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Wildflower by Drew Barrymore |Review

 This past weekend I took part in a wee 24 hour read-a-thon with a couple friends. We had high ambitions and not the best results. Haha. Wildflower was the first book I tackled and completed at around the half way mark of the read-a-thon. 

Now, I didn’t realize she had written a book a long time ago, so when I read this I thought things were going to be mentioned that weren’t. I was kind of disappointed, but oh well.

 It was a nice book, some funny chapters some boring. The part I liked the most was about her charity work in Africa. I wish there was more about that. 

Overall, it’s alright. 

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Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs by Rachel Jeffs |Review

34217597Β What a dink.

I’m always drawn to these kinds of books. I don’t know what my problem is. I love learning about cults, and serial killers and all that weird, disturbing stuff. I just want to know why people do what they do.

This book is fascinating and gives a very clear idea of what goes on behind big stone walls. I’m sorry for what Rachel has gone through, and her children, but I’m glad they are free and happy now. Everyone deserves to be happy.

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Go F*ck Yourself, Cian! by Cian Twomey |Review

36118207Not what I was expecting, but not in a bad way. If you’re a fan of Cian and Emily I’d say pick it up and read it. It’s funny and has some cute stories about the real Emily and the pictures are pretty entertaining.

I love reading about other peoples lives, because I’m a nosey shit. So this was great. I love watching they’re videos and to get all the cute background stories is really interesting. So many of my questions have been answered!

Anyway. I can’t really explain it, unless you know. So if you know, go read.

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Binge by Tyler Oakley |Review

25507925It’s all about YouTube books this year for some reason.

I’ve never watched a single Tyler Oakley video. Just like Connor Franta and I don’t know anything about him, other then he’s from YouTube, he’s gay and he’s very popular.

I really liked this book. I read it in a day and I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up late to finish it. It’s very funny and I enjoy the photos. I really like reading books about peoples lives. I love autobiographies and memoirs. I’m always drawn to them. There are a lot of other ‘YouTube’ books out there I want to read, and they’re all by people I’ve never watched before.

Anyway, this was entertaining. A quick funny read.

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This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl |Review

17675031Β I had been wanting to read this book for a long time. Not that I have much of a connection to Esther, but because I have a connect to John Green. I read some reviews and they are very mixed. I have mixed feelings as well.

I do agree that if not for John Green, no one would care. I honestly would not have picked up this book and read it if he had no part in it. That’s awful to say but it is incredibly true.

My heart does break when children die of disease and cancers. They are too innocent and young to deserve such pain. But this book doesn’t show me or any other reader anything new or different. They are just journal entries. Journal entries and bible quotes and website updates. Nothing so deserving of a book so large it makes my arm fall asleep while I read it. It’s all relatively generic.

I’m not completely heartless in the fact that I do feel for the family. It’s heartbreaking. I get it. I don’t know what I expected, but it was more then what I got.

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Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa and Christina Lamb

I’m not going to go into great detail about this book to save arguments. I believe that everyone deserves freedom and a place to call home. No one should have to stuffer in any way to have basic human needs met. If taxes have to be higher so be it. 

My only issue is that I wish the writing style was more mature. For two adult women it is written very child-like. Have faith in your audience, we will understand what is written. It doesn’t have to be dumbed down. 

It’s an interesting and easy read. There aren’t many details so I feel the full extent of her journey is not expressed well enough. 

I won’t say don’t read it, because you should. I just wish there was more, to get the full effect of this tragedy into people’s hands. It’s unfortunate, but “all the gory details” is what makes people pay attentiom.