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Monday, April 13, 2015


Hello Readers! So I've recently finished Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything which is written by E. Lockhart and I'm about to review it. 

I've recently attended my first ever book signing event which was #ELockhartinPH if you'd like to read it, click here

This book was actually my first finished E. Lockhart book. (Decided to put down We Were Liars and read it again sometimes because I was quite pressured to finish it)

Let's begin!


Title: Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything

Author: E. Lockhart

Number of Pages: 182

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Contemporary

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Published on: March 14, 2006

Format: Paperback

Price: Php 325.00 (NBS), $ 8.99 (TBD)

Purchase the book at:

"At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy.
One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time?
Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true."

About the Author:

I am the author of We Were Liars,  Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book,  The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. How to Be Bad was co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski.

Disreputable History was a Printz Award honor book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. We Were Liars is a New York Times bestseller.

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I absolutely loved the book but I had some small issues with it. The things I noticed about the book are:

  • Fly on the Wall will grab your attention and trap you to the story until the very end. I wouldn't say that I fell in love with the first page because it started in the most normal way but it was enough to make me want to read more. I finished the book up to the very end within one sitting and it was worth-it. You just can't put the book down but I had some problems in the middle part which is the part where the magic happens. Even so, I still managed to finish the book and it was a very good read.
  • The story is very pure and real. Setting the fantasy part of the story beside, the whole story and the point of the story is definitely real. Again, I just had trouble in digesting the fantasy part of the story but this book definitely is pure and real.
  • Everyone can relate with the story. Besides the fact that the main character Gretchen became fly on the wall, everyone can surely relate with story. It talks about family problems, the struggle of being different, the importance of acceptance, the importance of friends and a lot more things.
  • Great character development. Noticed that I didn't put 'Awesome Characters'? Because the characters in the beginning are in someways not interesting but I definitely loved the character development especially with the main character's development. I loved how the characters grew and learned about life. I also loved how Titus (one of the characters) was able to express what he really has inside of him which you will find out after reading the book. 
  • The book will make you realize a lot of things. This book is definitely one of my book recommendations if you want something that's light, short but is full of life lessons. This book will just make you think about life, relationships, friendships, etc.
  • You'll definitely want more from E. Lockhart through this book! Even though I thought that the ending was quite cliche I still think that this book will definitely make you read more of E. Lockhart's works. I really loved the book and am excited for more!
Reading with Luigi gives Fly on The Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything by E. Lockhart a
4 over 5!

~Unfortunately due to the fact that the book is short and quite realistic, I have not gathered any quotes that I really liked but I do hope that my review will still make you read it!~

That's it! I'm sorry for the absence of Favorite Quotes and My Friends' Short Reviews and Ratings for this one but I think this book is worth reading!

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