I am currently reading the novel Paper Towns by John Green! This is a young adult, mystery novel. This book is definitely not what I was expecting but then again it surprised me in many ways, and made me think, how well do we even know our own close friends?
The book begins with Quentin's and Margo’s relationship when they were kids and then follows with how she doesn't even acknowledge him down the corridor anymore.
One night Margo asks Q to help her on a revenge drive. She plans to get revenge on everyone who has done her wrong over the last year.
Q thinks their friendship may start form again. But, later that morning, he discovers that Margo has disappeared, with no sign of where she may have gone.Through all the stress of graduation and final exams, Q and his friends start to gather clues, they believe Margo has clues left for them to come and find her! But thats not what Margo had in mind or was it?
One of the biggest messages that stood out to me, in this exhilarating book was that "sometimes we don’t invest time in real life to get to know the actual people. And even if they turn out not to be what we wish, reality is always better than an illusion.we should be always brave enough to meet the real person and accept them for what they are. Maybe it won’t work out, maybe it will, but whatever would happen, it will be real." This was one of the greatest quotes in this awesome book!
I would recommend this novel to anyone thats looking for a great read, it relates to almost everyone, and I would give it a 5 out 5 of stars! The plot twist towards the end was unbelievable, YOU NEED TO READ IT!
“It's more impressive," I said out loud. "From a distance, I mean. You can't see the wear on things, you know? You can't see the rust or the weeds or the paint cracking. You see the place as someone once imagined it.”
So the book I have just finished reading is called Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. This novel tells the story of a girl called Audrey who lives with her mum, dad and brother. Audrey suffers from an anxiety disorder where by she is unable to communicate with people she has never met before (besides her family). One day Audrey meets her brothers best friend, Linus. They soon become very close and Linus helps Audrey recover and overcome her disorder.
I went on a holiday around the UK just recently and this book was one of the many that I picked up. It was a great book to read while sitting by the fire in Scotland watching the rain pelt down outside. I really enjoyed it. Personally, I am always drawn to novels that tell stories about young teenagers and their life growing up, as I feel it is something I can easily relate to.
I really enjoyed reading this novel and I think it is definitely suitable for girls my age and is a great read ! x
At the moment I'm reading the novel Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. This is the first book in a thrilling dystopian saga.
This book had a lot of suspense that kept me engaged and interested in the amazing book. Every chapter revealed a new part of the twisted plot line.
The main character in the book is a teenager who's name is Allison Sekemoto. She survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a future walled-in city. She and her gang must scavenge for food during the day, but during the night any one of them could be eaten. Allie is driven by her hatred of them- the vampires who use the humans as blood cattle. Until one night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters. Allie is forced to flee her city and pass as a human. She begins thrilling adventure full of romance, betrayal and adventure.
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed dystopian books like the Maze runner. It is an amazing book and I really enjoyed reading it.
I just finished reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman and absolutely loved it! The book follows the journey of teenage girl Mia Hall, who's life up until now has been pretty normal until a tragic car accident that kills her parents and leaves Mia and her brother in critical condition. The book is set from a really interesting perspective, Mia is in a coma but can see herself and her family from a third person perspective without being able to communicate with them. Mia now must make the most difficult choice of all to live or die.
I recommend this book for everyone but in particular girls my age, it made me laugh and cry and I loved every word of it!
I am reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and I am loving it! This book is a continue on from the previous novel The Hunger Games. Katniss and Peter survived in the previous book and won the games together, however they have to go back to the hunger games and fight against all of the people who previously won. This is a great novel and I recommend this to anyone our age and it is a great dystopian novel.
I am writing about the book Jasper Jones by Craig Silvery. This book’s genre is Mystery. The main character in this book is Charlie who is a smart boy living in Australia, he is not very popular, but his life changes when he meets Jasper Jones. Jasper Jones is the dirt of the town according to the citizens; he is misunderstood and is blamed for everything. Another main character is Charlie's best friend Jeffrey. So far in the book Jasper Jones has showed the character Charlie a girl he found hanging dead where Jasper normally hangs out, and from there on they have to hide the body and find out who really killed the girl while trying to avoid the police finding the dead girl and blaming them.
What I like about this book is the very emotional, funny and deep ideas that are gone through in the book. The book is really well written and I find myself getting lost in it and I hate having to drag myself out of it. The book is very thought provoking and causes you to start really thinking about the world and why people do the things they do. I would recommend this for someone who wants a mentally stimulating read. I would rate this book a 9/10.
