The Mind's Obsession

Wreck and Order~ Hannah Tennant-Moore

Normally, this would not be my type of book. The kind of book, where the main character searches for the meaning of their life. So, I went out on a limb and picked this one. I’ve read other books where the heroin of the story was abused mentally or physically by a boyfriend or a parent, but I was really surprised with how, minus the abuse, I could really relate to this character. I think it is a definite must read for anyone willing to go out of their comfort zone.

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Pretty Things~ Sarra Manning

pretty thingsBrie is in love with her best friend Charlie. Charlie is gay, and he is in love with playboy Walker. Walker is in love with Daisy. Daisy is a lesbian who hates Walker and Brie. It’s all very complicated.

Brie is 100% exactly like all the teenage girls you despise. Her mother flinches if she gains .001 on the scale. She loves Charlie, and thinks his gayness is just a fluke.¬†Charlie is what everyone should aspire for in a best friend, he’s caring and protective. He has a crush on Walker, who has been know to shag anything with boobs. He has a thing for daisy. Total tomboy who has a girlfriend doing some summer thing. Though the more time she spends with Walker, she realizes he may not be as bad as she always thought.

I freaking loved this book. The characters completely contrast each other in a really cool way. I read it in 6 hours and wanted to read it again the second I finished it. Definitely pick this book!

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2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas~ Marie-Helene Bertino

2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas is a novel about a little girl, a young school teacher, and a middle aged bar owner. It’s a riveting story about the troubles of this telling world. Madeleine Altimari is a nine year old aspiring jazz singer. Her mother has just recently passed away, and Madeleine is quite lost. Sarina Greene is a young fifth grade teacher, who had recently had her heart broken. Lorca is the owner of legendary jazz club, the Cat’s Pajamas. He barely has enough money to keep the club going, and his wife has left him. Three completely unrelated people find themselves not so different at all.

I finished this book in 3 days, I could barely put it down. The way the author writes, and her characters are compelling. I loved the character of Madeleine, and unfortunately reminds me of how I was when I was nine years old. I definitely recommend this to anybody, and is certainly worth the read.

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