Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

Highly Illogical BehaviorHighly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health, Glbt
Pages: 256
Publisher: Dial Books
Rating: 4.5 stars

Synopsis:  Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there?

Solomon is the answer.

Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.

My opinion on the book:

I’m never sure when i read books that deal with mental illness, mostly because i’ve read so many books where you can see the author has no real idea what they are talking about and everything turns out amazing just because the book needs a happy ending.

Luckily enough this book is not that kind of book. Sure, it has some moments that felt a little too ooc for me, but most of the time i felt like the mental illness and Sol’s feelings were nailed. Yeah, sure maybe it only reminds me of me and no one else actually feel like this, but for me it worked perfectly.

So,let’s talk about the story.

Sol is a teenager suffering from agoraphobia (and panic attacks and anxiety), when he was younger he suffered from an attack that made him recluse himself in his house. Three years later he hasn’t left the house and he is not planning on doing it, ever again.

Enter Lisa, a girl that at the time was present when Sol had the panic attack at school and hadn’t forgotten him. Now, while finding his mom is a dentist, she creates a plan that will help her get into the college she wants by getting Sol out of the house.

Now she will do anything to make it work, “being his friend” so she can evaluate him and eventually help him.

Sure, there’s one really bad idea there, i don’t think her intentions were good and in my opinion she is the one with the most illogical behavior in the book, but it will work out ina better way that expected, obviously because otherwise we wouldn’t have a coming of age story.

One of the things i liked the most about the book was the author’s writing. It felt real enough, like even though Lisa’s idea it’s nuts,this is a plausible thing. This characters made sense within the contect of the story.

The characters were very likable, like seriously, i have a crush on Sol. Apart of the fact that at some moments i felt like his actions were ooc, but what to i really know about agoraphobics? the three main characters; Lisa, Sol and Clark (Lisa’s boyfriend) had a very good dynamic.

The only thing i didn’t like much was a sub-plotline that even though the idea was good, and more realistic than in many other books the outcome felt ooc.

I cannot really explain it much without spoiling things… i’ll just say that for a person like Sol, shy, panicky and such, the reaction he had to what had happened was very unlikely, or at least as much as i see myself reflected on the character, that’s not how i would have reacted.

Anyway… i really enjoyed the book, as you can see i gave it 4.5 stars. I liked theway the author writes and i’m sure i’ll be checking up his other works pretty soon. I totally recommmend the book to people that enjoy books in which characters deal with mental illness, i think it’s true enough and the story was told very well.

Have you read the book? if so, what were your impressions on it?!  please share them 🙂

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

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Reminiscing Monday #9: Labyrinth

Monday’s here, which means i’m bringing you once again this section, where i talk about Books, Shows and Movies i’ve read/seen a while ago but because of reasons i haven’t talked about them in the blog before.

Here i’ll review mostly from the feelings and impressions these left in me back in the day and what i can remember to this day.

And today i’ gonna talk about the movie;

Labyrinth directed by Jim Henson

Labyrinth Poster When a young girl wishes the goblin king would take her little step brother away, she never thought it could actually happen, but as she leaves the baby alone in his crib, he stops crying and when she comes back to check on him she discovers he had disappeared.

To find her brother she’ll have to cross all the way through the weirdest of the labyrinths, finding new friends and all kind of creepy stuff that will try to stop her from getting the baby in time, so he can stay forever in the hands of the goblin king.

Looking back at the movie, a few months ago i could not understand why would a little girl aged about 7 years old watch this movie so any times…

I remember having a VHS of the movie at hoe when i was little and it was in English with Spanish subs, which at the time i couldn’t read completely, and yet i would keep in watching and repeating the stuff that was said (or that i thought they said) in the movie…

When rewatching the movie a while ago, after a long while without watching it i found it so any kinds of creepy, i’m not sure i would allow my (non-existent) children watch the movie at such a young age…

I mean, i don’t think i can really explain why i find it so disturbing now, mostly because even though, i still really like it. It’s so magical in a way … it has music and friendship and a lot of creatures and adventures! I mean, yeah, on one hand it’s obvious why children would love the movie… (although i don’t think my sister ever loved it) but on the hand there were so many wrong things with the movie…

According to IMDB [x] it’s a movie for all the family…. okay…. so it’s okay for children to watch it.

