Saturday, November 19, 2011

Boy in the Striped Pajamas

 This book is from the view point of a nine year old, taking place in World War Two. The son of a military commander in Hitler's forces gets moved near one of the camps they had for any Jewish people, and the boy finds the fence seperating them. The boy meets another boy and, even through a fence, they become friends. The whole book is interesting to read through the eyes of a nine year old because you can tell what he's talking about, but he doesn't understand it. John Boyne's Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a great read and I'd recommend it to anybody.
Out Of Five:
Romance: None

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fever, 1793

  Fever, 1793 is a historical and interesting book. It is sad, but it really highlights all of the bad things that happened in the epidemic of 1793. It is fiction, but it has a few historical facts snuck in there, unless you count the overall feel of how it was back then. It covers everything from the starting of the fever, and the sorrow it caused, to the ending of the fever, which brought relief and hope. The majority of the book is the time period of the middle of the horrifying fever. This book not only shows you the culture back then, but it's just a wonderful and riveting read. I hope you not only enjoy it, but see how horrible it was for the people at that time with Laurie Halse Anderson's descriptive words.
Out of Five:

Book of a Thousand Days

 This is one of my favorite books of all time. It's a twist on an old, not very well known, fairy tale. It has a princess who gets locked in a tower because she won't marry an evil prince, although this prince is a different kind of evil than usual. All of that sounds very cliche, but the special thing about this book is that the book is the diary of the maid, Dashti, who came into the tower with her to take care of her. The book is written in two parts and each part is roughly a thousand days, hence the book of a thousand days. It's very interesting to hear about the maid being the hero and taking charge instead of a prince or princess. There's an unexpected twist in the middle and the end that really makes the book special. I'd give it 5 out of 5 stars, but that might vary on your personality, as it always does. I hope that you enjoy the book and please try it, because even though it sounds a tad strange, you won't regret it.

Call of the Wild

  This book has a few not fully elucidated questions, but it is still a wonderful book. There's plenty of character development and not only does it follow Buck, but it also covers John Thornton as they go on their big adventure together, taking place in the gold rush of 1897. There are many thrilling characters along the way, from Spitz to Francois. Buck's owners before John Thorton were usually not very good ones, but it does make the story more exciting and sad. I would recommend this book to action/ adventure lovers. There is no romance, unless you watch the movie, which is very different from the book. Out of five stars it deserves 4.5 stars. It's a classic Jack London novel that I'm sure you'll love! Sorry I haven't posted in a while; I've been busy!   

Saturday, August 13, 2011


By: Michael Grant This was a very good book with a fairly big vocabulary. It was about this place,Perdido Beach,where all the people 15 and over disappear.But as weird as that is there's still more oddities,like the giant dome all around Perdido Beach and the powers that many of the remaining kids are developing.Not to mention the Coates Academy kids and their odd rules.
Romance Occurrence: Occasionally
Action:Fairly Often
Book Quality:4 out of 5 stars 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Alchemyst(The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

The Alchemyst is a really great book that you should read if you love magic.I adore books about magic so most of the books I like are magic based and this is definitely a five star book in that respect. Plus,if you like this book it's only the first in the series:there's five and he's[Michael Scott]still writing.The series starts with The Alchemyst then goes to The Magician,The Sorceress,The Necromancer,and there's one that just came out:The Warlock.He's even working on another book right now: The Enchantress.Just make sure you read the books in order or else you might get confused about the plot line,which is part of it's greatness!You have to read this book about the twins Sophie and Josh Newman who have magical abilities.That may sound cheesey, but you have to at least try to read it for the sake of literature!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

 This is supposed to be an adult book, and I can definitely see why. The deaths are described extremely detailed plus a few other features that don't make it a teen book,'s still a really good book,you just have to make sure that you're okay with that kind of thing. If you are than I would say that The Five People You Meet In Heaven is a four star book. It's very consuming and you won't want to stop reading it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Harry Potter Series

I know that basically everyone knows about The Harry Potter Series, but I just want to write that it is a five star book! A lot of people don't like this series, and I just want to say that you should at least try and read this series.I used to not like it because I hadn't tried to read it,but as soon as I did I fell in love with the series.At least try it,please!                  


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is the first book in a three book series and is addicting!!!I could not stop reading it.It's a really popular book so most of you have probably already heard of it,but just in case you haven't here's a short summary:It's about this girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives in a very mistreated place where everyone is controlled and watched by the Capitol.One way they control these 12 districts(as they call them)is by having them send one boy and one girl "tribute" enter the Hunger Games: a fight to the death If the crazy things the "Gamemakers" put in the arena don't kill you then the other kids will. Katniss takes the place of her sister to save her life,but possibly doom her own.Some complications happen in the arena,though.
  You need to read this incredibly awesome book! It's by Suzanne Collins, and if you didn't like her previous book series,don't worry.I wasn't a big fan of her other series, but this one is infinitely better.
 Have a nice night and hopefully you will check out this book!