Thursday, February 22, 2018

Promises to Keep: on Life and Politics by Joe Biden

It was a really good book!  It showed more than one point of view, and outside the presidents' life, other things they do in crisis.

Good Together by Shy Martin (song)

This song has a very melodic tune that the lyrics follow, accompanied by the uptempo back-beat that gives the music an unique touch.  The lyrics are explicit, but the meanings behind them are deep and convey the problems on both ends of a relationship.

Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman

This book is overall one of my most favorites.  I instantly fell in love with it in just a few pages.  It is a book I recommend to all teenage girls because the main character goes through struggles that many teenage girls have gone through or experienced, or relate to.  It also give a visual of a common conflict-driven novel.

I am David by Anne Holm

This was a good book; one of the better ones that I have ever read.  It caught my attention in the first few pages.  It was a good experience reading this book.

(Miss Jennie's note: This book was originally published as "North to Freedom" in America.)

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I felt like it was a very strong and inspiring book that touched on a lot of issues that no one wants to talk about.  Topics include everything from mental illness to abuse and neglect stories.

Hope by XXXTentacion (song)

I like it a lot.  It has a really good vibe and it changes my mood and feelings.

Misery by Stephen King

Paul Sheldon decides to take an alcohol-inspired road trip from Colorado to California.  He crashes in the middle of nowhere, and his legs are destroyed - but luckily for Paul Sheldon, his Number One Fan has come to rescue him.  Of course, His Number One Fan refuses to take him to the hospital (or let him out of his room), has an illicit stash of drugs, and isn't overly inclined to see Paul's legs heal.

At least Paul's still alive... right?

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Scout Finch is an 8-year-old girl growing up in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama.  She spends her summers with her older brother, Jem, and her best friend Dill.  However, everything changes when Atticus (Scout and Jem's father) is assigned to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman.  Suddenly, Maycomb is engulfed in a myriad of social tensions.

But at the core of the book, To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story, fueled not by the events surrounding Maycomb but rather the people inside of it.  It's an enjoyable read that forces its reader to grow as much as Scout does.  All in all, this is an interesting book that I would recommend to people of all ages.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

I think it's a really good book; it's super interesting and fun to read.  There is action but also a fun side to the book.  It is a really good book for teens to read, you also get really attached to the characters which makes it way more fun to read.

Black Panther (movie)

My sister described it as "good" as in "it's amazing like every other Marvel movie."  I'd say she's exactly right, but the thing is that every Marvel movie tells a different story.  When asking what the theme was while watching, I was torn between how everyone makes bad choices or if it's how your parents or where you come from matters at all if you want to be accepted.

P.S.  If you go in theaters, stay til the very end as there are two after credit scenes.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

This book was awesome!  It was very descriptive, and when I read the first chapter, I was hooked.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

16-year-old Jacob thinks his grandfather is insane when he tells Jacob about kids with peculiar powers.  Are his grandpa's stories true?