Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dreaming in Hindi, by Katherine Russel Rich

This book is very interesting. It's about an American woman who moves to India to become fluent in Hindi, the national Indian language. She records her adventures with the language, culture, and people. It's a true story and a memoir, and the author is sassy and witty. An enlightening read! My rating: ***** 5 stars

The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin

This book was great! It was a memoir about a yearlong project of trying to become happier. She was a funny author and was very inspiring. It made me want to start my own happiness project! It's a must read. Check it out!! My rating: ***** 5 stars

Along Came a Spider, by James Patterson

This book is about the detective Alex Cross. He tries to solve murders. He is assigned to a case of kidnapping where a man named Gary Soneji kidnapped two important kids. I enjoyed this book because it is suspenseful. Nothing is revealed until the very end. I give it a "B+". My rating: ****4 stars

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

This book is set in a village in Africa around the time of colonialism. It tells about a man named Okonkwo. Okonkwo's life falls apart with a series of events. Overall, the plot of this book was pretty good and it was a good book. My rating: **** 4 stars

Scorpia Rising, by Anthony Horowitz

Behold: The final adventure of Alex Rider!! This novel contains: LOTS of explosions, bangs, and *chaos*! If you have read the series so far, this is a must read. My rating: **** 4 stars

The Phoenix Unchained, by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

This was a really great book! The plot moved forward quickly and was never boring. A boy finds that he can do magic, something no one has been able to do for more than 1,000 years. He and his best friend set out on a long journey that eventually leads to the legendary Elven cities. (Book can be found in the Farmington Community Library Sci-fi and Fantasy Section.) My rating: **** 4 stars