Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hero or Villian?

Hate List by: Jennifer Brown

Review written by: Besiana

Hero or Villain? That question endlessly haunts Valerie, the shooters girlfriend. She is the one who stopped the shootings, but she is also the one who created the List. The infamous Hate List is the list of people and things Valerie and the shooter (Nick) hate. This was the list where Nick chose his victims.

Jennifer Brown beautifully constructed this heart-wrenching story about a girl struggling to understand why. Why do people change? This book made me laugh and cry; I would give it a five out of five stars.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Inception - Review written by: Besiana

Dom Cobb travels in the world of dreams stealing people’s ideas. He is the best there is at extraction, the art of stealing an idea from a dream. This talent has cost him dearly, forcing him to lose everything he loves. Now in effort to redeem himself and fix his mistakes he attempts the impossible, planting an idea into someone’s mind. This mind-twisting movie is great for people who like to ponder about a movie after it’s over. I really enjoyed this movie, and I would give it a four point five stars out of five stars.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A wonderful historic novel

Revolution by: Jennifer Donnellly

Review written by: Besiana

Within seconds of reading this book I was completely rapt. Beneath its thick covers lies a girl struggling to keep living. Pressured by the weight of her younger brother’s death, Andi’s life went deep into chaos. Rage and grief threaten to destroy her, threatening her to make the final step that would end her and her pain. Her family is so deep in separation it is as if they don’t exist. Her mother is too lost in her own pain to even look at Andi, and for Andi to see her father is practically unheard of. After her brother’s death Andi’s father cut himself off from their family and remarried; until one fateful day when he barges back into her life uninvited, unwanted. His appearance changes everything; he puts Andi’s mom in psych ward and forces Andi to come to Paris with him. Armed with only her music and her brother’s key she goes with her father. There she meets Alexandrine (Alex) a girl who lived more than two centuries ago. Alex’s past soon becomes Andi’s present as she fights the revolution inside herself, and finishes Alex’s quest.

Jennifer Donnelly beautifully constructs a world that ties the horrors of the French Revolution with our present time. She vividly depicts the endless struggle of our hearts; the revolution we fight inside ourselves.

I adored this book, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good historical fiction novel. If you enjoyed The Red Necklace you will most definitely love this book. I would rate this book a five out of five stars.