Hi, I'm Sofia and this summer I had to read a lot of books
. Like, A LOT. And with a lot I mean twelve
. I know, right? They are so manyyy.
Now I'll quit complaining and I'll start with a brutally honest review of every book I've read
I'll rate them on a scale from 0 to 5
. Let's go!
THE VANISHING HALF by BRIT BENNETT 5/5
This is the best book I've read all Summer
. It's about two black twins with very light skin. One day they run away. Stella tries to pass as white, meanwhile Desiree marries a dark skinned man and has a daughter. One day Desiree's daughter meets Stella and, well... you'll see. Amazing, show-stopping, spectacular. The ending felt kinda out of place, but overall I loved it.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by HARPER LEE 3.5/5
This is a classic, where a lawyer is assisting a black man accused of rape. It has awesome messages, but I didn't expect it to be from the lawyer's daughter POV. The first half was boring, but then it got better.
A FAREWELL TO ARMS by ERNEST HEMINGWAY 3/5
It talks about an American ambulance driver on the Italian front during the war. It was so slow, then the last part; the actually good one, was very fast paced.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ 0.5/5
OMG. So boring and way too long. It followed the many generations of the Buendía family. The thing is, it talked about one character's story until he or she did something bad/died, and then it talked about somebody else until he or she did something bad/died. It was just tiring.
THE METAMORPHOSIS by FRANZ KAFKA 2/5
A middle aged man wakes up one day and he's turned into a cockroach. It was very depressing. At least it's a short book.
REUNION by FRED UHLMAN 2/5
A Jewish kid befriends a rich kid from a Nazi family at school, but then World War II happens. Again, depressing, but short.
THE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF EVERYDAY LIFE by SIGMUND FREUD 1/5
I mean, it talked about some interesting things. In the first ten pages. The rest was all examples or slight variations of the same problem; which is forgetting something or saying a different word instead of what you wanted to say.
10 SHORT STORIES by LUIGI PIRANDELLO 2/5
I can't stay here to describe each story. In the end, they all have Pirandello's style, which is pretty weird. Every ending left me confused.
SHORT STORIES by GIOVANNI VERGA 2.5/5
Many of these stories dealt with farmers who sometimes are in love. Slightly better than Pirandello just because I understood them more.
Okay, let's do a speed round, because there are a lot of books and we're all getting tired. One word reviews
THE GENEALOGY OF MORALS by FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE 1/5
SHORT STORIES by CINZIA MEDAGLIA 4/5
PLEASURE by GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO 1/5
So this is all folks! I'll talk to you next time.Byeee
Illustrations by Sofia