Okay I first have to say that this book was both weird and kick ass at the same time.I can't pin point what this book is like but I have to say that IOkay I first have to say that this book was both weird and kick ass at the same time.I can't pin point what this book is like but I have to say that I love a good book about good VS evil and Demons VS Angels. Love love love these kind of stories but this one was very weird that it had me at the edge of my seat. I started to read it and thought to myself that this is not for me but kept reading and I got into the books os much so I ignored everyone and everything around me.
In this story we meet Marlow Green who is a 16 year old asthmatic who lives in a world where he saves a secret soldier from a demonic attack. When he does this he does not realize he sets off The Devil's Engine who decides the fate of everything and everyone. But as we all know there is always a price to pay for what you want and the price the devil's engine wants is great.
The machine will grant you any wish but that saying watch out what you ask for defiantly applies in this case. I can't wait for this book to be released because I am going to re-read it because that is how much I liked it and I need to put some more things together for myself. ...more
I Crawl Through It is an amazing just simply amazing book. I have read a lot of books in my lifetime that has tackled serious issues but none like thiI Crawl Through It is an amazing just simply amazing book. I have read a lot of books in my lifetime that has tackled serious issues but none like this. I mean I started reading the book early afternoon and finished it the next afternoon because I could not put it down.
Life as a teen can be crazy but add in a few issues and these four teens find out that life is not over just because you have gone through a trauma. You can get help and you can trust your friends all you have to do is reach out for the help.
We have one teen who deals with date rape. Another who deals with anxiety. Another who deals with neglect. And another who deals with pressure. These teens think the world is coming to an end but they soon realize that all they have to do is crawl through it and take baby steps in order to heal and cope with the issues that are front and center in their lives.
This is one of those books that I say is a must read because it deals with real life issues and how to deal with them. Being a teen is tough but add a trauma and it can be disastrous for the teen facing the issues. ...more
This is one of those books that will have you laughing so hard you will be crying tears and holding your stomach. I mean I come from a house of athletThis is one of those books that will have you laughing so hard you will be crying tears and holding your stomach. I mean I come from a house of athletes and I played Soccer and did Track so I was always busy with practice and school work and games so when I read about Jack I laughed so hard because lord have mercy he hates sports and does not want to made to be a part of any team.
So he comes up with a great idea so he thinks and that is to create his own team and lose every game. Then they will not have to be locked into the whole school sports thing but it back fires on him and what unfolds is a hilarious story that will have you on the end of your seat waiting to flip the page to find out what happens next.
If you played sports or like sports or hate sports this is the book to read because it is hilarious and will have you picturing you are there with Jack and the team....more
Rules for 50/50 Chances is one of the most heart wrenching books I have read this year. I have read some real heart wrenches but this book hit home beRules for 50/50 Chances is one of the most heart wrenching books I have read this year. I have read some real heart wrenches but this book hit home because of what the book was about. I am not sure if you have ever heard of the Disease Huntington's but here is the definition a hereditary disease marked by degeneration of the brain cells and causing chorea and progressive dementia. In essence your body starts to shut down and you lose your mind. So when I was reading this book I cried because it brought up memories of a friend of mine who died from this disease.
Rose knows that she may have a disease that will kill her. She has a 50/50 chance because her mother has it and she is slowly dying. When she turns 18 years old she can take the test to learn if she will have the disease or not. All Rose wants is to go to Ballet school and have love but at the same time she knows that she could have a killer gene slowly killing her.
What should she do? Take the test and find out if she is a walking dead girl? or should she not take the test and go to Ballet school and live a normal life until she gets sick and finds out she has the disease? What would you do in her shoes?...more
Okay I first have to say that I was very surprised by this book. You go into reading this book thinking one thing and at the end you get something difOkay I first have to say that I was very surprised by this book. You go into reading this book thinking one thing and at the end you get something different.
You have Arden Huntley who is a loyal girl to her family and friends. She does everything for them and she is tired of being a stepping stool. All she wants is to be loved and cared for. Instead what she gets is a load of worries and learning how to fake it to make it. Then a bright side comes for her in the form of a blog named Tonight the Streets Are Ours written by a boy named Peter.
Peter created this blog Tonight the Streets Are Ours to blog about things going on in New York where he lives. Then he gets dumped by his girlfriend and he starts to blog about the break-up. Arden being the care taker she is decides she is going to drive down to New York and help Peter get over his ex-girlfriend.
When Arden gets to New York she and Peter have a night of fun. They do everything and anything they want to do and soon Arden sees that Peter is not the person she thought he was. She's starting to see that everything is not always as it seems and could be looked at in a different way. Arden learns that love can sometimes hurt. ...more
This Is where It Ends is a book every child should read. School shootings are becoming the norm in today's society. It saddens me that children feel tThis Is where It Ends is a book every child should read. School shootings are becoming the norm in today's society. It saddens me that children feel the need to kill someone instead of talking to someone about their problems.
TIWIE is told from four points of view. Claire, Tomas, Sylvia, Autumn. What you get is so much from this story. Someone has been raped, someone is a closest lesbian, and another is scared to be themselves. The shooter you would never believe because they come from a good family and is very brilliant but is bullied and secretly the shooter has anger issues and hidden depression.
As you read from everyone's point of view several stories unfold and what you get is so heart wrenching that it is told just like it is happening minute by minute. Second by second and you can feel the fear the person is feeling right before being shot. This is a must read for all students because you never know when your child's school could be next....more