The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken Adventure Classics Historical Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Bonnie’s cousin Sylvia comes to live with her when Sylvia’s elderly aunt Jane feels she can no longer care for her properly. Bonnie’s own parents are leaving on a sea voyage – in an attempt to improve her mother’s health – and the girls are to be left in the care of a distant … Read more
The Awakening by Kate Chopin Classic Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Edna Pontellier falls in love with Robert even though she’s married with 2 kids. She fails to find liberation from society and commits suicide. I liked this because it was very realistic. Chopin beautifully captured the progress of Edna’s emotions up until her death.
Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables #1 by LM Montgomery Classic Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) A girl named Anne is sent to live with a brother and sister in the place of a boy. The siblings almost send the girl back, but her charm stops them. Anne makes some great friends and gets several prestigious honors in school, as she does very well at school. The brother … Read more
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Classic Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is written from the point of view of Holden Caulfield, a high school student living in NYC who has just been kicked out of Pencey (school). The story is a mental exploration, and you are sitting in Holden’s mind. Many things are “just depressing” to him. All he does is think and analyze and … Read more
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) Think back to New York in the 1920s: The Jazz Age – a place where the wealthy inhabitants of the East get their lives tossed around because they have nothing better to do. The story surrounds the romance of Jay Gatsby and Diasy Buchanan – what it could have been if Daisy hadn’t married Tom … Read more
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Adventure Classic Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) A bunch of boys get stranded on an island. They start turning on one another, losing their sense of civilization and becoming savage. Review #2 * Star (A waste of time!) A group of boys get stuck on an island and have to try to survive and maintain what keeps them away from savagery. I didn’t … Read more
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Adventure Classic Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Review # 1 * Star (A waste of time!) I hated this book because it was the most boring thing I have ever read in my life. It is about a young boy that likes to get in trouble. He does an array of bad things, from faking his own death to uncovering a scandal. Review # 2 * * Stars … Read more
Little House in the Big Woods Little House #1 by Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Characters: Laura, Mary, Carrie, Ma, and Pa It’s a story of a girl named Laura and her family’s life in the big woods. I enjoyed this book because I love the author, Laura, and her books are so interesting and what makes it better is they’re true! Review #2 * * … Read more