April 23, 2015

Movie Review: McFarland USA

McFarland USA

I wanted to see this movie because first, I'm a fan of Juanes, a Colombian singer who sings the song 'Juntos' (Together) for this movie, but also because it's based on the real history of a group of young men, sons of immigrants (mostly Mexicans), living in a small and poor town called McFarland, and I wanted to see how Disney showed their lives.

The story begins with coach White, who only could find a job at this poor town very different from what he and his family wants. But instead they found a community that even with their cultural differences, welcome and befriends them.

I liked that even when it was a Disney movie, it shows without being excessively dramatic, the real life of these kids trying to participate in a community where basically they didn't have chances to progress.

It's based on a real story, which always makes it more interesting to me. The movie has some changes. but it doesn't change the ending and it makes you think: Would you be able to do something like this? Help some kids and in the process changes their lives, the lives of their families and a whole town?

I really liked McFarland, USA, although sometimes I thought it was a little bit slow (but my boyfriend disagree). It's much more deep than I thought, I'll admit I was expecting the typical american dream movie, and I found a realistic story with a happy ending. 

April 22, 2015

WoW: Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel
My pick: Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel
A luminous young adult novel that evokes Judy Blume’s Forever for a new generation.

Ever since Sarah was born, she’s lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Scarlett. But this summer on Cape Cod, she’s determined to finally grow up. Then she meets gorgeous college boy Andrew. He sees her as the girl she wants to be. A girl who’s older than she is. A girl like Scarlett.

Before she knows what’s happened, one little lie has transformed into something real. And by the end of August, she might have to choose between falling in love, and finding herself.

Fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins are destined to fall for this story about how life and love are impossible to predict.
Expected publication: June 30th 2015 by Harper Teen

April 20, 2015

Bookmark Monday #4

Bookmark Monday is a weekly meme created at Guiltless Reading, where you can show all your pretty bookmarks...or bookmarks you want to have! If you want to join, just go here.

Bookmark Flowers from Colombia

Bookmark Flowers from Colombia

I bought this bookmark at a little magical bookstore called 'abaco libros y cafe' last year at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. It's very simple, but I loved the flowers, and as it says the tag, all of the flowers are native from that country. Isn't it beautiful?

I'm actually going back to Colombia tomorrow!! I know, crazy, right?! But this time to Bogota. It will be for a couple of days, so maybe I'll be a little bit inactive, but I'm pretty sure I'll find new bookmarks :) If you are interested, you can follow my travel at instagram @magabygc, my travel blog and also snapchat: magabygc.

Have you been at Bogota? I'm pretty sure I'll spend my days at free museums and drinking Juan Valdez hehe. Have a great week!
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