July 21, 2011

7 by Dianne

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
reviewed by Dianne

This book is a very interesting book which deals with the idea of book censorship. The best thing about the book is the fact that the author tries to describe the future, but the worst thing about this book is the future isn't so pleasant (firemen burn houses that contain books). In fact, instead putting fires out firemen start fires! The thing that bothered me most about this book is when a woman is burnt in a house full of books. The setting of this book seems real, as it talks about a future filled with so much technology that people start destroying books. Overall, though, the story could be pretty boring at some points because it seems so focused on giving readers a lesson. This book is best by read adults.

The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas
reviewed by Dianne

This is a very interesting and entertaining book. It tells about a young woman who stole peoples' wish pennies at a water fountain, making her a wish stealer. The best thing about this book is it is so entertaining and it has a marvelous ending. The characters of this book don't seem real, nevertheless itís fun to read about them. With the setting of the book, the author creates fear and excitement at the same time. This book is also interesting because it's all about what happens in our everyday life, meeting new people who can become very special to us. This book is entertaining and worth the time. I would recommend this book to young adults, both boys and girls.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
reviewed by Dianne

This book tells about a childhood in a little town in Alabama and the crisis of conscience that rocked it. The best thing about this book is that it takes its reader back to an era of segregation which was an era of fear and suffering for many African Americans in the United States. Another good thing about the book is it teaches itsí readers a moral lesson about conscience, and the importance of listening to your conscience. Both the characters and setting of this book seem so real because the book is based on the author's childhood experience. This book has a good flow because it involves a variety of topics, such as childhood, segregation and a court scene which creates suspense in the novel. This book is a very interesting book and teens to read.

The Giver by Lois Lowry
reviewed by Dianne

This book is very interesting, and the best thing about the book is that it seems so real. When youíre reading the book, it feels like the things in the book actually happened and that makes the reader anxious to finish the book all in a day. The worst thing about this book is its ending. The book ends in a very odd and confusing way, so the readers doesnít know if the Giver died or survived. The characters of this book seem real and very interesting. Personally, I found the setting very interesting because I kept imagining how people would live in a colorless community and the different roles they are going to play. The colorless setting of the book creates curiosity within the reader. The story actually flows very well, with one event leading to the other. This book is very interesting, yet it can be slow-paced at times, especially when the authors prolongs the ending. So I would say that only adventurous and patient readers may find it pleasing.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
reviewed by Dianne

This is a very interesting but also annoying play, which is filled with lots of emotion. The best thing about this version of Romeo and Juliet is the way Shakespeare's difficult to understand language is transformed to make it easier for the reader to understand. The worst thing about this book is its ending, which is a tragedy. The characters of this book seem so real because their words are filled with so much life and emotions. The story generally has a good flow but it can also be pretty boring especially when Romeo starts behaving like a baby. Also, Romeo and Juliet's love speeches can sometimes seem awfully long. Overall, though, this book is very interesting and does have a few good love quotes. This play would be interesting to young adults, both boys and girls.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
reviewed by Dianne

This book is about two very close friends (George and Lennie) during the Great Depression and how they worked to survive. One thing I love so much about this book is it brings out the true meaning of friendship (two friends traveling together, bearing each other's faults, but sticking together). One thing I didn't like about the book is when one friend took the life of the other friend. This book is filled with so much suspense, especially when George is faced with a dilemma on whether he should kill his friend. The setting of this book seems so real, which makes the book more interesting. This book is very good for adults and teenagers because it teaches the true meaning of friendship.

Forbidden Sea by Sheila Nielson
reviewed by Dianne

This book talks about a fifteen-year-old girl named Adrianne who has the responsibility of being the head of her family. But she looks down on herself as she doesn't think she's very pretty. One thing I really liked about this book is the fact that it teaches that everybody has a omething special about them. Also, I liked the fact that the book portrays mermaids as very nice and kind creatures. There is nothing bad about this book. The setting of this book could be described as interesting and scary because of the people who live on the island and because it takes place near the sea. This story has an amazing flow and it's so interesting that when you start reading you become so anxious and excited that you can't put it down. This book can be read by teenagers, both boys and girls.

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