Thursday, October 30, 2008
Bliss by Lauren Myracle
Summary: Bliss was left with her grandmother, when her hippie parents ran off to Canada. She is now the new girl at Crestview Academy. This will be Bliss' first school. She also has to change her lifestyle from living on a commune to the living in the city.
Crestview Academy was a convent before it was a school. School legend is that a girl named Liliana, jumped from the third store of the building. She sense that something is wrong with the school. She can hear the Liliana's plead to come set her free, but she can tell the voice is one of evil. Bliss just wants to make friends; not hear a dead Liliana's voice. She meets a girl, Sandy that is obsessed with the past. Especially that of the suicide at Hamilton hall. Sandy also tries to justify the Manson Murders. Bliss also becomes friends with Sarah Lynn, a popular girl that Sandy hates for some reason. As one of her friends goes deeper into the hole of evil, Bliss wants to save her, but she might lose someone else.
Notes: This book is amazing. The layout is awesome. Each chapter is started by a quote with references to “The Andy Griffith Show,” the Charles Manson murders and racial intolerance. Sometimes, there is a diary entry from another character that goes by S.L.L. The diary entries have blood splattered on them. I also really liked Bliss, she is a really sweet girl. She is quite innocent, which is perfect for a horror novel. Lauren Myracle of telling a story in the 1969's. The plot was amazing. I think this is Myracle's best work, and highly recommend it.
A book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AsM9UK3OiU
Peace out, Sarah.
Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley
Summary: Syrah was injured in a snowboarding accident. Her dream is to become a Pro-Snowboarder. Her family is unsupportive. Her father, Ethan Cheung, made the cell phone of today. Her mother, Betty Cheung, is both a fashionista and do charity fundraising. All she want to do is be on the slopes with her best friend, Age,but he is too busy with his new boyfriend.
She soon befriends Lillan, an energetic and kid person. That spends most of her time at Seattle Children's Hospital. Lillan's sister, Amanda, has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant or she'll die.
Syrah and Lillan organize a Charity Snowboarding Event to help spread awareness for bone marrow transplant and the fact that everyone should register for it
Notes: This book is just plain amazing. It hit my heart strings. For those that don't know this, I am a patient at Seattle Children's Hospital. I have a immunological problem,where I am always at the doctors. I have seen some of these kids that are too young to not be playing with their friends or at school. It literally breaks my heart. I also like the plot and the fact that this book tackles such deep issues. I recommend reading this as soon as possible.
Also, if you are over 16 and are able to donate bone marrow. Please register, you could save someone's life.
Gone by Michael Grant
Summary: In a heartbeat, everyone is gone except everyone under the age of fifteen in Perdido Beach. There is no telephone, cable, or Internet. It is now up to the children to lead the town and control the situation. The town is surrounded by a bubble like wall. I really enjoyed the references to Harry Potter, Star Wars, Hollywood, and other cultural references.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Summanary: Lucy Scarborough is a fairly normal teenage girl, she has two loving foster parents, Soledad and Leo Markowhitz and great friends, Zach and Sarah. When she finds herself pregnant at 17, she is lost for words. For some reason, she feels that she can't get an abortion. After, Zach finds Miranda's(Lucy biological mom) diary, she finds that she is cursed. Lucy finds that not only did it drive her mom insane, but it will soon do that to her. Unless Lucy does three impossible task listed in the ballad "Scarborough Fair":
1. "Tell her to make me a magical shirt... without any seams or needlework"
2. "Tell her to find me an acre of land... between the salt water and the sea strand"
3."Tell her to plow it with just a goat horn... and sow it all over with one grain of corn"
She has very supportive parents and Zach to help her,which is something that the past Scarborough's girls did not have.
Notes: This book is full of strength and surprises. It is so suspenseful and hard to put down. Nancy Werling does an amazing job to create such an original tale using "Scarborough Fair" as the center piece of the novel. I would say that it is a modern fairy tale.
Visit Nancy's blog at http://www.jimmccoyandnancywerlin.blogspot.com/
Also here is the book trailer for Impossible via YouTube:
Happy Reading, Sarah.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
It is where you write 50,000 in a month.
You can only do character and plot development.
My username is Sarahbear9789 like most things.
Lets be buddies, if you are going to do so.
Peace out, Sarah.
P.S. Three days till John Green. Yay!
Cover Art Saturday: Sarah Dessen's Along for the Ride
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Paper Towns by John Green
My next great idea...
A. It is the only book store in my area.
B. Dustbunnies are collecting in my wallet, because I won't spend any of it. I am already saving for Christmas.
My best friend pointed out that you get 30% off, which means I would save money. Also college is two years away and I will need a job to pay for that. I finally am not using my crutches as much, so this will work out if I get hired. *gulp*
I also want to start reviewing book, that is the reason that I got this blog. So, I will do one sooon.
Also, Happy Teen Read Week. This is a great week to finish your book goal of 300 books. Yay! I will post my complete list of the year on New Years Eve.
Peace out, Sarah.
P.S. John Green is in 9 days... I am beyond excited.