So yesterday was a big day at Digesting the Words… New layout!! But before I get to that: I’m happy to introduce my younger sister Uzma who will be joining me in reviewing books. Uzma is currently taking care of book review requests (mostly) whilst I get my
Leila Sanders was depicted absolutely perfectly. She wasn’t ever whiny or bratty like you’d expect of a young girl, she had a sense of maturity from living alone and enduring so much in her life, from knowing so much about blues music. Yet she still had very innocent and childlike elements to her personality which is to be expected from someone in high school, but would only be seen when she felt safe and actually had a parental figure looking over her.
Mansfield Park was part of my University reading so unfortunately it wasn’t a book I chose to read for pleasure. I read the majority of it in 2013 but I only managed to finish it recently. I could have made time for Mansfield Park, but really it just isn’t that interesting.
Starcrush follows a young girl called Genna as she encounters love with two cute and mysterious guys that seemed so real that you almost fell in love with them too.
Colony East was the first book I read this year and I absolutely loved everything about it. From the real life changing obstacles, to the constant suspense and tension, Colony East had be gripped until the very end!
It took me a while to finally decide on my Favourite Books of 2013. I read a fair number of books in 2013 so I had a decent selection of to choose from, making my decision a difficult one. To see the complete list of books
I fall head over heels for books that make me feel real raw emotions and Eleanor and Park did just that. I felt an overwhelming sense of empathy for Eleanor throughout the novel. Every time she suffered at the hands of a bully my heart went out for her.