The following review is about a book published in 2010, but I totally think it’s well worth another read. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. “Boys, let us get up a club. With those words, six restless young men raided the linens at a friend’s mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on… Continue reading Flashback Book Review: They Call Themselves the KKK by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Publisher Description: “Set in Poland during the Second World War, Anna and the Swallow Man is a stunning, literary, and wholly original New York Times bestseller and Publishers Weekly best book of the year perfect for readers of The Book Thief and All the Light We Cannot See. Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers and… Continue reading Review: Anna and the Swallow Man
…seriously, do not read past the plot synopsis if you haven’t read this book and/or you actually care about the ending being spoiled…consider yourself forewarned. Review: Miles “Pudge” Halter is obsessed with famous last words; his favorite being that of poet Francois Rabelais who said, “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” The idea of… Continue reading Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green … [RIFE WITH SPOILERS]
As Banned Books Week draws to a close, I thought I’d share one of my favorites, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This books remains in the top 50 banned books for 1990-1999 at the number 38 spot. If you skipped this book in High School, I implore you to give it another shot. The story follows… Continue reading Friday Favorite: Stay Gold, Pony Boy!
Up next on this fine, banned book Thursday…The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Review: After the people attempted to rise up against their government and their efforts were squashed, the Capitol has maintained strict authoritative order. One of the annual happenings, and part of this strict order, is something called the Hunger Games. Each of… Continue reading As if you didn’t expect a Banned Books review about the Hunger Games… 😉
Review: A genie of the lamp grants Weetzie Bat three wishes. The three wishes begin to come true as Weetzie meets her “Secret Agent Lover Man” (named just that), and her gay best friend Dirk meets “Duck.” They all live together in a house in Los Angeles that Dirk inherited from his grandmother. When Weetzie… Continue reading Banned Book Review #4: Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
Review: Arnold Spirit Jr. was born with certain deficiencies. He lives on the Spokane Indian Reservation and attends school there…that is, until he throws a text book at a teacher. The teacher forgives Junior, but urges him to get out of the reservation if he wants to reach his full potential. After that incident, Junior… Continue reading Banned Book #3: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie