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reviewed The Giver. July 01, 2010
The Giver
"The Giver" is one of my all time favorite books.  I am not an avid reader.  I have never been one, but when I first was required to read this book in the sixth grade, I have loved …
reviewed 1984 (novel). July 01, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
1984 is one of those eponymous books that is probably known more for its setting than the actual story. It's the originator of the 'Big Brother' that we have all become familiar with. It's …
reviewed The Giver. June 28, 2010
The Giver
The Giver is one of those precious books that affects you differently each time you read it, especially if you have aged between readings. My reaction as a middle school student and my reaction as a …
reviewed The Giver. June 28, 2010
The Giver
While "The Giver" is recommended reading, I honestly do not think anyone can gain more from it than pre-teens and young teenagers. The protagonist, Jonas, is an everyman among the aforementioned …
reviewed 1984 (novel). June 27, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
        What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why? This book absolutely terrified me! Brilliantly written, it was the book that made me fall in love with reading. From …
reviewed The City of Ember. June 26, 2010
The City of Ember a novel by Jeanne DuPrau
This novel is very unique. It tells the story of a whole underground civilization, but they don't know they live underground. It's just where they live. And the lights have been flickering recently....and …
reviewed The Giver. June 24, 2010
The Giver
This book took me high and low. It made me angry and at the end I was so satisfied. The whole society they had created was frustrating and they were keeping people in a secret world. It made me so happy …
reviewed The Giver. June 08, 2010
The Giver
The Giver is one of those few books that are written for children (or so publishers think) but stay with us far longer than regular childhood items of interest. Reading it as an adult gives you a second …
reviewed The Giver. June 08, 2010
The Giver
The Giver written by Lois Lowry is a very thought stimulating novel. The setting is a village where life appears to be perfect. Society has finally created a utopia. The story is from the point of view …
reviewed The Iron King. June 03, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
Don't ask me why, but for some reason I kept putting off reading this book. Maybe it was the fact that it was yet another faery story or maybe it was the weather, or just that I was in a reading slump …
reviewed 1984 (novel). June 02, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
George Orwell hit the nail on its head here, with his frightening foretelling of things to come. Orwell predicted that by 1984, the world would be dominated by a single, omniscient ruler where there was …
reviewed 1984 (novel). June 02, 2010
1984 (British first edition)
This book is the culminating and breaking point for the US Cold War mentality that condemned socialism and communism, regardless of any lack of understanding of the concepts, accurately transcribing the …
reviewed The City of Ember. May 21, 2010
The City of Ember a novel by Jeanne DuPrau
What was your emotional reaction as you read? Why?      City of Ember is a well crafted tale. I was compelled by the courage and fears of the people of the City of Ember. I saw …
reviewed The Forest of Hands and Teeth. April 28, 2010
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
A long time ago, back when it was common to hear the question because of my age, someone asked me "What do you dream of?". My answer changed periodically, depending on what I was currently into or wanted …
reviewed The Handmaid's Tale. April 25, 2010
The Handmaid's Tale
"The Handmaid's Tale" is a very interesting and well written dystopian novel. In the near future after some cataclysmic war, a major part of United States is controlled by some fundamentalist Christian …
reviewed Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate). April 16, 2010
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
Review courtesy of [...]    If you're a fan of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody Series and always thought the one thing they were missing was a healthy dose of werewolves and vampires, …
reviewed The Iron King. April 03, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
I was at a breaking point when it came to YA faerie novels. Had enough. But I was pretty resigned to the fact that The Iron King was going to be the BWB YA pick...this book has been pretty popular among …
reviewed The Adoration of Jenna Fox. March 29, 2010
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year long coma. She doesn't remember much of her life before the accident. All she knows about herself and her former life is what she is told and what she learns from …
reviewed The Iron King. March 21, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
Julie Kagawa's The Iron King is the story of Meghan Chase, ordinary girl living with her mom, younger brother, and stepfather on a farm in Louisiana. And of course she feels out of place, not having money …
reviewed The Iron King. March 13, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
This was one book I couldn't bring myself to finish. I dove in, with the promise of action once Meghan learned of her true heritage to get me through the slow beginning with a few cliches. But, even after …
reviewed The Iron King. February 25, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
Before you go "Oh no, not another faery book," please know that while it sounds similar to other faery books, it's very different. (The character's taken from Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream were …
reviewed The Compound. February 24, 2010
The Compound
"Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out. He won't let them. "   …
reviewed The Iron King. February 16, 2010
The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)
[...]    William Shakespeare's faeries from A Midsummer's Night Dream have been popular characters for YA fiction of late. Following Lesley Livingston's Wondrous Strange and Darklight, …
reviewed Graceling. February 15, 2010
"Graceling" has been highly recommended to me by a number of people and so I have to say that I was stunned that I didn't find it to be the fantastic read that everyone else did. What makes this even …
reviewed Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate). February 12, 2010
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
"Soulless" is a quirky pleasure. A funny, delightful romp that I'm glad I don't have to categorize. Is it a romance? Steampunk? A mystery? In some sense, it is all of these things.     The …
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