“My Brother’s Book” has echoes of Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale,”...and it contains some of Sendak’s richest and most incantatory language.
...she remains fiercely committed to high standards, including the teaching of good behavior, but particularly to the Western cultural canon, the common vocabulary essential to all good education and the capable, dedicated teachers who can impart it.
Realistic portrayal of contemporary teens and their moral challenges breathes fresh life into well-worn themes of rebellion and first love.
Green seamlessly bridges the gap between the present and the existential, and readers will need more than one box of tissues to make it through Hazel and Gus’ poignant journey.
The strength of The Book Thief is its wit and understated horror...It is an impressive book and I appreciate Mr. Zusak’s ability, but a few lesser moments of the author trying to get the audience to tear up would have worked in its favor.
Cory Doctorow has written his best book yet . . . it should be required reading for every American.
Authentic and relevant, this debut is one to top the charts.
I give this book five stars out of five, as it has everything. Good plot line, great descriptions, loveable and very realistic characters, intriguing dialogue and, of course, an amazing story.
I honestly have nothing negative to say about this book, I enjoyed every single moment of it. The constant flashbacks into Mia’s life make you want to keep on turning the pages, to learn more about her...
Ketchup Clouds is magic, if you allow it to be, and don't look at it with a reviewer's critical eye, like I did. A 4/5 for this brilliant book. And, when reading, as Aaron says, "Just fly …"
Her combination of unforgettable characters and unexpected events generates hilarity as well as warmth.
Opening this book is like meeting a friend you'd never make in your actual life and being given a piece of his world, inner and outer. It's humane, authentic and, most of all, it speaks.
Meticulous pacing and finely nuanced characters underpin the author's gift for affecting prose that illuminates the struggles within relationships.
Claire’s story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters.
...drone pilots take no risks, a fact that will undoubtedly make the subjects of Holmes's book seem all the more glamorous and admirable in their pursuit of knowledge, fame, fortune, military superiority or sheer excitement.
The twists will lead readers to finish the last page and turn back to the beginning to see how the pieces slot perfectly, unexpectedly into place. A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching.
Images and imagery abound in a truly pulsating story softened only by the subtle, slow-burning and understated romance that burns at its heart.
Shadow Kiss is the longest of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy books, and also the most complex in terms of plots and subplots...Shadow Kiss is another wonderful entry in the series, the best book so far in terms of depth, character development, and emotional investment.
Although full of action this one felt slower paced than the others in the series and I'm not sure why. I think it may be because usually Rose pushes the story forward but in this one she seems different...Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this installment in the series. Again there are some awesome scenes between Rose and Dimitri.
There's no doubting Guantanamo Boy's integrity, nor its seriousness of purpose in documenting this shocking situation.