Will Traynor has just been involved in an accident which has changed his life forever. Lou Clark has just lost her job from the cafe. A new job opportWill Traynor has just been involved in an accident which has changed his life forever. Lou Clark has just lost her job from the cafe. A new job opportunity will bring the two together, but can Lou change Will's mind about what he wants to do in six months time? Does Will live or die and will Lou get to have her happily ever after life?
This was a deeply moving and inspiring novel which will definitely move you to tears. My eyes were very watery by the end of reading this novel. The plot of this story is very heart moving and in some ways makes you reconsider life and how you are going to lead your life. The main plot of this novel is about a man wanting to end his life in Switzerland, but Lou has to try to change his mind. This reminds me of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green in a lot ways, but the main storyline is quite different from the cancer storyline in John Greens novel.
Will is a great main character as he just wants to live a normal life but he can't do that because of his condition. I can understand why he was quite rude and mean to Lou when she first started as his carer. He didn't want to go on with his life so didn't feel he needed a carer as he didn't want someone to grow attached to him or try to change his mind. Over time though he managed to develop feelings for Lou and helped her create plans for her own future. You knew what was going to happen at the end of this novel before you even started reading this novel.
Lou was a really relateable character as you can imagine yourself going through the same troubles she went through. For example, finding a job, splitting up with your boyfriend, etc. She just wanted to change Will's mind about what he intended to do in the future. I loved the part where they went on holiday and Will got Lou to try scuba diving and she loved it. However, at first she was afraid she was going to drown so wouldn't go under the water. Lou is just like any other girl that you may know.
The language in this novel was easy to read so it helped you move through the novel quite quickly. There were not any hard words to pronounce which was good. The topic of the novel is what a lot of people go through every day so therefore it was a relateable topic. However, it is quite sad reading about a disabled person who wants to end their own live instead of trying to find another way to live. Stories with this plotline always touch you deep in your core and will move you to tears.
Overall, I gave this novel 5/5 stars. It moved me in many different ways throughout all the trials and tribulations the characters go through throughout the whole novel. The characters are people you can relate to and may know in your own lives. This has now become one of my favourite novels so I will probably reread it again very soon. Even though it may move me to tears again in the future. A definite must read if you want a tear jerker book or just want to see the film when it is released in a few months time like I will be doing....more
Why have these 10 individuals been invited to Soldier Island? Who is the mysterious U.N.Owen? Who is killing off the 10 individuals one by one? What iWhy have these 10 individuals been invited to Soldier Island? Who is the mysterious U.N.Owen? Who is killing off the 10 individuals one by one? What is the significance of the 10 little soldiers nursery rhyme contained within every room of the house on Soldier Island?
And Then There Were None is a great thriller read as you have no idea who the killer could be or why he is committing this terrible crime. You spend a lot of the novel guessing who the killer could be. However, when you believe you have identified the murdered that person then themselves gets murdered. If you read it very carefully then you can find some clues as to who the murderer might be. It was easy to imagine what was happening in the novel as I recently watched the TV show And Then There Were None featuring a top quality cast.
I used the cast from the TV show to imagine what was happening to each of the characters within the novel. For example, I pictured Aidan Turner when imagining what was happening to Phillip Lombard and Anna Maxwell Martin when I was reading about Mrs Rogers. This helped me to follow the plot more smoothly as I could imagine the place and the characters perfectly.
Phillip Lombard was one of my favourite characters as he was always calm even when everybody around him was dying and he tried to keep other people safe aswell not just himself. Vera Claythorne was quite an annoying characters at times because she became hysterical for no reason at all and she would complain and whine a lot of the time. Justice Wargrave was also kind of annoying as he didn't stop talking and tried to order everybody about for most of the novel.
The death scenes were followed perfectly according to the nursery room contained within each room. For example, one character was killed whilst they were chopping up sticks and another was killed by a big bear. As you know they would have noticed a big bear on the island, but this was not a real bear of course but something much different. However, not all of the deaths were murders, or were they all murders?
