For round 8, I picked Harriet Smith from Emma and General Hux from Star Wars Background According to Regency social conventions, Harriet Smith is worth nothing. An ungenerous person might call her an uneducated upstart with no class or personality. A petty person might comment on her annoying voice. A cruel person might call her… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 8
For round 7, I picked Harry Potter from The Harry Potter series and Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender Background Harry Potter survived a Killing Curse when he was a baby. Harry Potter is the youngest Quidditch player in a century. Harry Potter can talk to snakes. Harry Potter is "special," a status he… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 7
For round 5, I picked Athos from BBC's The Musketeers and Adam Parrish from The Raven Cycle Background While he has clear motivations, Adam Parrish retains the most moral ambiguity of the four Raven Boys. Though he pursues power and status without ever turning villainous, he also terrifies his girlfriend, resents his best friend's wealth,… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 5
For round 4, I picked Roger Davis from RENT and Queen Amidala from Star Wars Background If Roger Davis isn't singing about his problems, he's running away. Granted, he has depression, something I've only recently been able to appreciate. He sulks in his apartment. He worries about his lifespan. He picks out melodies on his untuned guitar.… Continue reading R.I.P It or Ship It: Round 4
I think about these books constantly. I press them on good friends, whispering, "This book ruined my life." I read them to stave off anxiety attacks and cure bad moods. These aren't long-time favorites that I've collected throughout my life, but more recent volumes that I've read over the last two years. These are the stories I need right now, the ones that reassure me I'm on the right track.
The premise: "Good girl" Wren Gray has just done the unthinkable--she's withdrawn from college and decided to move to Guatemala for a year, much to her controlling parents' chagrin. Wren continues to disappoint her parents by pursuing foster kid Charlie Parker. The rest of the book chronicles their intense, confusing, and ultimately triumphant relationship. I've… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle