Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Trouble With Tea by Jeanette E. Alsheimer and Patricia J. Friedle

Title:The Trouble with Tea
Author: Jeanette E. ALsheimer and Patricia J. Friedle
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: Thumbs up PG

What I Like: This book keeps your interest from the first page! It's also fun because it has romantic elements in it all the while keeping it clean. Some people think that because it's a historical fiction you would get bored, but this is the best book I have read in a long time!

Synopsis: The main character goes from a young naive girl from Plymouth to a grown women in Boston. During her stay in Boston, she experiences first hand the political tensions of the loyalists and rebellious colonists. She also witnesses the Boston Tea Party and gets tangled in a love triangle and decides where her loyalties stand.

Hunger Games, Catching Fire by Susan Collins

Title: Hunger Games
Author: Susan Collins
Genre: YA Sci Fi
Rating: Thumbs up, PG-13

What I like: I love this book. It is amazing. It is honestly a book I couldn't put down. The characters are very real, very unique. There is a lot of substance to this book. A fun book for book club, because everyone has an opinion.

Synopsis: Living in a post apoctalyptic world, Katniss Everdeen finds her self among the contestants of the governments Hunger Games, an annual event that takes two children from each district, puts them in an arena and has them fight to the death. The winner is the only survivor. The annual games is a reminder to the districts, that the government is in complete power. It's interesting to see the effect the games has on Katniss and the friends she makes in the arena, knowing that there can be only one winner.

GO GET THIS BOOK NOW! I don't even have to review the second book, because once you finish the first you won't be able to stand not reading the second. I'm counting down the days until the third comes out! 8/24/10 Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Title: Stargirl
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
Rating: G, Thumbs up

What I like: Stargirl is a book about growing up, about non-conformity, about the affects of trying to fit in. It's a super quick read. I love Jerry Spinelli's writing style and characters.

Leo Borlock hears the rumors flying through the hall: "She was homeschooling gone amok", "sniffing fumes", "an alien". She was Stargirl, a girl who manages to capture Leo's heart, despite toting her rat and ukulele to school. It's when Leo tries to help her fit in, that Stargirl has to decide who she really is.