Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood is a wonderful book. It is a story about four friends and their summer. The friends are separated but are brought together by a pair of jeans which they pass along to each person. They share each others problems and happiness. I can't wait to read the next book! Rating: 4 out of 5

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Whoa!!! That's the first word I've managed to say as I started reading Fairest. Why?! 'Cause I can't imagine how I would ever have write anything like Levine's book. Well, obviously, FAIREST is just so FANTASTIC!!! The scenes are awesome.The characters seems so real. The setting is just perfect. BEST of ALL, the imagery and the imagination of LEVINE is just so GREAT!!! I, myself, have been dreaming of being an author someday, but honestly, I just don't know if I would ever published a book at first or "Would I ever be an author?!." I know that it's way too soon to think about that kind of things, but for me, someone's FUTURE is the most important thing to decide on. I just absolutely admired the book; the way it was narrated and told from AZA'S point of view. I just love the way things are continuable and it seems that everything's just going on the right flow. Well, here's the plot of the BEST book I've ever read: AZA, as I've mentioned before, is the main character. In spite of being an orphan, life is just okay since the family (parents) who adapted her treated her well; no any difference the way they treated their own children. BUT despite of having such an enormous VOICE (like being able to "throw" her VOICE so it will seem to come from anywhere she wanted it to be) she doesn't possess the other characteristic that's mostly prized to the KINGDOM of AYORTHA, which is BEAUTY. It's a FAIRY TALE story that will FORCE you to stay steady and NOT stop reading it 'til the end. It's a very CHALLENGING book which includes lots of complicated issues/problems that will eventually lead into a FAIRY TALE come true. In other words, as what most people would likely say, it's ANOTHER happily EVER AFTER story that you MUST really try READING. But as I BELIEVE in most of the BOOKS I've read, books like FAIREST may seems BEST, but NO book is PERFECT (well, that's on MY opinion). Rating: 4 out of 5

A Royal Pain by Ellen Conford

Whoa!!! A Royal Pain is just a real sweet and funny book... I've never read such a book before... It's a story about a sixteen-year-old teenager named Abby Adams, who discovers her real identity... That she really is Princess Florinda XVI... A real princess of a small European monarchy known as Saxony Coburn... At first, she just couldn't take it... But then, when she learns more about the whole thing, she began believing that such a thing is actually possible... Then, she starts dreaming of what being a princess might actually feel like... Soon, she finally agreed to take on her duties in the royal palace as a princess... But, unlike what people believe, the life of a princess isn't just all about fun, excitement, and attending royal dances... As it turns out to Abby, it isn't just about that sort of thing... Lots of rules had to be obeyed... She was supposed to be really different from her true self... She just couldn't bear it... All of what she expects is just not happening... Things turn out to be exactly the opposite... She just wants to get home and be with her own family and friends... She doesn't want this kind of life... All she wants is a simple normal life, where you have the freedom to do what you like... In the following days, she decided to become a real 'Royal Pain'... She figured out that if she disobeyed their rules and does what she isn't supposed to, they would probably get rid of her... They'd send her back to her own country... Away from the terrible life of royal rules and duties... After facing difficulties, she actually achieved exactly the life she was looking for ever since... And as things began to clear out, she figured that life could turn out to be just right... To be the way she expects it to be... Not the real 'perfect' one, but just a normal & fair life... Just having the faith in something helps a lot to achieved something you longed for... You don't have to force it to be that way, but just go with the flow, and do what's wise... Just do what you think is right!!! I just love the book... That's all!!! Rating: 4 out of 5

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

I thought Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians was really good. It was a Battle of the Books book. Even though it was long it was good. Rating: 5 out of 5

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night is a comedy about crossdressing and the hilarious chaos & confusion that it results in. Rating: 5 out of 5

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged is a mystery story of a murder - not the murder of a man's body, but of his spirit. If you commit to it, you'll see how fantastic this novel is. Rating: 5 out of 5

Every Crooked Pot by Renee Rosen

I really liked Every Crooked Pot. It was about a girl who has something wrong with her eye and her experiences throughout school. It makes people feel confident about how they look at the end. Rating: 4 out of 5