An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.
Minor gripes aside, this is a first-rate book—based on an impressive mass of research, written in a lively style and providing just the right balance of intellectual seriousness with practical advice on how to break our bad habits.
Real life is seldom as neat as it appears in a Malcolm Gladwell book.
Walls’s journalistic bare-bones style makes for a chilling, wrenching, incredible testimony of childhood neglect. A pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, thoroughly American story
The author plunges into the archaic terminology of falconry and examines its alleged gendered biases; she finds comfort in the "invisibility" of being the trainer...Macdonald describes in beautiful, thoughtful prose how she comes to terms with death in new and startling ways as a result of her experiences with the goshawk.
This is the strength of Chbosky’s writing. He crafts Charlie’s voice in a way that defies context. Charlie is inside every lonely teenager and every adult remembers him fondly. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gift...
Despite the fact that the book flows in a very mundane manner, it is accessible to both children and adults. It helps a child understand the tough part of relationships and love, while it teaches adults that every child is special and one of a kind.
“Being Mortal” doesn’t gloss over what awaits us all, but it fixes our attention on the ways in which a patient’s wishes might be fulfilled...
Like many adults, I was a little skeptical when I picked up this book, but take it from me...after finishing this incredible story, you will believe devoutly in its truth!
I completely recommend this book to all ages, whether you are single, married, or somewhere in between. It puts today’s romantic climate in a perspective that neither demonizes nor glorifies, showing a multitude of sides and opinions that effectively paints a well-rounded picture of modern romance.
Rather than resting on her laurels, she's stepping up her efforts with each book, trying to not only spin a spectacularly colorful yarn, but also reveal truths about her readers and their world.
...has proved to be the most lasting element of Burnett's literary legacy. Perhaps that shouldn't surprise us, given how ahead of its time it was.
Cool and sophisticated where "The Hunger Games" was red hot and bloodthirsty, "Matched" convinced many that the YA genre was an intelligent force to be reckoned with in the general fiction world.
Mr. Orwell's animals exist in their own right, with a narrative as individual as it is apt in political parody.
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.
This deeply moving memoir reveals how much can be achieved through service and gratitude when a life is courageously and resiliently lived.
The author’s descriptions of people and events are clear and easy to follow, but it's her beautiful photographs that bring them to life...the author’s mostly appealing optimism will make this book a comfort to other parents facing difficult circumstances.
Personable and empathetic, Ronson is an entertaining guide to the odd corners of the shame-o-sphere. He tests theories about what triggers the phenomenon and how a target might cope emotionally.
...an important educational resource on child development which every parent and educator should read.
On the whole, Hearn supplies interesting information with a light touch—possibly too light in the last third of the book...Restored passages not seen in the original appear in the appendices...his liberally illustrated and beautifully designed book offers many pleasures for the general reader.