Publisher: Speak

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Posted 27 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review As with anything and everything I have read by John Green, I greatly enjoyed this book.  No, I didn’t sob my way through it as I did with The Fault in Our Stars, but it was moving in its own way. This is a book that can’t be easily categorized as any one thing… […]

Where She Went

Where She Went
Posted 16 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Where She Went is the second book in the If I Stay series and my favorite of the two.  It was just as emotional as the first and even more intense.  Despite the theme of death in If I Stay, there is something much darker about most of the second novel. Where She Went is told […]

If I Stay

If I Stay
Posted 15 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review There are certain books that just emotionally drain you, and this was one of them.  There are moments of sadness, moments of happiness, moments of pain, and moments of sweetness.  It is a book whose story just stays with you. I love the way the story of If I Stay is constructed.  It is […]

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska
Posted 27 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I initially picked this book to read for a literature class I am taking for a module on the censorship and banning of books for children and young adults.  Having absolutely loved The Fault in Our Stars, when I saw this John Green novel on the ALA’s list of most frequently banned books in […]

Reached

Reached
Posted 15 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Reached is the last book in the Matched trilogy and I am sad to see the series end.  I loved the world that Ally Condie created and the story line was interesting and engrossing. Xander was back and I am all kinds of happy about that!  I loved him and missed him in the second book. […]

Crossed

Crossed
Posted 15 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Crossed is the 2nd book in the Matched series and although I still loved it, I didn’t find it quite as engrossing as the first book.  For the majority of the book, the three main characters were apart and so much of the appeal lies in the dynamic between them. That being said, Ky has […]

Matched

Matched
Posted 15 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book hooked me from the very first page!  The world of Matched is the epitome of a utopian dystopia, a world that seems almost perfect on the surface.  But at what cost? It is a world that makes you wonder if it is really worth the sacrifice to have that utopia.  Disease has been […]