Friday, April 30, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie! In My Mailbox is a list of the books that I've have received over the previous week, either in the mail, from the bookstore, or from trades.

This week I got The Dork Diaries from a friend, and Before I fall from the library. I also bought Living on Impulse at a book fair. Reviews will be up soon!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Summary-Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them.


I thought this book was great! It was a heartwarming story about love, friendships, and family.I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good book.

Ronnie Miller is not a bad person. She has shop-lifted once, but realized she was wrong. She stays at late a clubs, but doesn't drink or do drugs. Everything about her is dark...but her soul. She acts very angrily at her dad, until she meets Will, a charming, "southern" boy. They take walks on the beach, go fishing, and visit the aquarium, where Will volunteers. Her summer is getting better and better. That is until secrets and lies are revealed.

When Ronnie meets Marcus and Blaze, things go towards the worst. Blaze puts unpurchased items in Ronnie's bag and Marcus has something against Will. After seeing the movie and reading the book, I did not like Marcus one bit. He was a very nasty, self-centered character. Blaze was okay though, she wasn't horrible. She did some bad things though.

Personally, I thought the book was very memorable, but there certain parts that were a bit boring. Usually the chapters Ronnie's dad, Steve narrated, were boring, because he talked about his life a lot, nothing else. Its not like I had no appreciation for his character, it was just somewhat boring. All in all, it was a great book.

I liked the book, The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks a lot. It had a wonderful lesson, and it was a very well-written, touching story. I loved it, and I'm sure you will too.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gone by Micheal Grant

Description from the Publisher's Website-

In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.


Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.

My Review-

The second I opened this book I could not stop reading it. It was so amazing that it only took me two weeks to read it! I recently bought the second book in the series called hunger. You should definitely read Gone though, it is an amazing book that I hope you will enjoy.

Sam Temple is the intelligent and resourceful main character in this book. He saves a little girl from a fire and everyone wants him to lead them until the adults are back. I liked Sam because he was a very modest character. He does all of these amazing things and acts like they were nothing. A character I did not like to much was Drake Merwin. Him and Caine are trying to take over Perdido Beach(the setting) so they can be in charge of everyone in it. He was very evil(Drake). He has no care for anyone but himself and all he does is hurt people.Personally, I didn't like him or Caine.

I thought Gone was a very well-written, suspenseful book. There weren't spelling errors that I usually find in books. Also, every time I put it down I had to make time to read it again. Micheal Grant did a truly amazing job on this book.

All in all, this was a great book!I recommend it to everyone who enjoys thrill, action, and suspense!If you have nothing to read I suggest picking up this book and starting it asap. I cannot wait to read Hunger!!!!!



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