Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers

This is an amazing, tightly woven novel that is very intense. Eddie is getting over her father's suicide and her obsession to know why drives her on a journey to the spot he was last photographed with her father's student. Tense relationships because of her father's suicide changed both Eddie and her family and friends. This book has an amazing ending.

The Lucky One by Nick Sparks

Very good. Definitely five stars. It was simple but exciting and the characters are great. You will fall in love with them right away!!

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

If you were torn away from your crush, your job and your mother and sent on a trip around the world with your father and a few other people, how would you feel? Well, if you were in Girl at Sea, you would find a new love, a new sister and a bunch of mystery and adventure to explore. This book was highly amusing and perfect for when you want to curl up with a good book.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I loved this book. It was written the way teenagers think, and the feelings were very realistic and extremely relatable. I loved the characters and the way they were described. They are normal people that extraordinary things happened to.

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse Five is a very unique book in the way that it mixes a war novel with science fiction. A man named Billy Pilgrim, who was in WWII, is abducted by aliens who are able to travel in time. This makes for an intriguing read. The tone is kind of depressed and flat, so don't expect it to be hilarious. It's thought provoking.

Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks

Although a little raunchy and violent, the book has some amazing storytelling, one of the best books I've ever read!

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

This book was like an autobiography by the author talking about her childhood. She talked about her life as a child in Brooklyn. She displayed herself through a young girl, Francie, who faced many hardships. She talked about how she grew and matured and became a strong young girl in the heart of cruel Brooklyn.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Terrible book. Talks about a girl with no friends in high school.

Eon by Allison Goodman

Eon is a really dramatic book, so I really like it. It's full of twists and turns so it's very interesting. I think that readers who like things such as Percy Jackson will really like this, because there are also dragon gods.

Night by Elie Wiesel

This was a really good book and gives a survivor's account on what happened to him in the Holocaust. I have a lot better understanding of what happened at the camps and how the prisoners were treated. It gives a very detailed account of what happened and is very emotional.

Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore

A companion book to "Graceling" and "Fire," "Bitterblue" strays away from action and adventure themes and instead pays more attention to Bitterblue's own personal battles and introspection as she learns more about what goes on in her own kingdom and the secrets of her past.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This book tells a story that explores the trap that having too much wealth can bring a person. The beginning is a bit slow, but once the plot thickens when a character is killed off, things get interesting. It's an overall good book.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I have already read this once, but I didn't know how good it was until I read it again. I reccomend reading it after watching the movie. It is about a girl and boy that are thrown into an arena to fight to the death. It is compelling and a great read for readers of all ages.

The Great History of the United States of America

It's great because it makes me pass social studies class.
I have not read any books this year.

In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

It was a pretty good book about the Vietnam War and the treatment of returning soldiers. You get a lot of insight into the lives of soldiers coming home and their families. It is emotional, deep, and to really understand the book, you need to identify yourself with the main character.

Brothers To the Death by Darren Shan

This book was a thrilling conclusion to "The Larten Crepsley Saga." Darren Shan did a wonderful job leaving a terrifying and heart-wrenching conclusion to a series of an honorable and realistic vampire. I thought this book was superb.

Paisley Hanover Kisses and Tells by Cameron Tuttle

I really enjoyed the complexity of this book. I liked the different story lines and plots and how the book didn't focus on one thing. I liked how the main charater, Paisley, had her own problems but still helped her friend Jen. Overall I think it was a very nice book.

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I like the book.  It was very entertaining and it taught many life lessons.  It shows the unique relationship between a young boy and a crazy girl.  Fabulous book!

Peak by Roland Smith

What an amazing read!  This book contained suspense, action, and thrill all in a range of 200 pages.  It also motivates people that they can achieve their goals if they set their mind to it.  Wonderful and enthusiastic!