Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Put a hold on this final installment in the Hunger Games trilogy at the library today.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tangled by Carolyn Mackler

Tangled is a story about four teenagers who are all on vacation. The book is broken up into four parts, one from each character's perspective. I really like this aspect of the book because it allows you to see everybody's perspective. Each character is going through different things in their lives, from insecurities, depression, and death. Some parts had me cracking up, other parts had me close to tears. Overall I recommend it to all girls, who would probably enjoy it more than guys.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Everyone's heard of this romantic story of a young solider and an idealistic college student who fall in love and are torn apart when John has to return to the army. Sparks' writing tugs on the heartstrings and makes you feel for both characters in equal measure. With plenty of twists and turns and an ending that is far from cliche, Dear John is a book that will stay you. Those who have watched the movie should realize that the book is very different. Happy Reading!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The book is just as good as the movie; the book's rich imagery & descriptions drew me in, as did the self-recriminating heroine, Lily. It's a quick read & I would recommend it to anyone looking for a book to read.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls is the chilling tale of an anorexic girl's life after the death of her best friend. This book reminded me of Speak (also by Anderson) in it's focus on one girls emotions after a tragic event.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Prey by Michael Crichton

This book addresses a social issue of technology overpowering humans. In this book micro-robots are created and have become a species of their own. Slowly, they target a prey: humans. This fast-paced novel is impossible to put down. This would be recommended to anyone because of the author's captivating and narrative style.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer

I love teen romance novels, so I read everyone I can get my hands on. When I read "The Unlikely Romance..." I thought it would be just another good romance like the rest, but I could really relate to the main character. She was tall and awkward and in love with her brother's best friend. The best part about this book is that Kate herself was writing it. She has revision notes and uses the "Romance Writer's Phrase Book." The book is a must read for teen girls.