Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars Genre: Utopian and Dystopian Fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up “One choice decided your friends. One choice defines your beliefs. One choice determines your loyalties– forever. One choice can transform you.” Divergent was a very good book. Not entirely appropriate for a 12 year old, but as all of my friends were reading it, I wanted to as well. My dad got me the entire set as a gift. I sat down with the book as soon as I got it and didn’t put it down until I was done. This is a book … Continue reading Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Review: Silver On The Tree – Book Five of The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Rating : 4.6 out of 5 stars Age Recommended : 10 and up I think that Silver On The Tree was the best book in the entire series. Naturally, it should be, being the last book.        🙂 Silver On The Tree is all about the final battle between Light and Dark. Susan Cooper excellently displays how a minute or even a second, could be the bridge between happiness and utter annihilation. Will alone may not be able to stop the darkness, but how about  the Old Ones together? Now, we all know that most book series have … Continue reading Book Review: Silver On The Tree – Book Five of The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Book Review: The Grey King – Book Four of the Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Rating : 4.2 out of 5 stars Age Recommended : 10 and up I think that The Grey King was an action – packed book, but it also had the sorrows of life. The Grey King so far, was the most suspenseful book in the series, and it was all revolving around one mysterious being. That being could have made the difference between Will’s life and death. In this book, Will was out to find an object (again).The difference was that this time, he had the help of Bran. Bran was just another normal kid like the Drew kids but … Continue reading Book Review: The Grey King – Book Four of the Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Book Review: Greenwitch – Book Three of The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Rating : 3.6 out of 5 stars Age Recommended : 10 and up Personally, I think that Greenwitch was my least favorite book in the series. The story line was amazing but the way the story unraveled, at least to me was boring and unappealing. There were some parts of the book that were very interesting, but the majority of the book was very ordinary. The Greenwitch is all about Jane’s quest to obtain an object. What the object is, she doesn’t know. What Jane does know is that whatever it is, it’s important. It might be the key to … Continue reading Book Review: Greenwitch – Book Three of The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Book Review: The Dark Is Rising – Book Two of The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Rating : 4.3 out of 5 stars Age Recommended : 10 and up I found this book way better than the first one in the series because it has a lot more detail. Susan Cooper has extraordinarily shown how people can be affected by little things. I also liked this book because it didn’t really leave any unraveled strings. Susan Cooper straight out told it as it was, and she didn’t leave any unsolved mysteries. So, here is how it goes… Will Stanton is a seventh child of a seventh child. During Midwinter’s Eve, Will discovers that he is the only … Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Is Rising – Book Two of The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Book Review: Over Sea, Under Stone – Book one of the Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Rating : 4.1 out of 5 stars Age recommended : 10 and up Over Sea, Under Stone is a very suspenseful tale that will keep you on your toes. Susan Cooper has written a story like no other, and just the characters of the three children will have you turning the pages to read more. I got the set of all five books in the series for Christmas and this book was so good, I finished it in one sitting. Barney, Jane and Simon Drew are three kids who have a lot of energy and have no idea how to … Continue reading Book Review: Over Sea, Under Stone – Book one of the Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper

Book Review: All of the Above by Shelly Pearsall

Rating : 4.3 out of 5 stars Age recommended : 7 and up All of the Above is a great story about people who overcome their differences and come together to make an impact on the world. I think Shelly Pearsall has captured the idea of how everybody can make a difference, young or old. I mean, if you are old already,  🙂  you’ve probably done your share but our generation? We need to step up and make our mark on the world. All of the kids  in the book hated math and maybe even their math teacher, but their … Continue reading Book Review: All of the Above by Shelly Pearsall