Book Review of The History of Hilary Hambrushina by Mernie Lamb | Worth The Second Chance For A DNF Book

THIS WERE THE BOOK THAT I”VE GIVEN SECOND CHANCE AFTER DNF it for real! Because its worth it. :’D

Publisher : Iguana Books | Author : Marnie Lamb | Goodreads Summary | Genre: Young Adult Contemporary | E book Format got from NetGalley | 193 Pages | English | Rating : ★★★★★

Wait, let me rearrange this words (on my mind) to explain this book that made me rates them 5/5 star.

Well, it has a moral value (checked),

it was real as intimate in real life (checked)

and IT MADE ME CRY AND WANT TO SWALLOW IT (super checked!)

I was actually DNF the book after reading like first 10 chapters because it was too childish and so naive, it does not meet my expectation in curiosity or even thrilling along the way. But then, this one night I was so bored and decide to give this particular book a second chance by reckon on how Mernie writes this book, it was supposed to be a light reading… but then..

WRONG AND I’M SO TOTALLY WRONG!

The process was just so beautifully twisted and now I love every bit of it!

Hilary Hambrushina early life described.

I’m thinking the idea that Mernie putting Hilary as the narrator herself, giving us the freedom to play with our imagination, that makes me (especially me of course) feels like its Hilary herself writing this autobiography. I admit that the first phase of this book was kind of numb and boring.

Its just a story about primary school girl who gonna be in her junior high school girl who apparently just so childish, totally reckless and obsess with popular and cool kid and try everything to be like just like them (this thought actually killing me and I must warn you it sticks to the end of the book, but worry not it will be sink as the chapter goes as like reading Flawed all over again)

After Hilary meet Kallie

This is where I began to love Kallie character, despite her nerdy and weird behavior I began to relate there is so much mutuality of a good characters that I actually admired within a person. But still she is human beings, who have flaws and also is Hilary.

After Lynn comes home, entering Junior High and Hilary moment

I know it was a bit fast pace in describing every critical and silent moment (I used to describe the moment like doing nothing and enjoy the moment as silent – as I like to imagine it, but of course it does not happen in books or did it? *winking*). Argh I reckon how my heart thumbing so hard till I felt im gonna blow my brain because pumping so much blood to digest the content.

How the chapter end

It was a process of healing from a nightmare. A struggle to know who you truly are, and embrace the worst and accept what cant be change. Only to born again as a new person who are free and nothing ever again can stop you back, because the only matter is not what other thinks about you, its about you who thinks about yourself.

Positivity do come from influence of other but if the influence have a bad signal (like tv) then the only positivity that can be made is from within – our own mental and mind.

I can relate so much about Hilary character as I feel she is like myself who used to be not so sure in life, so naive, like to follow trends so she can be notice. She does not even understand that she does not need to be somebody else rather then herself (cause girl, everyone already had been taken – so be yourself).

Notes for the author;

Thumbs up for Marnie Lamb for this beautifully written book. I notice how much people actually DNF it at the first chapter (cause trust me it was just so lame, all the childish stuff, I think at that time, only children may enjoy by reading this). Thank God i’ve given your book a second chance if not I’ll not realize how wonderful this story was – It Made Me Cry! :’)

Do you have any character that you can relate with you so much? 

