Friday, January 29, 2010
Hold Still by Nina LaCour is a riveting emotional experience. Anyone that has experienced the loss of a loved one will feel a connection with the main character, Caitlin. This is a story of emotional instability, of a hole in the whole of a teen girl's life. It's a story of a girl trying to find her place in a world torn asunder. This is a story of sadness and the aftermath of suicide and the good that can come from the bad. Anyone looking for an emotional teen story will love this book.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Storm Front by Jim Butcher is the first installment in the Dresden Files series. This book is a page-turning debut. Harry Dresden, the main character, is the self-proclaimed, only professional wizard for hire in America. He doesn't make love potions, but he is good at finding things and he has a real knack for finding trouble. This exciting beginning to the series is filled with action, suspense, and thrills and even a little romance for the clueless wizard. This story is a great read for teens looking to liven up their day.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is the second installment in the series that began with The Hunger Games. The series just keeps getting better with this one. This story is filled with even more twists and turns and ups and downs than the roughest of roller coasters. The characters are seen under new light and surprises are around every corner. New friends come to play and a broken down society might strike back. If you read the first novel, you definitely don't want to miss this one.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a real page turner. This story is set in a Sci-Fi like post-apocalyptic world, and a population ravaged by hunger. This book is an emotional roller coaster of suspense, action, romance, and gut wrenching moments. The characters are scarred, hungry, desperate people underneath the tyranny of a malicious government and their sick games. Teens will eat this book up and will definitely want more. Lucky for them this is just the first book in an obviously great series. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.