Friday, October 21, 2016

The Witches by Roald Dahl

The characters are Grandma, boy, Grand High Witch, Junkins, Mr. Junkins, and Mrs. Junkins.  The Witches' mission is to change all the children in England into mice.  That was my favorite part in this book.  Stopping the witches with Grandma, boy, and Junkins was a very fun and exciting part of this book.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout

Mallory doesn't want to be invisible anymore.  She's had more than her fair share of troubles, but that's from the past.  She's had four years to bury it.  But then Mallory meets an old friend, and she learns that the past doesn't just go away.  Slowly, but surely, Mallory falls in love.  Slowly, but surely, Mallory learns to speak up for herself, and stop being invisible.

Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

I recommend Sleepaway Girls to all girls because it is funny and really draws you into the book with lots of action.  It is realistic fiction, with a boyfriend entangled into the mix.  It is a really good read if you like a lot of action.

P.S.  The main character breaks the rules a lot.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent was a really long story (and it's still not over!) but it was really good, too.  Even though things took a while to develop, there was always something going on in the story to keep me entertained.  Each character fit perfectly and the plot kept me guessing!  I'd recommend it to anyone who likes books like the Hunger Games.

I am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I am Princess X is a book about two best friends, May and Libby.  They wrote a comic about a Princess when they were in 5th grade.  One night Libby and her mother die and May moves away.  When May comes back to Seattle for the summer three years later, she finds a sticker of Princess X.  I like this book because I like mysteries.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

My Sister's Keeper is about two girls, Kate and Anna.  Kate has a problem with her kidney, so they genetically create a clone, Anna, to help her sister.  Her mom is eager for Anna to donate one of her kidneys to Kate, but her dad Brain is more easygoing, and looks at it more from Anna's side.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver offered a perspective I haven't seen in a lot of dystopian novels.  Lowry used imagery and other literary elements to bring her great ideas to life.  Jonas' story was very engaging, and it made me think and speculate beyond my normal range of thought.  Overall, The Giver is a great novel and a must-read for everyone who enjoys science fiction/fantasy or dystopian.