Monday, 22 September 2014

Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park revolves around the life of two misfit teenagers during 80's. Eleanor is the new girl at school. The first time she steps on the school bus, she immediately become a bully target. No one wants to give her a seat except for Park, half Korean boy. However they don't talk to each other until Park notices that Eleanor is reading his comic books along with him. They start to bond over everything; life, superheroes, music until they start to fall in love. 

Oh gosh!!! I finished this book in just 2 days. Trust me, I'm so busy so 2 days means that I'm really in love with this book. I heard a lot of good things before I read this book. When I saw this book at the local bookstore (Popular, Sunway Pyramid), I instantly bought it. 

Eleanor & Park tells a story of a first love but it's more than that. It's warm, poetic and adorable. I felt like Eleanor & Park have become a part of me. I love their voices. I love their story. It's real and honest. I can relate to the awkwardness and quirkiness in this book. 

As for the ending, I felt like I want a better closure but I'm going to use my own imagination for that. This book will be adapted to the movie version. I'm crossing my fingers. I hope it will not ruin the story because I really like it. 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Hazel Grace & Augustus meet during the cancer patients' support group meeting and the two bonds immediately after the meeting. Their relationship grows stronger especially after they give each other's favorite book to read. When one of the books, An Imperial Affliction ends without a proper conclusion, Augustus decides to use his wish (something like Make-A-Wish Foundation) and brings along Hazel with him to Amsterdam in order to find the writer of the book. 

 I read this book several times (maybe 4 or 5) and I watched the movie version 3 times, but I never grew tired of it. Two main characters are so likable. I love the way Hazel living her life. She's very thoughtful and smart. And Gus... He's so charming. His sense of humor is definitely his biggest asset. 

I was expecting a depressing read considering I kinda knew the ending of the book before I read it but I was so wrong. Yeah, two main characters are sick but the book isn't about it. It's about being fall in love. 

This book is funny and heart-wrenching at the same time. I strongly recommend the book. It makes me look at life in a different way. The story is so real and touching. Definitely the book of the generation to me. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014



My name is F.I. I'm a twenty-eight years old teacher living in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia with my best friend, D.D. I've been reading since I was four years old and my greatest inspiration is my late Dad. He's the one who taught and bought me a lot of books since I was a child. I always want to have a book blog and I finally found the courage to create one. This is for you, Pa!!!