Thursday, December 15, 2011
I guess I liked the book, but there wasn't much plot. Or plot resolution, for that matter.
Which is kind of why the ending was terrible.
Also, you never really find out about Penny....
The end is really dramatic and overdone.
I won't say don't read this, but don't read this.
EDIT: The only reason I really liked it was because it was interesting to see the world from the main character, Melody, who has cerebral palsy.
Peace, Love, and Happy Holidays!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I liked this one. A lot more than I thought I would.
Here's Goodreads Summary:
Beatrice "Tris" Prior has reached the fateful age of sixteen, the stage at which teenagers in Veronica Roth's dystopian Chicago must select which of five factions to join for life. Each faction represents a virtue: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. To the surprise of herself and her selfless Abnegation family, she chooses Dauntless, the path of courage. Her choice exposes her to the demanding, violent initiation rites of this group, but it also threatens to expose a personal secret that could place her in mortal danger.
There's also a romance, which I didn't like. It doesn't fit into the story properly. Like when you try to jam a puzzle piece into the wrong spot.
The rest of it I liked. It's pretty fast paced and exciting, suspenseful. You just want to keep reading. Tris is a quirky character.
It shows that good characteristics (honesty, selflessness, bravery) can be bad if taken to an extreme.
Oh wait. I forgot about the ending.
It cuts off really quickly, with one short paragraph that doesn't even really make much sense. It's not even that meaningful. I actually turned the page, to find the Acknowledgments instead of the next chapter I was expecting.
Peace, Love, and 3.5 Stars
Candor - Honesty
Abnegation - Selflessness
Dauntless - Bravery
Amity - Peace
Erudite - Knowledge
Oh, and for those of you who've read it, my question is:
Who runs the trains?
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
This book proves that you don't really need action scenes or true love to make a story interesting.
The Running Dream is inspirational. It reminds you to appreciate what you have and what you love. That people who are different should be celebrated.
I admit, I cried at the end. (happy crying☺)
This book is about a girl named Jessica who's lost part of her right leg in a bus accident, which means she'll probably never be able to run again. It shows how she over comes obstacles, from little things like walking a few feet on crutches, to navigating through high school.
There's nothing over-dramatic. Jessica's doesn't suddenly just start walking. It's a steady climb up. It's very true to what I think it would actually be like to lose a leg.
Fans of Jerry Spinelli and realistic fiction will enjoy this book!
Peace, Love, and I Give This Five Stars!
Utterly, fantastically amazing.
The characters, the descriptions, the plot, everything.
Delirium is set in a dystopian earth, where love is believed to be a disease and you are cured of it when you turn eighteen. Lena can't wait, she's been told that everything will be better, safer, once she's cured. But then, about three months before her procedure, it happens.
Lena falls in love.
Lauren Oliver has flawless descriptions of everything. Some pieces are so poetic I almost gasped out loud. How she writing about love, and life itself, is stunning.
“Now I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.”
― Lauren Oliver, Delirium
It will inspire you, and leave you thinking. When it finished, I wanted to reread it, just to soak up every word completely.
I love the character Alex. He's cute, charming, caring, sweet, and I wish I knew him. *Sigh*
A must read for fans of The Hunger Games.
And fans of Twilight, too, I guess.
Peace, Love, and Amor-Deliria-Nevrvosa
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I dont usually do negative posts, so I decided to spice things up a bit.
This book was not my favorite.
In fact, I ditched it about two-thirds of the way through.
At first, I could kind of relate with Melinda.
Then I pitied her.
And then I realized that the reason she has no friends isn't because she's misunderstood, it's because she's depressed and sad and rude.
The book is also kind of... mature. If you know what I mean.
So, this is a do-not-read in my mind.
Peace, Love, and I Can be Negative. Sometimes.