What could have been, it’s a something we all crave, it’s that moment where we escape reality and just think of what we would like to happen, what we all imagine and daydream about before waking up back to reality.
As humans, we tend to getaway from life for at least a few minutes a day, but why is that, is reality so bad? Or are we just not satisfied with our lives and how we live. I mean dictionaries define daydreaming as; “a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one’s attention from the present.” But why is that, why do need to distract ourselves, is life that dull?
I myself believe it’s an escape, and I accept that, because in a sense, I sometimes find my dream farfetched and unlikely. So using the powerful tool that god has given me, my mind, I have chosen to live for a few minutes within a universe that makes me smile brightly and forget about life’s regular snags.
Artistic and original ideas that could be the change we need in our lives, if take these risks, we might see life in a new light, like a new lenses.
If it’s the person we have crush on, or that new hobby we want to try, or just maybe something as simple an item on our shopping bag, why do we always postpone what we want when we know it could make us happier even if its only for a moment.
Smells like a review doesn’t it?
Is it a movie review?
Nope, more like a book review!
Now what type of book deserves a review from me, I rarely write reviews about books and never blogged about any, they’re time and energy consuming and I am a lazy person.
The only reason I’m writing a review about this book is because I fell in love with it from the moment I saw the cover and the summery until reading the last pages.
The story centers around A, a boy whom everyday wakes up in another boy’s body and has to “settle in” the boy’s life until the day is over. A has gotten used to that and had no complains about it. Until he meets Rhiannon while he enters her boyfriend’s body and tries to find a way to break the rules to be with her.
What triggered me to write this review is because I haven’t read a page-turner in months and this book was one of the few that actually did. This book had a combination of fiction and love and it’s never bad to read a David Levithan book.
Another reason for this review is the cool and realistic ending.
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There are countless folklores about the construction of the tower and its site.
According to the most widespread Turkish legend, a sultan had a much cherished daughter. One day, a prophecy forecasted that a poisonous snake would kill her on her 18th birthday, the sultan, in an struggle to prevent his daughter’s early death, placed her away from land to preserve her away from any snakes, and built a tower in the middle of the Bosphorus to shield his daughter until her 18th birthday. The princess was placed in the tower, where only her father would regularly visit her.
On the 18th birthday of the princess, the sultan brought her a basket of exotic lavish fruits as a birthday present, overjoyed that he was capable of averting the prediction. While reaching into the basket, however, a snake that had been hiding between the fruit bit the young princess and she deceased in her father’s arms, just as the vision had predicted.
Another story originated from the prehistoric Greek myth of Hero & Leander, Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite who resided in a tower in the middle of the Bosphorus.
Leander, a young man from Abydos on the other side of the channel, fell in love with her and would swim every evening through the Hellespont to be with her. Hero would light a lantern every night at the top of her tower to lead his way.
This progressed through the hot summer, but one thundery winter night, the waves flung Leander in the sea and the gusts blew out Hero’s light, and Leander lost his way, and drowned. Hero flung herself from the tower in heartache and died as well.
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I picked up my bag from the truck and scurried behind John, when we arrived at the doorstep, we realized that the door was locked. I suggested that John asks the man who rented us the apartment for the keys, but he told me that we have the whole building to ourselves. I was thrilled and traumatized at the same time, thinking this whole massive building is just for Blake and I. So I asked John shockingly “ You mean your letting two fifteen year olds live alone in a six story building?” and John replied “well, of course I’m going to check up on you every now and then”. Second’s later Blake gave me a glare that made me realize that I’ve said too much. While waiting for John to find the right key for the house, I recalled how three years ago, Blake told me that living with them will be better than living with our own parents because they can afford paying for everything and even spoiling us. While thinking about what he said, I remembered my little sister whom I think is five now, and I remembered how Mom used to make me cupcakes every time I aced a test, I recalled how Dad always gave me advice and until this very day his words echo in my head. He always told me “Life is short. The people that you will share time with on this earth will be brief. Ask yourself how you want to allocate that time.” But I never understood that until I was kidnapped. Then the door flicked open and we saw…