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Book Review: The Interestings

The InterestingsThe Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5/5 stars if I had the option.

I struggled initially to really get into this one, but it swept me up fairly quickly. Following the various lives from youth into adulthood, you feel as though you really get to know them, and you care for them, and you desperately want the best for them.

I liked it, but I didn’t love it, and that’s okay. I actually found out about this book because Amazon Prime had a pilot for a show based on the book and I had it in my watch list to give it a shot. Before I got the chance to Amazon removed it after deciding not to go ahead with the show. Disappointing, I think it could’ve made a great show.

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Book Review: Allegiant

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A maudlin ending to a pretty maudlin series. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good book, but it just never managed to soar, always weighed down by a dark, hopeless world filled with damaged, dreary characters.

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Book Review: Insurgent

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Insurgent by Veronica Roth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I actually really enjoyed this one, definitely much more than the first one. I still find the main character fairly unlikable, but she’s starting to win me over. I love the idea of doing away with the factions, but I also always suspected there was still a greater world outside of those walls. Plenty of heart, and more than enough action; this was a fun read.

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Book Review: Yes Please

Yes PleaseYes Please by Amy Poehler

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another audiobook, read by the author, a comedian. I really feel that is the way to go. Poehler had guest voices throughout and read the final chapter live before an adoring audience.

This book has heart, humor, and just the right amount of crude anecdotes. Insights into her time at SNL and a behind the scenes glance at the great Parks & Recreation.

There’s nothing life changing here, it’s just fun.

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The best in the series. Reading these for the first time as an adult made the first few books in the series a bit of a struggle, but this one was a blast.

Having seen the movies and finding the movie based on the first half of this book a completely boring, never-ending camping trip, I was pleasantly surprised that the book did not suffer from the same.

There’s nothing else to be said about these books that hasn’t already been said, I was just late to the party.

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