Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Secret Life of Bees

This is such a great book! Lily has ran away from home with her stand in mother, and in a time of strong racism, Lily finds ways to ignore the remarks, and lives on befriending strangers of a different race, falling in love, and searching for the truth about her mother. there are so many twists to this book but it makes the whole story. While I was reading The Secret Life of Bees, i kept thinking about what might happen next. There's a large amount of forshadowing, and what you expect to happen, won't happen. It's one of the best books i've read, and I can definitely see why it was on Good Morning, America's Book list. I highly reccomend it.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Broken China

Broken China is the story of a struggling teenage mother. When tradgedy strikes China Cup Cameron and the rest of her very small family, China must make some potentially self destructing decisions that could change her entire future. This is a very sad book, and I wouldn't recomend it to someone who is looking for good, happy, story. But if you're just looking for a really good story about young women overcoming some pretty big obstacles, i would definitely reccomend this book. While I was reading this, I kept thinking, what would I do if this happened to me? What would I do if I had a baby when I was 12 years old? Would I get a job at a strip club? I mean you can't help wondering as you read about how China makes her decisions, and what her reasons are. It's a really good book, just very, very sad.

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Lately, in my English class, we've been reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Its a very good book in my opinion. But then again I love historical fiction books and movies. And all those really good black and white movies. But anyway, so far we're on chapter 15, We've found out who Tom is, he's fallen in love, experienced a murder, and is now a "pirate". All of his adventures are so exciting, even if they are against the rules. He cuts school to go swimming and is so smart that he even threads his shirt back up to keep his Aunt Polly from noticing. But then his brother Sid, being the smart alec and tattle tell, will point him out in some way and he'll get in trouble anyway. Mark Twain was a fantastic writer, and i can seriously see why this is truly an american classic. Everyone should read this at least once in their lifetime.

Just Listen

Anabelle Greene, is a model, and on the Kopf's back- to- school commercial, she's the girl who's got everything. But Annabelle Greene's life is far from perfect. She's been alienated for something she didn't do, and her family is falling apart.

While I was reading Just Listen, i was having doubts about the story line. But once i got into the story, it became more and more interesting. Especially when Annabelle starts hanging out with Owen. And when she reveals what really happened the night that her life changed. This has become one of my all time favorite books. Annabelle has deal with so many things, her sister's got a serious eating disorder, life- threatening, her other sister's losing touch with the family, she's lost her best friends, and still? she's managed to find true love. Sarah Dessen is one of the best writers of our time, in my opinion. I also love This Lullaby, but i will do another post on that later. :D