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Aliezah :)

Aliezah :)

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Holding Up the Universe | Jennifer Niven
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Genre: Fiction, Romance
Date started: Dec 12
Date completed: Dec 18
How did I choose this book? I have never read something that is romance so I decided to give it a try considering my favourite genre of books is thriller.
Summary and information below. :)

Aliezah :) Summary: Libby Strout was once known as the “America‘s Fattest Teen.” However, no one has ever taken the time to figure out who she really was. Ever since her mother‘s death, she‘s been struggling to pick up the pieces in her home, and is now taking care of her heartbroken father and her own grief. Nonetheless,, she is now ready for high school, new friends possibly love and for every possibility that life will have to offer her.
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Aliezah :) Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin but it‘s only because he mastered the art of fitting in. No one knows that he has this neurological condition that gives him the inability to recognize faces even to the ones familiar to him. He can re-engineer and rebuild anything but he has trouble understanding what‘s going on with the inner workings of his brain. Meaning, he tells himself “Be charming, be funny, but don‘t get too close to anyone.”
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Aliezah :) Up until he meets Libby. The two are tangled up in a cruel high school game which makes them end up in group counseling. The are both angry but later on, surprised. They noticed that the more they‘re together, the less alone they feel. “Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changed the world, theirs and yours.”
Who is the protagonist: The protagonist in this book is Libby Strout.
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Aliezah :) What was her problem? Her problem was that before she met Jack, she was alone because no one took the time to try and accept her for who she is.
How was the problem solved? In the end, Jack and Libby got together. :)))
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Aliezah :) At first, Jack kept hesitating for them to be friends because he didn‘t want to hurt anyone and also because no one knows he had prosopagnosia but he then realized that Libby was the only person who knows what was really wrong with him. They realized that they made each other happy and that was all that mattered. :))
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We Were Liars | E Lockhart
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Genre: Young adult fiction, psychological thriller
Date started: Dec 6
Date completed: Dec 12
How did I choose this book? The summary on the back of the book really caught my interest but I must say the ending disappointed me a bit.
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Aliezah :) Summary: During summer vacation of her 15th year on the private island of their family, Cadence was involved in an accident which causes her to suffer from enervating headaches. In addition to that, Cadence is now an amnesiac which means she cannot remember the details of her accident. She feels as though she no longer fits in with her ‘perfect‘ family and sees herself as damaged.
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Aliezah :) 2 years after her accident, she hasn‘t seen her closest cousins and her boyfriend. The group she‘s referring to is ‘The Liars‘. They were her companion during their time on the island. During that summer that she decided to go back to the island, she plans to learn the truth about what really happened during her 15th year. 1mo
Aliezah :) As she spends more time on the island, she begins to remember the friction between her mother, aunts, and her grandfather as they argue over the possessions that once belonged to their grandmother. Her grandfather tries to control his children through the promise of houses and jewelry. When they go against their grandfather‘s wishes, he makes threats to abandon his 3 daughters, sets against the other and he makes promises he doesn‘t fulfill. 1mo
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Aliezah :) Their mother and aunt usually depended on their grandfather for the money they needed to assist their lifestyle. Cadence then remembers one night that a women decided that they had had enough. Everyone except ‘The Liars‘ left the island. They had hoped to get rid of the arguments the adults were having and make them aware that there is more to life than possessions. 1mo
Aliezah :) After that, ‘The Liars‘ decided to set a fire to island house in which their grandparents lived.
Who was the protagonist: The protagonist was Cadence Sinclair Eastman.
What was her problem? She needed to know what had really happened to her during the 15th year on their island considering that she forgot what had really happened.
How was it solved? Her problem was never fully solved. Turns out, ‘The Liars‘ were hallucinations.
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Aliezah :) When everyone left the island, that‘s when Cadence started to have hallucinations and now she can‘t trust herself because she can‘t tell the difference if it‘s a hallucination or if it‘s real. At the end, she decided to let it go. 1mo
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Genre: Young adult fiction
Date started: Dec 5
Date Finished: Dec 6
How did I choose this book? I have never read a book that is somewhat related to romance so I decided to read it then the movie but I must say, the book is much better. :)
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Aliezah :) Summary: In this novel, Madeline Whittier suffers from a rare disease called Severe combined immunodeficiency also known as ‘SCID‘ and is forced to remain indoors. There are only 2 people she has interaction with and that is her mother and her nurse Carla. She lives in a world of virtual school, phonetic scrabble, conversations about books with carla, etc. 1mo
Aliezah :) However, when a boy Olly moves in next door, she finds them talking through emails, messages written on paper and shown through their window. For the first time, Madeline has the ability to open up to someone about her concerns and feelings she‘s never been able to share considering her lack of interaction. Eventually, Olly gives Madeline one of the feelings she‘s never felt; love. 1mo
Aliezah :) Who is the protagonist: The protagonist in this book is Madeline Whittier.
What was her problem? She has very limited experience with interacting with others considering that she‘s not allowed to leave her house because of her condition.
How was the problem solved? In the end, Maddy was never diagnosed with SCID. Her mother didn‘t want to lose her meaning that Maddy spent 17 years inside a house because her mother was afraid.
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Genre: Young adult fiction
Date started: Dec 1
Date completed: Dec 5
How did I choose this book? The intriguing summary at the back of the book quickly caught my attention and drove me right into the book.
Summary: There was this one boy ‘Theodore Finch‘ who is fascinated by death. Everyday, he thinks of how he may die, but he also thinks and searches for something to keep him here alive on earth.
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Aliezah :) Violet Markey lives for the unknowable future. She counts the days until their graduation, which means that that‘s the time she can escape from her small Indiana town and the aching grief of her sister‘s death.
When Finch and Violet encounter each other on the ledge of the bell tower at their school, it becomes unclear who saves whom. Soon, Finch can only be himself with Violet and Violet forgets to count the days and begins to live them.
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Aliezah :) However, Violet‘s world is growing but as it‘s growing, Finch‘s world is shrinking.
Who is the protagonist: The protagonist in this book is Violet Markey.
What was their problem: Violet was mourning over her sister's death and was counting down the days until graduation so that she can escape her town. Finch has undiagnosed bipolar disease which Violet helped a bit but throughout the book it progresses.
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Aliezah :) How was their problem solved? Violet‘s world was growing considering that Finch distracted and helped her to hurry up the process of grieving over her sister. Violet also helped Finch but his bipolar disorder made it hard for Violet to fully understand him. Therefore, after Finch died, Violet was inspired to do better considering that the author‘s main message was “If you die the right way, you can end up being an inspiration to others.”
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If I Stay | Gayle Forman
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Genre: Young adult fiction
Date started: Nov 22
Date completed: Nov 30
How did I choose this book? This is another book that I always planned on reading but never did so I decided to read it now.
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Aliezah :) Summary: Mia had everything you could possibly want in life. She had a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, a bright future that is filled with music and choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken away from her.When she is caught between life and death, a happy past or an unknown future, Mia spends a critical day where she contemplates the one decision that only matters now, which is the most important decision she will ever make. 1mo
Aliezah :) Who is the protagonist? The protagonist is Mia Hall and she is also known as the narrator considering that she talks in third person for most of the book.
What was her problem: Mia was involved in a car accident which has made her watch her family cope through her coma and now she has to decide whether she stays or not.
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Aliezah :) How was the problem solved? Mia had 2 choices; whether to stay and continue her life or let her family go. However, in the entire book, Mia was suffering as much as her parents were, she just didn't show it as much. In the end, Mia chose to stay.

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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Psychological Fiction
Date Started: Nov 11
Date Finished: Nov 22
How did I choose this book: My favourite genre of books is thriller so I decided to read this book, especially because the summary got me interested in what would happen later on.

Aliezah :) Summary: These 2 young couples, Layla and Finn are in love and on vacation. One night, they were driving along the highway when Finn decided to stop at a station to go to the restroom but when he comes back, he discovers that Layla disappeared. 10 years later, he fell in love with Layla‘s sister, Ellen and they were soon to be married. 1mo
Aliezah :) His heart wants to believe that they are meant to be but it‘s as though he has a sixth sense that is telling him not to trust her. A few months before they were about to get married, Finn get a phone call that someone from his past saw Layla recently. There are odd appearances like Layla‘s long lost items are showing up at Finn and Ellen‘s house, emails from people who seem to know too much, secret messages that include clues and warnings. 1mo
Aliezah :) Now, Finn starts a journey trying to figure out whether Layla is alive or not.
Who is the protagonist: The protagonist in this book is Finn. (last name was not stated)
What was his problem? His problem was that he tried moving on but something inside of him was still afraid that he couldn‘t trust Ellen.
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Aliezah :) Therefore, months before they were about to get married, he noticed Layla‘s belongings in his house, clues and warnings from people who knew too much. Then and there, he knew that he had to find out what happened to Layla. 1mo
Aliezah :) How was his problem solved? Later on in the book, Finn found out that Ellen had sent emails to Layla from Finn‘s account saying he was going to kill Layla. When Finn found out, he knew everything that caused Layla‘s disappearance was Ellen. Finn never loved Ellen as much as he loved Layla which made Ellen jealous which caused her to lie to the people around her. 1mo
Aliezah :) Soon after, Ellen fainted and died later on. After that, Layla sent an email telling Finn everything that happened to her the past 10 years. Then, he brought Layla back. (edited) 1mo
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To Catch a Killer | Sheryl Scarborough
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Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense
Date Started: Oct 29
Date Finished: Nov 11
How did I choose this book? I had this book hidden away and I remembered reading it once but I completely forgot what happened. The title also caught my attention.
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Aliezah :) Summary: When Erin was a child, she witnessed the corpse of her mother and the case is still not fully solved. Fourteen years later, Erin is involved in a vicious homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. The police asks her questions but she does not make the police aware of her suspicions. She believes the person who murdered her teacher, is the same individual who murdered her mother and she has opened the case once again. 1mo
Aliezah :) The most recent case makes her certain that she is close to the truth but when the evidence starts to prove the authorities straight to Erin, she receives help from a fellow suspect (and her current crush) Journey Michaels to help her solve the case before anything happens again.
Who is the protagonist: The protagonist in this book is Erin Blake.
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Aliezah :) What was her problem? Her problem was that her mother‘s killer struck again and she knew that she needed him/her caught before it was too late.
How was her problem solved: The killer (which was the principle of their school) got caught when he was guilty of making a plan for trying to stage Journey to make him look as though he was the killer by trying to leave a note confessing that he had killed the biology teacher even though he really did not.
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Aliezah :) In the end, Erin feels relieved by having caught the killer and is now in a love triangle between Victor Flemming and Journey Michaels.
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Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Date Started: Oct 16
Date Finished: Oct 29
How did I choose this book? I chose this book because it was a book that I read before and I chose to read it again considering that it has a very sincere meaning.
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Aliezah :) Summary: This book talks about a mom who thought her daughter named Hazel was depressed. Hazel‘s mom thought that by putting Hazel in a support group, it would help her get better. After a few classes of support groups, she met this person named Augustus Waters and they hung out until they became close. Augustus had osteosarcoma while Hazel had thyroid cancer. (edited) 1mo
Aliezah :) Who is the protagonist: The main protagonist is Hazel Lancaster.
What was her problem: She was suffering from a terminal form of thyroid cancer.
How was the problem solved: The problem was never fully solved but Augustus died happy considering he loved Hazel until his very last breath. Hazel learned a lot through his death but overall, she matured in general.
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The Only Child | Andrew Pyper
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Genre: Horror Fiction
Date started: Sept 28
Date completed: Oct 16
How did I choose this book? This book is a genre I have never explored before and the summary was very well written.
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Aliezah :) Summary: Lily Dominick is a forensic psychiatrist at New York and is leading a unique institution. She is evaluating some of the country‘s most dangerous psychotics. The stranger she is evaluating a man that has no name, is accused of many twisted crimes, and it struck her as he is different from the others; in spite of the 2 impossible claims he had made. He says that he was not born but created more than 200 hundred years ago. 1mo
Aliezah :) Lily knew her mother died from a bear attack but Lily was never certain that her theory was right. However, this man may have the answers she needs. Now Dr. Dominick must start a journey that may threaten her career, sanity and possible her life.
Who is the protagonist: The protagonist in this book is Dr. Lily Dominick
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Aliezah :) Her problem is that she thinks her mother died of a bear attack and the current client she has right now, says that he knows her mother. Now, Lily starts the journey with this man of trying to know what really happened to her mother.
How was the problem resolved: The problem wasn‘t resolved. In fact, Lily found out that the cause of her mother‘s death wasn‘t a bear attack.
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Aliezah :) It was Lily. Lily had killed her mother because her mother was trying to keep Lily human while there were other creatures trying to affect Lily. However, she didn't want her mother trying to change her from who she was right then and she decided to shoot her mother in the chest.
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The Darkness Within | Lisa Stone
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Genre: Thriller
Date started: Sept 11, 2019
Date Completed: Sept 28
How did I choose this book? I was interested because it left us on a cliffhanger even before we started the book.
Summary: Shane, who was abusive to his girlfriend died and his heart has been donated to Jacob Wilson. (Later, Jacob became Rosie's boyfriend.) Jacob collected some of the mental aspects of Shane's character and started to become abusive to the people around him.

Aliezah :) Jacob picked up some of the physical and mental aspects of Shane's personality and had been starting to become abusive to the people around him. The protagonist of this book is Rosie.
Her problem was that she was stuck in an abusive relationship with Jacob.
In the end, Jacob had the chance of getting a new heart. As soon as he woke up from his surgery, he became his old self again.
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