(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 [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.

 

*CRAZY SPOILER ALERT ONCE AGAIN*

 

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 [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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*EXPLANATION HOLDS SPOILERS*

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

 

*SPOILER ALERT*

 

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.