What exactly was the difference? he wondered to himself. And who decided which people wore the striped pajamas and which people wore the uniforms? This is absolutely heart-breaking. The simplicity of it all; the main character’s reactions to everything. Absolutely, positively tear-inducing. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas follows 9-year-old Bruno as he moves from… Read More The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
You know the feeling you get with some books you love too much to review? This is one of them. There’s not much to say about Wendelin van Draaen’s middle grade romance Flipped, except that it is absolutely adorable and wonderfully written. I can almost guarantee that over the course of this 212-page marvel, you’ll… Read More "Flipped"
As much as I love books, I’ll admit that sometimes it’s hard to be a reader; especially in genres like dystopia. It comes to the point where it almost feels there is no originality left, and that everything is more or less the same thing. That’s how I feel with Matched. There is nothing necessarily… Read More "Matched"
Unraveling is Elizabeth Norris’ debut novel and venture into the YA genre, and while certainly not perfect, I found myself on the edge of my seat here. 16-year-old Janelle Tenner shouldn’t be alive. She died in a car crash, but somehow she is still alive, and she knows it’s thanks to a mysterious stranger named… Read More "Unraveling"
Have you ever read a book and felt that the author must have written it specifically for you? That’s how Ender’s Game felt to me. It’s a combination of a handful of my favorite things – military strategy, psychology, and science fiction – with unforgettable characters and a plot jam-packed with twists and turns. 50… Read More Ender’s Game
Oxygen is essential for most living things. For 2.5 billion years, it was the most abundant chemical on Earth. Until the Switch. Imagine living in a world where the only way to get air is to buy it under extremely high prices; a world where air is so limited that only the upper class citizens… Read More "Breathe"