First of all, I write this post because I can’t sleep. My biological clock decide to rebel on me, I guess. Anyway, I’m not doing anything much these days. So the only thing that kept me busy is books. Last week I finished reading two novels, both of them are teen-fiction (which is my favorite genre) and I decide to spill my insight of these two books.
Both were equally good, equally sad.
I started to read If I Stay because rumor has it that the book is going to be adapted into movie. It’s a pretty straight-forward book. When I first started I was shocked how fast things happened in the book, but after further reading, I understand why. There are lots of sad moments. I fell in love with the bond that all the characters had, I wish I have things like that in my real life. This book certainly makes me think for a while of how many things in life that I took for granted, and how selfish I can be. Aaaanyway, I can’t help to wait for the movie if it’s coming out, so I can cry and be reminded again of those life lessons. :D
Eleanor & Park was randomly chosen. I was bored so one day, I just browse any interesting e-book to be downloaded, found this and download it right away. In a nutshell, it’s about being young and first love which I totally can relate since I am young. Not high school young but still can relate with it. It reminds me of Toradora (Toradora is an anime series. If you ever watched it and you read this book, you’ll probably understand what I’m feeling). It has different plotline and setting of course.
There are two things that I love about this book. Firstly, the story is set on 1986. Mixtape, postcards, The Smiths, Marvel Comics. What’s not to love? Another thing would be the portrayal of the character. It is so humanely accurate (I’m not even sure if this phrase makes sense). It felt so real and convincing. Eleanor’s life is definitely miserable that there are few times I had to stop reading because the helpless feeling is unbearable.
So that’s that. I think maybe I should start reading The Fault in Our Stars too.