We Were Liars (and random announcement that doesn’t need a whole post to itsself)

*SPOILER ALERT*

Cadence. Sweet, sweet Cadence. How could you ever do such a thing? Hurt such innocent people. And then just forget.

*And now back to your regularly scheduled program*

Let’s break this book down. I read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart at the recommendation of a friend (also out of pure curiosity) in about 10 hours, it was good, not great but good. Also, it made me cry, so that’s something.

In terms of the actual story, I loved it. I connected with Cady and loved Gat whole heartedly and slightly hated Mirren for being such a bitch at times.

In terms of the actual style of the writing, eh. It was very confusing at times. I might just be a little dumb, but I feel there were times where the author mistakes Cady for Mirren and then I would go back and be like “oh wait I though Cady dyed her hair, but now its saying Mirren.” Just little things like that.

Also at random

times in the

middle

of the book

it would break

up like this.

Granted sometimes I loved it and it added drama, but other times just made it annoying to read and slightly difficult.

I wish the other characters were given a chance to develop more. I read somewhere that the title never really got explaining because the part where they are declared “The Liars” was cut out in editing. That bothers me because 1) it would probably help me get a larger understanding of Mirren, Johnny, and Gat but also because 2) why do publishers get to decide that a part of the book isn’t necessary, like excuse me, you need to back up.

(This is why I am going to start my own publishing company and let people publish whatever they want)

Do I recommend this book? Yes. Would I read it again? If I have 10 hours to spare and nothing to do, so probably not. Is it worth me purchasing? No, but I’m still going to buy it off thrift books to say I have it and because I love owning books. It makes me feel significant and educated.

Other reviews have complained that Cadence is annoying or spoiled or whatever, but I like her. She falls fast and hard. And she’s poetic about her pain. And she fell in love with a boy she couldn’t have. And she messed up really bad. And that’s who I am. I fall in love fast and hard and for no real reason, not know who the person is. And I aim to be poetic, sometimes. I don’t know, I just liked Cady… and Gat. Gat’s my favorite.

I didn’t like Mirren or Granddad. Mirren was annoying and Granddad was an arse.

This is the kind of book that you either love or hate. I mean granted I don’t particularly love or hate it, but there was nothing powerful or impactful. It’s a book to pass time and make you cry. It’s a good book. It’s a good book about a rich blond girl who has brain injury and is in love with a boy she can’t have and can’t remember most of summer 15.

But, it’s just a good book.

Read it or don’t.

My feelings won’t be hurt.


 

AND NOW FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Starting next week, I will start doing “Short Story Saturday”. I probably didn’t make it up, and I won’t always post short stories, I might also post poetry, but it was catchy and Saturday is a nice day for me to just write and read and be lazy.

I just aim to post something not ranty/life/school on Saturdays 1) to improve my writing and 2) because I like posting my writing because I don’t expect feedback or feel it’s necessary.

Also, I’m sure it gets annoying having to read about my life.

Alright, that’s all for now.

Happy Saturday and happy memorial day weekend 🙂

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Happy Spring Break!

Welp, at least I was only missing for a week, but I’ve been busy with school. I had my research paper and a short story and interview question and an article due for journalism. It was a little overwhelming, but now I’m relaxed.

Today was the start if my spring break. I had a half day today so I went to Panera for lunch, and now I am at my mom’s for the first half of spring break.

As I write this I am watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. I read the book about a year ago, and I’m not disappointed in the show, I just feel like there are too many differences between the two. I love the show. It’s great. The book will always just hold a deeper place in my heart.

I am by no means bashing the context of the show, I love that it’s bringing awareness to suicide and how much your words matter, I just think it could be executed better. If the show had stayed more true to the book, then my opinion would likely be different, but having the two with the same name, and the show being advertised as based off the book, I expected to be in love with it, not have mixed feelings.

Though I’m only on “Tape 5, Side A,” I have pretty much made up my mind. I will continue to watch and maybe my mind will change, but who knows.

Anywho, I’m getting tired so I’m gonna watch some youtube and probably go to bed.

Night guys, happy Friday 🙂

Top (Insert Number here because I’m indecisive) : Books

*Disclaimer: These books are the best that I’ve read and this list is based solely on my opinion, sorry if you disagree. Unlike the last list, these are not in any specific order. Also, I’m not saying why because that would take forever and I have English homework.*

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chobskey

Papertowns by John Green

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Book Theif by Markus Zusak

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper
So, those are my favorite books. I have a lot more, these are just the ones that came into my head first.

Anyways, have a happy, healthy weekend.

Love ya!

-Savannah

(I actually have had this written for a week, I just forgot to post it. It was in my drafts!)

Panic! At The Disco’s new Song is just…

For those of you that don’t know, I’m obsessed with P!ATD, and I’ve been anticipating their new song for the past two days. Today, I go to lunch, borrow my friends headphones, and just fall in love. I then come home and listen to this miraculous song on repeat for like 2 hours and I’m just in awe. Hallelujah is my new favorite song and I just am at a loss for words. P!ATD is like one of my all time favorite bands, so to know two Albums by memory is normal. The second the new album comes out, I’ll be all over it. Well, that’s all, I’m gonna go jam to some Panic! now. Farewell.

Something a Little Different

Its ­review day! So, I’m going to be doing something a little bit different. I haven’t had time to finish a book, and the book I’m reading is like 600 pages so I wasn’t planning on reviewing a book anyway. Today I’m going to be reviewing the attitude of the male population at my school. Let me just say, there are some really nice people that I’m glad to call my friends, but there are some other people who are just plane ignorant. While I’m flattered if you think I’m pretty, don’t expect more than a thank you. I don’t know you, and I don’t really care to know you either. I’m not going to go out of my way, or leave my conversation for more than the two seconds than it takes to say thank you. The other day, Tuesday I believe, I was in art and someone was like your hair looks nice, I was talking to my two other friends, I turned to the person said aw thanks, and went back to my conversations. Since then I’ve been getting the cold shoulder. Whatever I don’t really mind. Sorry that I was in the middle of a conversation you decided to interrupt. Then yesterday, I went to my English teacher real quick after school, and then I went out the main staircase, which I usually never do. I was just trying to walk down the stairs, and some guy was “ay, yo ma” and I turned around and was like excuse me? Literally that took me by such surprise that I had a stunned look on my face. I said that, then proceeded to walk down the stairs. One of the other people was like “oh you scared her away.” I’ll have you know, that I wasn’t scared away, I just don’t attend to ignorance, it’s a waste of my time. I didn’t know that such an amount of stupidity existed. You talk to me like that and expect an answer. Yea okay. I really don’t get the people at my school. Oh, and then today I was half tempted to say something really mean. I was leaving, and these two girls in my grade thought I was someone else because I had my hair down and it’s curly, and their like oh I thought you were such and such. I’m just like I don’t look like her, and then the one girl is like but the hair, and I was tempted to say, my hair isn’t a rats nest like your friends, but instead I repeated that I look nothing like her. And then the same girl said something else and I was like about to say, I’m happy I’m not her, I have easily 4 times the amount of brain cells she has, but there was a teacher and I had no back up if this turned into a fight so I shut my mouth and went home. So yea, this is what I deal with on a weekly basis. It’s kind of upsetting. Well that’s all, you know the drill! Happy Thursday! (Oh and Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the goat!)