(m) INP [January #2] The Maze Runner Timeline

“If you ain’t scared… you ain’t human.” – Dashner, James. The Maze Runner. Somerset: Chicken House, 2014. Print.




    • Thomas wakes up in the Box arriving at the Glade, with everything but his name forgotten.
    • He befriends Chuck and Chuck teaches him about how the Glade is run.
    • Thomas runs into the Maze, which he is not allowed in, and saves Alby and Minho when they don’t make it out of the maze in time.
    • After surviving this night, he learns that Grievers aren’t immortal.
    • He becomes a Runner, receives punishment for breaking rules, and befriends with Minho.
    • The first girl ever in the Glade, Teresa, shows up and triggers “the end”.
    • One day, Thomas and Minho follow a map and discover the Griever Hole.
    • Teresa and Thomas decipher the Maze’s code to enter the Griever Hole.
    • Thomas gets stung by a Griever so that he can receive the Serum and regain some of his memories from before he woke up in the Box.
    • After recovering, he learns more about himself and how to use the code, after that, he helps lead the boys to their escape.
    • When they do escape, some people are killed by Grievers, but most still manage to escape.
    • They enter the WICKED lab, and armed people start firing. Chuck sacrifices himself to save Thomas, and other people come to “save” them.



(m) INP [January #1] The World of Fangirl According to Kathryn

“I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.” – Rowell, Rainbow. Fangirl. New York: St. Martin’s, 2013. Print.


This book has touched on so many subjects that I can relate to. The feelings portrayed in the story are written so basically anyone can relate to them. One of the feelings I can relate to is not fitting in, how Cath felt like when she first started college, like this summer, when I joined a performing arts summer camp. I had originally participated in this camp two years ago and had stopped, but since I was free this summer, I decided to perform again. However, the friends I had made two years ago had left and I felt out of place, especially at the audition, where old friends started hugging one another all around me. Or the other feeling of growing apart from a sibling, like how Cath felt when she and Wren started to fallout. Before my brother went to college, he kept to himself and never really talked to me. Then whenever he DID talk to me, he became moody and closed off. Although, at that time, I wasn’t too close to him, I still felt saddened by the loss of the little connection we did have. However, now, our relationship is as strong as ever, and although he can still be the most irritating person in the world, we are very close. Reading this book really made me think and reflect about my past experiences. Especially some parts that were particularly dark, that I wasn’t the only one feeling that feeling. That somebody else out there was like me. And that sooner or later, I would be able to prevail and have my own happy ending.


(m) INP [December #1] A Letter to Tamlin

“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.” – Maas, Sarah J. A Court of Thorns and Roses. London: Bloomsbury PLC, 2015. Print.






Dear Tamlin,

I’m not sure what to say to you, or even, i’m not sure why I’m writing this letter. This sounds crazy, but I miss waking up to Alis’ calls. I miss seeing Lucien’s red hair flying in the wind as he hunts. I miss the long tables where you seem like you’re in another room. And most of all, I miss you, your face, your voice, your touch, your everything. I guess I still haven’t thanked you properly for helping my family while I was gone, thank you, so very much. It’s almost surreal being at home. Seeing my dad smile from his “newly found” success and my sisters not starving to death is definitely a sight I could get used to seeing. Who would have thought Nesta would be the one to see through your glamour. At first, I kept catching her glaring at me, almost knowingly, then she actually confronted me. You know, Nesta was planning on rescuing me. Crossing the wall for me. To save me. I guess she didn’t hate me as much as I thought, huh? I told her everything that happened, she still accepted me, so that’s good. Write back, or don’t, if you’re busy.

When can I come back, Tamlin? When can I see you again? I don’t think I could endure this any longer.

Just, stay safe. I love you.

All my love,


This letter is written when Tamlin sends Feyre back across the wall, the mortal side. She regrets not telling him, “I love you.” back and even though she writes the letter. There is no way he can receive it. Although, in the beginning, she was forced to go to Prythian, she soon falls in love with Tamlin and doesn’t want to leave him. However, he was worried that Amarantha would go look for Feyre and wanted to protect her. This letter kind of are the words she couldn’t say, and didn’t say.


(m) INP [October #2] Everything I Hadn’t Said

“We rarely find a depth by looking inside of ourselves for it. Depth is found in what we can learn from the people and things around us. Everyone, everything, has a story, Gia. When you learn those stories, you learn experiences that fill you up, that expand your understanding. You add layers to your soul.” – West, Kasie. The Fill-In Boyfriend. California: HarperCollins. 2015. Print.




The Fill-In Boyfriend



This postcard shows what the protagonist, Gia, is thinking during the climax of the story. In The Fill-In Boyfriend, Gia is dumped by her boyfriend, Bradley, the night of prom when she was going to introduce him to her friends. While Gia is stressing out, she sees another guy dropping his sister off and asks him to fill-in. To her surprise, he says yes. Thus starts a web of lies, trickery, and fraud; one that Gia knows is slowly starting to unravel. Unknowingly, she starts to fall for her fill-in boyfriend. Until out of the blue, Bradley shows up and exposes all her lies, destroying her friendships and her even jeopardizing her new-found love. This postcard is set between her fight with Hayden, the fill-in boyfriend, where his best friend tells a lie about Gia and he decides to believe him over her. After the fight, they didn’t talk, so this was supposed to represent what Gia wanted to say to Hayden, but was afraid to because of rejection.

(m) INP [October #1] How Could I Have Known?

“You want to throw your life away for some stupid conversation we had? Like we’re the first people ever who talk about people we want dead.” – The Good Girls, by Sara Shepard (#2 of The Perfectionists series)




(Poem for resolution)

How Could I Have Known?


