Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Fairy Tales by Jan Pienkowski

I was at the library yesterday, and I was interested in fairy tales. Now I am not talking about "Beastly" or anything of that sort! I am talking about fairy tales that were told when we were younger. Now, nowadays, people who remake the fairy tales for younger kids, they sugarcoat them. I mean, for example, Disney's "Snow White". They say that she fell to the poison apple. In the true story, Snow White died 2 times then the apple came along. And this book, is actually stories from The Grimm Brothers. So we already know it's the real deal. Besides this, the book is beautifully pictured and it's 185 pages. It also shows how creepy and scary these fairy tales are. I would buy this book, and it's rare that I would buy a book. Plus it's a good read if you want to just relax from school or homework. And I thank Miss Mary for helping me find this book.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Audition By Stasia Kehoe

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Stasia Kehoe
This is the book narrated by a newly found ballerina named Sara that\'s on a rare and very much wanted by many girls scholarship to a highly approved dancing school. The problem is that her parent are paycheck to paycheck already and she has to move to a big city to go to her dream school. She lives as a border in one of the teacher\'s homes. She also falls in love with her classmate/teacher that\'s older than her. She\'s confused and she tells her story with her new found passion, writing. The book is written completely in verse, so it\'s a toned down version of Ellen Hopkins. (P.S Who has reviewed the book and really likes it!)

Willow by Julia Hoban

Seven months ago, Willow, a girl with only a driver's permit, on a rainy March night, was responsible for driving home her drunk parents. But they never made it, Willow lost control of the car, and both her parents died in that accident. Willow is now seventeen years old, and she's living with her older brother, sister-in-law, and her 6-month-old niece. Ever since the accident, her brother can barely speak to her in a full conversation. Leaving her parents home, her friends, her school all behind. Willow has found a way to torture herself that she's the one that killed her parents- without anyone knowing that she's cutting herself  except Guy, a boy that is sensitive as she is. When Guy finds out about Willow's secret, he wants to pull her out of her numb, and torturing world she created for herself. Guy wants to know why she is doing all this, she told him she is doing this because she realized two things. The first is that the emotional pain was going away, it wasn't going to consume her. And the second was that she was stabbing herself, really attacking herself with a screwdriver, a razor, or even a stash and that the physical pain that she was causing for herself was better than the drug they gave to her in the hospital. That pain, that physical pain

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Tessa has terminal cancer so she makes a list of what she wants to do before she dies. She is really scared at first but she does the first thing on the list and then goes on to the second.  All of them are really dangerous. She just doesn't want to stay wrapped up in a blanket, rest and wait to die. She wants to break rules, to drink, to have fun and to fall in love. Get ready with your handkerchief becuase this sad tearjerker story celebrates  what it is to be alive by confronting what it is really like to die.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Beauty Queens

This book is officially my favorite book, it has girly, romance, humor, and action. All in one! They have that kind of Hunger Games Capital Feel to it though for the Corporation which made you feel like someone was always watching you. There are fifty girls on the plane going to one single place to get judged by beauty, talent, and smarts and one of them to be crowned Miss Teen Dream. They all crash land on a deserted island. Can you imagine what could happen next?