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Hi everyone! I am an aspiring author slash college student who loves to read which is probably obvious, and I love to share what I read with people, again, obvious. I think everyone has a book out there for them, its a matter of looking hard enough to find it and having a positive attitude about reading it. Anyways I hope you all find this blog helpful. Please feel free to comment and ask questions, that's why I do this! -Bookworm95

June 28, 2013

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Hey everyone! I found this book on B&N.com just now. It looks interesting and I feel like I posted it
before, but couldn't find it in the archives. So here it is! Its called "Elsewhere" by Gabrielle Zevin!

"After 15-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and
unlike Earth, where she must adjust to her new status and figure out how to "live." "

Its not much, but it was all there was listed :/


Uglies (Series) by Scott Westerfeld

Hey everyone! Want to know a secret? I started this book over three months ago, and I am sad to say, I have yet to finish it. I didn't think I'd like this book at all, (Its been sitting on my shelf for like four or five years now). I gave it a shot once upon a time and was so bored I put it down and walked away. I was never even going to pick it up again, but one of my amazing author friends was like, "What do you mean you don't like it! Try it again!". Its not usually something I do, but just for her, I gave it a shot. She is a HUGE Westerfeld fan. As you all know, my life has been quite hectic. So, with graduation around the corner, I started it, and put it on the back burner until the craziness was over. But now, I am almost done and I have to say that I didn't LOVE it, but I am willing to read the next book. So here is a little bit about the UGLIES series!

"The Uglies series has more than 3 million books in print, has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and spent more than fifty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Now all four books feature fresh new covers and will reach an even wider audience.
Tally’s adventures begin in Uglies, where she learns the truth about what life as a Pretty really means. She rebels against the surgery that will make her a Pretty, but ultimately succumbs. In Pretties, Tally has forgotten all about her Ugly life, and when she’s reminded, she has a hard time listening. And what little’s left of the old Tally is further compromised in Specials, because Tally has been transformed into a fierce fighting machine. But when she’s offered a chance to forever improve civilization, will she be able to overcome her brainwashing? The answer is evident years later in Extras, after the Pretty regime has ended. Boundless human creativity, new technologies, and old dangers have been unleashed upon the world. But fame and popularity can be just as dangerous as extreme beauty…."

This book is about the difference between inner beauty and outer beauty. It makes a statement about society and it's view of "perfection". Westerfeld examines what it means to be human and make human mistakes. Though sometimes his world-building is a little confusing, you eventually get the gist and begin to go with the flow. The characters are relatable, and interesting and the world he has created is very intriguing. If you like dystopian, you will enjoy this. It is a little slow in the beginning, but I have learned to enjoy it. Like I said, not LOVE but a strong LIKE.