Daily Archives: March 27, 2015

Reflecting Poetry

The speed of light, the speed of life

The speed of sound, the speed of time


As bright as day, as dark as night

As dark as day, as bright as night


The light at the end of the tunnel

The tunnel at the end of the light


You are the love of my life

You are the life of my love


A dagger in the heart

A heart in the dagger


As loud as thunder, as quiet as a mouse

As quiet as thunder, as loud as a mouse


Without a care in the world

The world without a care


As brave as a lion, as weak as a kitten

As weak as a lion, as brave as a kitten


A diamond in the rough

A rough in the diamond


A mirror image

An image in the mirror


A day in the life

A life in a day


I still have a soul

If I still had a soul


When life gives you lemons

Lemons give you life


Go out and face your fears

What is the face of your fears?


True love’s first kiss

The first kiss of false love


A twist of fate

The fate of a twist

My Fangirl Opinion of Astonishing Adventures

“I think fiercely, concentrating, imagining concentric circles of telepathy emanating from my forehead like an old drawing of Professor X. But if Cal’s picking up on my vice, he doesn’t show it. I’ve gone and lost my best friend in the world.”

 

If you love comic books of any kind, read this book. If you are tired of stereotypical characters, plots, writing style and endings; read The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl written by Barry Lyga.

 

The plot of Lyga’s book is something like everyday life. The main character, who is referred to as Fanboy is fifteen and he lives with his pregnant mom and stepdad. Cal, Fanboy’s only friend secretly loves comic books but appears to everyone else as a sports jock. Fanboy is writing his own graphic novel, that has a unique storyline and the non stereotypical characters. When Fanboy is getting beat up during Gym class, someone is watching and is takes pictures; eventually the two meet up and go on many astonishing adventures. For example, they meet my favorite comic book writer: Benis.

 

Some of the amazing qualities I love about my new favorite book is the ambiguity of never learning the protagonist’s name. Also, there is a whole page with no punctuation except quotation marks. Surprisingly, the book does not end with a happy ending.


There is unexpected twist and turns that every teen know, but even more so every geek knows. Fanboy’s challenges and emotions are real and raw, leaving you – the reader – feeling even more so.