Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Looking For Alaska Book Review

Looking For Alaska by John Green

                In this wild and senseless novel by John Green, Miles decides to go off into the real world and go to boarding school. His new roommate and him become best of friends, and he is love struck when he meets this crazy, outgoing girl Alaska. He has hopelessly fallen in love her and when he finally thinks they have a have chance together, suddenly, one night she passes away. After grieving her death, they needed to find closure so they go out and try to find out everything that happened that night. This novel is shocking and will wanting you to keep on reading.

                In Looking for Alaska, the author does a great job of getting you into each characters life. You really feel like you know them when you are done reading the book. He captures every moment so well, with all the details he provides and the descriptions. After every chapter you want to read more. I personally could not put the book down. The love Miles has for Alaska is so sweet and endearing. John Green makes you fall in love with the characters and every emotion they feel you feel. Leading up to Alaska’s death I was actually scared and worried for her. This book is most appropriate to teens in high school. Teens that like books with a messed up love story and some suspense and drama will need to pick up this book. It is one of John Green’s best worksAlly M., Teen Reviewer

Monday, September 9, 2013

Shatter Me Book Review

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
                Most of the population likes to have some sort of thrill while reading a book.  I can say that there a quite a few in Tahereh Mafi’s, Shatter Me.  The main character, Juliette Ferrars, has an unusual power.  Her touch is poisonous; causing almost everyone she touches pain and agony.  She also has this super strength that accommodates her poisonous touch.  I say almost because there are few that are immune to her poisonous touch, for example, Adam Kent.  Adam is sent into Juliette’s cell in the asylum to examine her.  He is a soldier for the Reestablishment, and more importantly for a man named Warner.  The reason Adam was sent into her cell is because he knew Juliette.  Juliette and Adam went to school together before a certain incident happened.  There, they grew hidden feelings for each other; even though they didn’t talk to each other.  Warner was fascinated with Juliette.  He soon found he too was immune to her touch.  Adam and Juliette ran away in order to protect her from Warner’s power and corruption.  Their love for each other seemed to become helpful in their escape.

I believe this book is fantastic.  I love the author repeats words and sometimes crosses things out in the book.  Throughout the book I felt the familiar of “what’s going to happen next.”  This book would appeal to female audiences more than it would appeal to the male.  This book is definitely full of thrills, and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.  Kiyahana S., Teen Reveiwer.