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So I have about two best friends my age, and one of them moved to a big city. I miss her so much. I wish she knew that she can tell me anything, because she can. She has had a rough life, and I don’t blame her for wanting to commit suicide. I have thought about it myself, after all, I think most of us do at one point in our lives. I wish she would have talked to me about, though. But the thing I am most proud of is that she did get help. And that person she talked to is a wonderful person, for she saved my best friend’s life.

Here’s what I want to say to every person who wants to commit suicide;

Please. Don’t. Even if life is rough and you feel like you cannot go on, please do. You may not have found your purpose yet, but it is there. I know it. I may not know you, and you may not know me, but I know every person is special and has a role in this world. So, please. Don’t.

Number 3! How did you guys like it? Sorry for all the gloomy posts, I’ll do a happy one tomorrow!

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Quote #2

I had this friend and I thought we were going to be best friends forever. I used to be part of the circle and now I'm not. And to be honest, it's OK.  Find friends that will always support you and don't make you cry unless it's with laughter.

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So, I asked my sister to search for a quote she liked so I could discuss it on here. Let’s just say it took about 45 minutes for us to agree on one. This one hits right to home, because of my sister. When we moved, I was happy and sad. I was leaving my best friend, but I was happy for my sister. In our old town, she always felt that she never really had a true friend. And some of the people in her class were kind, but she never felt secure with any of them, to no fault of their own. I remember the feeling of joy and hope when a new girl came into my sister’s class, hoping she would be the one. I used to think one of them would be the one. Usually, I was wrong. But now, in our new town, she has two amazing best friends. I have met them and they seem amazing. I continue to pray that they are the perfect friends for my sister, as she needs them. Best friends are invaluable in this fragile world. I also know that we all think we have the best friend which, in a way, we do. Each of our best friends walked into our lives by chance and we are perfect for each other.

Second one! I  hope you liked this! My sister says hi! Leave a comment on what you thought about this, or go on the Contact page and email me. Thank you!

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Quote #1

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This quote reminded me of my best friend. The world has nothing against one person in particular. It has everything against each and every human on this planet. But who makes it that way? Us. We do. Thoughts that chase people around and around their heads do this. They make us think the world is out to get us, but it’s really not. It’s you. You are the one who can chose what you do each and every day of your life. The world isn’t after you, you are. Who puts you down the most? Your mind. My best friend was devastated when I moved away (so was I). She is battling hard with her demons, but so am I. She is not alone, and neither am I. The world seems like a cruel and hard place, but it’s really an opportunity. An opportunity to help the people who are like you. So, go out into the world with a good attitude (I know that sounds extremely cheesy) and you’ll get something great out of it.

A lot of the people who read this are going to forget all about it and say, “Well, you know, she’s right! I should be more happy!” but then are not going to do that at all. But please, don’t forget this; the world needs you here. Why else are you here?

The first quote in a series of them; hope you enjoy! Leave a comment and tell me what you think or another quote you want me to evaluate!

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

23 Emotions People Feel, but can’t Explain

23 Emotions People Feel But Cannot Explain (via the dictionary of obscure sorrows )

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So I was scrolling down on Pinterest, just because, when I saw this Pin that caught my eye. It said, “23 Feelings People Feel, but can’t Explain.” I read it and I thought it was fascinating! I remembered, also, the movie Inside Out by Disney when I read this. For those of you who haven’t watched it, it is about a girl named Riley and her emotions are put into people. Anger, Sadness, Joy, Fear, and Disgust. They can all make memories which are transported to “Long-Term Memory.” You get the idea. Anyways, these words got me thinking; humans do not have straightforward emotions, right? We can’t just feel sadness, joy, anger, etc. We have complex brains and nervous systems. We can feel many things, some of them at the same time. Such as that sense of time in a place you used to call home, or the feeling of strange wistfulness when you’ve been friend zoned; isn’t that right? 😛 My point is, humans were not built to feel things in black and white, we color outside of the lines.

As soon as I saw these words, I thought, “Wow, it’d be cool to feel all of those things.” That’s my new goal, or my New Year’s resolution. I would like to feel all of these things, obscure feelings that once had no name. I know some of them are not so great feelings, but if you’re never unhappy how can you be sure that you ARE happy, right?

Hope you enjoyed the excursion into the wonderfully chaotic tornado that is my mind! 🙂

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Scythe

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Author; Neal Shusterman

I read this book for my teen book group, and it is a really amazing book. I love the imagination of all the different aspects of the story. Hope you read it!!

Summary;

Society has evolved. People can no longer die of disease, hunger, or even “splatting” or jumping of a roof or into the way of a moving car for fun. People who die are called “deadish” and can be brought back to life inside a revival center. In order to keep the population under control, Scythes are established. They have a quota to fill and must glean, as they call it, people as they wish to do it.

Scythe Faraday met two young people in two different ways. He met Citra Terranova when he came to her house to borrow a knife to glean their neighbor. He met Rowan Damisch at his school when he came to glean a student there that Rowan did not know. He accompanied him until the student was dead.

Scythe Faraday decided that he would take on two apprentices, if they wanted it. Citra and Rowan both decided they wanted it. But there was a problem. They could not both be installed as scythes in a year, one of them must leave. It will be a competition, and Scythe Faraday will be the judge on who the new scythe must be.

At the Scythe Gathering, Citra and Rowan are challenged by one of Scythe Goddard’s followers. She says that they have been too comfortable with each other, and now they are pitted against each other. The one who wins the apprenticeship will have the “privilege” of gleaning the other.

Citra and Rowan both show strengths over the year, but something happens that leaves them petrified. Scythe Faraday dies. It is said that he self-gleaned, which is a violation of the scythe’s law. Citra is taken on by Honorable Scythe Curie, one of the most renowned scythes, nicknamed the Grande Dame of Death. Rowan, however, is taken on by Scythe Goddard, a vicious scythe who enjoys gleaning to the fullest.

