Henrietta Lacks deserves to be remembered, as does Deborah Lacks. Rebecca Skloot has provided the tombstone that Henrietta’s family could never afford. This true account is at its best when paying tribute to a woman whose life, in death, has benefited countless individuals worldwide.
...the long passages focusing on Ender are nearly always enthralling--the details are handled with flair and assurance...
Rather than settle for a coming-of-age or travails-of-immigrants story, Hosseini has folded them both into this searing spectacle of hard-won personal salvation. All this, and a rich slice of Afghan culture too: irresistible.
To all the readers out there who do not read horror, let me tell you this isn’t horror - it’s more of a thriller. If this was a movie, it would be like jump scares. Things are shocking but not petrifying, and overall the story is amazing.
The ending, in which her attacker comes after her once more, is the only part of the plot that feels forced. But the book's overall gritty realism and Melinda's hard-won metamorphosis will leave readers touched and inspired.
After reading the book, I feel like I managed to pick up the main ideas that Oscar Wilde was trying to convey.
This book should appeal to tweens looking for a story that reflects their fears and experiences and gives them hope that things get easier.
It was Rebecca that made me realize I didn't wish my life were more like a Gothic novel.
As hope blooms at story's end, those who have followed Harry thus far will be every bit as eager to discover what happens to him in his sixth and seventh years.
It's a strong story related to the reader by the omniscient narrator, told in a way reminiscent of fairy tales or spiritual texts like the Bible or Koran.
A book with many emotions to capture you, I struggle to describe it much! It could be a little boring at times, but it was definitely worth it.
The book has more fights, and it was way longer than the movie. This means more entertainment. Read the book first. See the movie later.
This book lets you make your own opinion on each character and it's not all black and white with baddies and goodies as each of them has multiple flaws which make them all the more interesting.
Although the romance of chivalry is central to the culture of the Seven Kingdoms, and tournaments, derring-do and handsome knights abound, these trappings merely give cover to dangerous men and women who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.
It is a fact that Joseph Conrad has placed an unreasonable amount of controversy on the table, after his publication of is novel. However, its is ultimately the readers choice. The readers can choose who is the victim from who is the villain.
Ethan’s wry narrative voice will resonate with readers of John Green as well as the hordes of supernatural-romance fans looking for the next book to sink their teeth into.
Ms. Lepore’s lively, surprising and occasionally salacious history is far more than the story of a comic strip. The author, a professor of history at Harvard, places Wonder Woman squarely in the story of women’s rights in America...
Vampire Academy is a solid addition to the teen paranormal market and a great first novel in a six-book series. The well-written romance and action will keep readers of all ages coming back for more...It’s enjoyable, quick, and a good bridge novel if you don’t read a lot of young-adult paranormal or urban fantasy.
I really enjoyed this book and it was very very funny. I would recommend it to children of 7 to 12. It's the seventh book in the series, so if you enjoyed it there is more to read.
Neil Gaiman supposedly would like to go back and revisit the village of Wall at some point and I would definitely be up for another trip there, too.