Wednesday, April 28, 2010



(WARNING: THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) I just finished reading "Lock and Key" by Sarah Dessen at about 4Am this morning. I can't believe what an amazing book it turned out to be,  I honestly can't. I didn't think the book was going to become such an inspirational page turner, considering at first I didn't like the book very much. But I really shouldn't doubt Sarah Dessen, I know better than to do that. 
At first the book seemed to be speaking about her past too much, but then when I analyzed the book I realized that's exactly what the book needed. All of her past and her present intertwined perfectly. I loved how Sarah Dessen used Nate to prove that in order to save yourself sometimes you have to save someone else first. I think it was the perfect scenario. And the fish? That was just plain adorable. I think the fish in some way represented Nate, because he was sent to live with his dad, and the fish was taken out of it's home and sent to live with Ruby, and of course they both swim. And in the end the fish survived, and so did Nate. Haha but that's just a little side note that I noticed later on. 

So while reading the last few pages last night I suddenly got inspired to write about friendship, and what it actually means. I just began writing and writing and I couldn't stop, and the things I was saying were happy and sad all at once and I started crying. I'm so silly sometimes hahahaha. 

But anyway. The book is absolutely awesome and I would recommend it to anyone. I really do. It's great for everyone to read because it really does teach you what it means to be a friend and what family truly means. 
Go pick the book up, right now!!! Seriously!!!

Here's an excerpt from the synopsis on Barnes and

Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now she's living in a fancy new house with her sister Cora—a sister she hasn't seen in ten years—and her husband Jamie—creator of one of the most popular online networking sites. She's attending private school, wearing new clothes, and for the first time, feels the promise of a future that include college and her family. So why is she so wary? And what is Nate— the adorable and good-hearted boy next door— hiding behind his genial nature? As Ruby starts to see, there's a big difference between being given help, and being able to accept it. And sometimes, in order to save yourself, you've got to reach out to someone else.

So if you're looking for a good 'pick me up' book, or simply just preparing for books for your summer reading, definitely pick this book up!!

*sealed with a kiss*
<3 The Book Genie

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I am the Book Genie!! I love reading with all of my heart, (I'm a little dramatic sometimes) and it's an obsession I have to live with. New titles on the teen novel shelves makes my heart beat faster. I've read many books, and I've developed a love for all different types of them. I love making websites and animations, but most of all I love making movies. I want to pursue a career in the movie making industry later on in life. I would also love to start writing novels and screenplays. My family is the most important part about me, because they have taught me everything I know. My pets are also important to me, as are all the animals we feed and save.