Hi Everyone!! this is my first Article and I thought I'll write about my favorite book: Begin Again by Mona Kasten ๐Ÿ˜Š

My writing skills are not the best, yet I hope you will like this Article (at least a little) ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š

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Tadaaa, this is my favourite Book ๐Ÿ’•

Yeah..., the Cover looks simple and Avril Lavigne would probably say: "He was a boy, she was a girl - Can I make it anymore obvious?" (Sk8er Boi), but it's just fantastic and not obvious at all ๐Ÿ˜

What is the Book about?

All Allie Harper wants is to leave her old life behind and be free, that's why she moves to Woodshill, Oregon. When Allie arrives, she realizes that finding a apartment is not that easy, and when there is no other option left, she becomes the roommate of Campus Bad Boy Kaden White. He is incredibly attractive, but also an arrogant idot. Then the first thing Kaden does is to make a set of rules and Allie has to obey:

1. Don't talk about your girl problems.
2. Keep your mouth shut if I bring someone home.
3. We will NEVER hook up.

What more can I say?

She breaks them all

Actually... I could say more (because there is also more written at the back of the book), but... I won't do so, in order to make it a bit more dramatic ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜‰

My Opinion

Begin Again is the first New Adult novel I've ever read and as you may already noticed, I love this book soo so much ๐Ÿ˜ป ๐Ÿ’• ... I read it three times. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

One reason why I love it soo much is Mona Kasten's truly wonderful writing style, which convinced me from the very beginning.

The second reason is the beautiful and entertaining plot, with lots of unexpected funny moments, which often suddenly turned to be very emotional.
Reading it feels like a roller coaster ride and you never know what will happen next - these emotional highs and lows have made me smile a lot, I've 'gone crazy' in a good way and I also cried every time. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ

Moreover, the characters are just fantastic๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ, the main characters as well as the minor characters (whose stories are told in the sequel Trust Again).

But Allie and Kaden are my favourites, because they are just so enchanting and my favourite OTP for life. #Kallie ๐Ÿ’ž
Also I can find parts of myself in their characters, since there were a lot of moments, which got me thinking: "Jep, this is me". ๐Ÿ˜…

I can totally relate with Allie, which is not just the fact that she shares my love for an certain animal and for some amazing bands, but it is a bonus ๐Ÿ˜„ - she is just so real, a girl like You & I.

And Kaden ๐Ÿ˜ ...is a really strong character, you just have to love him. ๐Ÿ’• He is grumpy ๐Ÿ˜ โค and his behaviour can make you so mad - but he is really "sexy schmexy" ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š and his sayings often made me laugh too ๐Ÿ˜„
Yet, his character is much more profound than one thinks first - he surprised me a lot. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Believe me, I could go on forever, but...I'll stop here ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ™ˆ


To sum up, Begin Again is a really beautiful, emotional, heartbraking romance without being cheesy and it would be a perfect story for a movie - but it also has an inspiring message: it shows that "you can meet the most unexpected person at the the most unexpected time" and you can "find something good without looking for it" (Serendipity) - after all you've been through you can Begin Again, be free and finally be who you always wanted to be.

A book never got me hooked like this before and I REALLY had a blast to read it - it's my perfect book! That's why I can only highly recommend it (when you are 16 or older)!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿ‘‰ Since November 2017 the English version is available as e-book & audio book. Happy reading! โค๏ธ

Here are some pictures, lyrics and quotes that fit to the Book

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(The Song Fourth Of July by Fall Out Boy describes the book just perfect) ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ญ
I said I'd never miss you
But I guess you never know
May the bridges I have burned light my way back home
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If I could find you now things would get better
We could leave this town and run forever
- Yellowcard (Ocean Avenue)
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Well, this was my first article and I hope you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ (and my English / writing skills were not too bad) โœŒ

Thanks so much for reading this!

Lots of Love, Aline ๐Ÿ˜˜

PS. I've created another account for aesthetics of my favorite books, movies, TV shows, and other things that I like. The collections might contain a few spoiler, but maybe you will like them...
Have a look here, and Follow me! (if you like) ๐Ÿ˜Œ