le book review number eight~ The Eleventh Plague

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Book Title: The Eleventh Plague
Author: Jeff Hirsch
Personal Star Rating: 5/5

In this gripping novel, Jeff Hirsch takes us to post nuclear war America where we meet Stephen Quinn. He was born after the Collapse and being raised to only trust his family, that included his hardened grandfather, who was in the army, and his father, who didn't often stand up to his father, led him to believe that this was true since they didn't interact with any other people.

When Stephen suddenly finds himself alone, this coming of age story shows how a young boy takes action after suffering loss and how he can find a family in strangers.

The vocabulary was really fascinating, and the description was remarkable. I found it to be interesting and unique. The popularity of futuristic America and a post-nuclear world is a common theme in many novels today so this is a current book that I would recommend.

le book review number seven~ The Girl Who Was on Fire

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Book Title: The Girl who was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games Trilogy
Author: Edited by Leah Wilson
Rating: 5/5 stars

I absolutely loved "The Hunger Games" trilogy, so naturally, when I saw this book at the library, I knew I had to read it. Although the authors are very well known, I haven't read a book by any of the contributors. This definitely means I'm going to check out some of the books by these authors.

The thirteen essays that where compiled were really insightful, as well as interesting. The ideas presented were thought provoking, and thoroughly enjoyable. I loved the references and the opinions that were expressed.

Reading the Hunger Games is very helpful for knowing what they are talking about but also you can take something away even if you haven't.

I would strongly recommend this for those who read Suzanne Collins' trilogy and as well as recommending The Girl Who Was on Fire, I'll also include a recommendation for The Hunger Games trilogy because they are some of the best books I've read.