Book Review: Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Hey guys! I am here with another book review! And today is Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli!

About the Book: 

This story is about a guy named Simon Spier. He is a closeted gay kid in high school. One day he learns that there is another closeted gay kid at his school but the only thing he knows about him is his made up name “Blue.”. He begins emailing Blue under his own fake name and they start talking back and forth.

One day Simon leaves his email account up in the library by mistake. Another person sees the emails and tells Simon that he won’t show anyone the emails if he can get him a date with his friend Abby. Now Simon begins to freak out because he doesn’t know how Blue would react if the emails get out, so he goes along with the blackmail.

This book is an lgbtq+ fiction that is funny and heartwarming.

What I think of the book:

I LOVED this book! I loved the plot and the characters and just everything! I love Simon’s friends; Nick, Leah, and Abby. I also loved his parents!

Now the kid who blackmails Simon I’m not a particular fan of. No one should make some one else come out if they don’t want to. I also liked that message of the story and how they questioned “Why is being straight the default?”.

I give this book a 5/5 stars and I really highly recommend it!

I’ve seen the movie adaptation “Love, Simon” back in March and it is SOOOO GOOD! ❤

Let me know in the comments: Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Have you seen the movie? What were your thoughts on that? 🙂

I hope everyone has a great week and remember to Spread Happiness! 🙂

Love, Alexis 

 

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Book Review:Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

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Hey guys! I am coming at you with another book review! Today it is ‘Foolish Hearts‘ by Emma Mills. I have the OwlCrate exclusive cover of the book so that’s why it may look a bit different! Let’s go on with the review!

What it’s about:

Foolish Hearts is about a girl named Claudia who accidentally eavesdrops on the breakup of Paige and Iris, the ‘it’ couple at her all girls school. They catch Claudia eavesdropping and Iris is not happy at all! When school starts back, Claudia is unfortunately paired with Iris on a project and they both fail. So the teacher gets them to work together on the schools play called ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream‘. Claudia also meets a cute, goofy guy called Gideon.

My thoughts on the book:

I give this book 4/5 stars. It’s a Young Adult contemporary novel. I loved the characters and the plot and writing. But this book is meant for when you are in maybe freshman or sophomore in high school. Or maybe middle school as well.

This book is about friendship and also family. I really liked that and the fact they put in that the characters play an online role playing game called Battlequest. I love geeky stuff! 🙂 I also loved that they put in LGBTQ+ aspects in it with Paige and Iris!

But all in all Foolish Hearts is a good book and I would recommend it.  ❤

Let me know in the comments: Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Did you get it in an OwlCrate too? I would love to hear from you!

Hope you guys have a great Sunday! Spread Happiness!

Stay Humble

Alexis

Film Review: ‘The Greatest Showman’

Now this is my first film review so please be gentle in the comments!

Now I went and seen this movie in December and I LOVED IT! The acting, the script, the music! It was all just amazing!

This movie is a musical somewhat based on true events. It was inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum and his creation of the Barnum and Bailey circus and the lives of its star attractions.

This movie stars: Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, Zac Efron as Philip Bailey, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, and many others!

This move was a masterpiece! The music will have you singing along. I still can’t stop listening to the soundtrack! I don’t know how to describe it but this movie will have you feeling so happy and warm when you are in a bad mood!

I don’t know what else to tell you guys without spoiling the movie so go see it when and if you can and pick up the blu-ray when it comes out! I know I will! ❤

If you love musicals you definitely won’t be disappointed!

Let me know in the comments; Have you seen this movie? What were your thoughts on it? I would love to know! 🙂

Spread Happiness! Be Kind always!

Stay Humble

-Alexis

Book Review: ‘We Are Okay’ by Nina LaCour

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There used to be days that I thought I was okay. Or at least that I was going to be. We’d be hanging out somewhere and everything would just fit right and I would think ‘it will be okay if it can just be like this forever’ but of course nothing can ever just stay just how it is forever.”

‘We Are Okay’

Nina LaCour

This book was so amazing! I loved the writing, the plot, the characters! Everything! I basically read this book in a day! I couldn’t put it down! I loved the raw emotion in the book and the main characters journey.

This book is  a YA contemporary about a girl named Marin. She leaves her hometown in California to go to college in New York with nothing but the clothes on her back and not telling anyone she left. Not even her best friend Mabel.

Marin is trying to run away from a tragedy and that’s why she doesn’t tell anyone she’s leaving. She just doesn’t want to deal with people talking about the tragedy or asking her questions. Until her best friend from her hometown decides to come visit at her college.

Now Marin is nervous about Mabel coming to visit her because she knows that she’ll ask her questions and demand answers. She’s not so sure that she is ready to answer.

This book will take you through an emotional journey while Marin tries to figure out how to handle her feelings about her past. You will cry, laugh, and fall in love with the characters! The cover is beautiful too!

I hope you guys pick up this book and love it as much as I did! 🙂

If you have read this book, let me know in the comments what you thought about it! Did you like it? I would love to know!

Spread Happiness and Be kind!

Stay Humble

-Alexis

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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I was determined to be both pretty and fierce, as Mother had said I could be. Just because I was interested in a man’s job didn’t mean I had to give up being girly. Who defined those roles anyhow?”  -Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper.