Now, moving on…

So when i was younger whenever i happened to watch the movie one of two things would happen;

  • I will be scared to death of the goblin king, and won’t go to sleep fearing he’ll come for me
  • I will hope the goblin king will come to get me and take me to that magical place.

I always loved fantasy and the idea of a regular girl entering a fantasy world gave me hope that one day i may find magic in this boring non-magical world (same thing with Harry Potter)… oh why do we live in such a boring world…?

Another thing i remember doing while watching the movie was reenact scene by scene (musical pieces included) the whole movie… this made my sister look at me funny and my mother send me to improve class at a very young age.

I wish this was the moment when i told you the improve classes i took because of the movie were my calling, but i’ll be lying, as i hate “acting” in front of others … i just really liked to play i was in the movie by myself… (i cannot even pretend i’m good at social activities).

So, even when my mother tried to make me play with others, which i never did i didn’t blame the movie for the improve classes (those terrible classes) – well, blaming the movie would be sort of weird, but i tend to do weird stuff… so that was a new.

Anyway, even hating the classes and all the improve, but i kept enjoying my reenactments, and i still enjoy reciting movies and such, so…

If you hadn’t watched the movie yet, i totally recommend it, it’s a great movie, full of amazingness and David Bowie.. oh, did i forgot to mention he is the goblin king? Well, he is and he is AMAZING <3.

Oh, no.. i almost forgot to tell you that in the movie you’ll find many of the cutest characters, like they are… they grow on you…

In case you already saw the movie, what was your impression on it? did you like the movie? what was your favorite part? Mine is in the swamp (?) where the rocks pop up! That and the scene with all the hands :D.

And pretty much, that’s all for this Monday… 🙂

‘Til Next Time!

firma

Books I Want To Read ASAP

We all have those books we are like dying to start reading. Most people may look at them in their TBRs, buy them or get them somehow and just take an afternoon to start reading them.

Sadly enough i’m not one of those people.

Lately, i discovered i’m a mood reader, which means i cannot get into a book if i’m not in the right mood for it. Also, i’m like really scared of a lot of the books i want to read; i’m afraid it’ll take me too long to read it, it will not be what i expected, i won’t be able to connect with the characters, they love interests won’t go the way i would enjoy and such and such…

Yes, i’m picky as hell, and yet somehow i’m still hoping i get in the right mood for the right book… also, i’m dying to find some new favorites, because lately i’m a rough patch of good books but not awesome that it’s killing my mood.

So, yeah. After the weird introduction to all this, here are the books i’m like really wanting to start and will read as soon as i have the right mood!

Red Rising (Red Rising, #1) Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book, so it got me really curious. Sadly, even though i own the three books already, i cannot find the right time or mood to enter this book.. a few months ago i started it and i was really enjoying but then i cannot remember why i didn’t keep reading.. something came up.. anyway,  since this trilogy is one of the three trilogies i want to read this year, i’m like really hoping the right moment comes by … oh, man.. do i hope.

More Happy Than Not More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

All i hear about this book is how sad i gets (?), i bought it at the moment only because i found it really cheap, but i wasn’t really planning on reading such a sad book… aparently people love this book, but it’s sort of intense (?), i’m not really sure, but if you read it and can advice me on this, i’ll be very happy … (i was about to make a punch, but i decided it was more stupid than not… oops..)

 

I'll Give You the Sun I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

I had plans on reading this book last year when i bought it (…), and i mean i was about to start reading it on the bus that very moment, when i remembered i read that something sad (tragic?) happened between the two siblings that tell the story, and i just couldn’t. I mean, for reading such melancholic(?), sad books i really need to be prepared, otherwise i may find myself facing another “all the bright places” incident… and i’m not even over that one so… i really want to read it, but i’m not quite sure i need to be really sad already so it just flows with my mood or i need to be extremely happy so it won’t ruin my life…

Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

So many people i follow in the different medias love this book, i figured, i need to give it a try at least… the only problem i have is… i’m afraid i may enter this series in the wrong mood which may leade me to dislike it (very much), and because i’ve heard so many good reviews i really want to enjoy this book myself too… so mostly i’m really nervous, and even when i open the book i cannot move past the first sentence or two.. it already happened a few times… oh man, i want to like this book so much…

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

This book looks as so much fun! i don’t know… most of the time this kind of books are not my thing, … i’m not usually interested in romance and such, but for some reason a few months ago i thought of buying it (And i did). Now the book it’s sitting in my TBR shelf, and i want to read it, but i feel my regular mood (numb) is not good enough to enjoy it.