Hi everyone I have just finished reading the book ‘I am Malala’ by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. It is a book that tells the story of Malala Yousfazi, a young girl who was shot by the Taliban for her involvement in standing up for educational rights for women.
Reading this book reminded me of how much I take for granted every day: Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the freedom to go to the store without needing a male escort and the ability to get an education, regardless of gender.
The parts I enjoyed most about this autobiography were the beginning and end, where Malala speaks about her home, the Swat Valley, and everything that she loved and was proud about there.
I would recommend this book for teenagers because it sends an amazing message to stand up for what you believe in but also reminds us that we shouldn't take for granted the opportunities given to us such as an education.
Hi everyone, I have just finished reading The Kill Order by James Dashner.
It begins with a girl named Teresa watching her friend Thomas in a surgery that will wipe his memory of her and the work they've done together. They are volunteers for WICKED — an organization dedicated to finding a cure for the Flare. The story then shifts to 13 years earlier to where the “flare” began.
Mark and his friend Trina are riding the train home from school when the flare hits New York City. They soon team up with Alec (a former soldier), Lana and a couple of other teenagers for protection, as what use to be New York City is now a war zone. They all make their way to a mountainside to get out of the crazed city and set up camp where they lived for 2 years. When all of a sudden people involved in the government come in and start shooting diseases in vials from the sky that seem to be effecting people instantly, either killing them or making them so sick they go crazy to the point where they try to kill each other. While trying to survive they come into very bad situations and fight as a team to stay alive. Many friends die in the process of trying to save one special friend that they think could be the answer to the madness. In the end Deedee, who they believe to be the answer to the flare goes through the flat trans with a note that Mark wrote explaining everything.
Two years later, government workers take a boy from his mother. She knows that he has the chance to save the world, but she knows she will never see him again. As the officials take her son, they decide to rename him Thomas.
To whom it may concern,
I am reading "The Hunger Games- Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins, a thriller famous in the teen world. I have just finished this book so I can be prepared for the second part of the film (Coming out in November). I have also read the original Hunger Games, and got hooked, so I continued with the next part of the series.
I was so impressed with the novel, I am not really a book worm, but found myself reading this late at night, not being able to put it down.
The change in Peter made me very upset, as him and Katniss are destined to be together (Joshifer), so that pulled a few emotional strings. Katniss' change of state of mind also sent me through the roof.
However the action was so exhilarating, when the animals killed Finnick on their major chase, and the shooting of Coin.
The second part was definitely the most exciting section, and the ending put me at peace, as Peter and Katniss finished together.
I HIGHLY recommend this novel to anyone who loves action!
I'm currently reading "The Clique" by Lisi Harrison which is young adult fiction novel.
This book is about a girl named Claire who moves to Westchester and has to stay in he father's friends house, a family Claire has never met. Claire soon finds out that this family is extremely rich and has a girl called Massie, who is her age. Massie does not like Claire because she is not very rich, and so she tries her best to ignore Claire, but her parents, along with Claire's parents wants them to become friends.
Whilst Claire is staying at Massie's house, Massie meet a boy called Chris Abeley and she believes he asked her out on a date, when he did not, and tells her rich friends and Claire that they are dating. Meanwhile, Claire becomes best friends with Chris's sister, Layne. One day, Claire becomes annoyed with how mean Massie and her friends are being to her, and so she logs into Massie's text messages and pretends to be Massis, resulting in Claire finding out many secrets.
I like how this book is based around girls in high school, making it a relatable experience; involving lots of gossip. I would recommend this book to any girls who may find this sort of genre interesting or similar to them, its a very good read and, again, I highly recommend. Definitely a 10/10 !!
I am currently reading the last Harry Potter book – The Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling. Everyone knows the main characters, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.
In the final book, Harry has come of wizard age (17) and is no longer protected by Dumbldore. He has made it his misson to find and destroy all seven horcuxes that hold Voldemorts soul. We follow Harry through the wizarding world in J.K Rowlings final book.
Everyone knows the story of Harry Potter. I only started reading this series at the beginning of this year. By reading all the books i feel as if i have grown with Harry, Hermione and Ron. Personally, I believe the books are better than the movies. By reading the book I got a true understanding of Harrys emotions; bravery, fear, sadness. I recommend Harry Potter to all people of all ages. I love Harry Potter!
