Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Catching Fire Book Review

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

The second novel in the trilogy Catching Fire, starts with Katniss Everdeen the girl on fire. Katniss has just gotten out of the 74th Hunger Games with Peeta Mellark and is now a victor. If you thought the Capitol couldn't get any more twisted... you were wrong. Before they head off to start the Victor’s Tour, Katniss is visited by President Snow. He warns her to stop the rebellious stunts because someone will get hurt. The next Hunger Games is a special one, the Quarter Quell. It celebrates the anniversaries of the tributes. On this Quell, the previous winners will have to go back and compete in the arena. This means Katniss and Peeta must go back and fight for their lives again. Will she make it out alive with Peeta? Will she even make it out at all?

This book was really good too. Out of all three this was my favorite. In my opinion it had the most adventure and kept you wanting to read more. There was so much action and drama I could not put the book down. I would recommend this book to mature teens in middle school since it has violence. This book appeals to guys and girls because it is filled with action but also has romance for the girls. The words in this novel were easy to comprehend but some were a little challenging. It would be helpful to read the first book, The Hunger Games before reading this one. I would also recommend this book to anyone who has read TwilightThe Maze Runner, or Divergent and has enjoyed the book. For anyone who likes adventure and survival this is the book for you! Emma B.; Teen Reviewer

Sharks & Boys Book Review

Sharks & Boys
Kristen Tracy

            When 15 year-old Enid Calhoun follows her boyfriend Wick to a party, because she fears that he might be intending to cheat on her, she finds herself sneaking on board a houseboat where her boyfriend and his friends plan to have a crazy night. But before the boys can have any fun, a hurricane strikes, and the teenagers are carried many miles away from the shore and are shipwrecked. Four sets of twins, that know each other very well since they are a part of a study together, are on a deadly adventure in a horribly realistic but comical tale. When the boat goes down and they are left with only a plastic raft, the reality turns increasingly deadly .What follows is a story of survival as the teens battle sharks, dehydration, their darkest secrets and even themselves to stay alive. Will Wick and Enid get back together? Will they all stay alive?

            This book was the most interesting one that I have ever read. I could not put the book down. It was very good and I always wanted to know what was going to happen at the end of the chapter. Kristen Tracy always kept the reader on their toes and left them hanging to read more. The writing was easy to understand and there were few words that I could not comprehend. This book will make you think about life and how fragile it is. I would recommend this book to anyone who is in middle school or up. While the book has semi-happy moments, most of the book is filled with pain and sadness. If you liked reading The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies I would read this as well because it is a similar read. For anyone who likes adventure and survival this is defiantly the book for you!     Emma B; Teen Reviewer