Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

I enjoyed reading this play.  It was about a man named Tom who supported his mother and crippled sister.  There wasn't much depth to this story but it was a good quick read.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

It's a great book if you love space and sci-fi.  Remember: always read the book and then watch the movie.

Snow by Ann Beattie

"Snow" is  a two-page story about a nameless woman remembering when she was in a relationship with an also nameless man.  Written as though the woman is talking to her ex, the story is full of incredible symbolism.  It's bittersweet, but fun to read.  I would highly recommend it!

The Last Dogs: Dark Waters by Christopher Holt

"Dark Waters" was a really cool blend of science fiction and realistic fiction, but from the perspective of a dog left behind by his humans for a reason he can't figure out.  There are a lot of fun characters and relationships in the book, and I would definitely recommend reading it.

One by Sarah Crossan

This book talks about an interesting and challenging subject, but it handles itself very well.  Grace and Tilly are conjoined twins, dutiful daughters, and most importantly, teenagers trying to find their way in the world.  And the world isn't always kind to these sisters.

While this novel is certainly emotional, it isn't too melodramatic, and its characters are realistic and engaging.

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

I loved it!  It was so good!  I related so much to Ruby, who has problems with her mom and fitting in at school.  Her life gets way better when she meets mysterious Nate and it's just an adventure.  Her emotional struggle with letting people in and finding peace made me want my own adventure and love.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

This was an amazing book about World War II, but it's about the conflict between Russia and Germany.  This offered a wonderful perspective on life in Eastern Europe during the 1940s, and some of the events (and all of the main characters) are very relatable.  Although it was bittersweet, I loved the ending.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

This is a really great book if you love Percy Jackson and you really like an adventure, suspense, and mystery book!  This book starts off the series really well.  From the mystic gods, to the dangerous quests the characters go on, this book is a REAL page-turner.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

It was a wonderful book with many twists and turns that complement the story.  It has danger and wars.  There is loss so devastating it motivates the reader and romance that may make you queasy (in a bad way)!