Hi everyone! I am back with another book review! And, as you can see, I have chosen ‘Stalking Jack the Ripper’ by Kerri Maniscalco. I chose this book because I have always been interested in Jack the Ripper and the cover is really pretty and awesome!

Now onto my thoughts. What can I say about this book except….it was amazing! I loved the writing, the plot, the characters, just everything! I give this book 5/5 stars! I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel to it! And the third book of the series is coming out soon!

Now about the book, This book is about a girl named Audrey Rose Wadsworth who helps  her uncle examine dead bodies. Now in the time that this book takes place her type of work isn’t deemed “proper” for young ladies. Her father doesn’t like her there and her brother, who really doesn’t mind what she does, would rather her do something else.

But Audrey really doesn’t care what society or her father says, she loves discovering and examining. Then her uncle starts helping the authorities with a series of murders. The media starts calling him ‘Leather apron’ or ‘Jack the Ripper’. They don’t know his true identity yet and all they have gotten is that he’s killing prostitutes.

Oh and also there is a strapping young man named Thomas Cresswell who helps Audrey and her uncle! And let me just say I need one! 😉

Anyways this story is filled with heartache, laughs, mystery, and so much more! Like I said, I can’t wait to get my hand on the sequel!

Let me know in the comments: Have you read this book? What were your thoughts on it? Were you shocked or did you already know when you found out who was Jack the Ripper? I would love to hear from you! ❤

As always I hope you have a great day and Spread Happiness!

Stay Humble

Alexis

 

 

 

Review of Gabbie Hanna’s new song ‘Satellite’

Hey guys! Today I will be giving my thought’s on Gabbie Hanna’s, a.k.a TheGabbieShow, new song ‘Satellite’! I bought it today after I got home from work! I was so excited to listen to it!

I’ve got to hand it to Gabbie because that girl can sing! Seriously her vocals in this new song were amazing! I love when she goes soft and then starts hitting the notes like yes! I am here for it!

I’ve seen the lyric video today too and it’s amazing! I can’t wait to see the music video! If you want to check out the lyric video just go here: ‘Satellite’ (Lyric Video)-Gabbie Hanna

I am so proud of Gabbie! She went from not liking to sing in front of people to releasing two great songs! I can’t wait until she makes an album! My favorite line from the song is; “Guess I gotta be content with playing in the darkness, a lovely place to hide. Oh, but hide and seek is only fun if, if somebody’s looking! And nobody’s got the time.”

If you want to check out Gabbie’s Youtube channel then just go here: Gabbie Hanna Youtube

I promise you won’t want to miss out on her videos and here’s her vlog channel! Gabbie Vlogs She posts all kinds of funny and sometimes kooky content on there! Be sure to follow her adventures!

Alright guys I am going to leave it at that! You can buy Gabbies new song on Itunes or download it on Spotify. Have a nice week and Happy Thanksgiving! (If you celebrate it!)

Riverdale thoughts….

Hey guys! Today I am going to tell you my thoughts on the recent episode of the second season of Riverdale, ‘Death Proof’. And I will be saying my thoughts on the season so far and what my predictions are for it.

*****ATTENTION: SPOILERS AHEAD!!*****

If you haven’t seen the latest episode of Riverdale then don’t read ahead! It will be full of spoilers and I know some people don’t like them! So if you read ahead….you’ve been warned.

Okay lets get started! I liked this episode because of things that happened in it. I’m actually glad that ‘Black Hood’ didn’t kill Nick St.Claire because Betty gave the name. I didn’t want Betty having that on her conscience. And I’m glad that the parents confronted the kids on that night with the ‘Jingle Jangle.’

It was a cool scene they shot of Mayor McCoy going to Southside High and raiding it. I’m kind of glad it happened to be honest because I didn’t want Jughead going down that road. And speaking of Jughead, I got some things to say!

How are you going to sleep with someone else after only being broken up with for only two freaking seconds! I hated that scene at the end of the fifth episode. Bughead is for life, do not @ me on that!  And why did he even join the serpents?

I get he wanted to try to keep the peace between the North and Southside but he could’ve found another way. Okay rant over. I’m glad that Cheryl Blossom is going to go ahead and press charges against Nick, because he is a creep that deserves to rot in hell. And is it weird that Hermione Lodge isn’t getting as much air time as she was last season?

I am so glad that B and V are back! I am so excited to see what they cook up for ‘Black Hood’. And I hope Jughead and Betty are back together because of the scene when they were on the couch together!

But what’s going to happen when Betty finds out that he slept with that girl? How exactly is ‘Black Hood’ going to take being chased by Betty? Things have been really good with Archie and Veronica lately. I hope it stays that way!

I think ‘Black Hood’ is Betty’s brother because I read somewhere that we are supposed to meet him this season. Or it could be someone entirely different. I was really shocked when Robert Phillips was caught as the “SugarMan”!

After all the talk of ‘No jingle jangle and no gangs.’ turns out he was the drug dealer of Riverdale. I also hope that Archies dad is okay. I really don’t want him getting worse.

All in all I’m liking this season! I hope we find out the identity of ‘Black Hood’ soon.

Tell me in the comments what you think of this season so far. Do you have any theories? I would love to know what you guys think!

Everyone have a great day and have a Happy Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it!) Remember, Spread Happiness! ❤

Stay Humble

{Alexis}