Friday, January 25, 2013

"Wuthering Heights" Review

Emily Bronte was born in 1818 and deceased in 1848, she was the fifth out of six children. When her parents died she and her sister Charlotte went to a private college in Brussels. When her aunt died she returned to London to take care of the family home. She and her two sisters decided to write novels, which are now considered literary classics.Emily Bronte published Wuthering Heights in 1846.She never got married.
Wuthering Heights is a book about love,jealousy and revenge.The main Character is Nelly, a maid Servant that tells the story of Catherine Earnshaw and Mr.Heathcliff; to a man that just moved to the property that is near Wuthering Heights. The man that the story is being told to is Mr.Lockwood, he expresses an interest in Mr.Heathcliff because he cant comprehend why he is so bad tempered, and he wants to find out who Catherine Earnshaw is and why she is so significant to Mr.Heathcliff. Catherine lived in Wuthering Heights since she was a child. One day her father Mr.Earnshaw brought back with him an orphan who went by the name Heathcliff, some of the members of Mr.Earnshaws family weren't so fond of Heathcliff but young Catherine was.As the story continues Catherine and Heathcliff are very fond of each other, and as they grow older Heathcliff s life doesn't get any better, he decides to run away.When he returns to Wuthering Heights he is a wealthy man looking for revenge against those who did him wrong in the past. His relationship with Catherine deteriorates because they are both so stubborn and from them love , jealousy and revenge unfolds as the story continues.
I recommend this book to those who enjoy dark and romantic books with a twist.The only struggle i had with this book was the fact that the language is in old english which makes it hard to understand sometimes,but besides that the book doesn't disappoint it keeps you wanting to read more.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson, a 12-year-old boy attended a boarding school named Yancey Academy. He learnt Greek mythology with his teacher Mr. Brunner and was always told by him that he would only accept the best from him. Percy later finds out that Greek mythology was actually real. His life starts unraveling after he finds this out. 

I would recommend this book to others if you like adventures. It has a whole 'nother take Greek Mythology and makes it alive and interesting. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Pride and Prejudice Review

   Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
                                           Review by Sarah Lederman
Jane Austen, an English novelist, was born on December 16, 1775, in the Parsonage house of
Steventon, Hampshire. She was schooled in Southampton and Reading for a short period but was
mostly home-educated. She began writing at age twelve, and her first two novels, “Elinor and
Marianne” and “First Impressions” were never published in their original forms. The former was
reworked into Sense and Sensibility, and the latter was reworked into Pride and Prejudice.
Austen completed four more novels, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and
Persuasion, all of which were published anonymously. She died on July 18, 1817. Her novel,
Pride and Prejudice, takes place in late 1700s England. It is about the Bennet family and their
five daughters who need to marry rich. When a wealthy young man named Bingley comes to
town and takes an interest in Jane Bennet, Mrs. Bennet’s hopes rise, but when he leaves for
London without so much as a goodbye, both Jane and her mother are left wondering if he loves
her enough to ever return… Meanwhile, Mr. Bingley’s friend, Mr. Darcy, finds himself attracted
to Elizabeth Bennet despite her lower class, but she is caught in her first impressions of him as
proud and arrogant. Can they overcome their prejudices against each other for the sake of love?
Pride and Prejudice is an interesting but long-winded novel. I would definitely
recommend it to a reader eager to place himself into a character’s shoes and into 1700s life for
approximately 15 hours. For less patient readers, I would recommend a shorter, faster-paced

Review of "The Fault In Our Stars"

