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  • borntoswim
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    This is amazing. One of the many reasons I want to go to Stanford and be a part of a venture like this!
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswimliked a comment in Where She Went.
    I love this book! It is so interesting. It is appropriate for ages 15 and up. So read this book and If I Stay which is the first book!!! :)
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswimliked a comment in Where She Went.
    need to read it made my book list but haven't read yet
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswimliked a comment in Where She Went.
    The first one is write by the point of view of Mia and this is from the point of view of Adam, it's been three years since everything that happend in If i Stay; both have a succesful life, but in one night their destinys are conected again and they got a second chance, Will they take it?
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswimliked a comment in Where She Went.
    one of my faveret books
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswimliked a comment in Where She Went.
    I watched the movie and i want to read the first book.
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswimliked a comment in Where She Went.
    This is the sequel to the book, If I Stay, which is one of my favorite books, and I have been looking forward to reading Where She Went ever since I finished reading the first one and it was just as incredible. If I Stay was written from Mia’s point of view and it was mostly about Mia struggling to make the decisions between staying alive or passing away, leaving the world behind, while Where She Went was written from Adam’s point of view, and it took place three years after the crash and Mia’s recovery and three years since Mia broke up with Adam. In this book, we get to experience Adam’s journey along the way, and somehow I can sympathize with him and understand his pain, despair and sadness. I love how he expressed his emotion, it was very relatable, because we all long for someone out of reach sometimes and I love how the story developed and how it ended and we finally had closure for Adam and Mia. Where She Went was a mixture of heart-breaking, anger, and excitement all at the same time. This story is recommended for teens that was in love with music, pure love at first sight. Gayle Forman is a fantastic author, I will continue reading her book, and collect all her series.
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswimliked a comment in Where She Went.
    Where she went is the sequel to the book If I stay. This is one of my favorite duology that I've ever read. i really likt the author's way of writing these books. The characters emotions are so raw and you can feel like you are going through what the characters are going through. Tears and giggles will all happen while you read. The basic summury of this book is that after Mia's whole family died, she went on and started performing in New York. She broke up with Adam three years ago and started a new life. But on that special day, where they both happen to be in the exact same place, the two former lovers meet again. This book really gave a closure to the story of Mia and Adam. I like how the author is describing Adam's emotion because it's so real. You can actually feel the things that he is going through. The best thing about this book is that all of the events that happend in the book happened in one single day. I am so impressed by how she could write something so touching and relatable yet in just one scene. The whole book doesn't have a stopping point, it's a continuous story that you would never want to put down. I definetly recommend this book to teens, tweens or even adults, because at some point later in your life, you would experience what the characters have. I would suggest that you read the first book If I Stay first before reading this one.
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswim wants to read this book.
    By Gayle Forman
    Almost 4 years ago
  • borntoswim
    borntoswimliked a comment in The Report Card.
    (SPOILERS! MAJOR SPOILERS! DOESN'T GIVE AWAY ENDING) I love Andrew Clements, I really do.. But this book.. It hooked me right in at the beginning when it talked about grades. It's really true, parents put a lot of emphasis on grades and want kids to do their best. But I never thought of how expectation could turn into a negative thing, how it could pressure the child in question. I understand how Nora wanted to speak up about all the pressure and that grades just make everyone upset. I understand, but I think teachers and parents want to help the kids, but they just.. went about it the wrong way in this particular school. But getting suspended and getting bad grades on purpose will just upset everybody more. It was pretty confusing and I had a REALLY hard time wrapping my head around this book. This was a little disappointing compared to Frindle.. but still, I liked it. It had light humor and the charm that good realistic fiction almost always has. At some parts it made me feel warm and fuzzy inside and even though it was confusing, and went the wrong way sometimes, it was still a pretty good book.. I just wanted to make that point.. Anyway, Nora Rose Rowley is a fifth-grader, but more importantly, she's a genius. She's kept it a secret all these years.. In kindergarten, she started "copying" kids and what they did, so she would seem more normal, and it's been a habit from kindergarten all the way to fifth grade. She became best friends with Stephen, who she thought was a great friend because he's calm, rarely gets mad, and is very loyal. Anyway, every year Nora and Stephen and everyone takes the standardized tests in their grade, and Stephen gets okay scores. Not horrible, just kind of low. His mom and dad pressure him about it, and really, a lot of parents do that where Nora lives - pressure kids about their grades. Nora noticed the negative effects and she wanted to do something to make all this pressure and all this worry about grades to stop, so she brought home a horrible report card filled with Cs and Ds... But this plan backfired and her parents got so worried about her that they sent her to the school counselor, where he gave her an IQ test. Nora tried to get an "average" score, or a C, on the test, but she wasn't familiar with the test and ended up getting a way higher score than she wanted... But the counselor still wasn't completely sure that Nora was a genius until Nora got into a huge argument with the "smartest" kid in the class about the sun, and she revealed her true genius.. Oops... Now her parents jumped from "worried" to "thrilled and making BIG plans." Nora needs help, and lots of it. She enlists her friend Stephen to start a rebellion of grades.. she's going to rally the whole fifth-grade up to show that grades don't really matter at all.. She's going to convince everyone to get a 0 on their next test! But what if that rebellion goes too far? Suddenly Nora and Stephen wish they hadn't started the whole thing at all.. Read this book to find out what happens! This book is very jarring, and it's certainly not calm at all.. This is not for readers who like slow-paced books.. Nora is a very wild character who's also a genius, but the rest of the characters are pretty plain and normal, there is nothing much special about them.. I totally get that Nora is dealing with pressure, but everyone in the fifth-grade and probably everyone in school has dealt with pressure before a test or after.. but pressure that motivates you to do better isn't bad.. But if you look past that, there are a pretty determined set of characters who think they can change their whole school system. They're pretty brave to try to do that, actually. And to be honest, I like rebellious, charismatic characters way better than calm, demure ones who always get good grades and are pretty perfect.. This book was really confusing, but it was a good book overall because it had an interesting plot and a determined female protagonist.. Grade: B- ~FelicisOwl (a book and encyclopedia lover just like Nora)
    Almost 4 years ago

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