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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Me before you” by JoJo Moyes
    Posted on 9/20/2016 04:20 PM by parmanlibraryteens.

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    Although Me Before You is a sweet, poignant novel that ponders the value of family, friends, and love, I still feel as though it is one of the most overrated books of all time. Personally, I’m quite cautious when reading a novel that is very popular, for I fear that I will not love it as much as everyone else. This is what happened with Me Before You. I love the messages the novel sends, from living life to the fullest and having no regrets to being independent while relying upon family and friends for aid and comfort. However, I feel as though these themes are hackneyed in literature, and I felt as though I was reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green all over again except in a different format. I liked how witty and charming Will could be, but Louisa – the protagonist – was just too dull and distant for my liking. I also felt as though Moyes’ writing style was drawn out unnecessarily, and it took me days to finish this novel because I would lose interest frequently. Also, even though the ending was touching, it didn’t move me to the point of tears; I’m actually one of the few readers out there who liked the ending, and felt satisfied enough with it that I don’t think I’ll be reading After You, the sequel to this novel, anytime soon. All in all, Me Before You just wasn’t for me, but I hope teens and adults who decide to give this novel a try will enjoy it more than I did.

    Niraja 17, Parman TLLC




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Book Reviews

  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Me before you” by JoJo Moyes
    Posted on 9/20/2016 04:20 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    Although Me Before You is a sweet, poignant novel that ponders the value of family, friends, and love, I still feel as though it is one of the most overrated books of all time. Personally, I’m quite cautious when reading a novel that is very popular, for I fear that I will not love it […] 
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  • Parman teen book review: “The Problem with forever” by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Posted on 9/7/2016 02:34 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    The Problem with Forever is a meaningful and deeply moving contemporary novel that tackles some heavy topics – abuse, mental health counseling, and even death – beautifully. Even though this novel is a little long for a young adult novel, I flew through all 480 pages because the story was so captivating. The plot follows […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
    Posted on 8/24/2016 11:43 AM by parmanlibraryteens

    Brave New World reminded me of the world in Fahrenheit 451, except it was infinitely worse. In a future governed by dictator-like “fordships,” people are divided into castes with no religion, love, or freedom whatsoever as they are taught from birth that “everyone belongs to everyone.” The story follows Bernard Marx – who doesn’t fit […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Lord of the flies” by William Golding
    Posted on 8/9/2016 04:23 PM by parmanlibraryteens

    I’ve been exploring classic literature recently, and Lord of the Flies was on the top of my list as I’d read many raving reviews for it. I wasn’t anticipating, however, that Lord of the Flies would be one of the most haunting novels I’ve ever read. Set during WWII, the story details events that occur […] 
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  • Parman Teen Book Review: “Don’t get caught” by Kurt Dinan
    Posted on 8/3/2016 10:29 AM by parmanlibraryteens

    If you enjoyed The Shadow Club by Neil Gaiman, then this book is for you. Don’t Get Caught has several parallels to The Shadow Club, including pranks, inferiority complexes, and the thin line between harmless and dangerous. Max is a caring, introspective narrator, and I really liked how the novel was written through his perspective […] 
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