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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Breathless by: Lurlene Mcdaniel

What I love about this book is that it has truth in it. I love fantasy, but sometimes I like some true stories. Darla and Travis are together for a longer time and both are seniors at their high school. Cooper is Travis’s best friend. Travis is a diver and Cooper also joined because of him, but Travis is the best in his school and quit frankly the best in State. Darla is proud to have Travis because he is different than the most boyfriends she had, through which her “bad reputation” became famous and the new school gossip.  Then there is Emily, the sister of Travis, who is a sophomore. They all hang out and one day they decide to go to the lake. Travis sees a cliff and decides to jump (rather dive) off.  Everyone freaks out, but what they don’t know, he already did this. He stares down when he is at the top and jumps. As he hits the water, pain strikes him…..

I love this book and especially the ending shocks me. There is not always a happy ending!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beautiful Creatures by: Kami Garcia and Magaret Stohl!

Ethan Wates family lived in Gatlin, in the Carolinas, for a long time, in fact before the Civil War. Since his mother passed away in spring and his father turned into a recluse, he is alone, except for Amma Treadeau. She and her family have been looking after Ethan’s family for ages. Ammas family is tarot card readers. Ethan has these weird dreams that keep on repeating themselves, about a girl who is falling. NOTHING ever changes in Gatlin, so when Lena Duchannes moves to town, everybody ignores her and tries to avoid her as much as possible. As Ethan sees her, he notices that this particular girl is the one from his so many occurring dreams ... the falling girl. He automatically feels tied to her and wants to know as much as he can about her. When they once find a locket beneath a rock in Green briar, a plantation right next to the Raven wood Manor, her Uncle is Macon Raven wood, it can give those visions. Not only visions, but some from the civil war and the fate of a mysterious woman named Genevieve. Soon Ethan and Lena realize, that the visions parallel their lives in present and that they must save themselves!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Die Wolke by: Gudrun Pausewang

This Book is one of the most touching stories I have ever read. Yes, it is in German!! I really cried when Janna’s Brother is driven over by a car. You can feel the rush when the people push and yank themselves free to catch the train...and you can feel her heart race when she is standing in the pouring rain. Lost and insecure, she is homeless, lost her family and is diseased by the most dangerous thing, radioactive rays.

I am not going to give away too much, but this is a must-read. It is based on the Tshernobyl accident in Europe, where a nuclear energy station has an accident and radioactive waves are released. She is keeping it realistic but yet has that way of writing, where you start thinking about all the bad set in the world.

My favorite part is, where she is so weak and hurt but still yells at the major because all he cares about is publicity and that it looks good if he talks to some kids that “strahl”. She is so weak and yet, the strongest!

The Wave by: Todd Strasser

What I like most about this book, is that it simply is true. Not only what horribly things are possible, but that you must stand up for yourself and who you are and what you believe in, even if that means being an outsider. So much bad happens and people say it’s not possible to do it again. Honestly, that one person could do so much harm and had to get the idea from somewhere, so what not possible again? Why is it insane? Why is this idea insane, if the others were too? If the idea creating a group of racist and more was? Do you sometimes really know what’s true and not? Isn’t there always someone we naturally trust more, even if that person is wrong? .....

When the class is learning about the KZ times, all student say it isn’t possible to create something like Hitler did again. If I tell you one more step that happens, you will know what is going to happen, because you can’t describe the book in steps. It is more ONE big step. But at the end…. Who proves them wrong? Is being an outsider better than what you commit to? COULD it happen…..