Ya'll somewhat know how this works...I hope...WAHHH!
Saving The Planet...and Stuff- Gail Gauthier [Rating: ]
Your basic 16-year-old boy goes to work with his grandparent's earth-lovin' friends for their magazine, The Earth's Wife.
Pretty cool book, made me crack up a few times, but I thought the main character was very stereotyped. Even if you are writing a comedy, it's best to keep your characters a little different, right? But yeah, other than that, a good Saturday afternoon book.
Animal Farm- George Orwell [Rating: ]
"All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others..."
There should be a law passed that everyone should have to read this book. I'm serious though...it is absolutely brilliant. Short, but to the point.
1984- George Orwell [Rating: ]
Another Orwell one! (No wonder I'm depressed...)
It's interesting, to say the least, but a lot of it was very long-winded. The creepy thing, however, is the many connections to modern life in it, which really makes the reading through all the political stuff worthwhile.
Smiler's Bones- Peter Lerangis [Rating: ]
The writing of this book was not very impressive, but the story behind it is awesome- and true.
In the early nineteen-hundreds, a group of five Polar Eskimos from Greenland were brought to New York and kept on display at the Museum of Natural History. All of the people brought over died, except for one, just a boy at the time. It's about how he grows up in a place where the customs are strange and he doesn't know the language, while dealing with his father's death- and what happened to the body.
Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson [Rating: ]
AWESOME book. Dryly sarcastic, yet very serious at the same time. I'd definitely recommend it. Beautifully written, if you're reading as a writer, I'd pick it up and take a look.
Looking For Alaska- John Green [Rating: ]
One of those I picked off the bookstore shelf because I liked the cover...
Another one, like Speak, where the content is harsh and real, but the author presents it in a way that makes it the most tear-bringing, beautiful thing you've ever read. Makes you laugh, makes you cry...what more do you want?
So, yeah. I definitely need to put down my math homework and go read some more...