Author: Paulo Coelho
Published: 1988 (English version published in 1993)
This book wasn't "life-changing" as the back cover claimed it would be. It wasn't a bad read, but it didn't live up to its hype or maybe it was just so over-hyped I didn't see what the big deal was. After I finished it, it was like "that's it?" It's a short and sweet story for what it is, but I wouldn't call it "life-changing" or a "phenomenon". Also, why give the main character a name (Santiago) only to refer to him as "the boy" for the majority of the story?
5. Queen of Babble Gets Hitched
Author: Meg Cabot
This book should have called Queen of Babble Gets Engages because she never actually gets married in the book.
This is the third and final (I'm assuming) installment in Cabot's Queen of Babble series about a girl named Lizzie who often gets in trouble thanks to her big mouth and has a passion for designing and restoring wedding gowns. In this book, her boyfriend has proposed to her and she's ecstatic, but then she starts to have second thoughts about her relationship with him and is having feelings for his best friend who also has feelings for her. It was a cute and fast read, but Lizzie's inner thoughts became quite repetitive and jumbled and that got old quite quick. The first book in the series is my favorite, just as the first movie in any film trilogy is usually my favorite.