So, I just finished Hidden Wives by Claire Avery. (This book, by the way, I won from the Goodreads giveaway.) I know I've gotta write a review, but I...moreSo, I just finished Hidden Wives by Claire Avery. (This book, by the way, I won from the Goodreads giveaway.) I know I've gotta write a review, but I just don't know what to say about this book. Well, first off, it's just about the only book I've won from Goodreads that I read the whole way through. Hidden Wives is also probably the best book I've won from Goodreads, hence why I read it all the way through. :P
Anyway, what's the book about? Easy, polygamists. That's all you need to know. It's about Rachel Shaw and Sara Marx, half-sisters, who were raised in the Blood of the Lamb polygamist community, and basically how they overcome their hardships and whatnot.
Now, in the beginnig Hidden Wives really seemed like it was gonna be boring, but turned out not to be. It had a real good ending, and I did like the book, but the thing is, Hidden Wives just didn't really elicit much emotion outta me, which is why this is a piss-poor book review.
But what can I say? Read the book, more than likely you'll like it! Haha.(less)
When I first started The Outsiders I really didn't like it. I just about hated it in fact. The way Hinton wrote was annoying, the dialouge was awkward...moreWhen I first started The Outsiders I really didn't like it. I just about hated it in fact. The way Hinton wrote was annoying, the dialouge was awkward at some points, and the main character has perhaps the stupidest name in name fiction history: Ponyboy. Bleh. (And let's not forget Sodapop, Darry, and Dally. The only characters with normal names were Johnny and Steve.)
And originally I was going to give The Outsiders only two stars, but after reading the terrific ending (which completely makes up for the rest of the book) I decided that Outsiders needs at least four.
At the end of the day, after getting past all those other things that makes this book a pain to read, Outsiders really has a great message. And I think everyone should read it at least once. (less)
This book was like a porno for kids. Seriously. That's all it was about, sex, sex, sex. I'm not even entirely sure what sort of lesson is supposed to...moreThis book was like a porno for kids. Seriously. That's all it was about, sex, sex, sex. I'm not even entirely sure what sort of lesson is supposed to be taken from this. I think perhaps Johnson was trying to teach kids to be themselves and not act a certain way to get attention. But honestly, the only thing I can remember from it are the extremely detailed sex scenes. It isn't an entirely bad book though. I'd just recommend you read it before you let you're kid read it.(less)
I have to admit, I really didn't like this book to much. The writing was sub par and the characters were just so damn annoying at times that I wanted...moreI have to admit, I really didn't like this book to much. The writing was sub par and the characters were just so damn annoying at times that I wanted to chuck the book across the room. The plot is stupid, in my oppinion. It's starts off telling a little bit about what happened prier to the story. High school student, Brooke Martin, and her art teacher, Nick Marcello, were accused of having an affair by some stuck up bitch, Abby Hemphill, who has nothing else better to do but make other people's lives miserable. So Brooke (who was eighteen at the time by the way, so even if the two were having an affair it's not like it's illegal. The girl was eighteen for God's sake) decides that she's going to be a big girl and run away from Hayden, the little town they live in, instead of facing up to the "scandal." Anyway, fastfoward a few years, and Nick has been hired to make some stained-glass windows for St. Mary's church, and he asks Brooke to help him. So Brooke agrees, but head bitch Abby isn't so pleased by this so she tries all she can to sabotage the two. I seriously rolled my eyes at that. I mean, they're friggin' stained-glass windows. Plus, I don't get why Brooke and Nick being together is so taboo. They are both grown ass adults, they can do whatever the hell they want.
I hated all the characters. Every single last one of them. Especially Brooke's and Nick's parents. At one point Nick's mom, sister, and brother-in-law get piss angry and him 'cause he's teaching his nephew how to paint. Paint! It's not like the kid's doing drugs or anything.
Look, bottom line is, the book's not bad, but it sure as hell isn't good either. And I strongly recommend not reading it, unless you like being super annoyed.(less)