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
A Separate Peace by John Knowles Adventure Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This was about two best friends at an all-male boarding hih school, until World War II breaks out and severs their friendship. Review # 2 * Star (A waste of time!) The book A Separate Peace is about two boys, Gene and Finny, and their years at school together as best friends. This is a … 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
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