Peanuts # 6


Title: Peanuts

Author: Ayun Halliday

Illustrator: Paul Hoppe

Format: Paperback

Page:216 pages

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 9780375865909



"Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone.....and no one knows you. "

Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High and pretend to have peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in student health form that your mom was supposed to fill out and what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.



From my point of view, the main character from this graphic novel could represents someone in real life. Sometimes we feels insecure, we need a fresh start, we want to live in others life because what we have seen is only the pretty part that others shown not the entire life. Always have to remember that we only see what we want to see. Sometimes we do it before think the consequences that might comes to us. 

Same as the main character of this book which is Sadie. She fakes her life at new school with medical issues, a peanut allergy that she claims is so severe that even a tiny morsel could literally kill her. She even buy medical bracelet and ties to buy EpiPen online. All because she want people to pay attention to her. This is the part that I don't understand her. I mean why she need attention? why she don't have any friend? This whole story  not clear to me. That's the big question mark to me. Why she want to fake her life when she could totally be herself at the new school. 

The beginning of the story didn't tell why she need to transfer to the new school, and there is a scene when her mom offering her peanut sandwich and she ate that without hesitate and nothing happens to her (by that time I didn't know she only fake the allergy) I was like "wow, something wrong somewhere")I try to understand the main character, but the more I try to understand her, the more frustrated I become. This book have a lot of loop. Why her bestfriend from her old school suddenly being forgotten as soon as possible? why she want to change her life so bad? Why the author never mention about Sadie's father? a lot of stuff that are brought into the story but never be explained for.

This book was so disappointing on many levels, therefore only ⭐⭐over⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

-xoxo-






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9 Comments:

  1. org yg mcm ni selalu rasa she wants to be normal kan... so they have to fake their health issue just to be normal

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  2. simple je cover dia, sangat menarik

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  3. baca review pon rasa macam complicated je cite dia ni..banyak benda tak faham kan

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  4. It is a shame that there were so many important details left out. I hate that! Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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  5. kenapa nak jadi fake? nak dapatkan attention? mmm macam menarik untuk dibaca juga ni.. macam banyak konflik

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  6. Banyak juga cerita yang tak diceritakan dalam cerita ni ye. Banyak persoalan tu. Bab allergic ni kalau disorok akan memakan diri.

    minimalist cover. cool!

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  7. PKPB kembali, masa banyak terluang boleh cari buku

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  8. Memang stress bila baca buku tanpa proper introduction and explanation.. Terus rasa tak best..

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