The language was easy to read which made the novel easy to follow. It was also quite a quick read as some of the chapters were quite short. The chapters were also broken down so within 1 chapter you could have either 6 or 7 different parts. The title is a line from the nursery rhyme which comes at the end of the rhyme. The line comes after the last person on the island has been killed.
Overall, I give this novel 5/5 stars. It was a great thrilling read. It was easy to follow and had you guessing the identity of the murderer throughout the whole novel. You should also give the TV show a watch aswell if you liked this novel. A definite must reads for fans of Agatha Christie or just thrillers in general. Everyone will love Agatha Christies most popular and best selling thrilling novel. ...more
Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer, but he becomes trapped on Mars after a freak accident. Will he make it off Mars alive? How will he survive onMark Watney is a botanist and engineer, but he becomes trapped on Mars after a freak accident. Will he make it off Mars alive? How will he survive on Mars? Will anyone rescue him in time?
I really enjoyed this novel and it has become one of my favourite novels that I've read this year. I'm not a big science fan, but I loved reading all the scientific elements of this novel. The scientific elements helped us get inside Mark Watney's mind in his battle for survival. We learnt about everything he needed to do in terms of food, water and how to make Mars a livable planet for him to survive on. There was also a bit of maths thrown into some parts of this novel.
Mark Watney is a great character because of his personality, sense of humor and the way he would do anything to survive. One of my favourite quotes from Mark is 'In your face Neil Armstrong', so I'm glad this quote has made it into the movie. In the movie Mark Watney will be played by the brilliant Matt Damon. Mark always tried to see the positive side to things by making jokes and finding ways to fix any problems that occurred. Some of his ideas were really funny to read about, like towards the end of the novel he wanted to become like Iron Man to try to get back to Hermes.
I also liked reading the parts about the people on Earth who were doing everything they could to get Mark Watney back alive. You also got points of view from the crew of Hermes and how they were feeling after leaving Mark behind. The staff at JPL had to do a lot of work to figure out how to get Mark home and this was portrayed in the writing of the novel. It was easy to follow the whole way and easy to read. Some of the scientific words were hard to pronounce, but it helps you learn more.
Overall, this is one of my favourite novels of this year. I give this novel 5/5 stars. I've never read a novel before about people trapped on different planets so it was a really interesting read for me. I can't wait to see how different the film is from the novel and to basically see how good the film is. Hopefully I will enjoy the film just as much as I enjoyed reading this novel. If you love novels about different planets, battles for survival or science novels then this is definitely a must read for you. ...more
A girl is murdered in the first chapter of this novel, but who killed her and why? Britt and Korbie are going on a trekking holiday in the mountains aA girl is murdered in the first chapter of this novel, but who killed her and why? Britt and Korbie are going on a trekking holiday in the mountains and they encounter 2 mysterious guys when they get caught in a snowstorm. Who are Mason and Shaun. Also, why has Calvin, Korbie's brother, suddenly returned from university?
I really enjoyed this novel as it was a thriller and it contained elements of romance throughout. The whole novel leaves you trying to guess who the real killer is and why they were killing these young girls. It also leaves you wondering more about Shaun and Mason and why thy are trying to hide out in the mountains. There was action straight away in the first chapter, but it did kinda slow down towards the middle. However, the action picked up again towards the end of the novel.
Britt was a great character in my opinion as she would do anything from her friend Korbie so they both got off the mountain alive. She was brave and willing to do whatever it took. Korbie annoyed me at times as she moaned a lot and complained and basically didn't believe anything anyone told her about her family. So in my opinion she wasn't that likeable of a character.
Mason was a brilliant male lead character. He wanted to protect Britt and make sure that Shaun didn't hurt her. Their romance story was a good side plot to the main novel. Shaun was a great bad guy as he would hurt whoever he wanted to just so they could get off the mountain without being caught by the police. I did like Calvin at first, but the more you found out about him just changed your opinion of him.
