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Emotional Reader

Lost in a book somewhere. Experiencing emotions.

Currently reading

On the Road
Jack Kerouac
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Dave Eggers
Jane Eyre
Michael Mason, Charlotte Brontë
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
George R.R. Martin, Roy Dotrice
Lover Avenged
J.R. Ward
This is Shyness
Leanne Hall
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
April Genevieve Tucholke
Cruel Beauty
Rosamund Hodge
Emma Trevayne
Robison Wells
Looking for Alaska - John Green Well, there are plenty other detailed reviews out there for consumption. This one will just get straight to the point of why I liked it. It's a book many young people and adults can read, should read. It has a variety of teaching moments for the young adult as they undergo their various teen milestones, and it doesn't hold back from illustrating accurate actions of teenagers and the language they use to communicate. I really appreciated the philosophical enlightenment Green was able to capture for the characters while simultaneously encouraging readers to do the same, but doing so unassumingly. I feel inspired to pursue my own Great Perhaps To me, this book had less pretension, both linguistically (Character dialogue) and artistically, than my first Green experience via The Fault in Our Stars.Favorite quote out of the vast many: "But we can't know better until knowing better is useless"