We Need Diverse Ya Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

Customer Comments

CassieR has commented on (2) products.

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook
Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood

CassieR, August 3, 2011

"Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood" failed to meet my expectations. When picking it up in the bookstore and reading the brief description, it seemed to follow the horror genre. However, after finishing the short novel, it included the themes of "finding yourself" and "what do you really value?" Not only do I believe these themes to be over user in traditional plotlines, but anytime a cheesy, happy ending is included, I feel like I'm 10 years old again reading books from the school library. Aside from everything mentioned so far, the book lacked depth, detail, and smooth transitions. Overall, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood was a halfway entertaining read with the occasional chuckle, however, I would not spend my money on it. I felt decieved by he description, and did not get much out of reading the novel.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Thirteen Reasons Why

CassieR, June 28, 2011

Simply fantastic are the words that come to mind after indulging into this story from Jay Asher. Much of what made Thirteen Reasons Why so spectacular was the fact that it switched from the playing tapes to the main characters thoughts. You might think it would be more of an arduous read, seeing how it may appear that the view point switched so often. However, you are only in one viewpoint the whole time: the main character's. This is why I find the structure of this novel so genius; it allows you to feel the intensity and emotion the main character feels throughout the book, while unfolding a complex story. The theme's aren't anywhere near mythical vampires or fantasies; teen suicide is real, and I know while reading, it affected me on a deeper level. The novel stresses that suicides are never simple, that many experiences and moments can lead to a teen choosing to end their life. Thirteen Reasons Why is most definitely worth your time, and could be a life changing book to any teenager.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.