Devilish

About The Book:
Written by Maureen Johnson Published Year 2006
The only thing that makes St. Teresa's Preparatory School for Girls bearable for Jane is her best friend Ally. But when Ally changes into a whole different person literally overnight the fall of their senior year, Jane's suddenly alone--and very confused.
Turns out, Ally has sold her soul in exchange for popularity--to a devil masquerading as a sophomore at St. Teresa's! Now it's up to Jane to put it all on the line to save her friend from this ponytail-wearing, cupcakenibbling demon . . . without losing her own soul in the process.

Feels like a start of a series, I think it will make a good series, hope Johnson makes a sequel. It was pretty weird err different, I think alot of her novels are somewhat unique but this more than the others.

The Uncommon Reader

About The Book:
Written by Alan Bennett Published Year 2007
A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.

This little book is a witty and enjoyable read. A story somehow I can relate to; I always thought I started late in my reading If I had been this intrested in reading when I was in highschool I could have read thousands by now and my mom does say my reading is a selfish pursuit; it's all I do really; when I get home from work and during my dayoffs. Unlike with story though Queen Elizabeth's foundness of reading comes with grave consequences; with her duty and all. It's a pity though that it was so short a read, It would have been nice if the author provided other posibilities. The abruptness of the ending though was very fitting.

Stealing Heaven

About The Book:
Written by Elizabeth Scott Published Year 2008
My name is Danielle. I'm eighteen. I've been stealing things for as long as I can remember.
Dani has been trained as a thief by the best - her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy homes and making a living by stealing antique silver. They never stay in one place long enough to make real connections, real friends - a real life.
In the beach town of Heaven, though, everything changes. For the first time, Dani starts to feel at home. She's making friends and has even met a guy. But these people can never know the real Dani - because of who she is. When it turns out that her new friend lives in the house they've targeted for their next job and the cute guy is a cop, Dani must question where her loyalties lie: with the life she's always known - or the one she's always wanted.

I really enjoyed reading it, the story was interesting; seems different from other YA books but not really; self-destructive parents; Ive seen in other books and the way the story finishes in it self without the protagonist doing much of anything but brooding and then everything sets in right definitely a YA formula. It fell short; how about her friendship with Allison and her mothers condition; being sick and I don't mean in the physical sense. But regardless of it it is still one of the most enjoyable books I've read.

Something Borrowed

About The Book:
Written by Emily Giffin Published Year 2004
Rachel White and Darcy Rhone have been best friends since childhood. They've shared birthdays, the horrors of high school and even boyfriends, but while Darcy is the sort of woman who breezes through life getting what she wants when she wants it, Rachel has always played by the rules and watched her stunning best friend steal all the limelight. The one thing Rachel's always had over Darcy is the four-month age gap which meant she was first to being a teenager, first to drive, first to everything ...but now she's about to be first to thirty. And Darcy still has a charmed life. On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Rachel is shocked to find herself questioning the status quo. How come Darcy gets a glamorous job at a PR firm and the perfect boyfriend, while Rachel grinds away at her despised job as an attorney and remains painfully single. Is it just luck? Or, looking back at their friendship and their lives together, is it a bit more complicated than that? Then an accidental fling complicates everything, and it's time for Rachel to make a few hard choices. And she's suddenly forced to learn that sometimes true love comes at a price.

This is a novelty for me because Rachel is a very unlikely protagonist, she's very passive, indecisive, whinny and dishonest. I don't even think morality should even be in question here -- its fiction. Proven by the fact of how unlikely this would happen in real life, if Rachel really likes Dex why didn't she do something about it and why would she stay friends with Darcy after all those time if she had qualms about the said friendship. How about Dex, how can he stay in a relationship for seven years, proposed marriage and cheat over her fiance, is Darcy so enthralling that they can't let her down? I don't hate it because frankly I've read worst in this genre and will also read Something Blue just to find out how Giffin will go about Darcy's character.