Friday, May 16, 2014

The Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher

This book was really suspenseful and a good SciFi mystery story.  It was really interesting and was a new take on time travel.  It is the first book of the series and is a good lead into the next book.

Wadjda (Movie)

This movie about a young Saudi Arabian girl was truly breathtaking.  The main character, Wadjda, wins a Quran reciting contest and wants to use her prize money to buy a bike.  However, women have restricted rights in Saudi Arabia and she face many barriers until she reached her dream.

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

This book was a phenomenal portrayal of the Vietnam War.  It is composed of vignettes that give the reader insight to the war's experiences.  I was surprised that a story about a war could be so interesting--I would definitely recommend this book!

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This is a great book that shows how at times family conflicts can occur.  It is also a great book that demonstrates how racism was viewed during that particular time.  I would definitely recommend this book for others to read.

AP US History Crash Course by Larry Krieger

Good study tool, non-fiction, bullet-point style notes from 1492 to present.