Ammie, Come Home

About The Book:
Written by Barbara Michaels Series Georgetown Published Year 1968
It begins as a lark -- a harmless diversion initiated by Washington, D.C., hostess Ruth Bennett as a means of entertaining her visiting niece, Sara. But the séance conducted in Ruth's elegant Georgetown home calls something back; something unwelcome ... and palpably evil. Suddenly Sara is speaking in a voice not her own, transformed into a miserable, whimpering creature so unlike her normal, sensible self. No tricks or talismans will dispel the malevolence that now plagues the inhabitants of this haunted place -- until a dark history of treachery, lust, and violence is exposed. But the cost might well be the sanity and the lives of the living.

I remember being really scared after reading the condensed version of this book, I was probably 13 then. Reading the full version now, I realized it wasn't scary at all but it's very insightful. I still like it though it's somewhat different from what i remember. It is very well written and engrossing to read.

The Foretelling

About The Book:
Written by Alice Hoffman Published Year 2005
A transformative coming-of-age story that pierces the soul and heals the spirit. It is an ancient story with lessons for all time...a book that asks many profound questions, for which there are many answers. A stunning tale of primal power and mythic beauty from a New York Times bestselling author. Rain is a girl of the Amazon tribe of women warriors, the daughter of Queen Alina, living in a time of blood and fear. As the future leader of her people, she must seek and hold fast to her inner warrior. But amid the horrors of the battlefield, Rain is startled and mystified by the first stirrings of mercy towards the enemy--men--within her. What she encounters along the poignant and harrowing path toward her destiny--a kind young man, a strange recurrent prophecy, and a condemned baby brother--lead her, against odds, to forge mercy, love, and peace.

It was a nice read but it left me a feeling af unfulfillment like there should be something more to Rain's story. It was nice that she had come to terms with who she is and what she needs to do for her people.

Mister Monday

About The Book:
Written by Garth Nix Series Keys to the Kingdom Published Year 2003
Details the adventure of a schoolboy, Arthur Penhaligon, who, during an asthma attack is entrusted with a key by Mister Monday, a strange man from a place called the House (or the Epicenter of the Universe). The key, in the shape of a clock minute hand, is passed to Arthur on the supposition that he is about to die and the key will be returned to the original owner, ensuring his ownership of it and therefore fulfilling his part of the Will, an ancient part of text that had been broken by the seven Trustees of the Architect, the creator of the universe.. However, he survives, now in possession of both the key and a strange notebook known as the Compleat Atlas, and soon is being hounded by Monday's henchmen, Nithlings, who are beasts of Nothing that reside in the House. these Nithlings, who are also called Fetchers, inadvertently bring a plague of some sort to Arthur's home town. Arthur escapes the quarantine of his town with the help of the Will, who is a tangible creature of type, and sets off into a mysterious House, which has appeared his town, with a desperate need so solve all of the problems which had befouled his recent life.

I was looking for Harry Potter ripoffs when I saw this, from the cover you'd think it is indeed an HPripoff. Upon reading you would see some similarities but I guess Garth Nix is more imaginative because of the characters that he created, he's a storyteller as well. It's quite bizarre and i love it! I'd always have a penchant for constructing an image from a book that I'm reading and it's perfect for this one.

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

About The Book:
Written by Lilian Jackson Braun Series Jim Qwilleran Feline Whodunnit Published Year 1966
A stabbing in an art gallery, vandalised paintings, a fatal fall - this is not what Jim Qwilleran expects when he turns his reportorial talents to art. But with his partner, Koko the Siamese cat, he sniffs out clues and confounds criminals intent on mayhem and murder.

How do you read the lead character's name? It was an easy read, I like it; I like the art incorporated with the story and I love Koko too, sort of reminds me of Rin-rin cartoons though he owns a dog. I'm sort of exploring the genre that's why I decided to read older published books such as this one.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

About The Book:
Written by Mark Haddon Published Year 2003 Awarded Whitbread Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction
'The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears' house. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog.' The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's, a form of autism. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.

I love reading this kind of books, I call them smart books one of the reason is because they confuse me but I still read them because their different from the usual selection of fictions. Reading this book is like seeing the world in the eyes of another person which is Christopher. It was so sort of sad the way that father is trying to win back Christopher's trust.

The Pact

About The Book:
Written by Jennifer Sturman Series Rachel Benjamin Published Year 2004
Rachel Benjamin and her friends aren't looking forward to Emma's wedding. The groom is a rat, and nobody can understand what Emma sees in him. So when he turns up dead in the morning of the ceremony, no one in the wedding party is all that upset. Not even Emma. Rachel, who had the good fortune to find Richard floating facedown in the pool, is feeling as if she's woken up in an Agatha Christie novel. It doesn't help that everyone around her seems to have a motive for murder. So, while the cops detain Emma's family and friends at her isolated Adirondacks compound for the weekend, Rachel, an investment banker by trade, makes like Miss Marple (minus the gray hair and sensible shoes) and does some digging of her own. Her investigation gets especially tricky when Peter Forrest, the too-good-to-be-true best man, turns out to be the number-one love interest and her number-one suspect. And Rachel can't help remembering the solemn pact she and her friends made back in college--a promise to rescue each other from bad relationships, using any means required. Has someone taken the pact too far?

A good mystery book all comes down to Agatha Christe. It's very well written with charming and quite intresting characters, why is it though that the heroine must always be a dimwit?

Just Listen

About The Book:
Written by Sarah Dessen Published Year 2006
Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"--at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf 's Department Store.This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling.With Owen's help,maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

This book tackles alot of issues; communication barriers, peer pressure, isolation that alot of teens may have gone through at some point. Unlike other teen-oriented books (well those that I've read anyway), Just Listen is more on the serious note but it's still easy to read and entertaining as well esp with it's reference to music.

Bridget Jones's Diary

About The Book:
Written by Helen Fielding Series Bridget Jones Published Year 1996
Meet Bridget Jones-- a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could: lose 7 pound, stop smoking and develop Inner Poise. Over the course of the year, Bridget loses a total of 72 pounds but gains a total of 74. She remains, however, optimistic. through it all, Bridget will have you helpless with laughter.

Reading this book, one thinks of how time passess really quick. Bizarre is an apt description for Bridget Jones. Ridiculously funny book albeit a little silly.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

About The Book:
Written by JK Rowling Series Harry Potter Published Year 2007
Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him with.

It's so sad to think that I won't be reading any Harry Potter anymore. I hope JK Rowling comes up with another series as exciting and captivating as this one. Maybe I'll read A Series of Unfortunate Events, I have it for so long now. I guess I'll start with that series.

Strange Bedpersons

About The Book:
Written by Jennifer Crusie Published Year 1994
Tess Newhart knows her ex-boyfriend Nick Jamieson isn't the right guy for her. He's caviar and champagne, she's take-out Chinese pot stickers. He's an uptight Republican lawyer, she was raised in a commune and thinks Cinderella is politically incorrect. He wants to get ahead in business, she just wants him -- only not the social-climbing Nick, but the sweet, caring, unbuttoned-down Nick. Nick wants her, too, but there's no way Tess is about to play second fiddle to his obsession to make partner. Yet somehow she finds herself agreeing to play his fiancée for a weekend business trip that could make or break Nick's career. And while he's wrapped up in convincing Tess that he needs her in his respectable world, Tess is doing her best to keep her left-wing opinions to herself and her hands off Nick.

Weird characters; Tess and Nick are the opposite extremes of one another and their friends are just totally pathetic. It can be funny at times, and do have witty dialogues but the ridiculousness of the situation overwhelms me.

Dead Until Dark

About The Book:
Written by Charlaine Harris Series Sookie Stackhouse Published Year 2002
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome -- and Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's exactly the kind of guy she's been waiting for all her life. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's a vampire with a bad reputation. He hangs out with a seriously creepy crowd, all suspected of -- big surprise -- murder. And when one of Sookie's co-workers is killed, she fears she's next.

This is the 1st vampire book I've read. Dead Until Dark is quite nice, Charlaine Haris a good mystery writer, the story can be quite engaging and exciting. I never would have guessed who the culprit was, definitely reading book 2.

Jinx

About The Book:
Written by Meg Cabot Published Year 2007
It wasn't just the power failure the night Jean Honeychurch was born that earned her the nickname Jinx: misfortune seems to follow her wherever she goes. Which is why she's been shipped off to New York to stay with relatives including her sophisticated cousin Tory until the trouble she's caused back in her small hometown dies down. Tory couldn't care less about Jinx until Jinx's chronic bad luck starts wreaking havoc in Tory's perfect world. Only then does Jinx learn that beneath Tory's big-city glamour lies a world of hatred and revenge. And now Jean's jinx could be the only thing that can save her life.

I read alot of Megan Cabot nowadays, I just like the way she writes which is just fun and light. This is the first book I've read of Cabot's that leans on the paranormal side, it's fine though keeps things more intresting.

Sandstorm

About The Book:
Written by James Rollins Series Sigma Force Published Year 2004
An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum -- a devastating blast that sets off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world, as the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means. Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. And her search for answers is about to lead Kara and her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator, into a world they never dreamed actually existed. For new evidence exposed by the tragedy suggests that Ubar, a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert, is more than mere legend ... and that something astonishing is waiting there.Two extraordinary women and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, are not the only ones being drawn to the desert. Former U.S. Navy SEAL Painter Crowe, a covert government operative and head of an elite counterespionage team, is hunting down a dangerous turncoat, Crowe's onetime partner, to retrieve the vital information she has stolen. And the trail is pointing him toward Ubar.But the many perils inherent in a death-defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmarish secrets to be unearthed at journey's end. What is hidden below the sand is more than a valuable relic of ancient history. It is an ageless power that lives and breathes -- an awesome force that could create a utopia or tear down everything humankind has built during millennia of civilization. Many lives have already been destroyed by ruthless agencies dedicated to guarding its mysteries and harnessing its might. And now the end may be at hand for Safia, for Kara, for Crowe, and for all the interlopers who wish to expose its mysteries, as it prepares to unleash the most terrible storm of all.

First book in the Sigma Force Series, it's very a long read, at some point it became such a drag to read and afterall that has happenned they are indeed just following a wild goose chase. Still, I'll be reading Book 2 one of these days.

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

About The Book:
Written by Sophie Kinsella Also titled Confessions Of A Shopaholic Series Shopaholic Published Year 2000
Meet Rebecca Bloomwood. She's a journalist. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time...shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can't. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The stories she concocts become more and more fantastic as she tries to untangle her increasingly dire financial difficulties. Her only comfort is to buy herself something - just a little something.

It's one of my guilty pleasures, yes it can be shallow and pitiful at times but it's very entertaining to read.

The Royal Treatment

About The Book:
Written by MaryJanice Davidson Series Alaskan Royal Family Published Year 2004
In a world nearly identical to ours, the North won the Civil War, Ben Affleck is the sexiest man alive, Martha Stewart is a better pastry chef than insider trader, and Russia never sold Alaska to the US. Instead, Alaska is a rough, beautiful country ruled by a famously eccentric royal family, ostracized by the other royals, and urgently in need of a bride for the Crown Prince. In fact, ANYONE would do. But they have no idea what they're in for when they offer the job to a feisty commoner.. a girl who's going to need.. The Royal Treatment!

It has it's moments, pretty hilarious though It feels more like reading a rough manuscript rather than a book.

A Walk To Remember

About The Book:
Written by Nicholas Sparks Published Year 1999
Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister. A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it. Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood.

I'm sure everyone knows the story since it was made into a film. The books is quite nice, heartwarming and such which reminds me of another movie/book made in the 70's starred by Ali Mcgrew, I should read that book as well when I find one that is.

Where Are The Children?

About The Book:
Written by Mary Higgins Clark Published Year 1975
Nancy Harmon long ago fled the heartbreak of her first marriage, the macabre deaths of her two little children, and the shocking charges against her. She changed her name, dyed her hair, and left California for the windswept peace of Cape Cod. Now remarried, she has two more beloved children, and the terrible pain has begun to heal -- until the morning when she looks in the backyard for her little boy and girl and finds only one red mitten. She knows that the nightmare is beginning again.

One of Mary Higgins Clark first novels, just one of my regular dose of suspense drama.

The Undomestic Goddess

About The Book:
Written by Sophie Kinsella Published Year 2005
Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she's mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they've hired a lawyer-and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can't sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope-and finds love-is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

Love this book! I just can't believe Samantha prefers being a housekeeper as to a hotshot lawyer, anyway it's a very good read. I love the characters esp Trish -- having had a Cambridge-educated housekeeper… I could never go back.

Can You Keep A Secret?

About The Book:
Written by Sophie Kinsella Published Year 2003
Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She's always been a v. nervous flyer. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So, naturally enough, she starts telling the man sitting next to her - quite a dishy American, but she's too frightened to notice -all her innermost secrets. How she scans the backs of intellectual books and pretends she's read them. How she does her hair up like Princess Leia in her bedroom. How she's not sure if she has a G-spot, and whether her boyfriend could find it anyway. How she feels like a fraud at work - everyone uses the word 'operational' all the time but she hasn't a due what it means. How the coffee at work is horrible. How she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. If ever there was a bare soul, it's hers. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous founding boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises... It's the man from the plane. What will he do with her secrets? He knows them all - but she doesn't know a single one of his or does she?

I dont know if I like it or not. It's kind of bland, not one of Kinsella's best.

Angels and Demons

About The Book:
Written by Dan Brown Series Robert Langdon Published Year 2000
When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man's chest. His baffling conclusion: it is the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years - reborn to continue their bitter vendetta against their sworn enemy, the Catholic church. In Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Yet somewhere within the walls of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion. While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair - a secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the Vatican. But with each revelation comes another twist, another turn in the plot, which leaves Langdon and Vetra reeling and at the mercy of a seemingly invisible enemy.

It's a great read, I really like Dan Brown's style compared to other thriller writers who puts too many blood and deaths into the story. Instead Dan Brown enthralls the readers with twists and turns of the events and he does put a side of romance as well.

In the Big City

About The Book:
Written by Meg Cabot Series Queen of Babble Published Year 2007
Lizzie Nichols is back, pounding the New York City pavement and looking for a job, a place to live, and her proper place in the universe not necessarily in that order. When "Summer Fling" Luke uses the L word -- Living Together, Lizzie is only too happy to give up her plan of being postgrad roomies with best friend, Shari, in a one-room walk-up in exchange for cohabitation with the love of her life in his mother's Fifth Avenue pied-à-terre, complete with doorman and resident Renoir. But Lizzie's not as lucky in her employment search. As Shari finds the perfect job, Lizzie struggles through one humiliating interview after another, being judged overqualified for the jobs in her chosen field—vintage-gown rehab—and underqualified for everything else. It's Shari's boyfriend Chaz to the rescue when he recommends Lizzie for a receptionist's position at his father's posh law firm. The nonpaying gig at a local wedding-gown shop Lizzie manages to land all on her own. But Lizzie's notoriously big mouth begins to get her into trouble at work and at home almost at once—first at the law firm, where she becomes too chummy with Jill Higgins, a New York society bride with a troublesome future mother-in-law, and then back on Fifth Avenue, when she makes the mistake of bringing up the M word -- Marriage with commitment-shy Luke. Soon Lizzie finds herself jobless as well as homeless all over again. Can Lizzie save herself—and the hapless Jill—and find career security not to mention a mutually satisfying committed relationship at last?

Talk about cliffhangers! Urgh I want the Book 3! I never imagined Lizzie and Chaz would end up together!

Queen of Babble

About The Book:
Written by Meg Cabot Series Queen of Babble Published Year 2006
Lizzie Nichols has a problem: she can't keep anything to herself. And when she opens her big mouth on a trip to London, her good intentions get her long-distance beau, Andrew, in major hot water. Now she's stuck in England with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her nonrefundable airline ticket. Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend and college roommate, Shari, is spending her summer catering weddings in a sixteenth-century château in southern France. Who cares if Lizzie's never traveled alone in her life and only speaks rudimentary French? She's off to Souillac to lend a helping hand! One glimpse of gorgeous Château Mirac—and of gorgeous Luke, the son of the château's owner—and Lizzie's smitten. But thanks to her chronic inability to keep a secret, before the first cork has been popped Luke hates her, the bride is in tears, and Château Mirac is on the road to becoming a lipo-recovery spa. Add to that the arrival of ex-beau Andrew, who's looking for "closure" (or at least a loan), and everything—including Lizzie's shot at true love—is in la toilette . . . unless she can figure out some way to use her big mouth to save the day.

I love Meg Cabot! She always keeps things light and entertaining. But I especially love this series, it's very spontaneous, you think you know the story but it ends up differently.

New Moon

About The Book:
Written by Stephenie Meyer Series Twilight Saga Published Year 2006
The "star-crossed" lovers theme continues as Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire and a deliciously sinister encounter with Italy's reigning royal family of vampires, the Volturi.


It was a crippling thing, this sensation that a huge hole had been punched through my chest, excising my most vital organs and leaving ragged, unhealed gashes around the edges that continued to throb and bleed despite the passage of time. Rationally, I knew my lungs must still be intact, yet I gasped for air and my head spun like my efforts yielded me nothing. My heart must have been beating, too, but I couldn't hear the sound of my pulse in my ears; my hands felt blue with cold. I curled inward, hugging my ribs to hold myself together. I scrambled for my numbness, my denial, but it evaded me.
And yet, I found I could survive. I was alert, I felt the pain—the aching loss that radiated out from my chest, sending wracking waves of hurt through my limbs and head—but it was manageable. I could live through it. It didn't feel like the pain had weakened over time, rather that I'd grown strong enough to bear it.
Whatever it was that had happened tonight—and whether it was the zombies, the adrenaline, or the hallucinations that were responsible—it had woken me up.
For the first time in a long time, I didn't know what to expect in the morning.
Book 2 of the Twilight Saga: New Moon, as if reading about vampires are not enough the writer has to add werewolves which as the story goes are the im-mortal enemies of vampires, how totally un-original. It's really depressing since I'm looking forward to more smoochies from Bella and Edward. What's the point with all the distractions when the readers know they still end up together.

Twilight

About The Book:
Written by Stephenie Meyer Series Twilight Saga Published Year 2005
About three things Bella Swan was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him and she didn't know how dominant that part might be that thirsted for her blood. And third, she was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

What is it with vampires that it has become a fad with American Authors? Not being a great fan of supernatural-related novels I'm a bit hessitant to read this, but it's on New York Times Bestseller, surely it can't be that bad? But it wasn't good either, the story pretty much revolved to the two main characters and it's atall that interesting.

Vanishing Acts

About The Book:
Written by Jodi Picoult Published Year 2005
Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father, Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiancé, and her own search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she uses to find missing persons. But as Delia plans her wedding, she is plagued by flashbacks of a life she can't recall. And then a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a secret that changes the world as she knows it. In shock and confusion, Delia must sift through the truth -- even when it jeopardizes her life and the lives of those she loves. What happens when you learn you are not who you thought you were? When the people you've loved and trusted suddenly change before your eyes? When getting your deepest wish means giving up what you've always taken for granted? Vanishing Acts explores how life -- as we know it -- might not turn out the way we imagined; how doing the right thing could mean doing the wrong thing; how the memory we thought had vanished could return as a threat.

This novel is so real yet it's difficult to think that the circumstances may happen to someone. The plot is used in alot of novels already and yet Jodi Picoult has something more to offer. I like how the story was narrated by each characters; how they perceive the events may be different from the others characters.

How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls

About The Book:
Written by Zoey Dean Also titled as Privileged Published Year 2007
Recent Yale graduate Megan Smith comes to Manhattan with big plans for a career in journalism and even bigger student loan debt: $75,000. When she flails at her trashy tabloid job, she's given an escape hatch: tutor seventeen-year-old identical twins Rose and Sage Baker--yes, the infamous Baker heiresses of Palm Beach, Florida, best known for their massive fortunes and their penchant for drunkenly flashing the paparazzi -- and get their SAT scores up enough to get into Duke. Impossible job -- yes. But if she succeeds, her student debts are history. Unfortunately for Megan, the Baker twins aren't about to curtail their busy social schedules for basic algebra. And they certainly aren't thrilled to have to sit down for a study session with dowdy Megan. Megan quickly discovers that if she's going to get her money, she'll have to learn her Pucci from her Prada. And if she can look the part, maybe, just maybe, she can teach the girls something along the way.

I've been wanting for so long to read one of her works, alas her very first novel apart from the A-List Series. How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls is quite entertaining which is as far as chick lits may go. Poor character development though; a bunch of shallow, forgetful ones which the author rightfully describes as -- The OC on Prozac.

Veronika Decides To Die

About The Book:
Written by Paulo Coelho Published Year 1999
Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that her heart is damaged and she has only a few days to live. The story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds she finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again.

Paulo Coelho always writes books that inspires the readers to see life in a new perspective. This is one of my favorite books, I think it is something that alot of people can relate to, at some point a person may think of how bored he is of life the same as the feeling of the heroine in this book.