This is my first review and I feel like to mark the occasion I need to tell you a little bit about me, The Book Lover.
Actually, The Book Lover in me is similar to the Movie Watcher, the TV Lover, and the Music Listener in me: we’re all pretty chill. I read, watch, listen to what I want, am overall okay with it and move on. Does that mean I’m not in some fandoms and listen to some albums over and over again and discussed all types of theories and opinions with friends over the Divergent Trilogy ending? Heavens, no. I’m in fandom, I write fan fiction, I put albums on repeat (current: Lana Del Ray and Beyoncé), and I will CAPS LOCK ABOUT BOOK FEELINGS until the cows come home. So what do I mean, I’m “pretty chill” and “move on”?
What it means is, I give almost anything I finish a four or five star rating. If I don’t like it, I stop reading it (Uglies comes to mind). When I watch TV shows, I hardly speculate on what will happen next or go into spoiler threads or hate new story lines. I trust the writers and see what happens. This sometimes doesn’t work out to my favor (The Office) but for the most part it makes me a happy participant.
Do I have opinions? Yes. Do I have high and low feelings about art that make me feel things and want to explore themes and style and characters more? Yes! I just think I take a step back at these things when it is just me and my thoughts. Can I have a crazy conversation about a character’s arc through an entire trilogy? Yes, I did it for almost two weeks when Allegiant came out.
This may be confusing, but I just needed you to know that about me before you see how I view the wonderment of books. In no way do I consider myself a great reviewer of books or a beacon of knowledge of structure and narratives that make me some kind of be all of book reviewing. I just like books, and if I like one, I want more people to know about it. Today’s book:
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan