This book is one of my favorites right now. Maybe it's because I'm a teenager and it's supposedly always a favorite of trying-to-rebel-teens (which I'...moreThis book is one of my favorites right now. Maybe it's because I'm a teenager and it's supposedly always a favorite of trying-to-rebel-teens (which I'm not) or maybe because it really is a good book. It's one of my favorites, and as I've seen that you either love it or hate it, I must say that I love it.
There are many that say that Holden is a immature, stupid kid who doesn't have any real sense and doesn't know what he's doing. I have to admit that that's true. But that's how all teenagers are. Teenagers are the absolute stupidest, most immature people you'll find on the planet.
Every single one of us has the conflict between growing up, being involved with adult things, sex, jobs, money, responsibility, and staying a child where you can do whatever you want. But that's exactly what makes the book so brilliant, is that it's taking how all of us want to act and putting it in a way that we won't make those mistakes and end up like Holden did.
This book isn't amazing because it's exactly how I think, exactly what I do, exactly what I want. I can't relate to the fact that he's an idiot, because I'm not an idiot myself. But what is amazing is that he's taking you on the whole journey of adolescence through the course of a few hundred pages. He basically grew up in the course of fourty-eight hours.
I truly love this book; it quite nearly gave me the passion to not slack off in school anymore. For the time being, it's one of my favorites and most read stories.(less)
"The unforgettable novel," "A masterpiece of American literature," "One of the best-loved stories of all time," "Best novel of the twentieth century."...more"The unforgettable novel," "A masterpiece of American literature," "One of the best-loved stories of all time," "Best novel of the twentieth century."
Are we talking about the same book? Yes, it was good. Yes, it painted a picture. Yes, it was enjoyable. Was it predictable? Absolutely. Were the characters one sided? Yes. Was it heartbreaking? No. Was it that good? No. It wasn't. I was dissapointed. After hearing again and again that this is one of the best books of all times, that the was the book that people say affected them the most of any that they've read, I was dissapointed. It was good. I enjoyed it. But I didn't have to read it constantly every spare second I had. I didn't think about it for days after I read it like some books make me think. It was worth the read, and a nice story, but it's really overrated. The characters are one sided, the plot was predictable, the story line was completely boring. It was worth reading though. Mostly because now I can say that I've read it, and that it wasn't that great. I expected more.(less)
As a young adult, I often have a hard time finding books that I can read when I don’t feel like reading something that I have to mull over for hours t...moreAs a young adult, I often have a hard time finding books that I can read when I don’t feel like reading something that I have to mull over for hours to get the meaning from it. I’m also I sucker for a good cover and an amazing binding, so when I saw this book, I had to read it. (Bonus that it was a New York Times Bestseller!).
I took it on the plane with me while going on a trip, and finished it within two days. It was fun and adventurous, playful and serious at the same time. The characters are delightful, and this was the perfect book for when I wanted something easy to read that was also entertaining. The plot was wonderful and slightly science fiction, perfect for the kind of mood that I was in. For a long book, it only took a few hours to read. I loved this book so much that I had to go and buy the sequel the same night that I finished the first ones.
What I love especially about this book is its versatility. You could read it to eight year olds or eighty year olds and they would both get a kick out of the fantastic plot line and the delightful characters. Truly a good read if your in the mood for something that doesn’t take forever to get through and you want something that’ll make you smile and laugh instead of want to cry.(less)
The things that I did like about this book: The adventurous, fiery fifteen teen year old who played the main character of Aly, her boy-toy who’s a cro...moreThe things that I did like about this book: The adventurous, fiery fifteen teen year old who played the main character of Aly, her boy-toy who’s a crow, their relationship in general (some very cute moments), the fun fight scenes, and the adventure. What I didn’t like: The fact that I couldn’t pronounce any of the names to save my life!
This was a decent book, hard to get into, but worth reading one you started it. The main character is truly fabulous, though. She’s trained to be a spy by her father, but he won’t let her do field work because of the fact that she’s his only daughter. She runs away and becomes a slave, all the while making conversation with a crow who becomes a boy, a god who’s an ultimate trickster, and the daughters of her master.
This is fun, although a little hard to get into, like I said before. I finished this is a few hours, maybe around five, because of the fact that I had to go back and get the characters straight. By around halfway through the book that went away. Good book in general! (less)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe truly is one of my favorite books of all times. I like the series in general, but this is my favorite, because t...moreThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe truly is one of my favorite books of all times. I like the series in general, but this is my favorite, because the characters are the best, and after Prince Caspian not all of the children go to Narnia anymore.
