**spoiler alert** Ok, not gonna lie, this book had a lot of crap in it. Crude language and subjects, etc. I would not suggest it to anyone under age 1...more**spoiler alert** Ok, not gonna lie, this book had a lot of crap in it. Crude language and subjects, etc. I would not suggest it to anyone under age 13 or 14. But it also had some excellent points. All that Kevin (Kross) was trying to prove about the flag and the magnets being symbols really made sense, and I have to say I agree. It helped that the book was written in a form that teenagers can relate to. Also, I think the writer did a great job on Kevin as a character. The way he described Kross stalked that girl and Kross's feelings for doing it seemed realistic. I think that maybe the outrage that Kross caused by throwing away the magnets was a little blown up (I can't really see the entire town caring that much) but I guess there wouldn't be much a story if they weren't really mad about it. All the intertwining subjects made this a very fast-paced, entertaining book. The way almost everything was described, especially Kevin's feelings and emotions, seemed very true to life. I really liked the ending. Even though he pretty much didn't get anything he wanted, it still was satisfying. I'm glad he didn't win the votes, that would have been unrealistic. I'm glad Kevin went back to Mass in the end and confessed, it makes me feel that, if this story were real,Kevin would have been able to start again. To go on with life and be happy. All in all, I enjoyed this book, despite some crude comments and subjects in the story. All in all it had a pretty good point, and the ending was excellent. I'm glad I read it. (less)
Oh wow. WOW. WOOOOW!! lol I'm so sad its the end of one of the best series I've ever read, but it was a spectacular ending, and I was very pleased wit...moreOh wow. WOW. WOOOOW!! lol I'm so sad its the end of one of the best series I've ever read, but it was a spectacular ending, and I was very pleased with it! It was a great story, and I just loved the whole series!! The humor, the Greek mythology, etc, it was all really interesting. In a way Rick Riordan, taught about the old Greek gods, while making it fun to read. I can't wait to read his next book, whenever it may come out. Wish I could read more about Percy and Annabeth, but I know their story is over with. :( sad, but true. I recommend this series to absolutely everyone!!
P.S. NEVER listen to the audio book of this series!! Its horrible! Everyone sounds totally different than they should, and for some reason, EVERYTHING Annabeth says ends like shes asking a question, and she sounds all weak, which she most DEFINETLY is not. lol (less)
Wow, the story definitely progressed and hardly resembles Harry Potter in any way any more. It was good, but it probably could have been cut in half t...moreWow, the story definitely progressed and hardly resembles Harry Potter in any way any more. It was good, but it probably could have been cut in half to make two books, very long and lots of stuff was happening. But anyways, pretty good. Wish I could read the third but I guess it doesn't come out till September...(less)
Alright, well I did like this book alot, but the whole time it was nagging at me also. It really reminded me of Harry Potter, which was extremely anno...moreAlright, well I did like this book alot, but the whole time it was nagging at me also. It really reminded me of Harry Potter, which was extremely annoying. There were many similarities, but I guess there were also many differences. Not so much 'Magic' as HP, but some similar things, such as the sporting events, and the school, etc. I liked it though, and I think the differences will become more defined as the series goes on. I will definitely be ordering the next books to see where the plot goes. (less)
This book did not grasp my attention. Though Charlotte Brontё is considered professional writer for her classics, I found her writing style confusing...more This book did not grasp my attention. Though Charlotte Brontё is considered professional writer for her classics, I found her writing style confusing, dry, and hard to understand at times. For instance, at some points in the story it seemed as if she switched from first person to third person and from past tense to present tense. It was confusing to have her thoughts in the same appearance as her speech. It would have lessened this confusion if they had been italicized perhaps, or something along that line. Also, I did not find the plot particularly intriguing or enthralling. I think that Charlotte Brontё could have gone about the story in a different way and improved the story. For instance, I found the first chapters about her childhood unnecessary. They did not drag me in the story or make me want to read more. When a person picks up an adult romance novel, they do not want to read chapters about a girl’s hard childhood that does not have much of an impact on the actual story. They were long, tedious, and unnecessary. To the small parts later in the book that did refer to this period in Jane’s life, simple and short flashbacks would have sufficed. Then with the later story, when she is a governess working for Edward Rochester, I found the exchanges between her and Edward awkward, formal, and stiff. Though perhaps some conversations towards the beginning were intended to have that effect, surely not later as they fall in love? I also disliked Jane’s character. To me, she seemed weak and submissive, yet also had strange spurts of annoying stubbornness. She never questioned Rochester when strange occurrences passed, and she was always somewhat slave-like to the man, but then would refuse him things such as to dine with him or allow him to buy her dresses. It annoyed me how Charlotte Brontё seemed to find it necessary to give every new and insignificant character a full background and story. It made the story far longer than it needed to be and did not add to it. The fact that Mr. Rochester was some twenty years Jane’s senior also annoyed me. That kind of age difference does not make for a good romance in my mind. I thought this book was long and tedious. I found it hard to getting through it. I would not suggest this book to a friend. (less)