How could I have known

that the pressure of being perfect

was slowly tearing down my walls.

Brick by brick they fall,

laughing, mocking me on the way down.


How could I have known

that the murderer I was looking for

was always right next to me-

memories that froze in time.


How could I have known

that society was stripping me of my sanity

until it hung on its last thread

humiliated and battered

from the unending tirade of my mother’s demands.


How could I have known

the people who detained me

were the ones I trusted,

yet all they told me were lies.


How could I have known

that I was the problem,

the odd one out,

that could never fit in.

I escaped into the woods-


with her forever at my side.




This poem is about a girl called Julie, one of the main protagonists in The Good Girls, by Sara Shepard. The first stanza of this poem talks about how much stress Julie is under to be perfect. She doesn’t want to admit it, but she knows that it’s slowly making her lose control. Life starts to feel like a chore and even though she tries to hide it with a fake smile, she knows that day by day, it gets more difficult to conceal.

The second stanza is about when she finds out that Parker, one of her best friends who was driven by protectiveness, killed the people that Julie’s newfound friends despise. However, what Julie doesn’t know is that Parker had died two years ago from abuse, and due to the loss, Julie suffered from a severe case of D.I.D (Dissociative Identity Disorder). In her mind, Julie recreated Parker, thinking that Parker survived. It is revealed that all the times Julie thought Parker was talking, it was actually Julie talking and everything that Julie thought Parker did, Julie did. “memories that froze in time.” represents that Julie is still stuck in the time when Parker was alive.

The third stanza is about how Julie was so worried about society finding out about her mom, who was a hoarder. Julie was scared that her mom would ruin her life and force her move to another area once again, Parker was the only one to know about her mother’s condition. However, Julie’s mother verbally abused her if she didn’t do what her mother asked, so even more stress was added to Julie’s life.  Julie acted as if she was perfect so no one would suspect anything and made sure no one ever knew where she lived. This slowly damaged Julie’s sanity, because of the constant stress and fear she was under.

The fourth stanza is about her friends, Ava, Mackenzie, and Caitlyn, who in the end, told Julie that Parker was dead. Julie, still believing Parker was alive, was confused as to why they kept trying to ask her why she murdered those people, since she thought it was Parker who did it. She felt very betrayed because no one believed her.

In the last stanza, Julie felt like no one understood her and gave up. The story concludes with Julie pretending to accept the fact that she had D.I.D, in order to escape the metal facility. She runs away, believing that all she needs is Parker at her side.

(m) INP [September #2] “Tasteful” Songs

The playlist for my book should be under the search engine, enjoy!


Right now, the playlist is on my whole blog. I’m still trying to fix that.


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All these songs show Nora’s emotions throughout the story.

“All I Do is Win” shows how determined Nora is to win Taste Test and her somewhat cocky nature. It also shows her want to beat Christian in all the challenges.

“Better Than Revenge” shows Nora’s sudden jealousy, annoyance, and anger when she saw Joy clinging on to Christian.

“Hate (I Really Don’t Like You)” explains Nora’s hatred for Joy, who at the time, had something going on with a judge. She was the first suspect for the blocking of the sink spout, until she was electrocuted in the second “accident”.

“Hate To Love You” is another song that describes Nora and Christian’s relationship. She like him a lot, but she doesn’t want to admit it.

“I Won’t Give Up” shows Nora’s feelings when Christian is recovering from his burns. It’s also how she deals with the situation, she feels disappointed and angry, but she doesn’t give up. This is when Nora starts to realise that there was more to the competition than just cooking yummier food.

“Not In That Way” describes the situation between Nora and her best friend, Billy’s, situation. He confessed to her, but she liked Christian. So Billy dropped it and pretended it never happened.

“Skyscraper” is how Nora feels when she finds out Gigi’s betrayal. How she carried out all the “accidents” for her mom.

“Weak When Ur Around” describes how Nora feels around Christian in the resolution of the story, where they can finally admit that they like each other.

(m) INP [September #1] Breaking Point

“I get to leave here and do what I love, whether I win or lose. And that seems to matter more than anything else.” – Taste Test, by Kelly Fiore




Breaking Point

(Short Story for Climax)


The betrayal I felt was more intense then anything I’d felt before, even intense than the time that Christian kissed me. Christian, oh Christian, was he going to be okay? Was he going to wake up with scars all over his oh-so-gorgeous face? Or the biggest question, was he going to wake up at all?  I couldn’t think about that. The doctor said that it was just a minor concussion, which he would just wake up from if we gave him time. Time, the one thing that was running out, the one thing that kept me on my feet, but at the same time, brought me down. I raked my hand through my hair in an attempt to calm myself down. How could I be so anxious over a guy that I despised three days ago?

All this stress for a stupid cooking show, but if I didn’t come, I would’ve never met Chris- “Nora, I’m sorry.” a hoarse voice whispered, interrupting my thoughts, I looked up to see Gigi, playing with her fingers, staring at the ground. How could she? No, how dare she? Even if it was her mom’s idea, she should’ve wondered why her mom made her do those things. Plugging the spout of the sink, messing with the electricity circuits, and messing up the stove, it all sounded suspicious. Why didn’t she think of that? I had so many unanswered questions pushing me to breaking point, like a rubber band being pulled so hard it snapped. “I can’t deal with this right now, I’m sorry.” I muttered, forcing myself off the broken once-white hospital chairs. I made my way back to the dorms, the tears fell freely down my already splotchy face. I’ll be okay. I have to. For Christian.