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[Review] All of This Is True – Lygia Day Peñaflor

Book Title: All of This is True (Standalone)
Author:     Lygia Day Peñaflor
Number of pages:  432

Synopsis:

Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even if her friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault.

Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and Jonah like that. She can’t believe that she got used for a book.

Penny Panzarella was more than the materialistic party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was. She desperately wanted Fatima Ro to see that, and she saw her chance when Fatima asked the girls to be transparent with her. If only she’d known what would happen when Fatima learned Jonah’s secret. If only she’d known that the line between fiction and truth was more complicated than any of them imagine…

(re: Goodreads @ All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Honestly a YA book for YA readers (because it’s about us omg)
– Character driven story with each character having their own motives for what they do
– The “shocking twist” isn’t very shocking if you’re mildly skeptical, but the resolution to it can be somewhat fulfilling
– Multi-POV and mixed/varied media narrative format (e.g. book excerpts, interviews, texts, e-mails), journal entries
– STAN CULTURE IS WILD
– I’m curious: what kinds of things/people do you stan (or see yourself part of a fandom of?)

Initial Thoughts

Stan culture is w i l d.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of All Of This Is True from the Frenzy team at Harper Collins Canada.


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[Alternatives] – Movie Review – Love, Simon (2018)

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Alternatives
Movie Review –
Love, Simon (2018)

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Gay
Duration: 110 Minutes
Directed By: Greg Berlanti

Starring: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford,
Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is leaked, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

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[Alternatives] – Movie Review – Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Alternatives is the tagline to discuss entertainment outside of literature. It may encompass television, movies, games, and music.

Alternatives
Movie Review –
Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age, Drama, Gay
Duration: 132 Minutes
Directed By: Luca Guadagnino

Starring: Timothée Hal Chalamet, Armie Hammer,
Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AYPxH5NTM

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