 

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This book has a lot of hype (or it seems to me …) and at first i wasn’t planning on reading it, but then one day i found it in my local bookstore and  i took a look inside and really liked the writing style, so i decided to buy it… now, it really seem interesing, although most of the time i don’t trust overhyped books, but it looks really good.

 

 

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

I’ve been wanting to read this book for such a long time.. i bought it a few months ago for kindle and a few days ago i got the physical book… now, i have the feeling i’m really going to enjoy it but for some reason i don’t find the right moment for it.. I hope the right day gets here soon!

 

 

And those are the books i’m wanting the most to read ASAP! do you have any books you are wanting to read and just waiting for the right time?

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

Most Anticipated Books | June 2016

Wow, this year is running fast. I cannot believe we are almost in June already! But well, life goes on and this way at least we get more new books coming our way! Yeah!… i feel like i’m too excited for these new releases. And how can i not be excited!? so many great books are being published this June, May cannot end fast enough.

So here i bring you the info and synopsis of the new releases i find the most exciting this month, obviously there are way more amazing books that will be published, but well, these are the ones i’m most exicted for!

Now, let’s see what we have;

Foxlowe Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

Genre: Magical Realism, Contemporary

Release Date: June 2nd, 2016

Synopsis:  A chilling, compulsive debut about group mentality, superstition and betrayal – and a utopian commune gone badly wrong
We were the Family, and Foxlowe was our home.

There was me – my name is Green – and my little sister, Blue. There was October, who we called Toby, and Ellensia, Dylan, Liberty, Pet and Egg. There was Richard, of course, who was one of the Founders. And there was Freya.

We were the Family, but we weren’t just an ordinary family. We were a new, better kind of family.

We didn’t need to go to school, because we had a new, better kind of education. We shared everything. We were close to the ancient way of living and the ancient landscape. We knew the moors, and the standing stones. We celebrated the solstice in the correct way, with honey and fruit and garlands of fresh flowers. We knew the Bad and we knew how to keep it away.

And we had Foxlowe, our home. Where we were free.

There really was no reason for anyone to want to leave.


End of Watch End Of Watch by Stephen King

Genre: Suspense, Contemporary

Release Date: June 7th, 2016

Synopsis: Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney, who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him on the brain injury ward. Brady also remembers that. When Bill and Holly are called to a murder-suicide with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put not only their lives at risk, but those of Hodges’s friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Because Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Bill Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.


You Know Me Well You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour&David Levithan

Genre:  Contemporary, YA, Glbt

Release Date: June 7th, 2016

Synopsis: Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other — and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.


Ivory and Bone Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

Genre:  Historical, Retelling, YA

Release Date: June 7th, 2016

Synopsis: Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.


The Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1) The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Time Travel, YA

Release Date: June 7th, 2016

Synopsis: Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (Los Angeles)…

When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day L.A. via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum—soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they’ll discover that she’s more connected to his world than they ever could’ve imagined…and that finding home is no easy task…


All the Feels All The Feels by Danika Stone

Genre:  YA, Fandom, Coming Of Age

Release Date: June 7th, 2016

Synopsis: College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal.

Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a campaign to ignite the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her mother’s disapproval, and her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to figure out what she really wants.


True Letters from a Fictional Life True Letters From A Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

Genre:  Contemporary, YA, Glbt

Release Date: June 7th, 2016

Synopsis: If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they’d tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student and sort-of boyfriend to cute, peppy Theresa, is a happy, funny, carefree guy.

But whenever James sits down at his desk to write, he tells a different story. As he fills his drawers with letters to the people in his world–letters he never intends to send–he spills the truth: he’s trying hard, but he just isn’t into Theresa. It’s a boy who lingers in his thoughts.

He feels trapped by his parents, his teammates, and the lies they’ve helped him tell, and he has no idea how to escape. Is he destined to live a life of fiction?


The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love The Geek’s Guide To Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash 

Genre: Contemporary, YA, Geek

Release Date: June 14th, 2016

Synopsis: Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy…
Archie and Veronica…
Althena and Noth…
…Graham and Roxy?

Graham met his best friend, Roxana, when he moved into her neighborhood eight years ago, and she asked him which Hogwarts house he’d be sorted into. Graham has been in love with her ever since.

But now they’re sixteen, still neighbors, still best friends. And Graham and Roxy share more than ever—moving on from their Harry Potter obsession to a serious love of comic books.

When Graham learns that the creator of their favorite comic, The Chronicles of Althena, is making a rare appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con, he knows he must score tickets. And the event inspires Graham to come up with the perfect plan to tell Roxy how he really feels about her. He’s got three days to woo his best friend at the coolest, kookiest con full of superheroes and supervillains. But no one at a comic book convention is who they appear to be…even Roxy. And Graham is starting to realize fictional love stories are way less complicated than real-life ones.


Cure for the Common Universe Cure For The Common Universe by Christian McKay Heidicker

Genre: Contemporary, YA

Release Date: June 14th, 2016

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Jaxon is being committed to video game rehab . . .

ten minutes after he met a girl. A living, breathing girl named Serena, who not only laughed at his jokes but actually kinda sorta seemed excited when she agreed to go out with him.

Jaxon’s first date. Ever.

In rehab, he can’t blast his way through galaxies to reach her. He can’t slash through armies to kiss her sweet lips. Instead, he has just four days to earn one million points by learning real-life skills. And he’ll do whatever it takes—lie, cheat, steal, even learn how to cross-stitch—in order to make it to his date.

If all else fails, Jaxon will have to bare his soul to the other teens in treatment, confront his mother’s absence, and maybe admit that it’s more than video games that stand in the way of a real connection.

Prepare to be cured.

Friday Finds | May 27th 2016

Friday Finds
Hosted by: MizB at booksandabeat
Description: Friday Finds showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

On My TBR:

The Marked Girl (Marked Girl, #1)
The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele

Synopsis: Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (Los Angeles)…
When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day L.A. via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum—soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they’ll discover that she’s more connected to his world than they ever could’ve imagined…and that finding home is no easy task…

Watch the book trailer HERE

 

History Is All You Left Me
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Synopsis: OCD-afflicted Griffin has just lost his first love, Theo, in a drowning accident. In an attempt to hold onto every piece of the past, he forges a friendship with Theo’s last boyfriend, Jackson. When Jackson begins to exhibit signs of guilt, Griffin suspects he’s hiding something, and will stop at nothing to get to the truth about Theo’s death. But as the grieving pair grows closer, readers will question Griffin’s own version of the truth—both in terms of what he’s willing to hide and what true love means.

I haven’t read yet More Happy Than Not, but i only heard good things about it, so i’m really excited for this one too.

 

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)
Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Synopsis: Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

 

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

Synopsis: A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

 

 

 

 

The Edge of Everything
The Edge Of Everything by Jeff Giles

Synopsis: Still reeling from her dad’s shocking death, seventeen year old Zoe races to save her little brother from a blizzard—only to meet a handsome, mysterious stranger they call X who suddenly shows up at a cabin in the woods. X is a bounty hunter from Hell, here to claim his next victim. Hopelessness, punishment, and pain are all he’s ever known…until Zoe shows him what his heart is really for. But escaping his duty and the ties that bind him might mean the ultimate sacrifice for both of them in this star-crossed fantasy romance.

 

 

 

Zenith (The Androma Saga #1)
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Synopsis: Most know her as the Bloody Baroness, the captain of a fearsome glass starship called The Marauder. Androma and her crew strike terror in the hearts of those who cross them amongst the many corners of the Mirabel Galaxy.

When a routine mission goes rogue, the all-female crew is captured by a bounty hunter from Andi’s past and forced into a job that could, quite literally, start a war that will devour worlds.

Meanwhile, on the far side of the galaxy, the ruthless ruler Nor waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time. The final pieces are about to fall into place, liberating a plan that will tear Mirabel in two.

As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, there is one lesson that proves to be true: No one can be trusted in a galaxy that runs on lies and illusion.

From internet sensation Sasha Alsberg and multi-genre author Lindsay Cummings comes a new serialized space opera, full of action, intrigue, and steamy star-crossed romance.

 

firma

Resolutions’ Update #5

It’s been a while since i checked up on my resolutions, so i figured, this could be a good time since we are ending the month and all… so let’s see…

Last month i managed to read my second Shakespeare’s play which means i’m done with that goal, but not with Shakespeare since i really enjoyed Hamlet… i may go back to it sooner than expected.

