Now that I finally have a break from school I am able to read and finish all the books I want. I honestly started this book so early in the year but I’ve also been in school the entire year. With that said, this is such a good book! Let me give you the gist of the story without spilling too much. This girl, Mia, is kidnapped by a man named Colin. He takes her to a cabin in the woods, but that was not his original plan. He takes her there because he wants to protect her from someone. Now the story is told from Colin’s point of view and also the detective’s and Mia’s mom’s point of view. The story also switches back and forth from before Mia was rescued and after Mia is rescued. Whenever stories switch like that I tend to get a bit confused in the beginning. I caught up quickly and I really liked the switching of views. The very last chapter is told from Mia’s point of view and it gives a very good twist in the story. I do not want to spoil it because I want you to go read the book! I loved it and I would totally recommend it to anyone. If you have any good book suggestions, let me know so I can read them!
This post is long overdue. I have now read this book three times and I think it’s time I finally write my review. You can probably already guess how I liked it based on the last sentence. Spoiler alert: I loved it! Harper Lee is actually my favorite author and so I was already biased. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the only assigned readings that I loved in school. I have reread and cherished that book for years. Go Set a Watchman is a continuation of that story and now the main character, Scout, is an adult. Scout has been living in New York for some time and returns to her hometown to visit her father and “boyfriend” (She seems like the kind of person who wouldn’t want him called that). So basically the book is about her coming back home and realizing how different home is and how much she has changed. Towards the end, she finds out that he boyfriend and father are both a part of something that she doesn’t necessarily agree with. She has to decide if she is going to stand up for what she believes in or not. The Whole book is amazing and easy to follow. I love Harper Lee’s style of writing and I wish that she had written more before she passed away. I very much recommend reading this book especially if you love To Kill a Mockingbird. Thank you for reading! Come back on Saturday because I will be doing a review on a product that I have talked bad about but realized I was wrong.
This book, Annihilation, is the first book in the Southern Reach Trilogy written by Jeff Vandermeer. Area X is a place of mystery where expeditions are sent out to explore it. This book is about the twelfth expedition. Area X is completely cut off from the rest of the world. Vandermeer does not explain why it has been cut off or how Area X came to be. That is something that I really wish would have been explained. Hopefully it will be explained in the other two books. There are four women on the expedition: an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and a biologist. The biologist is the narrator of the story. Their mission, while in Area X, is to collect samples and journal about their experience. In the other eleven expeditions something has gone terribly wrong, and the twelfth expedition is no exception. I was so encaptured by this book and would give it 5 out of 5 stars. I am so very excited to be starting the next book, authority.
I have recently joined this website called BookBub. The website tells you about discounted or free ebooks. I don’t always downloaded the books they tell me about. Grounded by G.P. Ching was one of the free books that BookBub told me about. I have absolutely fallen in love with this book! The book is based in a future world where a corrupt government, called the Green Republic, has taken over. However the amish community refused to follow the new ways and the government built a wall around their community. The main character is about a girl named Lydia who has grown up in this amish community. Her father becomes ill and the only chance of saving him is by sending him to a doctor outside the wall. Because her father is outside the wall she decides to go on rumspringa with her best friend. Rumspringa is when the amish go live in the english world for a little bit before being baptized. While in a safe house in the english world one little light switch changes her life forever. Her vacation turns into a horrible adventure, and she ends up learning secrets about her and her father’s past. All in all I really loved this book. I love the characters and all the plot twists that happen throughout the story. I gave this book 5 stars on goodreads. I would recommend this book to anybody. The next book is called charged and I can’t wait to read it.
Another one to cross off the list. I haven’t been reading very much because I’ve been busy with school and all that. I was pleased to see that this book was very much like the Disney Cartoon. I’m guessing the newer one is more like ‘Through the Looking Glass’ (I’ve never read that one so I can’t say for sure) Although, reading the book, it made me hate it a little more. I always thought Alice was rude, but she is worse in the book. She bosses all of the creatures around. When they are all in court she sneaks up behind the lizard and steals his pencil. She did that because she didn’t like the sound of it. What the heck? I didn’t really like the book as much as I thought I would. Well, now I need to go finish 1984 by George Orwell. (Which I am very much loving)
I get to cross off a book that is on that reading list. It is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I have actually been wanting to read this book for a couple of years but have never gotten around to it. Then I saw a trailer for the movie and I knew that I finally needed to read it. I didn’t have any money so I put it on hold at the library and I was number 136 in line. I waited to long to try and get the book. But I eventually got it about mid December. Now on to the actual book.
I absolutely loved the book. It was hard for me to put it down. The book was a different style of writing. It actually sounded like the kid was talking. I’ve noticed sometimes when I write, I write the way I talk because that’s how I’m saying it in my head. It’s not the best way when I’m writing a paper, but I like it better. It sounds more real. The book is all about a kid who is going through his freshman year of high school. I loved how he talked about real challenges that high school kids go through. Not all kids have to go through drugs, but almost all have been offered drugs. Not all kids are having sex, but the average age for a person’s first time is around 16. It talked about the emotional problems that come with those challenges. I would definitely read this book again.
I love reading but I never know what books I should. I’m always trying to figure out what books I should read. I was on pinterest one day when lo and behold I found a reading challenge. I had all the books that Rory gilmore mentioned in the Gilmore Girls series. My goal now is to read all of these books.
- The adventures of of Huckleberry Finn
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
- Don Quijote
- Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
- The Fellowship of the ring: book 1 (this is the only LOTR book I’ve read)
- Great Expectations
- Harry Potter: Sorcerer’s Stone and Goblet of fire(weirdly enough I actually only read up through the gobet of fire.)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Classic!)
- The Iliad
- The Kite Runner
- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Lord of the Flies
- The Lovely Bones(don’t see the movie)
- Moby Dick
- To Kill a Mockingbird(one of my favorite)
- And Walt Disney’s Bambi
That’s not a lot compared to how long the list is, but there are a bunch of books on this list that I already wanted to read. As soon as I found the list I ran to the library and got 1984 by George Orwell. Here’s a link to the blog that I found the list on. http://bookreviews.me.uk/rory-gilmore-reading-challenge/ Happy Reading!