Every Day – David Levithan

Ever asked yourself what it is like to be somebody? To be someone aside from yourself? I always do. That might be the reason why I fell in love with this book so much that it leaves you wondering what the heck would it be if you wake up everyday not knowing who you are and just jiving around to different bodies for the sake of living — if it’s still called living.

Every Day is about the story of A, a genderless person who wakes up in a different body, figuring out who he/she was every day. All A knows is that he/she must never get attached, never be noticed and never interfere. This rule change when A wakes up as Justin and meet his girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply because finally, A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

But will it work? I mean, when reality strikes someone like A, does love like this lasts? That’s why I understand why he does the next best thing. Wanna know what? Read the book and lend me its second book, Another Day! Hahaha. Kidding aside with lending but I’m serious with you reading it. Its worth it.

So come to my favorite part. For me, the story gets exciting when A conquers the unknowns just to be with Rhiannon. The funny thing is, if you’re gonna think of it, I don’t even know if there is someone who will believe A (just in case there will be) and ask to meet this mysterious being cause he was your boyfriend the other day. Like, “Really? you serious?”. But with all those nonsense thoughts of mine, I really adore those painful yet romantic lines of this book. Here are some:

“This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be.”

“I want love to conquer all. But love can’t conquer anything. It can’t do anything on it’s own. It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.”

“I am a drifter, and as lonely as that can be, it is also remarkably freeing. I will never define myself in terms of anyone else. I will never feel the pressure of peers or the burden of parental expectation. I can view everyone as pieces of a whole, and focus on the whole, not the pieces. I have learned to observe, far better than most people observe. I am not blinded by the past or motivated by the future. I focus on the present because that is where I am destined to live.”

“You like him because he’s a lost boy. Believe me, I’ve seen it happen before. But do you know what happens to girls who love lost boys? They become lost themselves. Without fail.”

Who wouldn’t love David for these words? Written beautifully in all sort.

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

It’s been almost a month since Me Before You came out and I thought I can wait until I finished reading the book before actually seeing it as a movie but thanks to my dorm mates who watched beside me. -__-

Although I already knew that someone will die in the end (tragically speaking), watching this made us feel as if we were Lou who lost Will.

Emilia Clarke step into the flowery shoes of Lou Clark, a small town girl who finds a job as the caretaker of Will Traynor, played by Sam Claflin. Will, your typical British playboy of a banker with a castle as his childhood home, was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down — and made him lose the will to live.

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I don’t think that there is someone who can do it better than Emilia Clarke playing Lou Clark. I appreciated her beauty more because of this movie. Her smile will make you smile, her laugh will make you laugh and her tears will make you cry, endlessly. On the other hand, Sam Claflin, is the tall, white, handsome guy who can still manage to look so hot in a wheelchair! From Finnick of Hunger Games to Alex of Love Rosie, Sam’s movie characters always bring us tears to shed.

My favorite scene is when Will asked Lou to be with him during his last day (though its too stupid to ask someone to see you die).

Will Traynor:

Shhh. Just listen. You, of all people. Listen to what Im saying. This…tonight…is the most wonderful thing you could have done for me. What you have told me, what you have done in bringing me here…knowing that, somehow, from that complete arse, I was at the start of this, you managed to salvage something to love is astonishing to me. But…I need it to end here. No more chair. No more pneumonia. No more burning limbs. No more pain and tiredness and waking up every morning already wishing it was over. When we get back, I am still going to go to Switzerland. And if you do love me, Clark, as you say you do, the thing that would make me happier than anything is if you would come with me. So I’m asking you – if you feel the things you say you feel – then do it. Be with me. Give me the end I’m hoping for.

I CAN’T. Huhuhu. 😦 This is so heartbreaking yet I find it fair enough for someone who lost everything that once have everything in his life. People take every challenges differently and I learned (somehow) Will’s reason for ending his life. But though it ends that way, I hope that you find a “sense of life and what it means to live” in this movie as much as I do.

Just live well. Just live.

The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

The Fault In Our Stars (n) A book that you could literally throw at anyone’s face and it wouldn’t hurt as much as the story.

This is the first book that broke my heart, literally, cause it’s the first book I’ve read. This was perfectly written that you wouldn’t have any idea that the guy you fell in love with, the guy you thought will be the last man standing,  will die at the end of the story  AND that the book will hurtfully ends with the word “OK“.

Literally

My favorite part of the book was Hazel’s and Isaac’s eulogy for Augustus. Isn’t it heart breaking when someone delivered their eulogy while you’re still alive? You know, world is just so ironic that people get to express their love in words when you’re gone. Sadlife.

Isaac’s Eulogy:

Augustus Waters is a self-aggrandizing bastard. But we forgive him. We forgive him not because he had a heart as figuratively good as his literal one sucked, or because he knew more about how to hold a cigarette than any nonsmoker in history, or because he got eighteen years when he should of gotten  more. I’m telling you Augustus Waters talked so much about him that he’d interrupt you at his ow funeral. And he was pretentious: Sweet Jesus Christ, that kid never took a piss without pondering the abundant metaphorical resonances of human waste production. and he was vain: I do not believe I have ever met a more physically attractive person who was more acutely aware of his own physical attractiveness. But I will say this: When the scientists from the future show up at my house with robot eyes and tell me to try them on, I will tell them to screw off because I do not want to see a world without him. And then, having made my rhetorical point, I will put on my robot eyes on , because I mean, with robot eyes you can probably see through girls shorts and stuff. Augustus, my friend, Godspeed.

Hazel’s Eulogy:

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My name is Hazel. Augustus Waters was the great star-crossed love of of my life. Ours was an epic love story, and I won’t be able to get more than a sentence into it without disappearing into a puddle of tears. Gus knew. Gus knows. I will not tell you our love story, because like all real love stories, it will die with us. As it should. I’d hoped that he’d be eulogizing me, because there is no one I’d rather have. I can’t talk about our love story, so I will talk about math. I am not a mathematician, but I know this. There is an infinite between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many days of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You have me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.

OK? OK.

Disclaimer of a LATE book lover.

I was not a book lover. And believe me, I regretted it so much.

I was already 19 when I first finished a book and it was TFIOS. You know the “bakit-ngayon-ka-lang-dumating” feeling when you realized that reading is so much engaging than watching? And I’m just so thankful that I got to read the book first!

I remember asking myself about why those people love books so much? I find it as an expensive luho. But I admire those people who do and look into them differently, I know that there’s something different in the way they think and see things.

My mother loves books but she’s not the one who buy books, she’s just the pahiramin-mo-ko-babasahin-ko-yan type. Mama always encourages us to read and always have a dictionary cause it helps a lot. She even asked me if I can buy her the Game Of Thrones complete series! Ofcourse, as a generous daughter, I said NO. Hahaha

So during my first book encounter, I had a moment where I cried so hard but then I find myself  flipping the pages looking to the most heartbreaking lines and cry over and over and over again. Parang sira lang di ba, but I know book lovers would relate much. Haler, baguhan pa lang ako, ano pa sila? kayo?

Yea I know I was pathetic and I’m so stupid to not let myself be a book lover since fetus. But hey! help me redeem myself and suggest books that’s worth reading! 🙂

I created this page where I can share my thoughts, most likely the quotes that caught my soul, about the books I’ve read. Hope you can share your list with me and I’m praying that I can read them all.

Happy reading loves!

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