I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot is very thick and complicated. It focuses around a school shooter and makes you question whether the innocent are always completely innocent. The narrator of the story switches back and forth between different characters and flashes back to the past many times. This writing style combined with a surprise twist at the end makes for a great read.
The Hunger Games is a book about a game that takes place in Panem where there is one big place called the Capitol and there are 12 districts surrounding it. The book begins in district 12. Katniss (a tribute) goes hunting with her friend Gail. After that they head to the place where the tributes are picked. Katniss’s sister Primrose Everdeen is called but Katniss who is 16 won’t let her sister be a tribute, so she volunteers as a tribute. The second person who gets picked is Peeta Mellark who is the baker’s son and the same age as Katniss. Two tributes from each district (1-12) are chosen - a boy and girl between the ages of 12-18. They take a train and get trained at the Capitol and are both put in to an arena and have to kill each other. Only 2 people are allowed to win the hunger games every time someone dies there is a cannon that gets shot into the sky with a picture of the faces of the person who died. When Katniss and Peeta are in the interview before they go into the battle arena Peeta say he has a crush on Katniss which makes them start being a “couple” in the arena.
Book rate: I think it has 10/10 rating.
Speak is the story of a girl who was taken advantage of, scared beyond belief and did what she thought was right. Ending up a year of hell for her at the beginning of year nine.
Speak is a young adult book with sensitive but real life topics. Dark topics don’t generally make funny and happy books but the author stitched some comedy in the words. This makes it much easier to relate to her, and just all the trouble she goes through; we also feel much more sympathetic to her. She is not just some girl who complains about what happens but actually tries to deal with it. I just wanted to reach in the pages and give her a hug.
The author perfectly captures the high school cliques; the struggles of Melinda’s life after this problem and how she faces it. This book has won three awards and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a very good book to read.
This story follows the beginning of an adventure at home and school featuring Charlie Bone, the boy who can hear people in photographs talking. A very interesting talent. He is sent to the new school where we meets others who are also 'endowed' with special talents like him.
It’s kind of like Harry Potter, with similar aspects. But targeted for the much younger audience.
The story begins at a fast pace, instantly introducing Charlie and him discovering his power in the first chapter. I found it was very fast paced and seemed to be over in the blink of an eye. It’s a very easy read. I found the book at some points quite predictable but it can have its fun moments. I do however wish that the ‘endowed’ at the school had different subjects than just do homework in a different room. I just wanted more of them, and describe some of the things that they can do rather than just mention it in a single phrase.
But I understand it’s just the first book and I will continue reading the series. Do I recommend it? Sure go for it if you want. Just remember that this book is meant for the younger audience.
Cherub the Recruit
Getting recruited to become a kid spy? To some people that would be their dream, to be the new James Bond or infiltrate criminal organizations. Dangerous work but still people would take the risk, that’s what this book is about.
This book follows James Adam an orphan who is recruited into a secret organization run by former military officials and spies, stationed in the country of England. Throughout the book James goes through many obstacles and has to make hard choices as he goes through basic training.
The book is a very fun read for any teenager. With a ton of genres in one book, comedy, action and a little bit of romance between the characters as the book and series progresses. It’s a novel but not very long at all, if you were very into this book you could get it done in a couple of sittings. It goes at a steady pace and in some parts keeps you guessing about what is going to happen. You might grow to hate specific characters like I did. If you like young adult action with light humor and British accents, then I highly suggest this book.