The book starts out with four siblings (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) being sent to the countryside of England from London because it’s no longer safe because of the war. There the children find a wardrobe that leads into the magical land of Narnia, where fantastical creatures and terrible villains reside. After one of the children goes missing, they must fight the White Witch to their sibling back.
The religiousness of the plot came to me while I was talking to my mom about the book when I was about thirteen. Until then, I mainly just thought of it as a novel about fantasty. It nearly ruined the books for me, because so much was already focused around relgion that it just made it hard to comprehend that one of my favorite fantasy/children's book was too. I eventually just didn't pay attention to it. Out of sight, out of mind.
I’ve read this book over and over, mostly because I love C.S. Lewis’ style of writing. It’s to the point and incredibly refreshing. It’s told in more of a colloquial fashion then anything else. When I read it, I feel as though Lewis is my grandfather and I’m sitting before him on the carpet as he tells me this story his thought up. Such a great book, and well worth the read. (less)
I started this book because a lot of my friends raved about it (and I've heard over and over again, "You've got to read East of Eden!") So I did. Well...moreI started this book because a lot of my friends raved about it (and I've heard over and over again, "You've got to read East of Eden!") So I did. Well more like I tried. I got a third of the way through the book before I put it down and didn't pick it up again.
It was so boring and although the descriptions were marvelous and some of the conceptual theories were extremely interesting, it was just too dull to continue. There were paragraphs that were so long they would take the whole page and full of things that I didn't really care about and things that didn't make any sense. But alas, I tried to start reading again. I just couldn't even conjure up the interest to even open it. I'm sure if I finished it, I would like it, (less)
This book started off slow, like many wonderful books do. The difference between this and those is the fact that the other ones are actually worth rea...moreThis book started off slow, like many wonderful books do. The difference between this and those is the fact that the other ones are actually worth reading. This wasn't good, interesting, entertaining, or meaningful.
This was originally given to a friend because she thought the sexy parts were hilarious, as in how she referred to sex tips she had read in magazines and things. What she didn't mention was how pointless it was.
I thought this book was not only pointless, but very tasteless and trashy as well. Nothing happened, and if it did, it happened to the main character, and I could honestly have cared less about her because from the word go and at the point where she yelled at her parents for no reason, I had no compassion towards her or liking for her.
As shallow as it seems, I originally picked this book up at the library because of it's beautifully illustrated cover and enticing binding. Little did...moreAs shallow as it seems, I originally picked this book up at the library because of it's beautifully illustrated cover and enticing binding. Little did I know that I was actually going to be reading a decent book!
The characters, although a little shallow and predictable at some points, were delightful. I liked how the main character kept going back from his time in the circus to his current time. His wry sense of humor in his old age made it enjoyable to read.
I loved the ending too. At the beginning of the book, it seems that the book would end one way, or more it seemed that the book did end in a certain way, but then it was twisted off into something completely unexpected.
Looking back on this book, I really did enjoy it, and although I wouldn't reread it over and over, it was worth reading, and it was very enjoyable for the most part. (less)
One of my favorite children's books (and normal books of all times). I loved the absurdness of the Disney adaptation as a child, and couldn't wait to...moreOne of my favorite children's books (and normal books of all times). I loved the absurdness of the Disney adaptation as a child, and couldn't wait to read it when I found the book in my mother's bookshelf. I read it almost two months ago.
I was expecting something trippy and odd, but I found it weirdly relatable. The fact that Alice is always trying to figure out what's going on in Wonderland is relateable to the challanges that young adults and children have to deal with now. The fact that things she is learning goes against her logic and reason make it all the more interesting.
It's not only a great book to ponder over, but it's amazing if you just want to read something silly that you don't have to really thing about and you can just laugh about. It's great that how you interpret the book can totally change what you get from it.
I read this book a while ago, starting it at about two in the morning and finishing it at five in the morning. I remembered the general plot of it, bu...moreI read this book a while ago, starting it at about two in the morning and finishing it at five in the morning. I remembered the general plot of it, but the rest of it was a blur. I remember it affecting me greatly, but it was too much to think about in depth, so I forgot about it purposefully.
A few days ago, I decided to go back and re-read it. I forgot how much this book affected me. There are just some of those books that make you sit and think, and think, and think some more. This book couldn’t get out of my head for weeks. It’s the kind where you want to stop reading, but you can’t.
This book just made me stop and think, and it kept popping up into my head. I can’t say much more besides that. The incestuous romance between the narrator and her cousin is something that aperson would normally find repolsive but theauthor writes it so that by the end of the book you just reeally want them to be reunited. The realism with the war situations create a stunning desperateness thats nearly very nearly haunting. Gorgeous piece of literature.(less)