Book Shots: Vintage Veronica (Resolution Book 2/100)

Book Shots: Vintage Veronica (Book 2/100)
Hey guys, today I give you another ginchtastic bookshot…
Vintage Veronica
—–*Begins sorting out emotions toward this book, feeling slightly frustrated*)——
Vintage Veronica, written by Erica S. Perl, is the fifteen-near-sixteen-year-old girl, Veronica. The story follows her, her terrible choice in friends, her romance with an unexpected boy, a wacked boss-kinda-guy, her extremely healthy mom, vintage things…and well…Lizards.
I’d have to say, this book’s begining was slow and painful. I almost immedietly disliked it for a multitude of reasons: The MC’s personality, the stereo-typical fat girl (the MC), and the slow pulse the story had throughout. Admittedly, I didn’t really want to finish this story, but
A)Bookworms are to never put down a book, no matter how terrible it is. They must wade it out, and be certain they dislike this book.
B) I really wanted to add another book to my completed list. (Seriously, thank God for Renegades, Stalking Jack the Ripper, and a few other choice books).
That being said, Vintage Veronica was a unique-ish story about a girl who loves-all-things-vintage.
However, I’m going to adress something that bugged me throughout the book.
The Fat Girl stereotype. You know, completely down on themselves, they have that female role model obsessed with weight loss, nieveness, and well, Cynical.
I can promise you, I have read several books that right the characters cynical towards weight loss, or thinner ladies.
Which was kind of akin to this story.
Veronica was too shy (until the end, you know, the hero’s journey), a little obessive about her weight-it showed up in the story ALL the time (like, I get it, I get a little flippant about my weight, however, I can promise you I don’t just concern myself about food, weight, and making friends), and honestly, flat out cynical. Her personality was harsh, and while it was part of the story, confusing. She was judging a dorky kid, while she was dorky.
Also, Veronica didn’t have frequent friends due to her weight-another slightly strange thing, because honestly, I’m not entirely sure how one effects the other-you’re always going to find somone. While I’m aware this made the story, can we please stop making all these “diverse” characters the flippin’ same? Like, I’m sorry, but Plus sized girls in stories are always
1. Self Concious
2. Party Girls (hit-or-miss, but common)
3.Nieve
4. Disdainful toward thin-people.
Why?
I’m not just saying that toward Plus sized girls, I could also ask why we always make Chinese Girls smart, or other annoying book-stereotypes, like Colored people comming from the getos, or having poor language, Red Heads are either fiery, or shy. Writers are shy, it’s all so…the stinkin’ same!
Sorry about that little rant right there, just couldn’t help it with that rant.
That being said, I did enjoy the Reptiles, and the Nail (hey, I’m not giving away spoilers).
Also Bill.
Anyways, time for a Sypnosis.
Veronica Walsh has always struggled with friends, but never with vintage fashion. Her dad practically raised her in Flea Markets, finding hidden gems. However, she wasn’t expecting to find a hidden gem in the guy she had always considered…awkward, and not exactly in a nice way. She even gave him a nickname, the Nail. Unfortunately, her nickname was small compared to the nickname that her “friends” gave him. While these “freinds” were pretty rude to him, and wanted to bust him for ludacriousness, using Veronica as their lead protagnoist, they ended up with a double agent.
Yup, usually friendless Veronica had made friends, and romance. The question is, when despition is actually what hits the fan, will it last?
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. Honestly, I was hoping for a fresh new book (Even though it’s from 2007), that had a unique take on life. Unfortunately, both mean girl and MC were pretty main stream, and not developed in a way I’m comfortable with. The book was like a flatlining heart monitor until halfway through, when things begin to pick up the pace, and then they move in what feels like the author felt rushed through (you know, hit a writers block, really didn’t want to deal with it) this. I’m giving it two stars because the Nail, Bill, and the Reptiles. The wording didn’t pop out in ways that was unique, the story was dull, and focused around how Veronica didn’t have friends, mainly because of her weight (not that her personality didn’t need work, you know, typical teenager). I did giggle at a small part with the reptiles, though honestly, the way the Nail reacted with them reminded me of how I reacted with my Guinea Pigs.
That being said…
Well…
I don’t disdain the author like I (for some reason that I can’t comprehend) disdain Scott Westerfield.
Suggested for: People who are in need of a brain-numbing book after a stressful day, people who like reptiles, corky bosses, or a unique read.
Age Group: 13+, Again, excessive swearing, drug referances, some more maturish-teen themes, and really, just not meant for little kids.
So that’s all I have for you all today, what’d you think?
Have you read Vintage Veronica? What were your thoughts? I apologize for the rants and tangents.
Also note that I will never say a writter is terrible expect Scott Westerfields writing. I kid you not, for two years I have held some strange vandeta against him, despite trying his books
AfterWorlds, and the Uglies.
I know, I know, he has great use of adjective, and his diversity is unreal in his books, but for some odd reason, I can’t stand the books he writes. I still have no clue where this comes from. Even Freud would be confused (no offense Froyd fans, but I’ve read some of his theories, I think Freud was a little confused in general).
Stay Ginchy!
HaziWords

SUGAR COOKIES-I MEAN FOOD FOR THE SOUL-I MEAN ANOTHER BOOK SHOT

Hey guys, HaziWords here bringing you your daily forecast of a scattered, but Hazi, chance of Book Reviews, and Geekyness.