Recently i have begun to read the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. So far it is amazing and i am already half way done with it within the last two days because i just could not put it down. This book is about Tris Prior who lives in a futuristic world in which society is divided into five factions, Abnegation, Dauntless, Candor, Eurdite and Amity. As each person enters adulthood, Tris must choose a faction and commit to is for life. Tris chooses Dauntless- a faction showing determination and how fearless they really are. However, her initiation leads to the discovery that she is Divergent- a special person who is different then others- and will never be able to fit into just one faction. She is then warned to hide her status and uncovers a war that threatens all of her loved ones. This is now one of my favourite books and i would recommend this to people who love mysteries and adventure. I would give this book a 4.5 out five because so far it is spectacular.
My book I have chosen is 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. This book touched me and is very sad.
The book is based on a suicide and the main character is Clay who one day receives 13 tapes from an unknown person. The tapes consist of Hannah Baker's messages to her 13 reasons why she committed suicide. This novel was not extremely accurate with mental heath knowledge but the plot and outcome of the book was amazing.
The way the author had constructed the scenes gives great idea on who mental illness can effect.
Overall this book is a tear jerker.
I am currently reading the novel An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green. It is a young adult fiction novel centered around the themes finding friendship and happiness. The book is about a boy named Colin who has been ‘dumped’ by a Katherine 19 times. He goes off on a road trip with his best friend Hassan and to find happiness again and they have many adventures and good times along the way. I like the book because the plot line is different and it is realistic and can be related to real life. I would recommend it for teenagers but really anyone can read it as it was really enjoyable and riveting.
I'm currently reading a book called "Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs. It is a young adult fiction book.
The book is about a boy named Jacob, who travels to the mysterious island where his grandfather grew up, in order to find more about his mysterious past after his grandfather was killed by a strange creature. When he arrives on the island, he discovers that the orphanage where his Grandfather grew up was destroyed by a bomb, and everyone inside died. However, none of this makes sense, as his grandfather had letters from people he knew in his childhood at the orphanage dated many years after they were all killed by the bomb. Jacob gradually finds out the truth, and finds out more about himself as he investigates further.
I really liked this book, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes mystery/fantasy fiction books. Definitely a 10/10
I am reading the 6th book of the Harry Potter series for the 2nd time! This book is a thrilling adventure fantasy novel, which keeps me on the edge of my seat. It starts a bit differently from the other books, and we see more of the Muggle (non-magical) world outside of Harry's family. But after some detours, Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their sixth year. Harry is determined to discover who the Half-Blood Prince is, but mysterious events at the school keep him occupied.
There is a plenty of detail and explanation in this book, I found it really exciting. You learn more about some of the main characters, and there are plenty of things which leave you hanging. The book is darker than other books in the series and good and evil aren't as clear. Like in some of the other books, JK Rowling has used events from the real world to make the story more fascinating.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves magic, mystery and adventure. Join Harry and his friends at Hogwarts for his 6th year!
Recently i have just re-read Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, a youtube sensation, the storyline follows a typical boy-meets-girl story with a few surprises. The main characters are Penny and Noah, Penny is rather anxious and starts up a blog, she, like many other teenagers struggles through the 'awkward' period of growing up. On a holiday in New York, she falls in love with a boy called Noah, and when she returns home finds out that he is a youtube musician who has a huge fan base. Her best friend leaks their relationship to a news site and her blog goes viral. I really enjoyed this book, hence why i have read it twice and really recommend it or an easy read!
I have just finished the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I love this book so much, I found it hard to put it down. This book is about 12 districts that each have 2 tributes that go into an arena to fight in a game called The Hunger Games. It all begins when one of the main characters Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister place as one of the tributes. From there the male tribute Peeta Mellark and Katniss go into the arena where they fall in love which ends up saving both their lives. I loved this book so much because of the way the story line between the characters has been told.
I highly recommend this book to anyone in our year since it is such a great read.
The Book i love and re-read over and over again is Skulduggery Pleasant, Enjoy
Sorcery, Darkness, mythical creatures, and a witty elemental skeleton, are all components that make up Derek Landy’s Skulduggery Pleasant. This is the first book out of a series of nine written by Derek Landy. It all begins with the mysterious death of Gordon Edgley. He was a distinguished author of fantasy novels that captivated his niece, Stephanie. His death triggers Skulduggery’s investigation of the Scepter of the Ancients, an all-powerful artifact that exiled the old gods. Stephanie is now the target of wicked forces in search of the Scepter, they are looking to manipulate its power to their own evil desires.
