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Reading Robyn

I am a lover of libraries, a reader of everything, a girl easily swayed by pretty pictures, and overall just your average, nerdy fairy princess.


2013 is the year I'm finally keeping up a regular reading blog Reading Robyn! There I post extended versions of my GR reviews so be sure to check that out!


I always seem to be on the move having lived in seven cities and counting in my nineteen years. I'm not on the run from the law as many have assumed (at least I don't think so), but moving around has given me an appreciation for how places make stories and people make memories. While change is inevitable, books are the friends that I take with me from place to place. They comforted me when I was sick, they push me to continue to learn and grow into myself, and most importantly they opened me up to the possibilities of living in thousands of places all at once.


I primarily read YA fiction, as well as a lot of graphic novels and manga. However, I tend to be this combination of odd reads, so expect the unexpected!


Cheesy Life Quote: "In this world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself." - Frantz Fanon

Janes in Love - Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg The P.L.A.I.N Janes feels a little bit too plain. While I was reading Janes in Love the sequel to The Plain Janes my overall feeling was "shrug". This was a solid continuation of the previous story, set only days after the final events in the last graphic novel. But for me, this worked more against it then for it. It's just more of the same thing, and although I liked the last book and would recommend it to anyone who's interested, I don't see why this was made as a separate title.I liked that this time around we got to know more about the other Janes, their characters shined through the story a bit, showing some actual character traits beyond their over-the-top labels. I'm not going to say "stereotypes" because they do have their own individual personalities but I really noticed in this book how it's a shame that the main Jane is the only one of the lot that gets to be a rounded character.Speaking of our main Jane, she spends most of the story in angst. I won't go so far as to call it unnecessary because it does center around honest issues but it was just enough for me to wonder if anything else was actually going to happen. Nothing really did. This is a case of a character driven story where everything just falls flat. Nothing is particularly bad, but nothing is amazing either.I stick with my assessment of the first book in saying that this story overall would have been more dynamic as a novel where the characters could be given time to develop into people I could see myself investing in. Overall, I recommend skipping the squeal.