percabeth since the last book (The Son of Neptune) had a major cliffhanger in it. Their reunion was hilarious and sweet at the same time.

Now, as I said. The beginning was cute, awesome, funny... you name it. There are people rejoicing as Jason comes back to the Romans and we get to know more about what the Mark of Athena is really about. Apparently Athena wasn't the strongest female warrior among the Romans (Bellona was) and The Mark of Athena was a statue that was stolen from the Greeks by the Romans. Now this statue is the base of enmity among the Roman and the Greeks.

Annabeth's job is to get this statue and restore peace between the two enemies. Sound easy right? Well, it isn't. One of Athena's brightest child is chosen every century to get back the statue but none have been successful, but will Annabeth finally get it back? Now that's a question I ain't answering.

But the Romans and Greeks were just beginning to trust each other (Since Jason had come back to them with the Greeks) when Leo fires at New Rome with his spanking-hot Argo 2. Now why did Leo do this? Was he crazy? Was he possessed? Yup, another question I ain't answering. 

By the end of the last book (The Son of Neptune) you find out that Nico Di Angelo is kidnapped and in this book they go to free him because if they don't free him then the original Rome will be destroyed. And to save Nico they would have to voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, which is not safe for half bloods at all.
In the end of the last book we also find out that Hazel's old lover looks just like Leo (I am really sorry if I'm ruining it for you guys out there who haven't read SON) so is Leo, Sammy? Was he brought back to life? And hence we see the love triangle of sorts between Hazel, Frank and Leo.

There were a few minor gods introduced in this book, like Nemesis, Echo, Narcissus, Hercules, Achelous, etc. Percy and Jason have a few problems adjusting since both were meant to lead but nothing major. The book has funny scenes in it as usual. I will be adding two of them at the end of the review. *grinning* I love Percy Jackson!

All in all, every character got their chance to shine. I fell in a deeper abyss of love for Leo. I don't understand why Riordan would not give him a girlfriend! He is soooo cute!
Also.... This book has another MAJOR!! cliffhanger. And this cliffhanger is true to it's word. Your soul will be hanging off a cliff to know what happens next! I think it's chapter 51 that you should beware. *evil grin*

I rate this a 5!! And as I promised here are a couple of the books funny excerpts:

"Behold!" Percy shouted. "The god's chosen beverage. Tremble before the horror of Diet Coke!"

And here's the other one:
"We have trained all the famous mer-heroes! Name a mer-hero, and we have trained him or her!"
"Oh, sure," Leo said. "Like... um, the Little Mermaid?"

P.S: I am really angry with Rick Riordan. He no fair! *randomly losing ability to speak proper english* HE GIVING CLIFFY HANGERS WHICH R OUTRAYGAS! 
*smart part of the brain butts in* You mean outrageous?
Please! Don't do this to me. I need House of Hades and it's going to take some time before I have it. Before I can savour it... *sobbing uncontrollably*

Five Eiffel Towers! with cooookies!
Lots of Love & Pasta
Raven (who is still sobbing... even after the cookies)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Beez: If I stay 
Gayle Forman

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She WentJust One Day, and the forthcoming Just One Year

Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel. I open my eyes wide now. I sit up as much as I can. And I listen. Stay, he says.

Everybody has to make choices. Some might break you. For seventeen-year-old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend decisions might seem tough, but they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope. 

But life can change in an instant. 

A cold February morning ...a snowy road ...and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all. 

Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be.

This book is brilliantly written. From the beginning I loved Mia and her family and her connection to music. I loved the music part esp. And Adam. Adam is the utmost perfect boyfriend. 

Mia's family is the family everybody wants. The perfect family. Everybody's happy. Parents love each other. Siblings don't hate each other. In fact Mia loves Teddy(her cute monkey little bro). 
This story is a heart breaking story. What happens in this book is so unfair. Of all families. This book is also like a path of realization for Mia. There are flashbacks and she its hard to believe all of its been snatched away. I for one refused to believe what happened to Teddy. I was madly hoping that he was alright. I'd read the lines about him over and over but I didn't want to believe it. That cannot happen to Teddy. Anyway I had no choice in the end. But its true that not everything you wish were true is necessarily true. This book also teaches us to appreciate what we have; the people we love and of course the people who love us. You never realize what you have before its taken away.

I have to say I have a the hugest character crush on Adam from the book. My heart melts out to him. He is so sweet and so amazing. When I found out that where she went was Adam's POV I flipped. And on ll the dates that Mia recollects I was lying at his feet in a gooey puddle. One of the best part I thought was when Mia asks him which me do you like, he gives the perfect reply. Kinda like Cricket Bell in Lola and the boy next door and unlike Max from Lola and the boy next door. And Adam's and Mia's first date is soo adorably cute I just wanted to kiss him. My heart literally broke into two when he asks Mia to stay.

 Another thing I loved in this book was the music. It adds soo much more character to the book. I think the book would be incomplete without it. Mia is nothing if not for music. The way she related to it is beautiful. I also makes her human. And the part that all her family is into rock and pop music and she happens to like classical is amusing. I loved the music in this book. It helps you connect to this book.

I just realized this book was soo much like the serial The secret life of the american teenager. Mia is just like Amy- both are good girls, musicians who play less popular instruments, and have come across a life changing decision. Also my mind discovered that if you try to rearrange the letters from Mia to Ami it sounds exactly like Amy! And vice versa.
Adam is quite like Ben. He loves Mia soo much. And he'd do anything for her. I could feel Adams pain when he said its ok if Mia decides not to stay with Adam any more cause it would hurt loads. I thought Mia would stay forever with Adam. But I found out otherwise from the summary of Where she went. 
There's no Ricky or any other guy. 
And of course there's no teenage pregnancy but there's the accident which is a huge thing. She's facing the same problems as Amy just in a different way. 

