Monday, October 20, 2014

Insurgent

Insurgent


Reviewed By: Angela F.
By: Veronica Roth
Rating: Really liked it

This book is the second to the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Beatrice is trying to survive the aftermath of the devastation of the fractions. There is action, romance, and betrayal. She struggles with guilt and loss. This is a must read to find out what happens to Beatrice.


I would recommend this to: anyone who likes teen books with fiction and action



The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty


Reviewed By: Zulema G.
By: Jenny Han
Rating: It was amazing!

I really liked this book. This book is the first in the summer trilogy. And this is really just about a girl and her two kid friends that are brothers but of course, she see's one of them as more than a friend but he doesn't seem to even look her way or so she thinks. That's all I'm going to say you must keep on reading this book. What I really liked about this book was Belly or Isabella who was the main character and the book is written in her POV I found her to be really cute and fun.


I would recommend this to: to anybody who has had a first love or lost someone special in their lives



Child's Play

Child's Play


Reviewed By: Bonnie R.
By: Bethany Campbellk
Rating: It was alright

This was a kind of confusing book with many main characters that are not with a full background story to themselves. Lots of romance, deaths, and mystery. I could picture the children in this book but not really the adults even with the cover that displays two lovers. It was an OK book but I would not read it again.


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Perfect Chemistry

Perfect Chemistry


Reviewed By: Maria V.
By: Simone Elkeles
Rating: It was amazing!

I really liked it because I like how they show that even though people are from different cultures and from different classes are perfect from each other


I would recommend this to: Teens



Magnolia

Magnolia


Reviewed By: Sydney G.
By: Kristi Cook
Rating: It was amazing!

I literally read this book in 4 hours. I couldnt put it down


I would recommend this to: Those that is a hopless romantic and lovee it when enemies fall in love



The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars


Reviewed By: Avery W.
By: John Green
Rating: It was alright

The main idea of this book was interesting, but the way Green actually wrote 'The Fault in Our Stars' is majorly overrated. For starters, it's another one of those romance books. Ugh. Second, the way the characters talk to each other is unnatural. Green was obviously trying to do something with the dialogue. I don't know what. What I do know is that it didn't work. I can't see why people are so infatuated with this book, besides the fact that it is about people who have or had cancer. That theme certainly is unusual and interesting, but the strange writing style and annoying romance kept me from fully enjoying this book. I would not really be very enthusiastic about recommending 'The Fault in Our Stars' to someone, unless I thought they would have a different, hopefully better opinion about it than I did.


I would recommend this to: People who like romance. (Not me.)



Love Letters to the Dead

Love Letters to the Dead


Reviewed By: Avery W.
By: Ava Dellaira
Rating: Really liked it

'Love Letters to the Dead' follows the daily life of a girl named Laurel as she struggles to come to terms with her sister's death. (It is written like a series of letters, which explains the title.) I found most of the story interesting, and I thought that the characters were pretty vivid and realistic. My only complaint was that, at times, the writing became somewhat static. The rest of the story made up for that fault, though; the overall tone is hopeful and generally quite lovely. I can't say 'Love Letters to the Dead' was a book I couldn't stop reading, but it definitely wasn't a book I regret reading, either.


I would recommend this to: Teens, probably girls, though guys could like it too (if they don't mind walking around with a book that has "love letters" on the front.)



Twilight

Twilight


Reviewed By: Maria V.
By: Stephenie Meyer
Rating: Really liked it

This book is awesome to read because I like how the love that Bella and Edward have starts and how they fight to stay together no matter what.


I would recommend this to: Teens



City of Heavenly Fire

City of Heavenly Fire


Reviewed By: Sydney G.
By: Cassandra Clare
Rating: It was amazing!

THE FEEELSS!!!


I would recommend this to: peoole that like comedy and butt kicking



The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars


Reviewed By: Trina N.
By: John Green
Rating: Didn't like it

This is a book about a girl named Hazel who had a thyroid cancer in her lungs. She meets Augustus Waters in a cancer support group and falls in love with him. The two agree to read each others favorite novels. Augustus gives Hazel The Price of Dawn, and Hazel recommends An Imperial Affliction, a novel, written by Peter Van Houten, about a cancer-stricken girl named Anna that parallels Hazel's own experience. After Augustus finishes reading her book, he is frustrated upon learning that the novel ends abruptly without a conclusion. Hazel explains the novel's mysterious author had retreated following the novel's publication and has not been heard from since. The two then is able to go to Asterdam to meet Houten. During the whole story, Hazel and Augustus bond and share common interests. I think this story is a somewhat typical love story. I like the idea of a story being told by a cancer patient. However, this story was a bit too "mainstream" for me. I didn't really understand why so many teens liked it so much. This is my opinion, but I just don't like the "love" between Hazel and Augutus to me. It just didn't feel "real" or relatable. I'm usually a manga reader and this was a change of pace for me. I guess I'm no used to stuff like this.


I would recommend this to: Teens 14 and up. Romance lovers and people interested in a cancer story