Saturday, 6 July 2013

The Truth About You & Me

The Truth About You & Me by Amanda Grace

Publisher: Flux
Release Date: September 8th/2013
Pages: 264
Type: ARC

What It's About!

Smart girls aren't supposed to do stupid things.

Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she's so gifted that she can attend college through a special program at her high school. On her first day, she meets Bennet. He's cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn and what she's endured - and missed out on - in order to excel academically and please her parents. Now, for the first time in her life, she's falling in love.

There's only one problem. Bennet is Madelyn's college professor, and he thinks she's eighteen - because she hasn't told him the truth.

The story of their forbidden romance is told in letters that Madelyn writes to Bennet - both a heart-searing ode to their ill-fated love and an apology.


The Truth About You & Me was really cute, but also sad. Madalyn, a 16 yr old girl going to college early, falls for her professor who is 10 yrs older than her. The book was really different, but in a good way, and I really liked it. Madalyn's view is told through a couple of letters she wrote to Bennett, her biology professor.

In his defense, he did think she was 18, fresh out of high school. There wasn't any real romance type stuff until the very end, but just the build up finally being together at the end made up for the lack of them being together, if that makes any sense. Madalyn writes a lot in her letters about them stealing little moments here and there, before December 17th, when the semester ends and he's no longer technically her teacher.

It's not until the very end though, that it's explained how and why their relationship ended. As the letters go on, you find out a little bit more here and there that they were once together but aren't anymore and it really made me want to know why. At first it was kind of frustrating because I wanted to find out why right away, but then I got so swept up in the emotion and unraveling of events that I soon found myself just coasting along with the story instead of rushing on to find out why everything happened the way it did and why they didn't end up with their happy ending.

I really liked the way the story unfolded in Madalyn's letters to Bennett. By the end of the book, I was just as heart broken and devastated as she was over the whole thing, it was hard not to get all wrapped up within her story and the way she told it. I really enjoyed it.


Tuesday, 2 July 2013


I haven't done much reading the last week, my mom and I went to Vancouver, BC for the first time ever. We drove down..and had to drive around downtown Vancouver trying to find our hotel not having any clue where to go and the GPS kept taking us everywhere BUT. Ya..we pretty much literally got a bit lost in Vancouver, driving around in circles until we finally found the hotel. 

Then once we got everything into the hotel, it was time to head over to BC Place Stadium for the TAYLOR SWIFT concert! I was ssooooo excited! I've loved Taylor Swift ever since she came out with Teardrops On My Guitar and Tim McGraw. It was supposed to only be a 10 min. walk from the hotel to BC Place, but we ended up circling the block once or twice trying to figure out which way to go. Needless to say, we ended up knowing some street corners and roads better than others just from seeing them so many times trying to find our way. In the end though, it was so worth it.

Taylor Swift is by far the BEST concert I've ever been to, and I've been to quite a few. SHE'S JUST SO AMAZING. Even in between her costume changes and songs when she wasn't on stage, there was still one of her band or dance members doing their one little quick thing up on stage so it didn't feel like you had to wait at all for Taylor to come back on stage, it was really cool. My favorite one was when the female violinist did this whole dance routine thing while PLAYING the violin! She was incredible! 

Since I can't totally explain in words how AWESOME Taylor's opening performance was, I've posted a video below that I took at the concert.

**Video Coming Soon!**

She did a few songs on the main stage, then made her way through the crowd to the smaller stage near the back of the stadium, which I loved since we were at the very top at the very back.

After dancing around singing with her dancers, she did a couple songs by herself on the small rotating sage. It even lifted up!

Unfortunately, just after this, my camera died -_- I have many more pictures, but I didn't want to post them all and bore you guys all to death haha. I will post a Roadtrip Part 2 in the next day or two and share some pics and stuff of the Vancouver Aquarium which was really fun!


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