Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Fiction Age Recommended: 15 and up Definitely one of the better “science” fiction books I’ve read, simply because the science in this book seems viable and not too far fetched. The book is written mostly in journal entries, which upholds the bleak tone of the author while keeping the reader engaged. This book has no romance, little to no self-reflection and reminiscing, and is pretty much all about one astronaut’s will to survive. It skips the cliche ending with reunions between family members and astronauts, and simply focuses on the intellect that a … Continue reading Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Book Review: When You Never Said Goodbye by Meg Kearney

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: Realistic Fiction Age Recommended: 13 and up This book was an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley I didn’t really enjoy this book, because while it was a good story and has well developed characters, I felt that the author tried too hard to drag the story out. Even though this book was the third in a series and I easily understood it without having read the first two. —————————– Liz’s adoptive father has just passed away, which is making her more eager than ever to find her birth mother. After saying goodbye to her mother after … Continue reading Book Review: When You Never Said Goodbye by Meg Kearney

Book Review: The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Genre: Historical fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up The reason for the low rating of this book was that the book constantly switched between three stories and it was necessary to pay close attention to detail in order to not be at a loss. The book itself, however, was well written and I enjoyed it. I’ve previously read and reviewed two other books by the same author, both of which I enjoyed very much: A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey. I highly recommend them, if you haven’t read them yet. ——————————————– The story begins … Continue reading Book Review: The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron