Thursday, June 30, 2011

Books read... in June

1. Between Shades of Grey 5/5
Really really amazing story about a different side of WW2 that isnt seen very much. Very different concentration camp, and a whole new type of cruelty. Great read.

2. Jane (by April Lindner) 2/5
Worst book ever. Seriously not good. Horrible dialogue and horrible characters. No growth for any of the characters and none of the situations made any sense. Really horrible

3. Bruiser 5/5
Loved it. Great characters and a really great plotline. Brewster's "gift" was definitely not expected and I really felt bad for him. People kept using him whether they knew it or not.

4. It's Not Summer Without You 4/5
Good sequel. Now I just need the third one, which I already know I'm not going to like as much.

5.Bumped 3/5
Not the best. Good twist but weird plotline

6. Abandon 4/5
Great book, but one major problem. Why do the main characters love each other? Seriously.

7. Story of Beautiful Girl 4/5
Long book that took me a while to read, but worth the time. Different plotline and love the different perspectives.

8. Unwind 5/5
Great book. Reminded me of Hunger games a bit. Very confusing at first since some terminology wasnt explained immediately.

9. Throne of Fire 4/5
Part 2 of the Kane Chronicles by the Percy Jackson guy. Good second book, but so long. seriously.

10. Room 4/5

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Bumped is about the USA in the not so distant future, where a virus has made everyone over the age of 18 infertile. Kinda plausible.

Since no one over 18 can have children, teenage girls are getting pregnant and giving away their babies for a profit to older couples.

Melody is the girl that first started the getting pregnant for a profit, and she is one of the last girls that isnt pregnant. Her life is going great, until she finds out she has a twin sister.

When her sister shows up at Melody's house, things take a turn for the worst. Identity is mistaken, people are betrayed, lies are shared, and two sisters learn how complex the other one is.

Did not have high hopes for this one. I think it glamorized teen pregnancy to be completely honest and that is something we dont need anymore of. But it did have a few interesting twists and it was a quick read. Overall its probably 3/5

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

Great book! This is the first book I have read by Shusterman, and I have heard many things about him. And this book definitely lived up to what I had heard.

The book starts off with Bronte and Tennyson (love their names by the way!) arguing about who Bronte wants to date. Typical brother, sister stuff. Bronte is dating Brewster, often known as Bruiser because of his size and the many bruises and cuts that cover his body. Brewster is a loner at Bronte and Tennyson's school, until Bronte starts talking to him.

Tennyson sets about to ruin Bronte and Brewster's relationship before it even starts, but after following him home one day, Tenny notices something different about Brew.

As Bronte and Tennyson get closer to Brewster, they notice that he different than they originally thought, and try to unravel his mysterious home life.

Over the course of the book, the reader gets to watch as all three characters grow and change and affect each others lives. Great book about growth and realizing not everyone is what you think they are. Definitely recommend to anyone.