Thats right, it’s time to review another favorite book of mine. The book is written by Holy Smale, and it’s CALLED….

Geek Girl.

It had class.

It has sass.

It has Sugar Cookies.

I mean a really old Tortois.

I MEAN HARRIET MANNERS.

GOSH WHAT IS WRONG WITH SPELL CHECK?!

But really, Geek Girl includes all of those.

Including a Lion Boy.

And a really creepy stalker.

OH HONESTLY, IT’S ANOTHER BOOK THAT PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE WOULD ENJOY.

Except it’s more…PG-13 than the First book review I did.

……..

Let’s just get into the sypnosis.

  Harriet Manners is a geek. Theirs no doubt about it.

The Oxford Dictionary says it, her satchel says it…in a fait way, but it says geek none-the-less.

If she’s honest, she’s certainetly not what you might call cool-beans.

Especially considering her stalker is the only other geek she knows, that has managed to vomit on her twice.

Clearly, though, despite the alleged geekyness, a model agency seems to have other ideas.

Specifically, Wilbur (not William, mind you). His offer is nearly unresistable for Harriet. Finally, a way out of being the world most hated person. She could finally be cool…popular…she could finally have a metamorphosis that she’s read butterflies have.

Now if only she could figure out why she was chosen, sort out an angry stepmother and best friend, and try to act chill around Lion boy, whole hiding under furniture and smelling hands (don’t ask-read).

Join Harrier Manners as she takes over the Fashion World…or at least finds something better to wear, rather than an insect costume.

    All in all, I give this book a ten out of five stars. While the writing and characters were amazing-I admit I yearned for a bit more hiding under table action.

JUST KIDDING.

The whole thing was amazing, and really captivated me from start to finish.

 That’s all I have for tonight, folks, so make sure you stay ginchy!

  Snickers and Hashbrowns,

        HaziWords

What I’m planning to read

Hey guys (according to spell check, y’all are guts- I tend to disagree, but, hey, I don’t want to be going to hill, you know), HaziWords bringing you your daily forecast of Hazi…with a chance of books. 

—–I’m seriously struggling to pull out of this fog in my head, guys, so if I don’t post anything, or my writing is even more hazy than usual, sorry about that.——–

   I live for books. Seriously, I do. And for so long I’ve wanted to get organized on what I read, and since it’s in the middle of the month, and I don’t like to read on a time line, here’s a list of books for the rest of the year  (a broad scale, yes, and I can’t promise I’ll read all of them, because we’re moving soon, and I have too pack all my books).

1. Divergent. Clearly it’s popular, and I don’t know what I’m missing out on. I’m a little nervous about reading it, but I want too try.

2. Scott Westerfields Pretties series, again. I’m almost positive I hate his writing. I’m not sure why, I mean, my friends rant and rave about this series-and honestly, I found it a bore;but we shall try again!

3. To Kill a Mockingbird

I’ve seen the movie and LOVED it. I listened to it via Audio book for a bit-and it was way ginchy. It had the kind of impact on me like Mr.Smith goes to Washington. I realized the since of purposes in certain matters.

4. Fablehaven

My ftied suggested this book-and was completely obsessed, so I’m looking forward to reading it.

5. Geek Girl 

I read this book once before and absolutely ADORED it. It’s also where I picked up the phrase Sugar Cookies.

6. Nightmare Academy

It’s the world most cheesy dark, depressing story, and I enjoyed it more than I should. I figured I needed to read that story to bring the ability to write some of the ones I’ve been trying to key our (after loosing them) for years. 

7. The Percy Jackson series. Again.

I’m not popular in this department, with my friends. I didnt like the first book when I tried it…but it can’t hurt to try it again.

8. Dauntless 

I started this book, but couldn’t finish because I got destracted. Definitely need to read it!

9. Finding Alice

  This book covers a girl who has a Skitzophrenic break down, and cover’s what she does to handle it.

10. Outrun the Moon

As you guys know, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Theirs something about it that makes me smile. I’ve read it once before, and that’s all it took to become my favorite book. Since I haven’t been able to purchase a copy, I’m going to try checking it out from the library again, and reading it.

    So that’s all I have for today, folks-because finally, I’m tired.

