Friday, June 24, 2016

The Chronicles of Dan Lee O'Brien

The Chronicles of Dan Lee O'Brien
By: David Jordan.
This book has 252 pages.
Since it is summer, us students, we have more time than we usually do. 
For those students that adore reading books, like me, must be excited about this time of year!
It's only been two weeks of summer for me and I've already finished reading four books!
I recommend this book to anyone and everyone that is looking for an amazing book to read over the summer.
I know that many people my age don't enjoy reading books. One of my close friends is like that. 
I've given her numerous books that I enjoyed for her to read, and each time I get the same answer from her, "It's too boring. I don't like it," or "This has such a basic plot, I'm not gonna read it."
I gave her a week to read this book and to tell me what she thinks. 
In two days I get a phone call from her saying how this book, is the best book that she has ever read!
She can't stop talking about it.
So to all those people saying that reading just isn't their thing, I defiantly recommend this book to you!
This book contains 11 short stories.
It is based off of Irish mythology.
The cool part of the book is that it includes specific names of gods and goddesses. It's great how the book has a modern taste to it!
Another thing that I loved about the book is that after reading each short story, the reader is left with a lesson. There's a deeper meaning to each short story!
Certain parts of the book had mysterious vibes to them which was captivating.
 In each story, you get to go on an adventure with Dan Lee.
I guess you could say that he is a specialist in investigating supernatural events.
At times, Dan Lee encounters hardships along the way.
The way that he handles every situation is something special!
I've read many books before, but this one is defiantly unique and I will remember it!
You will not regret reading this book!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I give this book a 5 out of 5!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
By: Jonathan Safran Foer.
This novel has 326 pages.
I recommend this book to anyone 14 and older.
I've read this book twice and watched the movie once. Yet I'm still not a big fan of this book or movie.
The first time I read the book, I was 12, and reading that book at that age was a bad idea.
The book includes many inappropriate topics, so I do not recommend this book to anyone who is under 14. When I first read the book, I didn't understand it, nor did I like it. 
The second time that I read this book was a month ago for class. 
Even though I have grown, I still find this book very inappropriate. 
But I defiantly understood this book way more than before. 
I defiantly felt sad and sorry for Oskar, the main character, but he was such a unique character that I had a hard time trying to understand him and trying to connect with him. 
I did like the style that the book was written in. 
I also enjoyed reading the flashback chapters, it added a bit of a twist to the book.
The character development was absolutely present, and so was were the character relationships. 
Overall, I give this book a 3 out of 5!

Oskar Schell is a nine year old boy going through a tough time in his life. He recently lost his dad in the 9/11 attacks. 
Oskar and his dad had a special father-son bond. They had something that could never be replaced.
 His father always saw the potential in him and challenged him to use that potential to do things that other kids his age weren't able to do.
Oskar was defiantly a lot smarter than the average nine year old. Not only smarter but he has way more knowledge than necessary for his age.
Oskar and his father would play this one game called the reconnaissance expedition, which is basically a scavenger hunt, but with more thinking involved.
It seems like everyone is moving on after a while, even his mom has started seeing someone new.
But Oskar is far from moving on from what happened. 
Once day he finds a key in a vase in his dads closet. The key has "Black" written on it. 
Determined to know what they key stands for, Oskar goes out on a mission to find the answer to his question.
He is so determined that nothing can stop him. 
He sets out a plan to meet with everyone in New York with the last name of Black and see if they knew his father or know anything about the key.
He follows through with his plan and let me just say that what he finds out was not what he expected.
Along the way he learns a thing or two about his family.
I hope you enjoy this review and enjoy the book!