...it’s hard not to be swept up in his vision and root for everyone one of these characters to survive the hardships Weir puts them through.
...dig down below the horror trappings, and “Doctor Sleep” is about families. The biological families of Dan and Abra, the “good” family of A.A., to which “Doctor Sleep” is a kind of love song, and the “bad” family of the True Knot.
Overall, Code Name Verity is a book that is clever, funny, bewildering, tragic and thought-provoking all at once. I know now that all the time I spent struggling on with it were truly worth it, and I am so glad that I saw it through to the end.
This is a gripping story. With twists, turns, and lots of action, it kept me on the edge of my seat...This is not a book for everyone. It does not flinch. There are parts which are unsettling and uncomfortable. I realize the comparisons to Battle Royale are unavoidable but I think this is a book all on its own.
Many teenagers will find the story too slow to get going, which is a fair criticism. But it's the kind of book that can be life-changing, because without ever denying the essential amorality and randomness of the natural order, "The Book Thief" offers us a believable, hard-won hope.
I highly recommend this book to absolutely everyone, you have to read this. It's exciting, adventurous and scary.
I love the way she writes normally in normal-ish situations. I think she likes to write set in the past-Eleanor and Park is set in the 80's and Attachments is set in 1999. Overall I think she is just a fabulous writer and I wish I could put words on a piece of paper like she does.
Meyer’s far-future Earth is richly imagined, full of prejudice and intrigue, characters easy to get invested in, and hints of what might await in future books.
Mockingjay gives the real feel of life within a war, where nothing is the same and you're haunted by the memories of two Hunger Games...This is the book that I had to force myself to take breaks from as the intensity and story completely captured me and I found it near impossible to continue with the rest of my life.
This book is recommended for teenagers and adults of all ages, as the message Lee conveys should be read and understood by everyone.
The book works as a superficial read, and as something more ponderous.
I thought this book had a very original plot and I was intrigued at the way the society was structured. The characters were completely believable in their battles to face their fears and as soon as I had finished the book I couldn’t wait to pick up book 2...
Apart from a few overly dramatic metaphors, Lina recounts her story with a straightforward clarity that trusts readers to summon images of starvation, disease and death, and grounds them in a reality young adults can understand.
The way it was written was very immature and basic.
This book is rich in detail of both the essential normalcy and the difficulties of a young person with cerebral palsy.
Mark Haddon's stark, funny and original first novel, ''The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,'' is presented as a detective story. But it eschews most of the furnishings of high-literary enterprise as well as the conventions of genre, disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect.
It's a testament to Foer's writing that his dazzling way with words never trumps the emotions he serves
“Lean In” is full of many such gems, slogans that ambitious women would do well to pin up on their wall.
...it succeeds in keeping the story arc high and interesting. Furthermore, it is independent enough for a new reader to pick it up without feeling too lost.
Beautifully written, consistently surprising, and utterly assured, The Lovely Bones makes re-creating half a dozen genres simultaneously look like an effortless afternoon's work.