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Rebels Like Us Book Review!

Published April 2, 2020 by Shay Taree

Over this past weekend I decided to do some reading and I ended up finishing a book that I’ve been reading for a while called Rebels Like Us. The book is about a girl by the name of Agnus who moves from New York to Georgia after some drama regarding her mother. While in Georgia she ends up meeting a guy by the name of Doyle and the two fall for each other but experience some drama along the way.

The book dealt with of course romance but also prejudice, the experience of getting older, and realizing that not everyone in world is going to like purely based on your skin color. The dealings of prejudice in this book didn’t appear until almost half way into the book but once it was there it definitely took over the entire story and showed how these issues can affect a relationship. It also showed how these issues can change someone who has never experienced those things before.

The book did have a bit of a slow start and I think that has to do with the topic of the family issues that Agnus and her mom were going through. It was a lot of push and pull with her and her mom which after a while got to be very redundant and needed to be resolved. But after those things were kind of resolved the book really took off especially when it came to the romance between Agnus and Doyle.

Their relationship was pretty much a typical teenage romance all the way down to now knowing what they were to each other but all they knew was that they loved each other. Plus there was the knowing that Agnus may not stick around after they graduate. The issue that made their relationship have the most hardship was the issues and race and how people within their city looked at Agnus and the traditions that the town already had. Agnus in the book is half Irish and half Dominican which Doyle is white. So people in the down automatically looked at Agnus differently especially once she started talking with her New York accent.

Overall though I enjoyed this book and I think what originally had me drawn to this book was the relationship. Thats mostly because I’m in a interracial relationship and know that people can be very ignorant if someone dates outside their race. So seeing the 2 main characters deal with this at such a young age was amazing to see and made the story very interesting.

I definitely recommend checking out this book just know that it does get better as you continue to read since the beginning can be kind of boring. Also this book is available for digital download through iBooks and there is also a audiobook. Also be sure to check me out on youtube where I post videos every Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday.

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~Shay Taree

Nerd News Ep 27: Tower Of God Trailer, Morbius Pushed Back, & Black Widow Dilemma!

Published April 1, 2020 by Shay Taree

Its Wednesday which means its time for a new episode of nerd news. So check out the video and comment down below your thoughts on these topics.

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Mewtwo & Finding Your Purpose!

Published March 30, 2020 by Shay Taree

Welcome to another Monday everyone and so this week as you can tell by the title I decided to talk about finding out purpose. I also decided to use the pokemon character Mewtwo as a example of this. So check out the video and feel free to comment below your thoughts.

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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Review!

Published March 28, 2020 by Shay Taree

So I finally was able to watch the remake of Pokemon: Mewtwo strikes back on Netflix. This review does have some spoilers so this is a definite warning. But check out what I had to say about this move and feel free to leave comments below.

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What Makes Someone Inspiring?

Published March 27, 2020 by Shay Taree

Since so many of us are stuck in our homes at the moment it has given us a lot of time to do some self reflection. Also in my case its given me a lot of time to be on my social media accounts and check out peoples stories, pictures etc. But its also caused me to find that there are many people in my life that are very inspiring and who in a lot of ways I look up to.

Now these people aren’t doing anything crazy such as living an amazing lifestyle, or have lots of money, or anything like that. Many times these people are just so happy and positive that I can’t help but find them inspiring. It makes me look at my own life and think of what I want to change. It also makes me look at my life and want people to see me in that same light and to over all just be happier with the life that I currently have. It also has made me wonder what does make someone inspiring.

Well for me what makes someone inspiring is a few things:

  1. Their outlook on life. In today’s climate everything being talked about is always something bad that’s happened today. Its always great to see someone who is living in the present and is very optimistic with the outlook of today. Now they aren’t terribly optimistic but they do have an outlook on life that makes you think that not everything is bad and to see the positives in the negatives.

2. They don’t make you feel bad about yourself. Usually when it comes to social media it always feels like some sort of competition. Like you have to compete with those around you for who has the better life or looks the best. For me someone who is inspiring makes you feel happier about your own life. They help you to look at your life and feel grateful for it and not negative towards it. If you do want to change something in your life its because you want to and not because you feel it will help you get more likes on Instagram.

3. They make you feel happier. For me when I go on peoples pages that I find inspiring they have me leaving their page feeling happier than before. They give me a feeling like anything is possible and that everything is going to be okay. They also help inspire me to make my day better by working out or eating a little healthier. Or sometimes it’s just inspiring me to pick up a book and do something productive. Honestly its a feeling I can’t explain to well but all I know is that its a feeling that just leaves me feel happy and ready to take on or continue my day.

So those are the reasons that I feel makes someone inspiring. What are some reasons that you have? Comment them down below because I would love to read them. Also check out my youtube channel and subscribe if you like.

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~Shay Taree

Nerd News Ep 26: Gamestop Backlash, Animal Crossing, & New Pokemon Go Update!

Published March 25, 2020 by Shay Taree

Welcome to another episode of Nerd News. For this weeks episode we are talking about a lot of video game news from chain stores to mobile games. So check out the video and comment your thoughts below.

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Onward Movie Review! (SPOILER FREE)

Published March 24, 2020 by Shay Taree

I know that now Onward is soon going to be available for on-demand to rent at home but before it left theaters I had a chance to check it out. I honestly I have to say that this movie was so adorable and definitely a must see.

Onward is about a boy named Ian who on his 16th birthday is given a spell that will allow his dad to come back for 24 hours. Things don’t go as planned and Ian and his older brother Barley embark on an adventure to find the gem which will allow them to spend time with their dad.

The voices of the two main characters Ian and Barley are Tom Holland voicing Iantom holland

and Chris Pratt voicing Barley

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Tom Holland is of course known for portraying Spiderman/Peter Parker in the MCU and Chris Pratt is known for his work also in the MCU as Star Lord/Peter Quill. These guys were hilarious and were definitely a great fit for these characters.

Overall what I thought of the movie is that it was really great. While a lot of people have said that this movie was a flop I honestly don’t believe that. I think they movie would’ve done very well if it wasn’t for what is currently happening in today’s society which has caused a lot of people to stay away from crowded places. The movie was also a great portrayal of a relationship between two brothers which is very different from what we have currently been seeing in animated movies. With movies like Frozen and Frozen 2 which dealt with the relationship between 2 sisters it was great to see a movie about brothers learning more about each other and growing closer.

Yes I do have to also add that this movie will make you cry. This movie had me shedding so many tears because it was such a great symbolism of a dad can be anybody that has been that dad figure to you. It also dealt with facing your fears, going with the flow, and also being selfless. Which are all great qualities that someone should learn and see.

So I definitely recommend checking out this movie and watching it will your whole family. It definitely has something in there for everyone which I think most Pixar/Disney movies have. Also let me know what you thought of this review and I plan to write more reviews soon and also more blogs in general. So comment below an ideas you have for blog posts.

~Shay Taree