By: Melanie | February 20, 2014 | (27) Comments


My belief is that if you want to write an effective story about fatal illnesses, you don’t want your story to be too short. I feel that 250 pages is too short for a book that deals with these types of topics as they do call for more detail and emotional build ups. The Summer I Found You held a lot of potential though was failed by the execution. (Read: lack of depth and unlikable narrator.) I loved the idea of a […]

By: Larissa | February 6, 2014 | (32) Comments


I decided to request this book on a limb, as I’m going to Italy during the spring and I thought this book would immerse me in not only Italian culture, but also the internal and external conflicts of the Italian mafia.¬†Yeah, this book definitely didn’t deliver on any of those things. In fact, anything that could make me react negatively towards a book occurred in Mafia Girl. ¬†First off, the writing in this book seemed amateur. Transitions were done abruptly, run-on sentences […]

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