This month i started reading 1984, which i’m enjoying although the reading is kind of slow, i don’t really know why… i mean, i really like it.. it’s sort of weird. Anyway, i decided to put it on hold because my sister got us tickets to go see The Miser by Moliere on the theatre, so i read it before.. to be prepared. I wasn’t planning on reading it, but i did have it for some reason.. i think my mom got it for me a few years ago… anyway, the classic of the month was The Miser.

I’m still not reading the books i own from last year, and it’s getting difficult to remember when i got the books, so i don’t really know.. although i think i read three books i owned already, which is great…. if my count is right, i’m half way through that goal… yay!

I’m looking still for a good manga to read… any recommendations? since i have to read completed manga, i’m looking for something with about 100 chapters? … something good out there? please help me! I was thinking of reading Evangelion, but i don’t know… i mean, i watched the show and the movies… i know it differs from it the manga, but the beginning will be annoying i think, i’ll think about it…

As for the trilogies; well, i think i’ll keep reading the Jaguar&Eagle trilogy by Isabel Allende, i’ll try reading the second book… anyway, other runners for the goal are; Red Rising (which i already own), Penryn and the End of Days (which i bought on a whim at the beginning of the year in an omnibus edition) and Daugther of Smoke and Bone… i’m still figuring it i should binge read them all or what.

Okay,i think that’s all i had o say on the matter…

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

T5W: Momma Will Protect You.

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: My Babies.

 Jason Grace from The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I feel like a i’m the only person that likes this dork. I mean, yeah, he is kind of dorky and all but he is such a good soul, even if he feels important because of his dad. Many people complain he doesn’t do much, like in the last book he was always fainting and such, but it isn’t his fault, in any case it’s the author’s fault. I don’t know, … i find his character really cute, being all comprehensive with Nico Di Angelo in The House Of Hades and all, i thin khe is a good leader, maybe not the best, but he did what he could with what he had, and all that was expected from a demigod as himself… i mean.. come one, so much expectation from the son of Jupiter, give the child a break!

Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Haha, wherever i find a Harry Potter fan, they always seem to hate Ron,… like, Harry Potter may be the only book i have in common with people in my real life and every person that read them hates Ron… I think it’s because he is so human in comparison to some “perfect” characters in the books … like, people hate him for feeling envious of a friend that has everything he ever wanted? Okay, wouldn’t you?  or when he left because he has jelaous of Hermione and Harry – because of the locket- seriously…? i mean.. leaving for sure wasn’t a way of doing something on the matter, but hey, again, the guy it’s only human, and i think he deserves better from the readers.

 Frank Zhang from The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

My baby. It’s not that i have to protect him from people that doesn’t like him, but more like explain to people why he is so precious… i think from all the characters on the series he is the most underrated. For all I know people may care more about Octavian than him, and that’s just.. no. I don’t know.. in my opinion Frank has so much potential, he is so brave, so true, sucha good and loyal friend, and i just don’t understand why people don’t give a damn about him! OH, how i wish he would appear in the new series, such a great background story.. such wasted potential #SaveFrankZhangFromOblivion.

 

Holden Caufield from The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

I understood people doesn’t like Holden the moment i asked someone if they had read the book… it was a while ago, after i finished it for the first time and i was in love with Holden – i used to write him letters .. nevermind – and te person was like “are you insane? that kid was a psycho” … eeeehhhmmm… i never saw it that way, and since then i had to argue with a lot of people because they all share the same idea… i don’t know. It’s weird, because his character opened my eyes to so much when i read the book, i cannot understand why people hate it so much, maybe they don’t want to hear what the character has to say and that’s why they hate him so much…

 Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

So, yeah… my last one isn’t a character but a series … i think this is sort of cheating but nevermind.

I’m one of the few people that actually really likes this series (?) … because of a bad second book a lot of people stopped reading the series, and i feel like it’s a shame because the third book and the forth one are actually really good books and they are missing a lot because of a bad sequel… and i know it was bad, i’m not saying it’s not… but really, give it another chance, because it gets so much better! and i’malways trying to tell people this, but once again, i don’t have many readers around in myreal life, so … let me tell you, these books are good, sure the second one wasn’t great, but then it’s so much better, so good… so good…!!

 

Anyway, those are my choices for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, what are yours? share yours in the comments and you are more than welcome to link your own post!

‘Til Next Time 😉

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