Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher | Book Review

I’m having some trouble writing a review about this book. Honestly, this was a great book and I am glad I read it. The way all the stories are related was nicely done, and the writing is really good. It’s a powerful book and above all an emotional book. The narrative is engrossing. While reading you switch between Hannah’s narrative and Clay’s narrative all the time. I don’t always like this kind of narrative because if you don’t pay any attention you’ll get lost. However, I think it worked for this book. Of course Hannah’s narrative is in Italics what makes it a little easier to read back if the multiple narratives confuse you. The whole tape recorder idea is a bit frightening but original, and…

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Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard | Book club Week 3

Discussion Question #3 Eleanor finds herself more and more intrigued by (perhaps even attracted to) Daniel Sheridan, the inventor of the Spirit-Hunters. What is it about him that appeals to her? And vice versa, what do you think attracts Daniel to Eleanor? Then there’s Clarence Wilcox, the seemingly perfect eligible bachelor. Why do you think Eleanor doesn’t like Clarence?   What I thought Why does Eleanor find herself more and more intrigued/ attracted to Daniel Sheridan and why doesn’t she like Clarence… Damn, I do have to say that you threw me off with this question Susan Dennard. Boy, why do girls find boys intriguing? That’s one tough question that even most girl don’t have an answer to! haha The first thought that immediately popped into…

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More by T.M. Franklin | Book Review

I’m pretty sure it was the eyes on the cover of this book that made me want to read this book. That, and the synopsis that was just too good to pass on. The book started off a little slow, and to be honest, my first impression was that it didn’t really stand out from other Paranormal YA. But the originality lies in the Paranormal aspect of this book. The slow start does give you the advantage that you get the chance to get to know the main characters better. With main characters I mainly mean Ava, an average student, juggling a job, college life, her friends, and her homework. She appears to be like any other girl, but then you get to know that she has these reoccurring…

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Chasing Hope by Kathryn Cushman | Book Review

I normally don’t really read Christian books, simply because I am not religious. However, when I read the synopsis I found that I was persuaded enough to read this book. It already says so in the synopsis that this book is about Shattered Dreams and Second Chances. It’s what persuaded me to read Chasing Hope and it’s exactly what made me appreciate it so much. Sabrina Rice is a great character really, as is Brandy Philip whom you grow to love. I have so much respect for Sabrina’s mentality and personality after all she has lost. She just never gives up and keeps going, for her own and her families sake. The influence she has on Brandy is a process that is beautiful to read. This book…

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