“Divergent” by Veronica Roth book review

Mild spoiler alert I read this for a book club, but I probably would have read it myself anyway. It goes along with the recent theme of dystopian young adult books I've beed reading. It's long—487 pages—but I read it in a little over a week (I took a break in the middle of it …

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“In the Afterlight” by Alexandra Bracken book review

Spoilers!!! As soon as I finished reading Never Fade, I opened In the Afterlight and read it through. Each book got progressively darker and more serious, which was fine with me because there were some lighter parts interspersed. On to the discussion! Characters: Ruby: I really, really liked Ruby more and more as the trilogy …

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“Never Fade” by Alexandra Bracken book review

Spoilers!!! There’s so much to talk about in this book that I don’t know what order to talk about it in. I’ll start with characters, then plot. Characters Ruby: Besides the fact that she now had few qualms about using her abilities on people, and the fact that she’s no longer timid and afraid of …

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“The Darkest Minds” by Alexandra Bracken book review

(When I first read this a few months ago, I only gave it 3.5 stars. Now, after reading the two other books in the series (I'll write reviews for those soon), I'll give it between 4 and 5 stars.) This was definitely an entertaining book. All the characters were well-developed and well-rounded. The plot was …

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“Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell Book Review

This book is undoubtedly my least favorite book in existence. I'll explain exactly why. 1). The main character. How can anyone stand her? Scarlett O'Hara is the least likably had character in any book I've read so far. She's virtually impossible to like, even a little bit. She doesn't everything because she's selfish and doesn't care …

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“Finding Audrey” by Sophie Kinsella Book Review

This book is one of the few books that make me laugh out loud. Audrey, the witty narrator and main character, is fourteen years old and has a severe anxiety disorder which was caused by an incident at school that is never discussed. She never leaves the house and wears dark sunglasses so that she …

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“Violins of Autumn” by Amy McAuley Book Review by Papyrus

I feel bad about not liking this book so much, because I was really hoping it would meet my expectations, but it didn’t. The first thing that I didn’t like was the cover (lipstick and dramatic posing) and the book got worse from there. It wasn’t a terrible book, it just wasn’t my type. Maybe …

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“The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster Book Review by Reaving

The Phantom Tollbooth is a book by Norton Juster. The main character is a boy named Milo. Milo life is boring. Then a tollbooth arrives mysteriously in his room. Out of boredom, Milo drives though it, and instantly is transported into a strange world. In it, Milo jumps to the island of conclusions, meets a …

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“Redwall” by Brian Jacques Book Review by Reaving

Redwall, written by Brian Jacques, is the first book in the Redwall Series. The book is about animals that talk. The basic plot of the book is an army of Rats, led by Cluny The Scourge, comes to Attack Redwall abbey. Matthias, the soon to be warrior and heir to the legendary Martin The Warrior, …

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“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card Book Review by Papyrus

I watched the movie before I read the book. This is one of the few times when I though the movie was better. I didn’t hate the book, but there were some things about it that I didn’t like. To start, there was a creepy, almost twisted undertone to the book that was probably there …

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