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Archive for August, 2011

Bitter End by Jennifer Brown

My Rating: 5 stars Alex doesn’t know how her mother died, and her father refuses to discuss what happened. Alex’s dream is to visit Colorado, where her mother was headed on the night she died, with her two childhood best friends, Zack and Bethany. Just when everything seems to be going as usual, a new […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

My Rating: 5 stars After a terrible family incident, Jacob ventures to an island just off the coast of Whales. The island, in fact, was featured in many of the stories Jacob’s grandfather used to tell him, where his grandfather had spent many years of his childhood during the war. As Jacob explores the island, […]

Fight Club

My Rating: 5 stars After I finished reading this book last month, I couldn’t wait to watch this movie. Considering how much I loved the book, I wanted to see it brought to life and how it would all be played out. And honestly, I absolutely loved it. Edward Norton starred as the Narrator, Brad […]

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

My Rating: 5 stars The plotline of this story follows two Will Graysons whose paths cross at a totally unexpected place. The first Will Grayson, whose name is always capitalized, just wants to blend in. He has two rules of living: 1. Don’t care too much and 2. Shut up. That is how he lives […]

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

My Rating: 1 star I can easily summarize this story in a few sentences: A shepherd named Santiago sets out on a journey to find reassure in the Egyptian pyramids, which he saw in his dreams. Along the way he meets a gypsy, a man who thinks he is a king, an Englishman, and an […]

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

My Rating: 4 stars Kendall lives in a small town, Cryer’s Cross, which has dirt roads, tons of farmland and a school that can fit all four years of high school students into one classroom. Kendall is the only girl in her senior class, and Nico has been her best friend since she was little. […]

Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman

My Rating: 3 stars During World War II, Vidya lives in British India in a society much different from today. Women are still considered property of their husband, and most of them do not go to college to get an education. Most women get married right after they get out of school. Vidya is only […]

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

My Rating: 5 stars At the end of her junior year, May 2nd to be exact, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick Levil, opened fire in the school cafeteria. At first, Valerie was considered to be part of the crime because of the list. The “Hate List”. The list Valerie made with Nick, at first just a […]