What will happen between Citra and Rowan? Who will win the apprenticeship? Good questions, but I cannot answer them. Thank you for reading!

Personal Summary;

I love this book. I like the imagination that Neal Shusterman uses in this book. I like the idea of scythes and gleaning, and the Thunderhead, an extremely smart computer program (or so they think). Thank you so much Neal Shusterman for creating a great world! I also hope you read the sequel, Thunderhead. Very well written.

I rate this book 4 1/2 out of 5.

Sexual Content; none

Violence Content; reference to violence with all gleanings and pretty much everything (not too explicit)

Drug/Alcohol Content; none

I hope you enjoyed reading this review. I certainly enjoy writing them!

 

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

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Author; Nicola Yoon

I almost could not put this thing down! I got distracted way too many times (sorry, Mom)… I love it a lot; definitely on my top 10 list.

Summary;

Madeline has a disease called SCID. She has lots of triggers that could cause her to die. Her house is completely sanitary and has an air filter system running through her house. If people want to visit her, they have to go through a cleaning process that is a pain. Madeline spends time with her mother all the time and has never understood why teenagers are always mad at their parents. Madeline’s dad died in a car accident a long time ago, and her mother is still upset about it. Madeline has no problem with the way she lives. Until he moves in.

Olly is a teenager who lives out in the world, and right next door to Madeline. He always dresses in all black and can do gymnast moves that dazzle Madeline as she watches him out her bedroom window. Olly’s dad is abusive and yells at his family, and his mother just complies. Olly sometimes has to fight his dad to save his mother, though she tells him not to. Madeline begins to IM Olly and feels like she really knows him. This is obviously not enough for Madeline because she eventually asks her caretaker, Nurse Janet, to allow him over to visit her. She convinces Nurse Janet and Olly is allowed over. They gradually come closer and closer together until they finally touch, even though Madeline is risking her life to do so. Maddy, as he calls her, is experiencing something incredible that she never thought could happen to her. But she know that it will eventually have to end. She can’t keep Olly a secret from her mother forever.

When Maddy’s mother finally finds out about Olly, the situation is messy. Her mother forbids her to ever see him again and takes away her Internet privileges. No more Olly.

But Maddy cannot stop loving Olly. She goes to Hawaii with him, since she wants to see the place that her mother went to with her when she wasn’t sick and her father. Maddy has a horrible sickness attack at the hotel where she and Olly stay. After Maddy gets home, she doesn’t talk to him until he leaves. But Maddy discovers something that turns her whole world upside down. What will she do with this earth-shaking truth? Since I am truly evil, you now have to read the book to find out. Hehehe. 😁

Personal review;

I really loved this book. Full of twists and turns with just the right amount of predictability. I love it!! But I would recommend it to ages 13 and up. The only thing I wish it could have had was an epilogue about what happened with Olly and Maddy. 

I rate this book 4 ½ out of 5.

Sexual Content; reference to sexual content to Olly and Maddy in hotel in Hawaii

Violence Content; reference to violence with Olly and his father

Drug/Alcohol Content; reference to alcohol with Olly’s father, reference to smoking with Olly’s sister

 

I hope you enjoyed this review! Thank you for reading. Sorry I haven’t been updating much. I have a lot on my plate with school.

 

Yours in writing,

Adrienne Parker

Bitter End

Bitter End by [Brown, Jennifer]

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Author; Jennifer Brown

This book was really good. I read it in one day; I couldn’t put it down!

Summary;

Alex is a senior and has been planning a trip to Colorado since she was eight with her best friends, Bethany and Zack. She wants to go because her mother died in a car crash on her way there. Alex and her friends are going to go at the end of graduation as a present to themselves.

Alex is tutoring Zack one day when the supervisor tells her she has a new student. His name is Cole, and he just transferred from a different school with many athletic badges on his jacket. He makes friends with Alex right away and eventually asks her out. Cole treats her like a queen and is gentle with her. He is so sweet and seems like he genuinely loves who she really is.

But Cole has a problem with Alex’s relationship with Zack, saying that he just wants to be with Alex and always has his hands all over her. She keeps saying that they’re just friends and that she wants Cole, not Zack. Cole eventually takes Alex to a merry go round and ignores her protests as he spins her faster and faster until she is scared. When she gets off, he calls her whiny. But all her anger drain away when he says three words; “I love you.”

Alex’s relationship with Cole starts going down hill as soon as he shoves her. He gets jealous and angry and hurts her wrist badly. Cole says he’s sorry over and over again and puts roses in her car to make it up to her. She forgives him and she thinks it is a one time thing. But it’s not. He hits her this time, and she stays home from school to hide until the bruises fade a little more. The process repeats and she forgives him again. But the next time is the shocker. Cole shoves Alex down into a ditch where she goes rolling into a tree. At the party they were planning on going to, Cole gets drunk and leaves the party without taking her home. She gets home and tries to sleep. But she is awakened by Cole’s drunk voice. He is shouting at Zack who won’t let Cole inside to see Alex. Zack is almost arrested for beating Cole up.

Will Alex choose herself over love?

Personal Review;

I liked this book. Abusive relationships are a big issue that are hardly talked about. I loved how this book appealed to the love side, and how Alex couldn’t let go of her abusive boyfriend because she loved him. I loved the ending, how she was still broken, but healing.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Sexual Content; reference to sexual content with Cole and Alex several times and jokes with Zack

Violence Content; reference to abuse

Drug/Alcohol Content; reference to alcohol with Cole at a party

 

I hope you enjoyed this book review! Keep reading and refer this site to people you think would enjoy it as well.

 

Yours,

Adrienne Parker