  John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana. John has been a finalist for the LA Times Book Price. He is also a New York Times bestselling author and has written many other novels like Printz Medal and A Printz Honor. John has also won the Edgar Award, has a YouTube channel under the name of "vlogbrothers" and 1.1 million followers on Twitter. 
     Hazel Grace,the main character, is a very intellectual, quirky, and antisocial sixteen year old. Hazel is like any other teenager except she has a tumor on her lung and her life depends on the oxygen tank she wheels around. She dedicates most of her time to books and books therefore she doesn't have many friends that’s why her mom forced her to go to a group called “Cancer Kid Support Group” where teenagers that have or had cancer go to. At the fourth meeting or so Hazel meets this guy named Augustus through her friend named Isaac.  Augustus had cancer on his leg and had to be amputated previously but had been under remission for over a year. Hazel and Augustus immediately connected. They’re both smarter than the average teenager and very interested in books. Hazel introduces Augustus to a novel called “An Imperial Affliction” that only brings them closer. This novel is about a girl, which like them has cancer. The ending to this novel seems to be missing so they decide to get in contact with the author, Peter Van Houten and end up going on a trip together to Amsterdam.
   I recommend this novel to anyone that can enjoy a romantic quirky novel with a twist. My only concern about this novel is a bit of language, overall I truly recommend this novel to anyone. The Fault In Our Stars is the type of book that will make you cry and laugh all in the matter of one page. 

Night- review

Elie Wiesel was born in Hungary in1928. Later on, he and his family got deported to Auschwitz and other concentration camps. There all of his family died. After the war he moved to France as a journalist. His job as a journalist lead him to Israel. There he started to write more and more books. Most of his readings were about his experience and analyzes the Holocaust.   From there he moved to the New York City. There he kept on writing and got more well known.  In 1985 he received the Congressional Gold Medal. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize award .
Night is about Elie Wiesel’s long journey throughout his tragic time in the Holocaust. It first starts off in their normal lives  before  the war occurred. Then it takes us through the process of how they were first cut off of society. From there his and many others torture is revealed. It explains exactly how  his life in those few years happened.
I think that his book is a phenomenal book that no one should miss out on. It shows people a sense of how great their lives are and how they should be grateful. It is n intense story that involves importance of our history. Although it is a very sadly written novel. To read this, keep in mind how it real and descriptive it is. Overall, this is a great book that teaches and lets teens enjoy.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

REVIEW FOR THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES The Secret Life of Bees is an extraordinary book, written by Sue Monk Kidd. Sue won a Poets and Writers Award, Anne Porter Award, and a Bread Loaf Scholarship. She grew up in Georgia during the 1960’s, where she got her inspiration to write. The Secret Life of Bees is about a teenage girl, Lily Owens, who has been abused by her father, and lives in South Carolina. All her life, Lily has been trying to figure out her past. The only truth to her past is that she was responsible for her mother’s death. Ever since then she tries to find love, but can’t. She runs away to three sisters who are black beekeepers. The book takes place in the 1960’s, where racism was abundant. She truly feels the love she was looking for. With the sisters, Lily discovers her destiny and the truth to her past. This book was very well written. A very powerful story of love and realization that everyone has a part in the world and no one is left alone. It is very deep, but depth can be explained in the novel. This would be advisable for teens wanting to see truth, and about deeper meaning.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Walk to Remember Review

Nicholas Sparks is an incredible bestselling author known for his magnificent job in romance novels. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1965 and currently lives in North Carolina with his family. Many of his novels have sold in millions and are popular all around the world.
A Walk to Remember is a novel about a troubled high school boy, Landon, who falls for a girl that will change his life forever. Landon unexpectedly finds himself asking Jamie, the school “odd girl”, to the school dance. To him this was just a last resort, he never expected what was about to come. It only took   a few weeks for Landon to fall in love with Jamie. Shortly after Jamie and Landon start dating Landon finds out some news that will change the meaning of life for Landon forever.
            “A Walk to Remember” is a fantastic novel. It pulls you into the story almost immediately, you almost feels as if you are there. Nicholas Sparks does a magnificent job with making you feel as if the characters are real people. This is a love story with so much meaning and passion. I strongly recommend this novel. You won’t be able to put it down until you’ve read the last page. Nicholas Sparks does a great job with giving the characters life and making you feel a connection to the novel. This book is perfect for any reader looking for a love story with a meaning of what life is truly about.