Exciting news everybody!! I won a GIANT SPARKLY PURPLE STUFFED ANIMAL CAT! In a raffle! Hooray!! And in honor of this special, special occasion I’m going to do a TRIPLE book review. Yes, not one, not two, but THREE book reviews. And one of those books reviews will be a guest review YAYAYAYAYAY!!! And I’m *sure* you guys are dying to see the stuffed animal, so here’s a pic (or two)!
Title: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication date: 2008
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew… ~ Goodreads
I first heard about this book from the movie trailer, so when I got it for Christmas…I was really excited to read it! I wasn’t disappointed, the plot grows and the characters do too! And nothing ever seems too far fetched. The mystery of Where is Margo? keeps you on your toes wondering: Where did she go? Why? Is she ever coming back? It gives you a new perspective on things as you go through, with some philosophies thrown in on the end.
My complaints: I ended up not liking Margo or Q. It is very sad but true, they seemed too self absorbed, especially at the end. 😦
Age recommendation: 14 or 13 if you’re really mature. Because they’re teenagers doing teenager things…
“The rules of capitalization are so unfair to words in the middle of a sentence.”
“Talking to a drunk person was like talking to an extremely happy, severely brain-damaged three-year-old.”
“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”
Aaaand now it’s time for What Does the Cat Think?
And I give this book, 4 stars out of 5!
On to the next review!
Title: Precious Bones
Author: Mika Ashley – Hollinger
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Publication date: 2012
Page count: 338 (hardcover)
Meet ten-year-old Bones, whose playground is the Florida swamps, brimming with mystical witches, black bears, alligators and bobcats. Bones’ father, Nolay, a Miccosukee Indian, is smart and mischievous. Her Mama, practical as corn bread, can see straight into Bones’ soul.
It’s summer, and Bones is busy hunting and fishing with her best friend, Little Man. But then two Yankee real estate agents trespass on her family’s land, and Nolay scares them off with his gun. When a storm blows in and Bones and Little Man uncover something horrible at the edge of the Loo-chee swamp, the evidence of foul play points to Nolay. The only person that can help Nolay is Sheriff LeRoy, who’s as slow as pond water. Bones is determined to take matters into her own hands. If it takes a miracle, then a miracle is what she will deliver. ~ Goodreads
I have to say, it was a good mystery. I honestly thought that, from the title, that it would be a horror book. But (fortunately) it wasn’t. It definitely had some err, grizley parts though. The characters were likable and there was story growth. I definitely was suspicious of the wrong person throughout the entire book, a good sign right? It had lots of quotes that could be used in a inspirational speech. So if your looking for that, look no further! It also had a good look on racial issues after WW2, so if you’re into historical fiction (but not really) this is your book! 😉
My complaints: I am sad to say that the conclusion to the mystery was not at all what I was looking/hoping for. And there was some very descriptive violent images that I REALLY could have lived without.
Age recommendation: 12
““Now, Honey Girl, you know that words can hurt a lot more than some water splattering on you. They can burn clean through your skin and right down to the bone.“
““I reckon happiness is what you make it.”“
““Bones, the world is sorta like a big ol’ pot of vegetable soup. A potato doesn’t taste like a onion, a green bean don’t taste like corn. Each of ’em has their own look and flavor. But when you mix ’em all up together, they make a mighty fine tasting soup. That’s sorta how it is. Every one of us is different, but we can still be mixed up together.“
AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR What Does the Cat Think?
4 stars out of 5!
And introducing out guest reviewer…ZANE!!
Zane is a psychiatrist for chicken serial killers. He spend his free time reading.
Title: Infinity (Chronicles of Nick #1)
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn’t hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that? ~ Goodreads
Overall good book.
However made me very angry and jealous because I was not him! Was some unsavory language but not too bad. Very funny but in a very morbid way.
Age rating: 13-14.