Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don’t get noticed by the mean kids.
Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.
On her first day at her new school, Penelope–Peppi–Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she’s already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the “nerder girlfriend.” How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!
Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can’t help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he’s a member of her own club’s archrivals–the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!
So I got this back like, three? four? months ago and I’m finally doing this. Gotta admire my procrastination skills. (No really, it’s a talent.)
The main reason I, admittedly, put this off was because it looked daunting. But I decided that I needed to stop being lazy and do this thing! (This is part of my campaign to be ‘proactive’.)(I’m failing miserably.)(Except I’m doing this post so I’m only failing kind of miserably.)
Down the TBR Hole was created by Lia @ Lost in a Story to help decrease the size of our TBRs. And since my TBR is over a thousand books, I really need to do this! So without further ado, here are the rules.
HOW IT WORKS:
Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
Order on ascending date added.
Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different – math is hard, getting along with friends is hard…Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure’s on even more once the school newspaper’s dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social experiment projects, and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen’s always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone’s cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real life problems?
The charming world of Berrybrook Middle School gets a little bigger in this highly anticipated follow up to Svetlana Chmakova’s award winningAwkwardwith a story about a boy who learns his own way of beingBrave!
Jensen is this lovable, socially awkward boy – who I see a lot of Middle-School Me in (minus the lovable part 😉 ). Middle-school Me was a girl who had a lot of casual friends but no close ones. Middle-school Me was also painfully shy and sat in the library during lunch time because she couldn’t muster up the courage to ask some of the people she knew if she could sit with them. She thought there wasn’t any room for her at their table and she was scared of getting told no – or worse, someone saying yes but silently judging her. And on some days, she felt really lonely.
I was tagged by Lori @ Lori’s Bookshelf Reads for this. Thank you for the tag Lori! I’m very excited to do this! (Percy Jackson has gotten me addicted to Greek mythology, so anything related to it intrigues me.)(And this is literally called the “Greek Gods Book Tag”, so.)
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Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.
But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.
Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
Alright, now that a few weeks have passed and I finally forced myself to make time, I’m writing this review. And, as you can tell, I didn’t like the book.
There are reasons! So please hear me out before hunting me down and murdering me, because I’m aware this is a well-liked book. But there were also very big holes in the plot and the characters were…well, we’ll get into it.
For those of you that don’t know, tomorrow, November 6th, 2018, is when FIVE FRICKIN’ BOOKS by Asian authors are getting released.
*squeals and jumps up and down uncontrollably*
Just. We’ve come so far. The fact that all these books with Asian rep are getting published really makes me happy because I’m Asian (specifically Indian). And when I was younger (so like, five years ago) this didn’t happen. Of all the books I read, only a few had Asian representation in it. And not seeing myself, at all, in the books I read really…let’s just say, if I had read a book when I was younger about an Indian girl, or just any Asian girl in particular, struggling with some of the issues my family and I struggled with (and still struggle with), I would’ve felt a lot more valid and seen. And it would’ve really helped me.
And as an Asian who’s hoping to be an author, it’s inspiring to see that these people have done it! I can’t wait to read these books. I’m currently short on money to get these books, but as soon as I can buy them, you can bet I will. (And you guys should too!) So without further ado, here are the books!