Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Love the symbolism, the colors and themes make the book amazing. After you are finished reading it, you are able to apply it to real life events. I think it's pretty cool.

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the fact that she will be able to walk with a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

It was cool because it gave different points of view on the main characters, which allows you to learn the full perspective.

Avengers: Infinity War (movie)

It was a good movie, but too much happened. I feel like Marvel movies based off the Avengers is going to end soon. Since the next movie is going to be a Captain Marvel movie, hopefully it will be good and not disappointing.

Paper Things by Jennifer Jacobson

When Ari's mother died years ago her final wish was that Ari and her older brother would always stay together and that Ari would go to Carter Middle School. But some complications that include being homeless turn Ari's life upside down. This is an exciting story that keeps you awake and thinking.

Dieselgate Scandal of Volkswagen (article on carbuzz.com)

It was an interesting story about what VW did in order to avoid getting fined by the EPA and EU governmental agencies. This was an update to the scandal, when 60,000 Macans and Cayennes were recalled.

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist follows Joel, a non-rithmatist rithmatist nerd and not very good rithmatist Melody while they solve the mystery of the disappearances of their rithmatist classmates. This book is fun, with all of its chalky hijinks. It's a great read.