“At seventeen, overachieving Lane finds himself at Latham House, a sanatorium for teens suffering from an incurable strain of tuberculosis. Part hospital and part boarding school, Latham is a place of endless rules and confusing rituals, where it’s easier to fail breakfast than it is to flunk French.
There, Lane encounters a girl he knew years ago. Instead of the shy loner he remembers, Sadie has transformed. At Latham, she is sarcastic, fearless, and utterly compelling. Her friends, a group of eccentric troublemakers, fascinate Lane, who has never stepped out of bounds his whole life. And as he gradually becomes one of them, Sadie shows him their secrets: how to steal internet, how to sneak into town, and how to disable the med sensors they must wear at all times.
But there are consequences to having secrets, particularly at Latham House. And as Lane and Sadie begin to fall in love and their group begins to fall sicker, their insular world threatens to come crashing down.
Told in alternating points of view, Extraordinary Means is a darkly funny story about doomed friendships, first love, and the rare miracle of second chances.”
-Summary from goodreads.com
Gilmore Girls has been on Netflix for a couple months now, and I’m hooked. Thanks to creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, I feel like an unofficial member of Stars Hollow and less of a binge-watching couch potato. Sherman-Palladino did not create a show; she created a community with a strong ensemble and a charming small town.
So I’ve been a bookworm pretty much as long as I’ve known how to read. I’m always looking for new books to read. I tend to read more Young Adult books than anything, and recently I’ve read some pretty good books so here’s a list of my 5 favorite books I’ve read recently!
This review is going to be super long because I have a lot of feelings. You’ve been warned.
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
“From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new”
Summary from Goodreads.com
When I came home from the summer I was in desperate need of a good book. The constant demands of my classes, work, friends and sleep kept me from doing one of my favorite things last semester: reading. I had a goal this summer to read as many books as possible, and I’d say I have done a pretty good job of it.
So I’ve already mentioned my love for The Maze Runner like 17 times. This post is the culmination of that until the actual movie premiers. (Maybe I’ll actually shut up about it after this. Doubtful)