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Good, Bad, and Ugly Books

Hi! I'm Rebecca, a teenager who loves reading and reviewing books! I have had this blog for over two years, and it's been an amazing journey. GBU Books has grown from a Tumblr blog to a Facebook page to an actual website with over 1,900 followers. I'm always expanding GBU Books, so please look at the links above for other versions of my website. Besides reviewing, I have a couple of weekly segments, which you can read about in the tabs above. So check out the website, ask questions, and don't forget to click the follow button! Note: Any pictures I post are not mine unless I say otherwise. Thanks to Nicole for the background and header!

Rebecca's bookshelf: read

The Running Dream
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters
An Abundance of Katherines
Across the Universe
Liar & Spy
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
Before I Fall
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Johnny Tremain
Animal Farm
Blue Moon
Someone Like You
The Scorch Trials
Looking for Alaska
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
The Fault in Our Stars
The Maze Runner

Rebecca's favorite books »

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Rebecca has read 1 book toward her goal of 54 books.
1 of 54 (1%)
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Aug 18 '14
Aug 17 '14
  • Me: I just finished My Sister's Keeper
  • Best Friend: Did you cry yes or yes
Aug 17 '14

essence-of-jupiter answered:The Thirteenth Tale is really good

letmereadthat answered:The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, or anything by Cecilia Ahern

deryn-sharpest said:
Out of the easy by Ruta sepetys is absolutely fantastic

samreads answered:
Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

extrainmyownlife answered:
The Lies of Locke Lamora, it’s really good high fantasy.

 Thank you all so much for the recommendations! I’ll keep them in mind :) <3

Aug 17 '14

What are your guys’ favorite books that I should ask for for my birthday?

Aug 13 '14

My Sister’s Keeper is not really one of those books you should read in school. Or any public place for that matter.

Aug 13 '14


i was super bored today so i recreated some book covers using Snapchat:)

Aug 10 '14

I need to read this for one of my university classes. It’s one of those books I’ve been wanting to read for a while now.


I need to read this for one of my university classes. It’s one of those books I’ve been wanting to read for a while now.

Aug 10 '14

I can’t believe school starts tomorrow. My summer reading vacation is over.

Aug 9 '14

Review: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Book Review #83: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan


Overall Rating: 7.2/10 (3.5/5 stars)
Plot: 7/10
Characters: 8/10
Writing: 6/10
Originality: 8/10

Genre: Young Adult Romance/Contemporary
Published: 2006 by Random House
Number of Pages: 183 | Movie Paperback Edition

Summary: Nick’s just seen the girl who dumped him walk in with a new guy.  What else can he do but ask the strange girl next to him to be his new girlfriend for the next five minutes? Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not not-friend girl who dumped Nick…and to get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never really totally dumped.  What else can she do but answer Nick’s question by making out with him? With one electric, unexpected kiss, the five-minute couple of Nick and Norah set off on an uncharted adventure called the “first date” that will turn into an infinite night of falling in and out (and in and out, and maybe in and maybe out) of love.  Theirs is a first date of music, laughter, heartache, confusion, passion, taxi driver wisdom, and a jacket named Salvatore.  And of course a killer soundtrack.  As Nick and Norah wander through the middle-of-the-night mystic maze of Manhattan, they share the kind of night you want to never end, where every minute counts and every moment flickers between love and disaster.

Review: This will be a shorter review, because this novel is pretty short.  That’s the way I think it should be, though. It’s not that it’s horrible and hard to get through.  This novel is enjoyable for a light read, which is why I picked it up.  I just think after awhile, everything about this novel and romance gets old.  The run-on sentences, the f-bombs, the confusion Nick has over losing his ex, and just the entire night in general.  On the plus side, it is a cute novel, filled with good quotable one-liners and meticulous details about the romance and intimacy Nick and Norah share over the course of one night.  Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is good for a short fluffy read, but it’s not anything profound.

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Aug 8 '14


When i was 10, I sent a letter to Lemony Snicket. I didn’t receive a personal reply, but I got one of these. 7 years later I realized that there’s a message