Friday, October 30, 2009

Book Review: The Last Song

The Last Song The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I actually really enjoyed this book which is something that I can't say about Sparks' other books that I've read. The unique method that is used to narrate the story kept things interesting and easily gave you a look into each character's mind. Immediately after finishing this book I thought of three different people who would love it so I'll probably be snatching up a few copies to give as Christmas gifts this year.

The story is very touching and easy to read, without being at all mushy (which is a huge plus in my book). I highly recommend this to anyone who has, is, or knows a teenager going through that rough time when it seems so important to rebel in order to establish your place in the world and create your own voice. This is a wonderful book about growing up and how what is and isn't said and done affects people other than just yourself.

I love it!! ^_^

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Book Review

Tale of Two Cities, A Tale of Two Cities, A by Charles Dickens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love the classics, they've been around this long for a good reason. A Tale of Two Cities is one that you hear of your whole life, but it's never discussed in great detail. Even the movies and shows that play off of the title rarely follow the actual vein that this book is written in.

At times, Dickens is hard to follow because of his long, flowery introductions of characters or scenes. Once you get to who or what he's talking about, it's much easier to follow the plot and imagine what he's just described, though. I highly recommend that everyone should read this book for no other reason than to see what things were like for both the upper and lower classes during the French Revolution. Books like this are wonderful history lessons and really bring the time periods to life.

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