This story can be said as cliche and like every other book but what makes it different is that it has a powerful story and it really connects with you. Especially the music. Its not just the normal but it has everything. It has pain, reminiscing, beautiful family moments, normal problems and amazing characters. The idea behind the story might be very common but the style of writing make this book spectacular. 

There are a lot of sad moments in this book. That's the main focus of this book. Losing whats close to your heart. And making the decision. Stay or not to stay?
The ending is heartbreaking. It probably will reduce you to tears. But i think she made the right decision. After all life is hard, what matters is that you do the right thing or at least try to.
That being said i'm not really a doer of the right thing. I'm more in favor of the more fun thing.
Call me crazy but i'm having a lot of fun ;)

4.75. The only reason it lost .25 is the common plot, and I feel terrible for even taking that much.

Lots of love and strawberry, lemon and black pepper popsicles!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Beez: Looking for Alaska 
John Green

First drink, first prank, first friend, first girl, last words! A poignant and moving crossover novel about making friends and growing up from American author, John Green. Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words — and tired of his safe, boring and rather lonely life at home. He leaves for boarding school filled with cautious optimism, to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.

This is going to be a hard book to write a review on. I have wanted to read a John Green novel so bad. His covers, the titles and all the buzz going on about his books was so hard to resist. But I wanted to read it as in a book book. So I waited patiently and Lo Di Da I was rewarded. (Pshh! Beez and Patience? Puhleaz)

I want to start by saying Hats off to you John Green. Beautiful writing. Captured my heart. If I were to list all my favorite lines from this book, I think I'd just have to copy paste the whole book. It was that amazing. The lines, they leave a imprint on your mind. This book is going to be with me for a long time probably forever.One thing is clear; I am going to read all of John Green books.

Confession time.
I didn't really fall in love with this book at the starting. I liked it. And I wanted to read it. But it wasn't exactly gripping and breath taking. I liked it and I was interested but that yearning wasn't there. At the end of Before it started getting all the more amazing and at After I was hawk eyed.

This book is in two parts, Before and After. There's some day before and some days after. I thought tat was a brilliant idea. It also leaves you hungry to know before what??
Another thing I thought fantastic about this book was Mile's addiction to last words. I can totally see why he likes them so much. There's such a mystery behind those words. I especially loved all the last words mentioned in these books. 
"I go to seek a great perhaps."
Before this book the only great persons last words i remembered was Steve Jobs,
"Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!"
I think I'm going to be obsessed about last words for a long time after this book.

One of my favorite characters is 'the colonel'. He is Miles room mate who's real name is Chip. He a great friend. He's also very funny. He drinks Ambrosia to dull his pain. Ambrosia as in milk with vodka which tastes very sour, unlike in Percy Jackson where it happens to be a sweet yummy drink that cures injuries. The colonel has many depths. He's a great guy. Especially his pranks and bizarre thoughts and ideas. The football game part was soo funny. I nearly fell of my chair when I read that he'd been thrown out of 37 games before. And since I was in the middle of class that certainly was bad timing. 

Thats her name. I just love it. And she chose it. How cool is that? I want to chose my name. Though if i had i would have chosen a very lame one that i would have grown to hate lots more because i would have been at fault. I hope you know that Beez is not my real name, how much ever i want it to be. Right. Alaska. 
Alaska is best described as a force of life. 
She's crazy, wonderful, moody, shocking, colorful, mind boggling and so many other words. She's one of those characters you can never be successful in describing. She's always going to be mysterious. Its no question why Miles falls for her. Alaska is soo full of life and spontaneous and has a million ideas and theories. She's that person who you'll always be in awe of. 
Alaska has many depths. At first she is that beautiful breath taking girl who is reckless and smokes and drinks. But as you get to know her you discover many layers to her. The story of how her mom dies is heart breaking. She's not perfect in any way but she is vibrant and different. 
I had a feeling that she was always with odds at herself.She blamed her self for certain things. I think she was confused. She didn't really know what she wanted.
I couldn't believer her when she was making out with Miles. she had a boyfriend and she got Miles a girl friend. And 'to be continued' was just so unfair to Miles. 
I love Alaska but i certainly wouldn't want to be her.

Now to the protagonist, Miles aka Pudge. Miles is skinny and that's why Colonel names him Pudge. Personally i think Pudge sounds like plump and that the opposite of Miles. Pudge is a great guy. He's a real nice friend and he is obsessed with last words of people. He moves to the boarding school to find his Great Perhaps. He has a certain depth to him. He is intelligent, deep thinker and has a physiological brain. He falls for Alaska very soon and it isn't hard to see. He loves her unconditionally though most of her is in his head. Sometimes i feel sorry for Pudge. He falls for this drop dead gorgeous girl who has a boy friend who leads him on every time but never actually does anything except for a few kisses on the last day! 
Miles is a complex guy. I could understand why he was fascinated with Alaska. Though maybe if he had been more of  man and grown some ball and kissed her before things could have been different for him. 
He definitely needs to grow some balls.

I liked all the other character especially Lara who still likes Pudge after he pukes on her. She is just so sweet. I even like that weird almost dead religious studies teacher who gives those confusing questions who's answers make you run around in circles. 
I loved the book. 

My advive is you have to read it. While you do that, John Green here i come.

4.75; cant wait to read his other books!

Lots of love and buffriedoes(inside joke: requires reading)