Nickel and Dimed

Rating - 3/5 Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich is a book like no other. This non-fiction novel follows the author as she tries to experience what it's like to be a minimum-wage worker. Ehrenreich decides to leave her family for a month, and goes to three different cities where she tries as hard as... Continue Reading →

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The Giver

Review- 2/5 A few weeks ago, I had to read The Giver by Lois Lowry for a book club. This was probably the only book in the entire world that I wanted to finish. And when I got to the ending, I was both relieved and utterly disappointed. The Giver was the first book of it's... Continue Reading →

The Mortal Instruments

Rating- 4/5 In honor of the premiere of Freeform's new TV show Shadowhunters that was a few weeks ago, I thought I would review the books that the series was based on, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The book follows Clary Fray, a hotheaded teenage girl, as she discovers the truth about her past. Turns out, she comes from... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Woods

Rating: 5/5 When it comes to the non-fiction genre, one of my favorite books of all time would have to be Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. Bryson has a true talent when it comes to writing down his experiences in a humorous yet informative way. This book follows Bill Bryson and his friend Stephen Katz... Continue Reading →

Legend

Rating - 5/5 Marie Lu's action-filled, dystopian novel Legend has a strong female lead, a dynamic plot line, references to reality, and overall well-written characters.  Legend is set in future America, where the country is divided in half, the Republic and the Colonies. The book follows two characters in different settings that eventually collide. These characters are June, a prodigy... Continue Reading →

Flowers for Algernon

Rating - 4/5 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes is a science fiction book gives the reader a new perspective on life. The novel, published in the late 1950's, follows a man named Charlie Gordon. Charlie is considered mentally retarded, and has an IQ of 70. He becomes the guinea pig of an experiment that will... Continue Reading →

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