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Book Review

May 22nd, 2015

Book ReviewLord of the Flies by William Golding

Reviewed by CM

Rate the Book: Good

Vague Plot Description:

A plane full of young, British school boys get stranded when their plane crashes. Their true natures are revealed as they face the challenges of being alone on an island without any adult supervision.

Interesting Characters:

I found Roger’s character very interesting. At first, he appears to be a normal child. It isn’t long, though, before the lack of society’s structure brings out the worst in him. This change occurs in all the characters, but it was most clear in Roger’s case.

What I liked about the book:

I liked this book because it was both an interesting adventure book as well as a comment on human nature. William Golding used an entertaining story to express his opinions on mankind.


I don’t really have any criticism. The book was very well written, and I don’t think there was a more effective way for Golding to express his ideas.

Favorite Quotes:

“Maybe,” he said hesitantly, “maybe there is a beast.” […] “What I mean is, maybe it’s only us.”

                As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Throughout the novel, Golding shows the reader that the scariest monster we encounter is our fear of each other. This fear of others can cause us to do awful things, an idea that is stressed constantly in the book.

Top Ten?

I didn’t absolutely love the book. However, I thought it provided some very interesting ideas about the human race. I don’t know if I would put it on a top ten list, but I definitely think that everyone should read it if they get the chance.

May 13th, 2015

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May 6th, 2015



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Book Review

May 1st, 2015

Book Review –  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Reviewed by C.M.

Rate the Book: Amazing!

Vague plot description:

Nazi Germany was a time and place of strict silence. It is here, however, that a young girl learns the true power of words.

Interesting characters:

Liesel Meminger, the character this book mainly focuses on, is very interesting. She has a strong thirst for knowledge and great sense of right and wrong that makes her an awesome protagonist.

What did you like about the book?

The style of the author is one that I’ve never seen anywhere else. His work always manages to captivate me, and The Book Thief was no different. Everything about it is totally unique, and I absolutely loved it.


I just wish I could read it again for the first time. I have no complaints.

Favorite Quotes:

“Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer–it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.”

This quote is just one of many that show the author’s insight into human nature, something that I’ve always really loved about his work.

This book absolutely deserves to be on your top ten list. It deserves to be on every top ten list. This is my favorite book of all time.

Book Review

May 1st, 2015

Book Review – Firefight by Brandon Sandersonfirefight

Reviewed by A.R.

I rate the book as amazing! Everyone should read this series.

The book was about David and the Reckoners killing other Epics and how to stop them.

David is the main character in the book and the most interesting.  He has a way of making people open up about themselves and getting them to trust him.  He gets into the worst situations possible, but gets out alive somehow.  David is smart, but also naive about certain things.

I liked that not only were there action packed scenes and drama, but a bit of comedy at the most unlikely times.

The only part I did not like was that of betrayal between a couple characters and the fact I have to wait until spring of 2016 to read the next book.

My favorite lines are when Megan explains why David is dangerous. “Oh, you’re dangerous. Just not in the way that they or you think. You’re dangerous because you make people believe you, David. You make them listen to your ideas.”

This definitely needs to be on your list because it is awesome and everyone needs to a distraction.

Book Review

May 1st, 2015

Book ReviewChasing the Prophecy by Brandon Mull  beyonders-3

Reviewed by A.R.

I rate the book as great and if there was another book would definitely read it. The plot of the book is about two young teens from Earth who help their friends from Lyrian defeat an evil emperor.

Interesting characters from the book are Jason and Galloran. Jason because even though he doesn’t have any special powers he is able to help his friends when they really need it and he always makes friends with people that are useful to their cause. Galloran is interesting because he is very wise and he was able to fight one of the most dangerous creatures and win.

What I liked most was, even though all seemed lost, they continued to believe in each other and fought the emperor.

Personally, I just don’t like it that the main characters had to split up to continue their quest.

My favorite passage from the book is when Jason is defending Galloran and their quest against a critique of the cause; “You’re arguing that stopping him is unrealistic,” Jason said. “But don’t you get what Galloran was saying? You’re with people who do unrealistic things. He’s killed three torivors! I spoke the Word to Maldor and then escaped Felrook. Rachel killed Orruck and we took his Orantium. We all made it through Ebera. We’ve done lot’s of unrealistic things. Why not try for a few more?”

I don’t think the book should be on the list because it’s the third and last one of the series. I don’t want people thinking they should read the third one first just because it’s on Top Ten list. Otherwise it’s very good book.

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