Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Love the symbolism, the colors and themes make the book amazing. After you are finished reading it, you are able to apply it to real life events. I think it's pretty cool.

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the fact that she will be able to walk with a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

It was cool because it gave different points of view on the main characters, which allows you to learn the full perspective.

Avengers: Infinity War (movie)

It was a good movie, but too much happened. I feel like Marvel movies based off the Avengers is going to end soon. Since the next movie is going to be a Captain Marvel movie, hopefully it will be good and not disappointing.

Paper Things by Jennifer Jacobson

When Ari's mother died years ago her final wish was that Ari and her older brother would always stay together and that Ari would go to Carter Middle School. But some complications that include being homeless turn Ari's life upside down. This is an exciting story that keeps you awake and thinking.

Dieselgate Scandal of Volkswagen (article on carbuzz.com)

It was an interesting story about what VW did in order to avoid getting fined by the EPA and EU governmental agencies. This was an update to the scandal, when 60,000 Macans and Cayennes were recalled.

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist follows Joel, a non-rithmatist rithmatist nerd and not very good rithmatist Melody while they solve the mystery of the disappearances of their rithmatist classmates. This book is fun, with all of its chalky hijinks. It's a great read.

It by Stephen King

Even if you've seen the It movie and the mini series, you don't even get 1% of the story in the book. The plot is pretty basic as there's a clown that's terrorizing the small town of Derry, Maine, but the story is much more than that. A common pattern in Stephen King's work is talking about the joy of childhood and the movies don't really touch that much on those themes. After reading the book, you get an in-depth look at how the characters truly connect and how much they depend on one another. It is really a book with many meanings that only a 1000+ page book can explain which is something that a two hour movie can't do. I'm about three chapters in but it's long.

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

Sunny Lewin has to go to Florida to live with her grandpa for the summer. She first thought that it will be fun until she figured out it is a place for old people. Luckily she finds a friend named Buzz. Later they have many adventures that lead to fun. But she still can't find out why she is there.

The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

The Nazi Hunters is a book about the hunting of Nazis. Stories about hunting down Nazis and Von Stauffenberg. Von Staffenberg is an assassin who tried to assassinate Hitler.