Wake by Abria Mattina Book Reveiw

I know this has been a long time since… but anyone remember Strung Up In The Air on FF? It was possibly one of the best fan fictions I have ever read in my life. Ever. So when I heard that it had been taken down I was beside myself. “Why?” I ask myself “Would anyone play such a cruel prank on humanity?”

So of course, being the weird creeper that I am, I took to the internet to find out why this horrible horrible thing had happened. To my suprise, it turns out that DeathCabForBritney had PLAGARIZED it from Wake (By: Abria Mattina).

Fast forward to 3 months later, I have just finished all of my summer literary homework and I decide to give Wake a try. Now before I praise this book, I must you all, this book is over 700 pages long. So if you are not a dedicated reader and don’t want to love and cherish this book… read it anyway, just take your time. ūüôā

Let’s get cracking.

Wake takes place in a small town called Smith Falls, in Ottawa. That’s in Canada (obscure Darren Chris reference). And it flip flops between the point of two characters. The first is Jem Harper, he is an 18 year old boy who is recently in remission from cancer, and is living with the toll that it took on him mentally and physically. Then there is Willa Kirk, a girl of the same age, who just moved into town to live with her brother and get a fresh start with her life.

The story is about these two completley different people’s intertwining. And a amazing¬†friendship that blooms from them knowing each other.

If I had to describe this book in one word.

Raw

This book does not glamorize anything at all, it illustrates all the aspects of their lives, warts and all. But why would you want it glossed over? I don’t like being lied to, and this book is one of the most truthful things I have read in a long time.

This book was so unbeleivably amazing that I cannot describe it. So just picture this, I finished the novel an hour ago, and yet hear I am, trying to spread the word. because this book NEEDS to get noticed. Abria Mattina need her story to spread and get the recognition she so rightfully deserves. It is just crazy good like that.

I don’t want to give too much away about the story, or deprive anyone of being suprised when they read they book. But if you like friendship, tust, love, and the flaws of humanity then this book IS for you that is all you need¬†to know.

                                                                                                                                   xoxo

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P.S.: Just a warning, I would rate this book and R. If you are not familiar with the human anatomy, this book may be a little disturbing.

Are you tech savvy?

Dear imaginary people that I am talking to,

Have you ever wanted to do something with your computer that was outside of your comfort zone. For example, make a clip with that movie maker program that has been on your computer since you bought it but have never used it? Well I just had that glorious experience today, I would rather have pulled my teeth out one by one.

It started with a friend and I just wanting to make a video to be funny. So we shot it and uploaded the clips to my laptop no problem. When it started to go downhill was when I decided it would be a fun idea to add backround music…

We started by going onto itunes and trying to tranfer a song from there to my hardrive, but alas, those precious hours that I spent on that was totally wasted.

Then my friend suggested that we just take the audio from a youtube video and edit that in. Do you know how many video transfering programs there are out there? Maybe 100

Do you know how many worked?

0

And I tried probably twenty over the course of the entire day, pretty pathetic huh?

I feel like an absolute failure, and my quota of patience has been used up for the day (as my mother so nicely pointed out)

So now I just decided to come to the blogi-sphere to rant my feeling to anyone so unfortunate as to find this page.

Sorry for the crummy post.

I hope that you are having a more rewarding day than I.

-K

 

Hunger Games News: Our 2 year anniversary!

Nowadays many many MANY people are fans of the HG series. But I remember a time when the world wasn’t like this, a time when nobody knew who Peeta Mellark was, a time when someone could look at a crossbow and not immediatley think Katniss, a time when I and a select few others made up the HG fandom. And now, two years later I have come to reflect on thi-…..

Just Kidding! But in all seriousness, I can’t believe that I’ve been an HG fangirl for almost two years! When I first started the series I had tried – in vain- to get my friends to read the series too. But all I had gotten were a bunch of, “Is it about cooking?”‘s and “Is it about people skipping breakfast?”‘s. And now every one is tripping over others to check out the book at the library.

I geuss people look at this situation two ways.

The first being the ¬†group of people who hate when anything that they like becomes popular, so they jump the ship when¬†it gets, “Too mainstream.” *Cough Cough* Twilight Fans.

And then there are the diehard fangirls (or fanboys) who will love and cherish The Hunger Games, until death do they part.

I like to think of myself as one of the latter.

So in honor of my two year anniversary with THG, and also in honor of the upcoming DVD release (August 18th),  I have decided to a top 5 Hunger Games moments! Рfirst book only-

Starting with number 5!!! (Drumroll please)

The Reaping РThe way Katniss saved Prim from going into the games was heart wrenching and honostly left me pondering if I would do such a thing for a sibling.

Also Haymitch falling off of the stage was pretty funny!

Number 4

When Clove was about to kill Katniss at the Feast – In the novel this moment was sooooo tense. And I think that Gary Ross did an amazing job capturing this in the movie. Plus I thought Isabelle Fuhrman was an AWESOME Clove, and Dayo Okeniyi an AMAZING Thresh. Even if he only did have one line, he just oozed Thresh-ness. Is that a word? I think I just made it one.

“Just this time 12!”

Number 3

The Cave- The WHOLE TIME. I’m just a romantic sap like that. Enough said.

Number 2

When Rue died – Granted, when I read the book I didn’t really tear up. But when I saw the movie last March, combined with the outbreak in District 11, I was bawling my eyes out and getting some pretty wierd looks from the people next to me…

 

And Finally

Number 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When Peeta proclaimed his love during the interview with Caesar Flickerman – OMG this honestly may have been the best few pages of a book I have ever read in my life! Prior to this part in the novel I was getting the impression that Peeta was a bit of a jerk, you know, for not wanted to train with Katniss. But when the truth came out… I literally threw my book across the room in shock. No lie. And¬†I’m not afraid¬†to admit it.

 

Well, thats the five, I hope you guys agree. And if anyone has any different fond HG memories please put them in the comments below.

-K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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