Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild is a befitting name for this novel. It not only has elements of the literal wild but it also is wild in mystery. This genre is a new one for me. I've never been much into true accounts of experiences. In fact, the only reason I read this was because my school necessitated I do so. I devoured this book within a span of 2 days. Who would think that merely a story of a man going off into the wild would be so enticing? The credit for that fully goes to the author. He endowed this novel with superb storytelling abilities. He made readers think about the man behind the mystery. He att ...

The Lion, The Witch. and The Wardrobe

I read the book The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. This book was published by Scholastic Inc in 1995 by HarperCollins Children’s Books. C.S Lewis wrote this book in the form of fantasy. This is a great book to read because you would want to know what happened to the kids. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is about four kids who had to move away from their mother because of the war. The kids are Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. At the beginning of the book they moved to their foster parent’s house to be safe. When they were playing hide and go seek the youngest sister Luc ...

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Humans have been dreaming of utopia for centuries. Countless stories have been written on the subject. Several groups throughout history have even tried to create a perfect society. In the end, these utopias usually collapsed. The Russians tried it during the Russian Revolution, using socialist ideals. George Orwell’s book Animal Farm shows how corruption of the elite society leads to the downfall of utopia. Napoleon the pig was the ruler of Animal Farm. He took advantage of the other animals’ gullibility and set up an elite ruling society of pigs and dogs. Like Stalin in the Russian revolut ...

The Passage by Justin Cronin

“The Passage” is a book of vampires( but not like the pretty-boy vampires you find in the Twilight series) who took over North America after being the result of a medical experiment intended to find a cure for cancer gone horrifically wrong. Twelve subjects go through the experiment but do not come out human. Number thirteen, Amy Harper Bellafonte, is a different story. What started out as a bunch of scientist trying to find a cure for cancer in the jungles of South America turned into a disastrous government experiment that nearly wiped out the human race. The first twelve subjects managed a ...

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

“Counting by 7s” by Holly Goldberg Sloan, tells a story about a girl just entering middle school named Willow Chance, and her journey on finding herself and her loves ones. My favorite quote in the novel is, “If you’re lost, you might need to swim against the tide”(Sloan cover). In the novel, Willow starts middle school and has problems fitting in, but she stays true to herself. It inspires us to empower our differences; we are all unique in our own different ways. I think the characterization in the novel is strong. Each character has a unique characteristics that make the characters inter ...

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Cadence is not any normal girl. She is a Sinclair. Sinclairs are tall, and blond, athletic, square chinned, and incredibly wealthy. Heiress to her grandfather’s fortune, Cadence- “Cady”- serves as the undependable voice to this story, beginning during her fifteenth summer where she suffers from a head injury, on her Grandad’s private island. Cady and her mother vacation on Beechwood every summer with her two aunts, little cousins, and of course the vibrant, infamous liars: Johnny, Mirren, and Gat. The story develops further, two summers after the accident ,with Cady trying to connect the piece ...

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four is a fast paced sci-fi book that depicts the life of remaining Loriens.This book goes from the classroom to a battlescene within pages.I would highly recommend this book to everyone.It really drags you in and makes you feel like you are there.

That Was Then This Is Now

“That Was Then, This Is Now,” is a 1971 novel written by S.E. Hinton. It was written by Hinton while she was experiencing three years of writers block. The book shares several characters with her previous book,”The Outsiders.” She has created a diverse group of characters, all of which seem realistic” ” However unlike, “The Outsiders,” the novel has a weak plot and a sour ending” She has created a diverse group of characters, all which seem realistic. However unlike, “The Outsiders,” the novel has a weak plot and a sour ending. The novel follows two best friends, Bryan and Mark, whom have a br ...

March by John Lewis

“Today we reaffirm our commitment to democracy by bearing witness to the peaceful transfer of power.” He is saying that he will come to a peaceful agreement with the government. John lewis a congressman imagine you in class and the whole class doesn’t want homework but the teacher wants to give homework john lewis would be the person to try and tell everyone why they need homework in class. I can understand this book because it’s about real life situations that I see on the news. I can read it and understand how they character feels because racist police is still a thing. But this book help ...

go ask alice by anynomous

Go Ask Alice has sold more than five million copies and after picking it up and reading it, then it becomes obvious why. Even though the copyright is 1971, it still continues to engross not only teens but also adults with its edgy, dangerously honest diary of a good girl gone bad. The book was girl’s diary, that somebody got a hold on and published, anonymously. Names and places were changed by wishes of concerned peoples. Knowing such events really happened adds a lot to the already breathtaking plot. At the beginning you are pulled into by how perfect she is and what a great life she has, ...