Friday, April 25, 2014

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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This month, I will be reviewing The Maze Runner by James Dashner. The Maze Runner is about a boy named Thomas who wakes up one day in the Glade and he doesn't remember anything except for his name. The Glade is surrounded by the Maze. Each night, the doors to the Maze close and the Maze changes. The boys in the Glade have been trying to escape through the Maze for over two years and nobody has survived a night in the Maze. When Thomas shows up, everything changes.

I'll admit it, the main reason that I read this book was because I heard that my husband (Dylan O'Brien) is going to be in the movie, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the book. I love this book and I'm so glad that I decided to read it and I can't wait to read The Scorch Trials. I couldn't put the book down because it was so mysterious and intriguing. The Maze Runner is one of my favorite books because it has so much action and mystery. You can see the movie in theaters on September 19th.

My Three Words: Mysterious, intriguing, and action-packed

My Recommendation: For fans of dystopian sci-fi books.

My Rating: 5/5

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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This month, I will be reviewing Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is about a boy with facial deformities named August. He has always been homeschooled and is finally going to an actual school. The story follows August's struggle as he attends school and tries to fit in. It's hard to fit in when you're a new student, bit it's even harder to fit in when don't look like everybody else.

Wonder is one of my favorite books because it's so inspirational. Most YA books nowadays are all about a young female struggling with something (Tris struggling to hide her Divergence, Katniss struggling to survive, and Hazel struggling with cancer). Wonder is so different because it's not dystopian the (main) narrator is a male. I think that R.J. Palacio wrote this book with many narrators and the main character being a male because she wanted to show that Wonder is different from other books, just like August is different from everybody else. Everybody is different. If we were all the same, life would be so boring because you would never meet new people. I feel like everybody can relate to August, not because of his facial deformities, but because everybody has trouble fitting in. This book is truly inspirational because it tells a story that could actually happen and does happen to people everyday.

My Three Words: Inspirational, different, and relatable.

My Recommendation: Everybody should read this because everybody can relate to it.

My Rating: 5/5

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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This month, I will be reviewing Divergent by Veronica Roth. Divergent is a great story about a girl named Beatrice (Tris) Prior living in a dystopian Chicago. The society is separated into five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Once a year, all sixteen-year-olds select which faction they want to spend the rest of their lives in.

The Divergent trilogy is well written and each book has a new twist, which is what makes the book so amazing. This book is one of my favorite books because it is dystopian and has action and romance. I feel like Tris is such a strong character because she can't fit into one category and she doesn't accept help from many people because she is independent, which is why she is one of my favorite characters.

My Three Words: Action-packed, intriguing, and fantastic

My Recommendation: For fans of dystopian

My Rating: 5/5

Check out my Divergent Movie Review!

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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This month, I will be reviewing The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. The Fault in our Stars is one of John Green’s many wonderful books. It is about a girl with cancer named Hazel Grace Lancaster. Hazel meets a boy named Augustus at a cancer support group and they fall in love.

The Fault In Our Stars is one of my favorite books because it has humor and romance, but it’s not a romantic comedy. It is such an amazing book and I'm not exaggerating when I say I've read it about 
thirty times. I have tried to get all of my friends to read it and have been quite successful. One of my friends said she doesn't want to read it because it's a sad book and she doesn't like sad books. The story itself isn't necessarily sad because it's funny in most parts. It only gets sad when you near the end of the book.

My Three Words: Cute, funny, and sad

My Recommendation: Readers that like romance stories would enjoy this, but everybody should read it whether you normally read romance or not because it's such a great book.

My Rating: 5/5

Check out my review of the movie here.