Book Review: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

IT’S JUNE! You know what that means? PRIDE MONTH!! I think it’s only fitting that my first June book review be one with an LGBT+ main character. So, without further ado, I present the review for I’ll Give You The Sun: Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 15 and up This book is extraordinarily written from the perspective of a set of twins – a brother and a sister. The story goes back and forth over a 3 year period and offers a lens into each sibling’s journey through life. We see the brother as he … Continue reading Book Review: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Book Review: Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Non-fiction This book is the second out of a set of four written by Bob Woodward on the Bush Presidency. It details the days from the end of 9/11 through the invasion of Iraq. The book is a result of over 75 compiled interviews with several members of the Cabinet including the President himself. In many places in the book, Woodward analyzes and often criticizes the decisions made by several cabinet members, including the President himself. He questions, and even rejects the veracity of a lot of the evidence brought to the cabinet … Continue reading Book Review: Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward

Book Review: Numbers by Rachel Ward

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up In this book, the author weaves a terrifying tale of a girl who can see the date on which each person will die. A novel concept which is well-executed, this book promises to leave you on the edge of your seat. This book is written is from a young girl’s perspective. And while it is understandable that the author would want to stay in character, the writing style of this book seems a little amateur, in that it is difficult to grasp a deeper meaning from the book … Continue reading Book Review: Numbers by Rachel Ward

Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Era: Romantic Okay, let’s be completely honest, this isn’t one of the most interesting and engaging books ever written. It is, however, a very iconic piece of literature for many reasons. First, Frankenstein was one of the first true “horror” books ever written in this time period. It focused a lot on legitimate science instead of alchemy, which was different from most books in that era. The introduction of the tabula rasa, or blank slate, is also an interesting idea about how society shapes who we are. Perhaps the most interesting aspect, however, is how this book … Continue reading Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Book Review: La Vida es Sueño by Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Hey everyone! Sorry that I haven’t posted at all for a very long time but I got caught up with a lot of work and also had a lot of debate tournaments in the last few months. Here’s the next book review! Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This book was part of a reading assignment that I had in English class recently. I enjoyed it immensely because of the way the author made the reader sympathize with the main character’s situation, even though he was portrayed in a bad light. This book … Continue reading Book Review: La Vida es Sueño by Pedro Calderón de la Barca