Monday, November 22, 2010

Best Books 2010: Fiction

Best Books 2010: Fiction
School Library journal published their list of Best Books for 2010 in the fiction category. How many have you read? What would you add to the list?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Will Grayson Will Grayson

The book is about two boys who happen to have the same exact name and bump into each other in a store. The book alternates chapters between the two, with each character being written by a different author. The book dealt with friendship and relationships, hetero and homosexual.
This book was really great. I absolutely loved it. And I think the reason why was the
believability. The characters really seemed like real people to me and talked like real teenagers. The story line was great- I loved that the book kind of revolved around Tiny even though Will Grayson and Will Grayson narrated.I was a little worried that the different styles of the two authors wouldn't mesh well, but it just made it feel more like they were actually two different people. I definitely recommend this book to all young adult readers.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I had one weekend to read The Compound because I knew that the upcoming week was going to be hectic. I sat down thinking I'd read a few pages and when I got bored I would put it down and would continue it later. To my surprise, I didn't get to the point where I wanted to put it down. I really enjoyed the whole concept of the book and really liked the evolution of the characters, the psycological and physical. Eli, is the eldest son of famous, filthy rich software designer. With his billions of dollars, Eli's father builds an underground compund in order to save his family in case there is a nuclear attack. Well when the warning comes, Eli's twin Eddy and Grandmother don't make it. The rest of the world is destroyed, or so we think...
This book kept me on the edge of my seat and had me thinking about the final result until the very end. Completely enjoyable and an overall great read!

Book Club first of the season!

The B.A.A. (that is Book Addicts Anonymous for those uninitiated about our acronym)selected The Compound as our first book of the season. Our President, Natasha< came to me after she had read it in one sitting and said "WOW!". Well, I could not agree more. A page turner, set in the very near future, will keep you guessing from the get go! Essentially, a family is forced to live in an underground compound that was designed to sustain them for 15 years in case of a nuclear attack. Our hero, Eli, begins to have suspicions about his overzealous father- why is he so controlling? Why can Eli sometimes get Internet access if the world has been destroyed? What secrets does his father really have? Read The Compound if you want to get totally absorbed in a psychological thriller.