I was lucky enough to go to a questions/answers session with Becca Fitzpatrick at Foyles in London and meet the her too. She was such a lovely lady and signed my copy of Black Ice. A photo will follow shortly. This was the first Becca Fitzpatrick novel I've read, but I might have to give the Hush Hush series a read in the future.
Overall, this was a really enjoyable thriller for me. Loved trying to guess what was going to happen next and I always try to guess who the killers are. I gave this novel 5 out of 5 stars. Give it a read if you are a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick or just love reading thrillers/romance novels. ...more
Such a moving and heart-wrenching story. The basic storyline of this novel is about cancer. Hazel Grace has terminal cancer of the lungs and AugustusSuch a moving and heart-wrenching story. The basic storyline of this novel is about cancer. Hazel Grace has terminal cancer of the lungs and Augustus Waters has osteosarcoma (cancer of the bones). The Fault in our Stars follows their romance story from when they meet at Support Group to the end of the novel. The novel has such a heart-breaking ending which made me cry.
As you could guess what was going to happen at the end of the novel it was still sad and upsetting to read. The novel was well-written and contained lots of description. You were pulled into the novel so the reader could imagine what was happening throughout the entire novel. As the book was well written all the characters were really likeable so you could really relate to them.
Augustus was a really likeable character and my favourite in the novel. He would have done anything for Hazel as he loved her so much. Hazel was a great female lead as she just wanted to be loved and do the things that other children could do. However, because of her cancer she couldn't be like other children as she had to be hooked up to an oxygen tank every day. Isaac was a good character too, but it was really sad when he went blind. The three of those characters together was god as they were best friends and really cared about each other. Hazel fell in love with Augustus in the end because of the person he was, not because of his cancer.
This is one of my favourite novels because it is such a moving story. The characters are very relatable and it is a topic that can happen to any person in the world. However, this is the first novel I have read by John Green. Hopefully, I will read some more of his novels in the near future. This is a novel I think everyone should read soon. They will love it and cry their eyes out at the end of the novel. I gave this novel 5/5 stars. Get reading this novel book lovers.
How did Four come to pick Dauntless in the Choosing Ceremony? Why did he choose to leave Abnegation? Will his life be any different once he gets to DaHow did Four come to pick Dauntless in the Choosing Ceremony? Why did he choose to leave Abnegation? Will his life be any different once he gets to Dauntless and will he make any friends when he gets there? This novel is all about Four and his life before he met Tris Prior and the events in Divergent.
Four is my favourite character in the Divergent series so it was good to read about his life before he met Tris. I liked finding out why he wanted to leave Dauntless and why he chose not to become a Dauntless leader after Max stepped down. New characters were introduced in this novel such as Amar. We also learnt why Eric dislikes Four so much, which in my opinion is just because Four comes from Abnegation and Eric hates anyway from that faction. The events of this novel end just before the new initiates take their final initiation tests to see who comes top from Tris's group of transfers. However, there are 3 short scenes at the end of this novel which fit into different parts of the short stories. This 3 scenes are all about Tris- the first jumper, tour around the Dauntless living quarters and when Four gets drunk.
This was a really quick read as it's only 285 pages long. The writing flows really well so there aren't any difficult words to pronounce. Tris is only featured within the last short story in this novel and the 3 short scenes at the end of the novel. It also surprised me to find out that Four already knew his mother was still alive and didn't find out in Insurgent like I originally thought he did. Four is a person who likes spending a lot of time by himself rather than with his fellow Dauntless.
Overall, this was a really good novel and I gave it 5/5 stars. I loved reading about my favourite character in the Divergent series. I finished this book really quickly within 3 days. I can't wait to find out what happens in the last book of this series when I eventually read Allegiant. It's just a shame that the last film in the series has been split into 2 with the first being called Allegiant and the 2nd being called Ascendant. Definitely give this novel a read if you love the Divergent series and if you love Four. Or if you just love any books by Veronica Roth. ...more