So, as you all know that I haven’t been here a lot in the last few months, and yes, I HAVE read quite a few books, so today, I’m going to review two of them that I thought were SIMPLY AMAZING. I will talk about other books I’ve read in the future posts and will probably do multiple reviews in one post just like this one! So, without further ado, let’s begin with the reviews.
Sheets by Brenna Thummler (🌟🌟🌟🌟)
I had this book on my TBR for a long time. I always found the cover extremely cute, and one of my favorite book channels on YouTube, Ariel Bisset, keeps talking about it all the damn time. And I thought, let’s just give it a try.
It’s a story of a 13-year-old Marjorie whose mom has recently passed away and she has to run her family laundromat as her father can not work. Her customers aren’t happy with her, mostly because of the owner (?) of the laundromat who wants them to vacate it as soon as possible. Things seem to be pretty bad for Marjorie when she meets this 13-year-old ghost who lives in the ghost world and feels like he doesn’t belong there, and soon, they become friends!
So, I read this book and it’s so gorgeous — I can’t tell you how beautiful the art is…so elegant and pleasing to the eyes. I loved the story too and enjoyed the characters so much – and the ghost (I forgot his name lol) was my favorite character in the book! It’s so heartwarming and mildly heartbreaking at the same time. It’s one of the best graphic novels I’ve read, so I would surely tell y’all to read it. And also, the second volume is coming soon and I’m SO stoked!
This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl (with Lori and Wayne Earl), introduction by John Green (🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟)
I started reading this book years ago right after it came out, but I never finished it. Recently I have been picking up books that I didn’t get to finish earlier for some reason, and I finished this one too. My reason was, as a teenager, I had loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I had bawled my eyes out while reading that book, so I wanted to read about the girl who inspired this book.
This book is a collection of letters and stories and pictures and things Esther wrote and did before and after her cancer diagnosis, and honestly, it’s so raw and heartbreaking –of course, you don’t wanna read about somebody being slowly robbed of their life to a terminal illness, but shit happens and it happened to such a beautiful, creative, hilarious, kind and smart girl. I cried. A lot. Especially cried during the parts that her parents wrote. Those lovely words broke my heart. And this book doesn’t end when Esther dies. It ends after she is no more. And you grieve with other people who knew her and were her friends and acquaintances as you read the things they have to say about her. I’m not sure if you should read it. Not because it’s a bad book. No, it’s actually wonderful, but it is very heart-rending.
That’s all for this post! I will see you guys with a similar post in a few days! I hope you have an amazing weekend.