Elder Josh Baxter met Sister Madison Forsgren while serving his mission; little did he know that she would become his eternal companion. The inspirati...moreElder Josh Baxter met Sister Madison Forsgren while serving his mission; little did he know that she would become his eternal companion. The inspiration took him by surprise as he was giving Madison a blessing. Neither of them were sure what they should think about it. We get to grow up with Madison and Josh as they struggle through the trials, temptations and sorrows that go along with being a teenager. As the two reluctantly get together and get to know more about one another, they realize one big thing they have in common: they both grew up alone. Both of them chose righteousness over popularity. The problem is, Madison has dreams and goals that are beyond Josh, and Josh doesn’t really know what he wants, which bothers Madison. They both have to decide if they are willing to give up certain things to heed to God’s inspiration and be together. It is LDS fiction, but there’s nothing much in there that non-members wouldn’t be able to understand; so in other words, you don’t have to be Mormon in order to enjoy this book, all you’d have to keep in mind is that it is fiction. Also, I think that this book could encourage youth to make the right choices. Josh and Madison’s choices are inspiring and they get their reward for making those decisions. A short read, I found this book thoroughly enjoyable. Perfectly awkward, it’s an unusual tale. I loved how peculiar both the characters were; most stories seem to be about perfect and flawless people; the main characters in this book are not that. They are unique. I only have one disappointment with this book, and that is that it ended too soon. I wanted more. Alone, together has its sad, tender, romantic and happy moments, all the while remaining clean and appropriate. I recommend it, especially for high-school aged youth. (less)
This book is absolutely amazing and positively my favoritest book in the entire world. EVERYONE can learn from this book EVERY time they read it. I am...moreThis book is absolutely amazing and positively my favoritest book in the entire world. EVERYONE can learn from this book EVERY time they read it. I am working on reading it for the fourth time, and still I pick out meaningful messages and learning from its amazing pages. I suspect that I will gain more from it every time I read it even if I read it a million times.
For scripture, it is really simple to read. Most scriptures are confusing, but not the Book of Mormon; it's easy to follow and not boring to read.
It is easy to recieve a free copy of this book, and I highly suggest that you get it and read it. It certainly changed my life and a lot of my perpectives. Even if you don't believe that it is true, it is still filled with wonderful stories.
This book teaches people to be humble, to have faith and trust in the Lord, it tells of many answered prayers, and most importantly, it testifies of Christ.
Read the book before you judge it by what others say about it. (less)
My sister was roommates with the person who wrote this book. She gave my sister a copy, and I started reading it. I was only about 1/3 through it, whe...moreMy sister was roommates with the person who wrote this book. She gave my sister a copy, and I started reading it. I was only about 1/3 through it, when my sister packed it up in a box and took it home with her. I've been meaning to borrow it so that I could finish reading it.
Anyways, it is very detailed; there are tons of unique creatures, if I remember correctly. I loved the part that I read, and it was written very well. I hope to be able to finish reading it soon!(less)
This is a very entertaining book. I love the details and descriptions in it. The characters seemed like they could have been a little deeper and devel...moreThis is a very entertaining book. I love the details and descriptions in it. The characters seemed like they could have been a little deeper and developed a little more, but the characters are still overall unique and interesting. It is written very nicely, and is an easy read.
My only complaint: it ends so abruptly. But even that's okay because there are two more in the series! There are awesome twists in the plot that grip you, and this is what makes you hunger for this book. (less)
I read this book back when I was about 13, and I loved it! I didn't use to read much, but I managed to read all 8 short books in the series. (Of cours...moreI read this book back when I was about 13, and I loved it! I didn't use to read much, but I managed to read all 8 short books in the series. (Of course it took me 5 years to do, even though they are simple books, but hey, I still enjoyed them.) They are aimed at younger readers -- I'd say probably from 9-13 -- but they are still cool books with amazing unicorns, awesome plots, and nicely developed characters.
The first in the series (this one, The Road to Balinor) is my favorite of all 8, but they are all good. When I finished the last one last summer, I wanted more for the story still wasn't all the way completed, that's my only complaint: the story is never fully finished. (less)
I haven't read many books, but of the fantasy books I've read thus far in my life, this book has got to be my favorite. I wasn't a reader like hardly...moreI haven't read many books, but of the fantasy books I've read thus far in my life, this book has got to be my favorite. I wasn't a reader like hardly at all until I picked up this book. From page 1 of the prologue to the very last sentence of the last page, this book grabbed me and didn't let go.
Christopher Paolini has talent as an imaginer and a writer. He can write juicy stuff that hooks you. I'd like to thank Paolini because it was he who got me into reading books.
Now, about the book and why I love it so much... It has excellent characters who are deep and develop very nicely. They are easy to recognize and you come to care about them very quickly. The plot is entertaining as well; there are some twists and stuff that make it interesting. As I said before, the book is very well written with details, suspense, and juiciness.
I can garauntee that whoever reads this book -- young or old -- will love it and thoroughly enjoy it. If it got a non-reader like myself to read it, it can get anyone to read it. (less)
I wrote this book. It is my first novel -- I plan to write MANY more -- that I self-published with AuthorHouse. It's about a young gnome -- Teffy -- w...moreI wrote this book. It is my first novel -- I plan to write MANY more -- that I self-published with AuthorHouse. It's about a young gnome -- Teffy -- who sets out to find her Elders' nephew, Ninky. She gets "pulled" into saving her planet from an evil man and his band of ninjas.
Along her journey she discovers a lot about the history of her home, and a lot about herself. She learns to open up and step out of her safety zone because the world is full of many wonders.
Mostly the book is entertaining; I wrote it for my entertainment and for the entertainment of others. I'd say that it's a very unique book, but since I wrote it, I don't feel that I can judge it accurately.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! (less)