Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eleanor & Park

By Rainbow Rowell
Ya lit
323 pages

A girl with a messed up family comes home after a year and her family is still messed up. She starts at a new school, doesn't know anyone, and is constantly made fun of.
The kids she sits next to on the bus is a decent guy and they develop a romantic relationship.
It captures the "end of the world" quality that I often observe in the relationships of my students.
It was a fast and interesting read, but I don't think I'll ever read it again.

Code Name Verity

Historical fiction.

Here's the weird thing: I read a large print version of this book - all that the library had- which made it feel so slow. But, It's actually a fast paced book about a captured spy and pilot. Both protagonists are women. It's set during WWII. it made me cry. A seriously good read; I'm glad I got it for world book night.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Way of Kings

By Brandon Sanderson
1007 pages

I really enjoyed this book. It's grownup epic fiction, which is quite different from all of the YA fluff I've been reading lately. A whole different mindset required. Lots of characters, story threads, and other elements to keep track of. Many names with K's in them.
A compelling and intriguing storyline. I am eager to go to the next book in the series, but I have a couple other hooks lined up before I get there.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

All Our Yesterdays

By Cristin Terrill
360 pages

Time travel and all the troubles and paradoxes that entails. Well done and interesting!