Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth book review Rebekah Koontz site

Divergent ruined my life.

Not ruined my life like my puppy died and I just dropped my pizza bagel on the ground, sauce-side down, but ruined my life as in any spectrum of reality I may have had a grasp on, completely vanished.

Suddenly, none of it mattered; I just had to finish this book.

Finding Audrey – By Sophie Kinsella


When I am older, I will curl up with Finding Audrey as a precious memory of what it was like for me, growing up as a middle child between two brothers. Brothers who like video games.

Finding Audrey begins with a livid mother, a horrified brother trotting nervously around the front lawn, and a computer, leaning precariously over the edge of a two story window.

Oh, the good ol’ days.

“Eleanor And Park” For April’s Blog Book Club!


Dear Friends, I am finally here announcing the book for April’s Blog Book Club!!

This announcement is late because of a few technicalities I have encountered along the way.

Prepare yourself for a mini-paragraph-rant. (Don’t be scared. It’s six sentences.)

Book Review: "We Were Liars" – By E. Lockhart

There is a certain beautiful urgency that comes from renting a book from the library. You have a deadline. You must finish the book before then, which is exactly what I was doing yesterday afternoon.

Instead of my usual power nap, I was powering through We Were Liars.

It was painless – until the shocking twist at the end. It was addictive, and it was beautifully written, like poetry.

Cady spends every summer on her family’s private island with her two cousins and family friend, Gat. They are called the Liars. They are inseparable, until Cady has a horrible accident that makes her forget. .

Why was she swimming alone? Why weren’t her clothes on the shore? Why won’t Gat talk to her? Why so many secrets?

These questions will keep you guessing until the very end, when Cady remembers it all and discovers the shocking revelation about herself.

VIOLENCE/GORE: E. Lockhart uses a lot of metaphor to describe Cady’s emotions and the physical pain she feels from her accident such as a crow picking at the flesh of her brain or her veins splitting open from hurt. I found it beautiful. It described the feelings so well.

LOVE/SEX: This is very much a longing love story. Characters kiss but nothing inappropriate.

DRUGS/ALCOHOL: The adults drink wine and other alcoholic drinks, getting themselves drunk on occasion. In one scene, the teenagers steal some and drink as well.

I am currently obsessed with this book. I didn’t want to give it back to the library. (The library is so greedy sometimes.) It’s beautiful, and sad, and thrilling. John Green calls it “unforgettable.”

That it is. Unforgettable.