This is the part where I truly convinced myself to thicken my face to broadcast in youtube ha!yes, I've finally made a youtube channel for my book related stuff and to stash my other sort of weirdness ;))
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Category: Non-Fiction,Essays Format: Paperback Page Count: 116 Language: English and Tagalog Published:2011 by Summit ISBN: 20111215 (ISBN13: 9772011121005) About the book:
Lourd's various entries on everyday life's absurdities, This is a Crazy Planets mirrors Filipino pop culture in a way that is both humorous and endearing.(more)
My Review: 5 stars
Truly the best of his works! he's brutally honest yet hilarious at the same time.I like his choice of words and the wisdom he left his readers to ponder upon.The book encompasses various points in everyday filipino life from politics,hierarchy,words that should die,the origin of his name,certain celebrities he either like or dislike,transportation even urinals!
Whoa! this guy is unstoppable! for sure you'll know you're hella pinoy either by heart,ethnicity or by nationality when you read/can relate through certain things he talked about.
I love his youtube channel as well as his website google him if you must!
I chose this book as my first vlog book review because a very good old friend of mine Charmaine(a.k.a saybermemein/malupet) gave this to me which I considered as one of my priceless possessions.I'm such a noob and total newbie at this book vlogging thing so please forgive me >.< show some support, subscribe,feel free to comment and tell me your thoughts about the book etc.
This is also somewhat my video response to malupet so yeah I hope I answered her question/s what I thought about the book. XD
This movie was about an hour and a half long.The leading protagonist Melinda Sordino played by Kristen Stewart is about to begin a new school year .Because of what happened last summer party nobody wants to be her friend anymore well except this new girl from Ohio (Heather Billings), her previous group of friends despise her entire existence,whispers behind her back without even knowing the truth well except nearly the end of the movie where the big reveal was kind of a big shocker for everyone.(Isn't always?)
I think that it's very faithful to the book.Kristen Stewart's awkward and silent acting skills (well I don't know if that would even count because most of her roles are quite like that just saying) but it works for this kind of flicks. The way she conveyed her emotions through her eyes, little actions and scripts delivered it pretty much ok I like how she just burst out her feelings and told Heather how much of a user/social climber she is and just stood up,speak for herself!ha!.I've decided to watched this because I was kinda intrigue how would it be portrayed in the big screen and hey! I can't say no just because of the people portraying it plus the Q&A author portion talk at the back of the book surely was interesting.
I like how Michael Angarano portrayed Dave Petrakis he's one of my favorite characters he's bright and got the guts to stand up for himself and defends others a true friend! the second one was Mr. Freeman (Steve Zahn) you'll always have that weird teacher that would let you do almost anything in class :D
I don't want to give any spoilers and if I did (Oops ;)))
you can read my book review here (if you like)
I would give this movie 3 stars it was ok I sorta like it but I won't buy it in bluray it's a good reference whether you've read or not check it out and tell me what you think about it ^_^
Category: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction Format: Paperback Page Count: 208 Language: English Published: April 1st 2001 by Puffin (first published October 22nd 1999) ISBN: 014131088X (ISBN13: 9780141310886) About the book:
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth.(more)
My Review: 3 stars
I'm quite shock that this book was labeled as a banned book and for some reason I've decided to read it. It's about a girl who was raped then decided in the end to speak and fight for herself (in her own way) hence the title but it's more than that actually you'll feel and experience those awkward moment and moment of hesitation she had during the entirety of the novel itself.I'm glad that she did stood up for herself,her friends and what she believes is right! though a bit short and quick read of a story I like how the main character developed all throughout.More power to you girl! and I do hope that whoever reads this book will feel empowered as well.
My favorite character was Dave Petrakis he's clever and stands up wheneever he thinks something's wrong with the picture he reminds me a lot of myself when I was a student lol :)) My Second favorite is Mr. Freeman (The Art teacher) he's nice,weird and let his class wonder and express things by means of art he lets Melinda explore and say things beyond what she's feeling and seeing experimenting lots of art forms it was really funny and engaging.
Category: Young Adult,Fiction Format: Paperback Page Count: 310 Language: English Published: April 5th 2011 by Speak (first published April 6th 2010) ISBN:
0142418471 (ISBN13: 9780142418475) About the book:
Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. (more) My Review: 3 stars
I was really confused at first with the story line then with both Will Grayson's they're the same in a way that they almost think alike but in some ways different like their living conditions,environment,set of friends,school,district etc. I didn't quite noticed the change of fonts in terms of narration for I'm so focused in reading the whole story I thought it's just how they express themselves that time (like big letters for angry or small for neutral or normal tone)what I didn't know before that I know now is that both authors jiving in introducing these sets of characters that would collide in the middle of it all. When it comes with their perspectives in life,love,school,being a teenager and accepted in society they somewhat flourished and improved their character developed as time pass what I liked about this is that it's straight forward and gay! beware for it contains quite a lot of curses I'm surprised there's no censorship at all!:O
I thought about what if the other will grayson's friend didn't pretend to be a boy but simply a girl...would he still be gay? or would it be have another end result?
Tiny's production at the beginning was all about him (self centered)but in the end of course being gay and all the story turned out to be the most wonderful musical I've ever laid my eyes upon, very touching and romantic.
I somewhat identified some of myself with the characters a little bit of everything with everyone involved like Tiny's queer oddball moments and Will Grayson's silent thoughts. I may say it's full of teenage angst whatever you call it these days hormones? perhaps but we all know deep inside we'll surpass that level and just basically moved on with life.
Enough with the lame,dramatic,emo-centric poems or notes whatever you'd like to call it..
I will post book reviews again yey! I'm actually working and thinking of a lot of stuff lately so I'll post new things A.S.A.P