The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best romantic novels I have ever read. The book had everything in it from romance to action to mystery...moreThe Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best romantic novels I have ever read. The book had everything in it from romance to action to mystery which made it interesting to read. One of the main things I liked about this The Lucky One was the way the author portrayed the characters. Nicholas Sparks did a great job at making the characters relatable. All of the characters had their own personalities that were well-rounded and developed nicely to each person.
Another thing I enjoyed about the book was the author’s style of writing. The author didn’t only give one persons thoughts and feelings throughout the book Sparks made each chapter of the book from a different main characters point of view. I enjoyed being able to visualize how each character felt throughout the book. The author wasn’t too simplistic but at the same time wasn’t too verbose. There was parts of the book that made you upset but, then Sparks would lighten the mood. The dialogue was also relatable to every day conversation. Overall the style fit perfectly with the book.
The Lucky One had a good point to it. From this book I have learned a few life lessons from the characters. From Logan Thibault I learned that even if something seems almost impossible to achieve, if you set your mind to it, you can do it. From Beth I learned that you should never be quick to judge a person based on their past and that you should always be open to new things. From this book I will probably be more willing to try new things and be more accepting of people. I would recommend this book to both boys and girls in high school and up. It isn’t just a “girl” because it has some romance; it also has chapters about what Logan Thibault experienced in war. (less)
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus was an excellent book. The characters in the book we very realistic and well developed. Each cha...moreThe Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus was an excellent book. The characters in the book we very realistic and well developed. Each character has their own personality that is defined very well. The characters aren’t flat or bland, they are very relatable to people in everyday life. I enjoy the way the authors made them come alive. The author’s style was enjoyable for me to read. McLaughlin and Kraus neither over-developed nor under-developed the story, they fully explained events but, not to the point where it became boring to read. They used humor in the tense parts to lighten the mood but, didn’t make it seem like a joke. The author’s dialogue was very realistic; it made me feel as if I was hearing the conversation for myself. Overall the writing style of these authors was very relatable and entertaining to read. Although this book was really good, there was one thing I didn’t like about it. The ending of The Nanny Diaries was unclear and left many unanswered questions. I don’t like books that leave me guessing, I like them to have a clear conclusions. I hope the author’s make a sequel to this book so my questions can be answered. I would recommend this book to all girls in high school and up because some of the content is for more matured readers. (less)
I read Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. I honestly did not enjoy this book. There were a few good things about it, but the bad things weighed them. One g...more I read Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. I honestly did not enjoy this book. There were a few good things about it, but the bad things weighed them. One good thing about this book was good character development, but other than that I thought this book was dull and a little boring. I didn’t like the way the first few chapters were set up either. I believe Plain Truth was uninteresting for a couple reasons. One reason is because there weren’t many points of high action and there wasn’t an outstanding climax. As I was reading I would find myself not remembering what I just read, that’s usually a sign of a boring read. Another reason I thought this book was dull is because I couldn’t relate to the Amish characters. Jodi Picoult usually does a good job of making you feel as if you’re in the book, but I just didn’t get that feeling while reading Plain Truth. I found this book a little hard to understand and to follow along with in the first few chapters. This is because Picoult goes from the perspective of an Amish character to the perspective of another character and we don’t find out how they are linked until like 2 chapters later. This confused me greatly. I like when books change points of view, but if it is going to start out like that I think they should show the connection sooner. I became uninterested in the first couple chapters because of this. I think the first few chapters of a book should be hooking the reader not confusing them. Overall I did not find enjoyment in reading Plain Truth. I like Jodi Picoult as an author, just not this book. I thought she had a couple weak points and a confusing plot, but that’s just my opinion. This book wasn’t my kind of read. I will continue to read Jodi Picoult’s books despite my displeasures with this novel. (less)
I enjoyed the book Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. One way the author of this book made this book enjoyable was by making the characters believable. Ea...moreI enjoyed the book Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. One way the author of this book made this book enjoyable was by making the characters believable. Each main character was well developed and unique in their own way. By making the characters all unique and believable the author also made them relatable. I could relate to the way Katniss and Peeta were feeling throughout the book. Katniss was feeling as if too many people were counting on her to do something fantastic. I feel this way with school; my parents are always hounding me to get straight A’s. Peeta was feeling like he could no longer control the way he felt or the things he said. I sometimes feel this way when my parents or friends are trying to tell me what to do and how to do it. Suzanne Collins’s writing style was easy to read and understand. She used enough to detail to where you could still use your imagination which, I enjoyed a lot. The way she described the characters feelings, their surroundings, and personalities was neither wordy nor simplistic. I also liked the way she used her dialogue. It didn’t seem scripted; it was like normal conversation between people. I think the point Suzanne Collins was trying to get across was that in the future the United States could turn into Panem. I think the reader of the Hunger Games series should get out of it that a nation ruled by a dictator without mediation would be a disaster waiting to happen. Throughout the series as a whole I learned that have the freedoms that we do now is a privilege not a given right and that we shouldn’t take advantage of it. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay all made me want to use my freedoms more and not take advantage of them. I would recommend this book to all open-minded people. (less)