Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I liked the book, since it was nonfiction, but felt as though it was made up. The main character, Louis, is a great athlete and is able to compete at the Berlin Olympics, and is even able to meet Hitler himself. Louis is drafted and joins the Air Force, only to have his plane shot down. Louis survives the Pacific Ocean, … Read more
Who Was Walt Disney? Who Was series by Whitney Stewart Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Walt was a boy who loved to play pranks and jokes. He was an ambulance driver in France during WWI. He was creator of Mickey Mouse and Disney. He also loved to entertain people. He often got himself in trouble. His family was poor, but he had the happiest times of his childhood on … Read more
Who Was Stan Lee? Who Was series by Geoff Edgers Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Stan Lee was just 17 when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then Stan has launched a comic book empire, Marvel Comics. He created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider Man, and the Fantastic Four, and many more.
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Glass Castle is about Jeanette Walls’ life growing up in a broken family. The book is very raw and often shocking as she exposes the everyday life she had. I really liked this memoir and am glad I picked it up. I would recommend this to anybody who enjoys reading. It will be worth your time, but be … Read more
Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder Graphic Novel Biography/Memoir Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Tyler Feder was 19 when her mom died from cancer. Now in her 30s, Tyler still feels like a huge chunk of her is missing AND that her mother is still with her in all kinds of ways. She wrote this memoir of this time in her life – just as she was becoming a new … Read more
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) At 24 years old, Susannah Cahalan is an ambitious dedicated reporter for the New York Post. She is seemingly healthy until little things start to go awry and her health starts to deteriorate. Doctors are perplexed at what is wrong and suggest she has mono, but later her seizures prove otherwise. She starts having hallucinations and is admitted to … Read more
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Autobiography Biography Non-fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Trevor Noah, comedian and current host (as of 2020) of The Daily Show, was born and raised in South Africa under apartheid. He was literally “born a crime,” as his mother was black and his father was white, and their relationship was deemed illegal, as was Trevor, the result of it. Still, there were … Read more
Night by Elie Wiesel Biography Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This tells the story of survival during a time of despair. This book represents the horrors that were subjected upon so many innocent lives during the Holocaust. Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) Narrated by Eliezer, this story follows the life of a 12-year-old boy who has to endure the hardships of the Holocaust. They were treated with unimaginable … Read more