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • QOTD : What book make you cringe to do something after reading it?
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Last week I've been indulge myself in gaming assuming an assassin role mentioned in #projekathena. The mutual connection between the role both in the book also in ML make me cringe to know what its like to be an assassin. Eventually I fall in love with her. So my next move is climbing up the local rank for that particular heroes 😂. I blame @syeraho for this. .
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Back to this book, its been a tearful journey, it was a long reading but a worthy one. I bet one can finish it in one sit as the words uses is simple and understandable.
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Not to mentioned it was my first book from HF. Honestly its hard to rate this kind of book, where islamic lifestyle and fiction were blend together. For my version of rating, I tend to give high rate to the book which has intimate, personal connection to the reader (me), so for that reason I'll give 4⭐. Even after catching a headache resulting from tears streaming last night 😣. .
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This book recommend for a light reading, bedtimes stories also to those who keen to seek assuring words of His Promises. No particular reader, I think its just suit for everyone. Also a nice book to read it Ramadan!
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The book synopsis gonna be in the comment below :
  • Alhamdulillah done reading a malay science fiction about Projek Athena : Manusia Ciptaan (trans : Athena's Projeck : Human Building). Thank you to @imanpublication for providing me a physical copy of this book in exchange with honest review.
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And it was a fun reading towards the end. And syabas @syeraho for your first novel! .
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This book recommend to those who love actions because Syeraho write a beautiful chereofighting, well mostly in words - and that something to praise with!
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I'm currently constructing in depth review for this book and will update it soon on Goodreads - read on GR cause  i'm hiding all the spoilers and leave you with all the good parts, lols 😜.
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Rating : 3/5 🌠. Sorry there are pro and cons so I'll settle with this first 😉 and also dont judge by my rating cause im just a very stinky person 😅. .
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Setiap buku harus punya awal niatnya yg tersendiri (Eyqa, 2019).
  • QOTD : What book do you bought only because of its cover?
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First time encounter buku published by @katapilarbooks ialah masa baca Syif Tengah Malam. Rupanya this is penerbit yg penulis dia dikalangan doktor, misi also yang bertugas di hospital.
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One of many reason I like about them is their cover yg lain dari yang lain. Mcm this one.
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Jadi izinkan saya post pasal book cover mendahului book review dulu ya. 😂
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Okay sekian. Saja nak bagitau cover dia cantik. 😉
  • Big thanks to @prologmed cos hosting a GA for this book last year 💖.
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Akhirnya dapat juga habiskan buku ni. Dalam buku ni ada enam cerpen yang bertemakan time travel. Buat yg mendambakan peluang kedua dalam waktu yang terbatas, pembaca diajak untuk menilai semula sekiranya kita bisa merentas masa untuk mengubah sejarah, adakah kita akan lebih bahagia dari sekarang? Or worse? Or dlm erti kata lain kena baca dlu buku ni baru tahu 😂.
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Dalam enam cerpen aku paling terkesan dengan yang ada love story with bit of plot twist. Yang ada karakter yang kuat dan background cerita yang baik. Sometimes rasa geram but another time rasa bahagia tgk kebahagiaan character biarpun fiksi semata.Tak nak bagi spoiler jadi ckp secara am sejalah yer.
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Overall it was a good book. Kalau fans tentang Hermione with Time Turner, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child boleh lah try baca buku ni, setiap kisah ada teladan masing-masing. Yang tak akan dapat dinilai melainkan dengan cara membacanya sendiri. Hahh suspen takk? .
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⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 cause I want more. The book alone tak cukup 😂.
  • Saya tidak selalu reviu buku-buku agama kerana semuanya sangat membantu dalam meningkatkan pemahaman kepada AQ dan AS.
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Buku ni lebih ringkas dan praktikal dalam memahami apa sebenarnya rezeki. Penulis membuat pilihan cerita yang tepat dalam merungkai makna yang tersirat, bahawa rezeki tidak hanya dtg dalam bentuk wang ringgit. Satu bacaan yg berharga dalam meningkatkan amal bersedekah dan menolong insan yg memerlukan. Bahkan juga dalam menolong diri sendiri yang kesempitan.
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Ramai manusia ingin kan kebahagiaan, tapi tak semua akan merasainya dan ramai manusia takut untuk diuji tapi semua akan menghadapinya. Read Al Imran : 142
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Ini adalah antara buku yg membantu sy memahami indahnya rezeki. Bahawa di dunia ini, rezeki kita pada akhirnya akan ada dalam tiga bentuk sahaja yakni :
⭐ Makanan yg kita makan
⭐ Pakaian yang kita pakai utk tutup aurat
⭐ Ilmu yg telah kita pelajari dan amalkan
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Sempena bulan Ramadhan yg bakal menjelang dengan ini thehundredpages akan lebih membaca buku-buku islamik terbitan tanah air. 😉😁
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Semoga melayuku lurus. Amiin.
P/s : oh ya selepas baca al Imran 142, baca balik ayat 139 😉
  • Done with grishaverse #3
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Cant wait for King of Scars : Nikolai is just every girl dream of king 😍