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Book Report: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Happy April, you guys! Can you believe it’s April!? Did any of you get pranked for April Fool’s yesterday? Today we are diving into another BOOK REPORT, a feature that we share every month. We both read the same book, chat about it, and post it here. With minor spoilers, we introduce The Mockingbirds by […]

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June 12, 2013 - 8:05 am

Young Adult Book Review: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney - […] When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney (twitter | website) Publication Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Pages: 264 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: loss of a parent, grief, Tokyo, relationships that don’t end well Format read: ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley. (Thank you!) Other Books Read by the Author: The Mockingbirds (a joint review) […]

June 16, 2012 - 9:59 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve been curious about this one for a long time, but I’ve never really gotten around to reading it. It does sound pretty darn good though, based on your book report.

April 7, 2012 - 11:34 pm

Young Adult Blog: In My Mailbox: 14 - […] Estelle and Magan: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney […]

April 2, 2012 - 4:59 pm

VeganYANerds - As always I enjoyed your book report review, girls! This book sticks in my mind because the cover really stands out and like you guys, I keep seeing the sequel on blogs/goodreads. Definitely a series I want to read!

April 2, 2012 - 10:32 am

elena - Love love the phrase “intricate machine”! I balked at the date rape thing at first because it makes me supremely uncomfortable but once I read more, I find myself really wanting to read this book. I especially like that music is such an important part to this book. I’m very curious about how the trial went but I really hate how being drunk can be used to place blame on the victim, no means no. ๐Ÿ˜

Book Report: The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder [website | twitter] Release Date: December 8, 2011 Publisher: Razorbill Pages: 357 Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Hardback from the library for E; Hardback owned by M. How we found out about it: Well, it seems like everyone and their grandma had read this book so it’s about […]

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March 7, 2012 - 11:55 am

Magan - April, you make a really good point. I’m listening to my first audio book now, and it’s a much different experience than reading a book. I agree that we were both pretty down when we didn’t love PoM. ๐Ÿ™‚

March 7, 2012 - 11:54 am

Magan - I’ll be really curious to know what you think after you read it, Mands. I’ll keep a lookout for your review once you’ve read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

March 4, 2012 - 8:52 am

April Books & Wine - I wonder if I connected more deeply with The Probability of Miracles because I listened to the audiobook, so it felt like Cam was a real person telling me her story?

It sucks that you guys did not fall head over heels in love with PoM. ๐Ÿ™ But I get why, after reading this. And I really sincerely do wonder if the audiobook is a whole other experience compared to print.

March 1, 2012 - 10:36 pm

VeganYANerds - Another fun book report, girls! I haven’t read this and I kept thinking it was because it was a 2012 release so I’m surprised to see if was released last year, I need to read this. I’ve read Anna’s review and now yours and I’m hoping it’s as good as it sounds, even if there’s not a strong connection with the main character.

March 1, 2012 - 8:39 pm

Tara @ Hobbitsies - These joint discussion things are so fun! It makes me wish I had a second blogger so I can do stuff like this, HAH.

But I’m sorry you guys didn’t love The Probability of Miracles as much as you wanted to! I really, really loved it, it affected me in so many ways. But my boyfriend’s brother passed away last February from cancer, so POM was one of the first and probably last cancer books I’ll be reading, at least for a good, long time.

Thanks for the honest review!

March 1, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Amy @ Tripping Over Books - Aww, I’m sorry you guys didn’t love it! I sort of did. Love it, that is. I thought that Cam was refreshing and snarky, and I appreciated why she thought her situation was kind of hopeless. Especially because I thought she got a little less hopeless at the end. But I can totally see how the beginning would be a little slow; the action in Promise was so much better. I thought the part where she visited her friend was a little bit unnecessary, but I got a kick out of the visit with her grandmother, mostly because she lived in Hoboken and I’m from Jersey myself ;-). Good call about personal experiences affecting your reading! SO TRUE.
Great review, ladies!! Thoughtful and honest and AWESOME.

March 1, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Liz - I couldn’t agree more with you guys more on this one. It feels like every review I read for this one gives it a glowing recommendation, so I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who didn’t absolutely love it.

There were parts that I enjoyed, but overall I really just didn’t connect to it as much as I would have hoped. Every point you both make here is dead on.

I really love your blog, it is quickly becoming one of my favourites!

March 1, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Magan - Anna, I know! I wanted to love it so much. I kept waiting for ALL THE FEELINGS to kick in, but it didn’t happen for me. ๐Ÿ™ And we love you too!

March 1, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Anna - REVIEW TWINSIES. Or, well, triplet-sies? But still…wahh you didn’t love like I loved. But…but…whatever I love you anyway ๐Ÿ™‚