Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

If you haven't been living under a rock, you know who Anna Kendrick is. And if you've seen her interviews on the red carpet, talk shows, and in magazines, then you know that she is absolutely, certifiably HILARIOUS. And her novel, Scrappy Little Nobody, is no exception. It's hilarious. Kendrick has written a handful of personal essays about her childhood, trying to make it in L.A., auditions, movies, romance, sex, etc. 

Ever since this book was announced, I have been looking forward to reading it. Needless to say, I bought it the day that it came out. And I wasn't disappointed. I've always loved Anna as an entertainer, but I feel like, underneath that snarky comments and the hilarious remarks, I felt like I got to know Anna the person, not Anna the celebrity. And I have to say, I really, really, really like her. She has the personality of the kind of person that would be my closest friend. Despite the fact that, you know, she's 31 and I'm 16... 

I adored this book, and even though it's not directed at teens, I was able to relate to a lot of the stories she told. And also, with everything going on in our country right now, I was able to forget about all my worries and just allow myself to be entertained. 

Oh, and definitely read the discussion questions ;). 

4.5/5 Stars.

Check out Scrappy Little Nobody here!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November TBR

The Amateurs (The Amateurs, #1) by Sara Shepard 

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Heartless by Marissa Meyer 

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan has added another spin-off series to the realm of Percy Jackson... and it's fantastic! Despite this being the second spin-off series, the world of Percy Jackson never gets old. I read the Heroes of Olympus books as they were coming out, when I was about 10, but now I'm 16, and I still really enjoy them!

The Hidden Oracle follows the disgraced god Apollo, who has been cast off from olympus and thrust into the world as a mortal teenager with no powers by his father, Zeus, as punishment for his role in the war with the Giants. This brings me to this: if you haven't read Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus, this book will spoil those ten books for you. 

I really enjoyed The Hidden Oracle. Apollo is hilarious, shallow, and vain, and it's a joy to see him attempt to navigate life- a mortal life- without the very things (i.e. his powers, his eight pack) that made him Apollo. The plot is fun, and Apollo as a narrator is very enjoyable. If you liked the Percy Jackson series at some point in you life, even if you're my age or older, you should definitely give The Hidden Oracle a read!

4.25/5 stars!

Check out The Hidden Oracle on Goodreads here!