After a rough time reading last week, I found peace with my books and the issues they raised! To recap, last week I struggled through half of Maze Runner, not sure if I wanted to continue with it this week. I think there is nothing wrong with someone not finishing a book. However, in this instance, I REALLY didn’t want to stop the book. So, this week, I first took a short break from it.
DRAMA By Raina Telgemier| Quite the shift from my last book! I’ve never been able to get into graphic novels before, because most of my experiences were with Manga (which I have nothing wrong with, just not for me!). This graphic novel follows a middle school girl, Callie. We watch as she takes on a role building sets for the school play, and navigates the world of boys. I know this book has raised concern before–I’ve got to say, I didn’t find anything wrong with it. It’s filled with drama, don’t get me wrong! I feel like author does a great job at writing something that a student would find scandalous, without it actually being inappropriate. It’s all very lighthearted. Plus, I think it’s a good introductory to graphic novels. In general, it’s just a fun read!
The Maze Runner By James Dashner| I didn’t forget about you! So, I did decide to finish the story. I listened to it as an audiobook to see if that made a difference. I also decided I wasn’t going to force myself to finish it all this week (It’s a 5 hour listen!). I enjoyed listening to it as an audiobook! The longer descriptions that I wasn’t fond of were a lot easier to focus on when I listened to them. I’m glad I gave it a chance, because the story takes an exciting twist! I think it’s like any sort of fantasy book–the first few chapters are filled with new vocabulary. If you get it, you are set to enjoy the book. If you don’t, then you lose interest pretty quickly. I’ve got about an hour and a half left, so I will bring you a full conclusion next week!
Paper Towns John Green| Read another chunk in this book! It’s going a little slower because the other members in my book club have some conflicts and busier schedules. Let me tell you, it is torture to have to read this book so slowly! It takes everything in me to not read ahead. I have to say…is it just me, or does this book have some parallels to Looking For Alaska? Alaska and Margo (as well as their current predicaments in the story) seem a lot alike. It makes me wonder if they will have similar outcomes, or if John Green is going to do something totally different, but equally heart-wrenching! Alas, I’ll have to hold off a little bit longer…