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book review: the maze runner …

August 31, 2010

i actually read this book a few months ago, but i am just now getting around to writing a little book review.if you liked the hunger games , and want some fast easy reading, then you’ll enjoy this book, the maze runner by james dashner. here is a brief library summary:Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies from below. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in “the glade” for two years, trying to find a way to escape through a maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys. Thomas is a likable protagonist who uses the information available to him and his relationships (including his ties to the girl, Teresa) to lead the Gladers.******the plot is definately interesting, and a fast read. there will definitely be a sequel, so you are left with some unanswered questions, so i hope they are answered in the next book.plus, i heard the author is a local guy, so that is good. i’m all about supporting locals!so, have you read it? did you like it?and, what are you reading?

book review: catching fire …

April 2, 2010

i was finally able to get a hold of a copy of the sequel to the hunger games, catching fire.it didn’t disappoint. it pretty much continues where things left off in the last book. although i couldn’t help but feel like this book was rushed to get to the next book that comes out in august… but, still i couldn’t put it down wanting to know what happens next.now, i have to wait ’til august to see…if you haven’t started reading this series. i’d recommend it. they are intriguing fast reads.

book review: the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society …

March 25, 2010

wow! isn’t that title a mouth full?i just finished reading the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society last night.it was a delightful book!i have to admit, in the beginning it was kind of hard to follow since the story is written out through letters back and forth among lots of people. i had to re-read the first 30 pages to get it all straight.but, once i figured out who was who, it was a great read!i loved the main character juliet. she is witting, charming, and cleaver, and you can’t help but like her!the book takes place post world war II in england. writer, and main character juliet is seeking out inspiration for a new book when she discovers stories about the people on an english island that was occupied by the germans in the war. she then travels to the island to put the book together and falls in love with all the locals.a darling book, i’d recommend it. and, it’s a very fast read too!so, have you read it? did you like it?