 PLEASE. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Give me book suggestions. I beg of you. Comment down below ☟any book suggestions. I’m serious. PLEASE. I NEED BOOKS. NEED BOOKS. MOVING TO PLACE WITH SCARCE BOOKSTOTES AND LIBRARIES. NEED TO READ AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

   Tofu and Pineapples,

           HaziWords

Book Shots; More painful than Bullets (2)

HOWDY FRIENDS, Hazi Words here, bringing you your daily forecast of Hazi…with a chance of Book Reviews.

—–First off, let me be clear, I did not, for any reason read what this book was about. I picked it up on my way to check out at the library, for some unknown reason, honestly.——-

     Today’s book shot pans in on Sarah Dessen’s book, Once and For All, written for young adults  (So what exactly classifies a young adult? A teenager? A kinda-adultish but not really person? Do we even know if it has an exact meaning? Is it a term no one knows where it came from, where it will go, or whether or not it knows Cotton Eyed Joe?) who love weddings, DOGS, boys that remind them of their brother (never sitting still, always fiddiling with the car instruments, i.e, seat belts, radio WINDOWS), food trucks, and-POOLS AGAIN? WHAT IS IT WITH BOOKS AND PEOPLE FALLING IN POOLS? (Though, it’s probably less dangerous than falling in a pit of lava, which I have done several times to my story characters). 

Honestly, I kinda liked this book-minus the fact the main character BARELY SMILED. I mean, come on, can someone write a teenaged book, where the main characer is a girl, and she’s always trying to be positive, despite a really cruddy past? And if their is one, direct me too it. Please?

Anyways, sypnosis time:

    For a wedding planners daughter, Louna Barrett sure has been through alot. From a wayward father, to finding weird things left at weddings, to have a strange past about her boyfriend, she sure seems quiet the scared person. 

Freshly out of High School, working with a freshly hired idiot, Ambrose Little, she makes a bet with him. She can play the field, and he can stay at one place. Of course, mix that in with some painful memories of her past, and a dog, and you have a recipe for…confusion.

  So who is this book suggested for?

People who love romance, one super awesome wedding-planning duo, a little mischievousness on one totally loveable guy, and a dog.

I mean, you know, this is probably my worst post, as I’m about ready to zonk out, due to the not-really-sleep over the past few days. 

But seriously, what do I give this book for a rating? 3 out of 5 stars. While the book was thoroughly entertaining, the dialogue was weak in spots, and while there is some strong language (a warning), it was very enjoyable. My personal favorite is actually, William, rather than the dog. 

Apples and Oranges,

          HaziWords

Book Shots: More painful than bullets

Buenos Dias, Tardas, or Noches, peeps. It’s HaziWords here, bringing you today’s forecast, which is Confusion, with scattered chances of Book Reviews, as the day continues on.

—–Haha, by now I’m just doing that intro to embaress myself, purposely.———

    Our bookshot pans in on the ever famous (in my personal eyes), Katie Parker Productions. Written by Jenny B. Jones, this book is aimed more toward teenagers who love crazy grandmothers that drink super charged cola, orphans, King James Bibles, food, and the occasional girly reference in between.

And I should mention the dog that’s my own personal favorite character.

And that I LOVE the book.

So if you want problems with it….

Shoo fly don’t bother me, shoo fly, don’t bother me…

 Alright; here’s the sypnosis:

    Katie Parker, a sixteen year old girl, is totally down for a new life.

Wipe away the estranged father, and the prison-loving mother, and start new.

Only she’d like to do it without her brand new foster parents-James and Mill Scott, who just so happen to work at a community church.

So she originally plans to find a way to have them send her right back to the linolium floors of Sunny Havens Home for Girls.

Of course, however, God has other plans, and it seems she might be settling down in the town…

Even thought she’s now a Chihuahua (don’t even go there).

Katie Parker goes through the ups-and-downs of living with the Scott family, and finding out, where exactly she belongs.

    And the best part about the book?

Besides the hilarious sarcasm, the true-to-life remarks, the annoying and awesome grandmother I kinda-want (rather than my matchmaking ones), the super-smart friend, and tissues (another topic we won’t address), is the DOG.

I STINKING LOVE THE DOG.

Oh.

And probably the fact it’s a Christian Story that involves sarcasm, pools, and stalking.

Who I suggest it for:

Teenage/Pre-Teen girls (12 and up, due to certain topics) looking for a clean read, that involve’s adventure, mystery, and laughs all around.

I also advise the book for boys, if you can get past the two girl references.

And don’t just take my word for it.

Take my twelve when he read it now thirteen year old brothers suggestion.

My brother quotes movies, not books.

And he likes the mystery/sci-fi books, so the meer fact we made several references, back and forth without ceasing, is amazing.

But really, Jenny B. Jones book shold take around 5 hours or so to read (depending your pace, how many times you have to re-read a part, and such), and should be read when your feeling down, depressed, or just down out right excillirated for no real reason.

My rating for this book:

12 out of 10 stars.
       Peace and Brownies,

              HaziWors