The first thing that caught my attention was the front cover, a picture of a skeleton wearing a suit with a fireball being produced in his hands, so my thought was that this skeleton is evil, never judge a book by it’s cover. Stephanie Edgley, a stubborn twelve year old; Nefarious Serpine, an evil sorcerer bent on obtaining ultimate power are only a few of the characters that makes this an interesting story.
I also really loved the comical aspect with the relationship between Skulduggery and Stephanie, they joke around and have fun and also stick together like glue as well as saving each other multiple times. There are also parts that will make you want to cry and ask the book ‘why doe’s this have to happen? And parts that will make you laugh till you pass out. The only thing I dislike about the book is that there is nothing to detest about it, I love to read it numerous times and I get sick of it. My favorite part is near the start of the book, when Skulduggery saves Stephanie for the first time.
The book is an easy read that captures the reader’s attention from the very beginning. It has enough twists and turns in the story line that makes this an enjoyable read for both children and adults alike.
Warrior Cats Into The Wild Erin Hunter
This story is about a house cat called Rusty whose life changes when he meets some wild clan cats. This is because he discovers he has a wild side, and he likes it. The book follows his adventures in the forest with all of his clanmates, who THINK he has been sent to save them. The cats have to follow the warrior code that was set before them by their ancestors. All the cats in the clan have different roles that they must do their world is done like clockwork. When the cats die, they know they had served their clan the best they can and then they go to Starclan where all of the warrior spirit goes. All the stars in the night sky represent a single warrior. Will he save the clan from the evil lurking in the shadows?
My favourite character is a she cat called Sandpaw (sandstorm). At first she is not happy with Rusty (Firepaw) joining their clan. However, she slowly develops a liking for him, which turns into a romance. Sandpaw is wise and has a wide range of sassiness.
I really enjoyed the different cat characters and their adventures in this book, at first. However, this book is part of a huge series of books written by ‘Erin Hunter’, who is really 4 people! After reading 15 of the books, I loved them all.
You should read this book an it has a lot of battles and a mystery to solve. This book has not only one genre, but also many different ones for you to look forward to.
My rating for this book would be
I enjoyed Zac and Mia very much as I found it relatable as they are teens growing up and finding themselves. The love interest in the story makes it even more inspirational as they both battle their cancers together and help each other through the tough times. Although throughout the novel I found myself getting less interested as I found that story was dragged on slightly although apart from that it is an incredible and inspirational story that helps us to put things into perspective as to what really is important in life.
The giver Lois Lowry, is a very good book i liked the plot and the use of imagery
I enjoyed Girl in Pieces as it was entertaining and relatable in some aspects. A number of chapters are a bit sad, but the rest are good.
I think the the book the Giver was quite interesting. This book is about one person known as the Elder and she has changed and started up her own utopian world so no one has to go through any pain like that until one person changes the future.
I just finished reading the book Every Everything, by Nicola Yoon. Every Everything, is about a girl who has a disease meaning that she can not leave the house.... at least that is what she believed. I highly recommend this book, a great read.
The Giver is an interesting book that is a world that has been created with different rules from our world
I really enjoyed reading this book "never tell me never'". It is an biography written about the girl who fell of her skis and gets injured...
Recently i have been reading the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. So far i have found the books to be so much fun to read and just as interesting and exciting as the movies. I greatly recommend this series to everyone!!
The book I have been reading is Our Chemical Romance written by Krystal Sutherland.
It's about a boy named Henry Page who is experiencing love for the first time. He meets a girl called Grace Town who is still obsessed with her dead ex boyfriend (even though Grace does love Henry back). Throughout the book he learns how to let that go. The book has a lot of heavy and emotional chapters although there are some funny and light moments as well.
A few weeks ago I read Jenna's truth and I found it to be a very good book. I thought it related to people in my age group. I really enjoyed the fact that it was quick and easy to read and it wasn't hard to understand. I think this book is a very realistic reflection on teens life today in our society, overall I really enjoyed this book as it related a lot to teens in our generation and was a very quick and easy to read.
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