Book Reviews

Boy Band (REVIEW)

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Title: Boy Band

Author: Jacqueline  E. Smith

Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

*The author of this book sent me this paperback copy in exchange for an honest review, so don’t expect anything less than that. I will always give an honest review, be it a positive one or a negative one.*

Synopsis:

Sam Morneau is Melissa Parker’s best friend. He’s also a member of The Kind of September, basically the hottest boy band on the planet.

After two and a half years, Mel is all too familiar with the day-to-day occurrences that come with being a member of the band’s inner circle, including hectic schedules, passionate fans, and gossip-mongering celebrity girlfriends.

Now, with the release of the group’s third album just weeks away, their lives have never been crazier and Mel is doing everything she can to keep up, all the while trying to cope with the ridiculous rumors that follow the band everywhere they go and pretending that she isn’t harboring a secret and hopeless crush on Sam.

It’s weird enough being in love with your best friend. It’s even weirder when the rest of the world is in love with him, too.

REVIEW:

I had so much fun reading this book. This is the kind of book i usually enjoy. A book with such a cute and adorable characters. All i could say about this book is that it’s truly cute. I’m so glad i read it during vacation, it erases my boredom.

Honestly, i don’t have a thing when it comes to boy bands. But “The Kind of September” changed the way i think about boy bands. They are very cute and adorable. I love all of them, from the stars to the inner circles of the band, they are all so much fun to read.

This book surprised me, i never thought of liking this book so much as I liked it now. The typical love story of bestfriends made this book seems shining. The situations, the conversations, all are very understandable. I mean, there are books i just can’t get over with, not because they are so good but because there are parts i couldn’t understand.

“It’s weird enough being in love with your best friend. It’s even weirder when the rest of the world is in love with him, too.”- Jacqueline Smith

Okay, been there, done that. I used to have a crush on my bestfriend and i feel sorry for Melissa. I understand what she’s feeling, the anxiety, the brokenness, i could feel right through her. At the same time, i felt very happy when she and Sam just kissed. I felt so happy it made me want to celebrate!

Reading this book would make you wish having a Sam Morneau  in your life, or a Melissa Parker. They are both such an amazing characters! Not just that, this would make you wish no person like Tara Meeks will enter your life. Only readers would understand.

Just a fun trivia, i finished the book without even having a bookmark. Does it make sense? Yes, because it just proves that this book would make you get hooked up reading, you won’t be needing any bookmark at all!

Again, this book is perfect and amazing. You would want to read some more of the author’s works. Ms. Jacqueline Smith is truly amazing, she must be thankful of having such talent to capture the hearts of every readers through her words. Because really, she captured mine. And i’m sure your hearts would feel the same way, too.

Thank you for reading!

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Creative Writing

Perfection is an Illusion.

CREATIVE WRITING: Perfection

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‘perfection’
noun per·fec·tion \pər-ˈfek-shən\

-the state of condition of being perfect

“In this world, perfection is an illusion.”― Tite Kubo

Flaws.
Wound.
Imperfection.

They are something I would never exchange with anything in this world. For they are one of the reasons why I keep on striving. We keep on working so hard, just to omit these things, and meet the so-called PERFECTION.

But my fellows, don’t get fooled. Perfection is an illusion. You’re not working hard for this, but you’re doing whatever you do to make yourself better. In fact, seeking perfection will lead you to nothing. The more you seek for it, the less you achieve your goals.

Wanting perfection will make you build endless boundaries without you knowing it. Many opportunities will come for you, but you will keep on declining them because you always think they would never be enough. You are never contented. The truth is, there wouldn’t be enough because in this world, nothing is perfect and nothing would fit to your desires. Because you, yourself will never meet your goals when you keep on searching for a non-existing thing… Perfection.

The search for perfection is distracting, and will lead you to despair. Just like how you try to make your future better, and think of what will it offer, you’re forgetting to live the life you’re currently living now.

Remember, don’t let your flaws down you, instead, let them make you someone extraordinary and unique. You will never taste the happiness in perfection, because if you think the other way around, then you might want to consider your happiness as a non-existing thing. There’s no such thing as perfection. Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection. Don’t be perfect, be better!

 

Creative Writing

Mysteries from Childhood

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Creative Writing: Childhood

“Mommy, why does the moon follow us wherever we go?”
“Sis, why do stars are visible only at night?”
“Daddy, why can’t I hold the sun with the palm of my hand?”
“Bro, can I reach the heaven someday, when I get older and taller?”

You. Do you remember?

Do you still remember yourself asking these questions, thinking of world as a place of mystery? Like a Christmas present from your mom, waiting to be unwrapped.

I do. 

As a child, we have a never-ending questions waiting to be answered. And as we grow up, little do we know that these questions are answered, one by one. Maybe, that’s one of the reason why children are so eager to grow up. They are in need of knowledge, something that could turn their mysterious world into a world filled with many chances and opportunities.

And as a child, we don’t know how challenging and cruel the world could be when we grow up, making us regret and miss our unforgettable childhood.

When you used to play dolls and cars, now you play the game of life.

When you used to listen to bedtime stories, now you listen to endless rumors about you.

When you used to cry because your playmate took your toys, and now you cry because your partner was robbed and taken away from you.

When you refused to sleep because you aren’t tired yet, now it’s the other way around.

When all of your fears could be swept away with a kiss.

When your dreams and reality were one and the same.

Innocence turns to Guilt.

Joy turns to Misery.

Smile turns to Frown.

Everything has changed. And you wish they didn’t.

Do you still remember?

Playing, and playing, doing everything you want. Not caring about what others may think of you. Until you grew into adolescents. You fell and was forced to live a world filled with restrictions and rules, with so many Do this and Don’t do this. You are restricted to cross the bridge you want to go. Beautiful things are hidden behind the walls and boundaries the cruel world has made for us, for adults. You stopped asking questions, and let the society enter your mind and answer the questions for you, and not even considering what you think of it.

These are things you wish to get back. These are things you thought were gone. But they didn’t, because these childhood memories are tucked in the safest corners of our hearts, living and forever will be.

Children, enjoy your childhood when you still can, treasure them for these memories would be the precious possession you could have when you grow up. Don’t worry about the future, because the day you fret about you in the future is the day you will have to left your childhood behind. Leaving it behind, replacing them with what you thought is a beautiful thing but in fact, an illusion. Go on, learn, ask questions, and explore the mysterious world. Uncover the mysteries by yourself and consider it an adventure.

Adults, I wish you good luck to the challenges you’re facing and you will have to face anytime soon. Never forget your childhood, the smiles and innocence you used to have. Cherish them, and let them live forever. If by now, you still cannot figure why stars are following you everywhere, research and explore. Just like a child uncovering all the mysteries of life.