Saturday, August 30, 2014


For this post I read the book called Loser/Queen. It was my choice of book. Loser/Queen was about a girl named Cammy Hall who is alone and practically a loser. She has a best friend named Gerdi, who is a Danish exchange student. For her whole life, Cammy was used to being an outsider, being bullied and hurt. Junior year, she felt that should change. Change is what she really wanted. Well, the day of homecoming, she got change. But it was worse. She was changing into her normal clothes and she did something she regretted. She accidentally showed her granny panties to the ENTIRE school, with the credit of the top “popular” girl of the school, Bekka Bell. When Cammy asked for change, she wanted good change, not what she was going through. After the horrid experience at homecoming, Cammy received an anonymous text helping her get revenge on the popular girls who were the queens of the school, especially to Bekka Bell for ruining her life. This anonymous person also had a way to bring Cammy from the bottom of the pyramid to the very top. Read the book to find out: Will Cammy be a Queen or the loser she always was?

I enjoyed reading this book. It had multiple plot twists and surprises. It also was very realistic. It portrayed how teenagers “give in” to peer pressure and what the prices they pay for it. The only thing I disliked about the book was that the conclusion of the story was so abrupt. I need more information to finish the book in my opinion. Even better idea is that the author should have made a second book to this book. The ending didn't really satisfy me. But overall, even with those flaws, I really enjoyed reading the book.

With this blog post, I attached a link about teenagers (children in general) getting dragged into peer pressure. Also what the consequences of “bad” peer pressure is. “‘There are two main features that seem to distinguish teenagers from adults in their decision making," says Laurence Steinberg, a researcher at Temple University in Philadelphia. "During early adolescence in particular, teenagers are drawn to the immediate rewards of a potential choice and are less attentive to the possible risks. Second, teenagers in general are still learning to control their impulses, to think ahead, and to resist pressure from others.’ These skills develop gradually, as a teens ability to control his or her behavior gets better throughout adolescence.” 

If you ever get into situation like this, don’t go through this alone. Ask a parent to get you out of the situation. If your friends try to convince you to do bad things just say no. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Sea of Tranquiltiy

 I read the book called The Sea of Tranquility over the summer. The touching story was about a girl named Natsya. Natsya was a beautiful, talented girl who was a prodigy at the piano. Until the day she was raped. She was mistaken for the wrong girl and that simple mistake the boy made, changed Natsya’s life forever. She lost her talent, the piano, her identity, her family, her will to live, the ability to have children, and her voice. She became alone. She was broken. Then, she transfer’s schools and meets a guy named Josh Bennett. Josh lost everyone. All of his loved ones have died. His parents in a car crash, his grandfather from old age, and his friends left him. After his loved ones died, they left him with over 1.5 million dollars. After his losses and finding out his name is a synonym to death, he never believed in love, until he met Natsya.

 After reading this riveting story about how Natsya and Josh, and how they both lose themselves but find their true self when meeting each other amazes me what love can do. Katja Millay (the author) did a wonderful job one portraying two broken characters that at the end they become new people. Also, the author wrote about getting second chances and how you should use them wisely. I found out that this story is similar what the author went through. When I heard that it amazes how someone could go through that. I really enjoyed this book and it is now one of my top favorite books of all time. I would recommend it to people who enjoy Romance novels.

 Overall, my favorite character from the book is Josh Bennett. He always has determination and never gives up especially if it involves Natsya. He always sees optimism in everything, even in the worst times too. One of the main reasons I love his role/character because he’s a gentlemen. You can never find good gentlemen these days. But Josh Bennett, he’s a sentimental, caring, realist and by far the best realistic character formed in the book. Josh, a lonely boy and Natsya, an emotional fragile girl show readers the miracle of second chances and take on challenges together and their not alone anymore.
         This book is so rich, intense, realistic and well written and by far one of the best books I've read.
Check out this link for the book trailer: