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An Abundance of Katherines
John Green
The Magicians
Lev Grossman
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart Okay, so considering that 6 months ago when I bought this book I couldn't even get past the first couple of chapters - I really enjoyed this book. I don't know what happened over that time but coming back to it later in favour of abandoning it was an excellent decision. I whipped through this book in a couple of days, and found it clever and well written.

Also, hooray for intelligent, independent young women! (No matter how slightly messed up they may be).
Looking for Alaska - John Green I absolutely adored this book, and am completely in love with John Greens writing style and humour. I particularly appreciated the way John Green didn't sugar coat the life of the modern teenager. Being that i was a teenager not too long ago myself, I can safely say yes, teenagers play pranks and ditch class, smoke and drink and have sex. Hell, they've even been known to drink and drive.

I do wish, however, that the teens these days were as intelligent as these. Oh well, what can you do? Besides, books don't have to be 100% real. It's a made up, fictional story. Half the fun of reading is being able to enter a world or scenario that you may not get in real life.
Anyway, back on to topic - I love this book and it is actually quite enlightening.

If you haven't already, definitely give this a read. Ps. WARNING: You will both laugh and cry, cry, cry (or am I just a wuss? ;P), but like any good psychological experiment, John leaves you debriefed and resolved, curing your new found Bipolar disorder by the end of the book.