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Just like Alice, I'm reading my way down the rabbit hole. 

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Siege and Storm
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Kate Crash, Catherine Hardwicke
Flipped - Wendelin Van Draanen “What he did to my heart was sheer, inexplicable, magic.” CUTENESS OVERLOAD!The moment I finished this book, I FLIPPED. You know: that feeling of great anticipation that something wonderful is about to happen. Ecstatically relieving the moment you devoured your favorite dessert and doesn't give a crap about the world. Once I started this book I had that feeling that it's just me and the whole story for myself. It's damned well near perfect, I tell you. I ought to know a kid's romance story could be so adorable. In an alternate voices, we get to be inside Juli's and Bryce' mind which I never imagined a child's thoughts to be very vast and complex. FLIPPED is a lot of things. There's more to just first and charming romances. The talk of family dynamics is presented which I thought was highly essential considering this to also be a childrens book. Giving us two different families with one we would love to be a part of and the other to be taught a lesson, a lesson in compassion. Strangely though, I am still stuck with the Sycamore tree. Like Bryce, I'm not much of a climber myself neither was heights appealing. But envisioning Juli to be way up there and to experience the magical feeling she felt was fascinating, and I quote her "The view from my sycamore was more than rooftops and clouds and wind and colors combined."What led me to read the book was the fact that I just saw the movie yesterday for the first time, and man, it was very lovely and delightful. The casts were very good hence in the book, and the boy who played Bryce was very, very cute. Very cute! And so reading wasn't that hard for me since the characters' voices in the movie is what I hear in my mind. Then I thought the book was in its 80's or 90's circa but it was set to a more modern scene. Both the book and the movie were great I cannot even further describe and express the emotion running through me. But one thing's for sure: FLIPPED is a FAVORITE. Did I mention Bryce is pretty charming?"Finally I break free and do the only manly thing available when you're seven years old -- I dive behind my mother.""I pull her away from the table, but there's no place to go. And I've got her hand in mine, and I just can't think. So I stop right there in the middle of the room and look at her. At that face. I want to touch her cheek and see what it feels like. I want to touch her hair, it looks so incredibly soft.""I'd scale that monster sycamore if I could. Right to the top. And I'd yell her name across the rooftops for the whole world to hear.And since you know what a tree-climbing weenie I am, I think it's pretty clear that I'm willing to do anything to get her to talk to me. Man, I'll dive after her into a chicken coop full of poop if that's what it takes. I'll ride my bike all the stinkin' way to school for the rest of eternity if it means being with her.Something. I've got to come up with some thing to show her that I've changed. To prove to her that I understand."xx