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by - March 10, 2018




Life of Pi - Yann Martel



Blurb: After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra with a broken leg, a female orangutan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary works of fiction in recent years.


I think Yann Martel did a brilliant job of telling someone else's story without it sounding like he was the author? 

At the beginning of the novel, there was a lot more information on Pi's childhood and him being a teenager. Of course, there is an explanation for Pi's nickname.

I agree with this book being one of the most unique books out there. Whether you choose to believe the story or not is up to you.

4 stars out of 5






I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb



Blurb: When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. 
On Tuesday 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range.
Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in Northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. At seventeen she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.


Malala is a pretty incredible person. You wanna know why? HER FAVOURITE COLOUR IS PINK

Originally, I thought this book would be purely about Malala but the beginning partially focused on her father and his childhood.

Like many people, I found Malala brave and strong. Like others, it made me appreciate education. 

Make sure to look out for the glossary at the back!


4 stars out of 5






Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen


Blurb: Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband.
With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.


While I did very much enjoyed this novel, it took me a while to finish. Despite it being a short novel, the writing style and the formality of speech made me really slow down and focus on what they were saying.

I never wanted to review classics before because I thought they were too difficult for me to review. I thought I would have to expand on the various themes. (However, I now know that to be utter horseradish. I can review things however I like).

The book was a pretty good book. However, I was missing some emotions while reading it so that's why I didn't give it four stars.

3.5 stars out of 5





Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte



Blurb: Fiery love, shocking twists of fate, and tragic mysteries put a lonely governess in jeopardy in Jane Eyre.
Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adéle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. 
She falls in love. Hard.
But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?
(from Goodreads)


Since this was a classic, I originally assumed this would take me a crazy amount of time to read. While it did, I consumed it a lot faster than Pride and Prejudice, which is half its size.

One thing I liked a lot about the book was the writing. It was absolutely beautiful.

I appreciated how Jane was a plain character and how she didn't even find her love interest handsome? I really liked their banter though their romance shouldn't have happened. (in my opinion, I guess).

3.5 stars out of 5





I've finally finished posting up all the reviews that I should have posted last year! I hope I'm getting back on track with my book reviews. I have chickened out enough this year.

I hope you guys are enjoying your books.





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16 comments

  1. Hello hellooooo!!
    Oh, The Life of Pi is a movie that i loved but it's not a book that i have nay interest in reading. That's for sure hahah. I enjoyed it, yeah, but i don't think i'll ever read the novel.
    Regarding Malala's book, it's been in my TBR ever since it first came out, but i still haven't read it :( I think i'll make it sort of a priority this year and read it once and for all. 2018 GOAL, okay? Hahahha. But seriously, though; i really want to read it.
    LOVELY POSTTTT, gurl !! I'm glad you enjoyed these <3
    I'll check out your Goodreads reviews as well :)
    xoxo,
    Juli

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    1. That's okay xD

      I hope you enjoy it.

      Thank youu!

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  2. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites, and it was also kind of tough for me to get into Pride and Prejudice, definitely not a big fan of that book.

    Life of PI sounds pretty cool, I would totally check it out. Cool post Grace!

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    1. Yeah, Pride and Prejudice was definitely not my favourite.

      Thanks. I hope you enjoy it as well!

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  3. The writing in Jane Eyre is SO beautiful!

    I'm going to have to check out these others, great job.

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  4. I wish I could read more classics! I love reading the romance in many of them, but some of them can be very hard to get through because it's so verbose??? I still need to read "I Am Malala!" The hard part is finding a copy...

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

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    1. Same! I feel like there are so many more I'm missing out on.

      Yeah, pretty verbose. But I guess that's just how many OG writers are xD

      Hopefully you'll get to it soon.

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  5. I am Malala is one of my favorite ever books! It's so good!

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  6. OOOH you have GOT to read Wide Sargasso Sea it's about Bertha and it's super good and interesting and a really well written classic. I Am Malala is really interesting! I think she's a really cool person actually. And I liked how it wasn't like she was born strong and brave and outspoken, but kind of talked about how she ended up speaking out even though it was scary and all of that. And I really liked Pride and Predjudice once I got used to the language. I must read Life of Pi sometime :)

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    1. At first, I wasn't really keen on reading it because it wasn't really official but I guess I'll add it to my TBR.

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  7. I've read every single one of these books and mostly agree with your assessments! I particularly liked Life of Pi, though I read it many years ago: ultimately it's an exquisite call for religion in a world of ugly unbelief.

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    1. That's interesting. I hope you read Life of Pi again to revisit the themes and other meanings.

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  8. I AM MALALA!!! OHMERGOSH I LOVE THAT BOOK! "Nujeen" is in a similar vein, which is also awesome. I tried reading "Life of Pi" when I was younger, but I was a bit too young and quit because I was bored haha. The movie is one of my favourites, though, so I want to take another crack at the book sometime.

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    1. Just looked it up on Goodreads. Saw a couple of low reviews but I guess I can get it from the library.

      That's understandable. It needs a lot of patience to complete xD

      I hope you like it next time. If not... ah well xD

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