Last Book Syndrome: ‘Lover’s Dictionary’ by David Levithan

by Clarissa Chua When it came to romance, I used to believe that if it’s meant to be, it will be. But sometimes, it’s a constant choice whether or not both parties want to continue. It’s a decision to keep moving, and to continue giving and forgiving. “Obstinate, adj. Sometimes it becomes a contest: Which is more stubborn, the love or the two arguing people caught within it?” Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan isn’t my favorite love story but it gave me new lenses through which to see the world. It is a book that showed, in an unconventional style, the different…

Fiction Nation: Hopelessly Devoted to Books

by Allana Luta So I have decided to share with you some book-related hopes of mine… Get ready to be sick of the word hope by the end of this article! 1. Hopefully, the Paper Towns movie will turn out great.   The people who wrote the screenplay for The Fault in Our Stars are the same writers for Paper Towns so my expectations are high even though PT isn’t my favorite John Green novel. I don’t really remember what it’s about but I am interested to see how Cara Delevingne (and her eyebrows) interprets Margo Roth Spiegelman. I’m also excited to…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Boy Meets Boy’ by David Levithan

by Elaine Zapanta A belated happy Valentine’s Day to you, Cheer Readers! As the love month is coming to a close, here is our last hurrah for love. You never know, you might just meet the Noah to your Paul before this month ends, so it’s best to be prepared! This time, FaceBookIt features Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. I read this several months ago so the details are not entirely fresh but whenever I see quotes from it on my feed, I remember how I felt when I first read it: happy. The cover looks really simple but it gives you ample…

5 Lessons in Love from Literature

by Allana Luta “Toughen up, Valentine’s Day wasn’t meant for my kind anyway.”* When it comes to romantic love, I haven’t had much experience. You see, I’m part of the SSB Club: Single Since Birth. No biggie—being single is awesome… except on Valentine’s Day. Or Single Awareness Day for my kind, anyway. And yet, despite the despondency of the lyrics above, I personally have nothing against Valentine’s Day. How could I when it celebrates the most human of emotions? Although it has admittedly become a Hallmark Holiday in recent times, at its very heart, Valentine’s Day is still day for love….