This book follows Libby, a young teenager from Wisconsin, who coincidentally meets one of the biggest stars in the world, Peter Jamieson. They run into each other a few more times and they fall in love. Peter makes plans to save Libby from her tragic life, but it all comes crumbling down when Peter's brother gets jealous and plans to break both of their hearts.
I personally loved this book, even though it follows the story line of many teen novels. This one was unique and captivating and totally drew me in.
-Sidney, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
This is Alex's story. But he doesn't know exactly what it's about yet, so you probably shouldn't either.
It's sort of (but not really) about brain surgery.
It's sort of (but not really) about a hamster named Jaws 2 (after the original Jaws (who died), not the movie Jaws 2).
It's sort of (but actually quite a lot) about Alex's parents.
It's sort of (but not really (but actually, the more you think about it, kind of a lot)) about empathy (which is like sympathy only better), and also love and trust and fate and time and quantum mechanics and friendship and exams and growing up. And it's also sort of about courage. Because sometimes it actually takes quite a lot of it to bury your head in the sand.
The author isand he writes about a twelve-year old boy who has cancer. Including the cancer, the boy has worries like any other boy his age such as growing up and the brink of his parents' divorce. Alex Graham is recovering from brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor that was causing him to have seizures. Writing about people suffering from serious illnesses is a difficult thing to tackle but does a brilliant job in his debut novel.
- Amira, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
With a little less than a week left until Allegiant hits the shelves, I thought I'd amp up the excitement just a bit. Here's just a taste to what you have to look forward to...'s
And don't forget about our ongoing contest to win a signed copy of Allegiant! Contest details here.Categories: buzz, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
One ordinary afternoon, fifeen-year-old Lilo and her family are suddenly picked up by Hitler's police and imprisoned. Just when it seems certain that they will be headed to a labor camp, Lilo is chosen by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to work as a film extra. Life on the film set is a bizarre alternate reality. The surroundings are glamorous, but Lilo and the other extras are barely fed, closely guarded, and kept in a locked barn when not on the movie set. And the charming Riefenstahl is always present, answering the slightest provocation with malice, flaunting the power to assign prisoners to life or death. Lilo takes matters into her own hands, effecting an escape and running for her life.
The Extra is an ok book. I thought that the main character was interesting but it took a long time for the author to describe other characters and events. I think that the book had a good story idea but could have been executed better. I think that the author did a good job since it was also her first novel.
- Reese, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
Good grades, popularity and good-looks. These things are what everyone wants to be born with. Especially in Noble High where it seems like it's normal for five certain freshman to excel at almost everything. People assume it's talent these people are born with. However, they have lied and hacked their way into the high position they are in now. When someone reveals their journals to the whole school, will Noble High be transformed forever?
Pretenders is a great book because it's exciting and has some well done perspective writing. is really good at portraying the characters' lives and personalities. There were a lot of cliff-hangers in this book, which made it more mysterious and alluring. I think the book was a little too fast paced at times and was also quick with scenes. Because of this, it took me a while to process the scenes and what they meant. But overall, it was a book that made me want to read the next one in the series! Thumbs up!
- Massie, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
|< Newer - 1 ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 95 - Earlier >|