June 2014 Recap

I enjoyed all of the books I read in June, but my faves were: Loot, I Am The Weapon, The Giver, and Invisibility. Loot is an amazing thriller about the son and daughter of a notorious burglar, I Am The Weapon is about a young assassin, The Giver is about a dystopian community, and Invisibility is about two lovers, one of which has a curse that makes him invisible. You can click on any of the book covers below to check out my review or to purchase the book.                  Continue reading June 2014 Recap

Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Dystopian Fiction/Science Fiction Age Recommended: 11 and up Just finished reading Giver and Gathering Blue (review coming soon) and can’t wait to read Son and Messenger. ———————————————————————————– Jonas lives in a colorless, Dystopian world where there are no animals, feelings, or climate. Jonas is about to turn twelve. At the moving-up ceremony he will officially get his assignment. Everybody is excited about the ceremony but the all of the twelves are nervous. The Elders put a lot of thought into choosing the perfect job for each person, but Jonas is worried that he will be out of place. … Continue reading Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Book Review: Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars Age Recommended: 7 and up Number The Stars was a very kid-friendly book that explained how life was during the Holocaust. The book was really inspirational in terms of the main character’s bravery. It helped me understand how hard life was for Jews back then and how they coped with that. Lois Lowry has written a Holocaust book in a completely different way. Most books about the Holocaust are written or translated as diaries, and I have read very few books like this one. Annemarie is a very brave ten-year old and she has … Continue reading Book Review: Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

Books I’ve Read In 2013

Number The Stars by Lois Lowry (Reviewed) Over Water, Under Stone by Susan Cooper (Reviewed) Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper (Reviewed) Greenwitch, by Susan Cooper (Reviewed) The Grey King, by Susan Cooper (Reviewed) Silver On The Tree, by Susan Cooper (Reviewed) Wonder, by R. J. Palacio (Reviewed) Six Months Later, by Natalie Richards (Reviewed) Unstoppable, by Jude Watson (Reviewed) Princess For Hire, by Lindsey Leavitt The False Princess, by Eilis O’Neal Catherine, Girl King Of Sweden Anastasia, The Lost Princess Amos Fortune, by Elizabeth Yates Summer Of The Swans, by Betsy Byars Island Of The Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell Finally, by Wendy Mass Eleven Birthdays, by … Continue reading Books I’ve Read In 2013