Bite of the Mango is about the war in Sierra Leone, The terrible civil war that left many dead, and disabled. The rebels would cut of the hands of anyone that disobeyed so they couldn't vote. This book follows the story of Mariatu, a 12 year old girl who is now permanently effected by the rebels. Mariatu is now without hands, she is without one of the most important appendages in the human anatomy. When you think about it you do almost everything with your hands. This book was a interesting read but I enjoyed it. It really shows how different and easier your life is than someone elses.. This book is a true story, it is partially written by Mariatu herself. Mariatu is now working with the United Nations.
This book was inspiring for me because Mariatu struggled though all these bad things and she made it through which shows complete strength and that we can do that to.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
War Brothers is a sad but interesting novel for a person interested in history. If you don't like reading books that have a dark deep meaning I would not recommend this book. It deals with the very sad story of the Uganda child solders. They were abused and not fed. These child live with such permanent terror forever embedded in their lives. These children will have panic or anxiety attacks until they die. They have to live with the memories of pain and being scared out of their minds. THESE children...they are CHILDREN have experiences that we will most likely never have too deal with. They were FORCED to kill in order to be fed. And the chances of survival once escape were dismal. This book follows the story of Jacob a fortunate boy from a village in Uganda, who gets captured from his supposed secure school. This is his story.
The short second life of Bree Tanner, a short novel off of eclipse,and another book by Stephanie Meyer is based on the (short) life of Bree tanner one of the vampires in the newborn army featured in eclipse. Bree is the screaming vampire who the Cullens offer to take care of but in the end the Volturi destroy her.
But this is before all that took place. This is Victoria's army, led by Felix. How the newborns are created, raised and discover there gifts if they posses them.
The story is intertwined with a love story and the twilight saga we all love.
A book I would recommend to all Twihards.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Meet Matt Cruze.In a world in which airships fill the Skys ,he is lucky to secure a job as comfortable as a Cabin boy the luxury airliner the Aurora. But things don't stay perfect for long, not long after the rich and beautiful Kate de Vires arrives on the Aurora, it gets attacked by the notorious pirate Szpirglas. Him and his crew salvage the ship,rob the passengers and then greatly damage the ship. With a successful crash landing, you would think be the thrilling conclution but it is only the beginning.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
There's no escape
When everyone is watching you.
Emerson Watts was pretty sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a straight A student whose brain had been transplanted into the body of a teenage supermodel.
But it turned out she was wrong.
Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's mysteriously gone missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.
How can Em balance all that with school, lingerie runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. John—especially when she's got final exams; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a former best friend, Christopher, who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love; and a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...
But then, nobody said it was going to be easy, being Nikki.
Ahh.. Meg Cabot you pleasently suprise me again. Airhead is one of my fav series right now! Again Meg used fabulous characters and suprising plot twists and turns. In the second book of the series you really get to know the characters.
You hit another one out of the park Meg!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Airhead, Meg Cabot
"Emerson Watts Is gone."
"Emerson Watts did not want to even come to the SoHo Stark Megastore grand opening and had zero intrest in meeting the newly appointed face of Stark, teen supermodel sensation Nikki Howard. But how was Em to know that disaster would strike, changing her- and her life as she knows it- forever? One bizzare accident later, and Em Watts, always the tomboy, never the party princess, is no longer herself. Literally. Now getting her best friend, Christopher, to notice that she is actually a girl is the least of Ems problems. But what Ems pretty sure she will never be able to accept might just turn out to be one thing that is going to make her dreams come true .....
Nikki Howard is here to stay"
Meg Cabot is one of my favroite authors and this is probably my favroite book from her. She really went in depth into Emersons character, you really feel connected to her. Meg used the perfect combo of elements of a normal girls life plus a twist of fantasy. I recomend this book all Meg Cabot fans.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Kilmeny of the Orchard, L.M. Montgomery
One of my favroite books, even though it is old, I consider it a Classic. I very much enjoy the characters, plot and overall the story of the book.
" To the small town of Lindsey on Prince Edward Island comes Eric Marshell, A 24 year-old substitute school master. Dark and handsome, the son of a wealthy merchant, Eric has a bright future in the family business and has taken the two month teaching post as a favor to a friend. Then fate, which has been more than generous to Eric throws in his path a beautful, mysterious girl named Kilmeny Gordon. With Jet-black hair and the face of a renaissance Madonna, Kilmeny immediately captures the young mans heart. But she is Mute, cannot speak, And Eric is concerned for and bewitched by this shy, sensitive,blue-eyed girl. For the first time in his life, Eric must work hard for something he wants badly. And there is nothing he wants more for than Kilmeny to return his love."
I enjoyed this book and I would recemend it to anyone who enjoys L.M. Montgomery , or Romance novels.