The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


I would rate this book ★★★★★

This book is about a little boy growing up in Afghanistan in the 70’s during the war. He ends up escaping with his father, putting down roots in California and making a life for himself, where he meets a woman and falls in love. The unthinkable happens and he finds himself back in Afghanistan after years of being away. Memories of his old life flood back, and he finds the New Afghanistan is nothing likfe what he remembers from his childhood. He falls in love with his childhood friends child, who was orphaned because of the Taliban, and he adopts the boy. I absolutely loved this book, it still holds up today because the war in Afghanistan is still going on. I feel like I could understand the characters lives. This book is so good and I highly recommend this book for everyone.


Wildflowers Series by V.C. Andrews


397468I would rate this series ★★★★★

I am a huge fan of V.C. Andrews books. I just seem to relate to them so well. Even though this book series was ghostwritten by Andrew Neiderman, it still reads just like a regular V.C. Andrews book series. This has to be I think my favourite V.C. Andrews book series to date. The characters are so very relatable. Continue reading “Wildflowers Series by V.C. Andrews”

Animal Farm by George Orwell


I would rate this book ★★★★★

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors. 

I read this book while I was in high school. It is about political propaganda. I didn’t think I would like this book, but I had to read it for an English assignment, and absolutely loved it and have read it multiple times since high school. It has stood out from all the other books I have read during high school. I cannot say enough good things about this book. it’s a timeless classic, and a lot of the stuff the book talks about still hold up in today’s society. I highly recommend you read this book, unless you have already read it then I recommend you to read it again. It’s just too good to miss.

A Stolen Life & Freedom by Jaycee Lee Dugard

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I love true stories whether they be true crime, biographies, autobiographies, I love them all. I have always known about Jaycee’s story, but did not want to read the books because I figured it would freak me out too much. What she went through was awful, and her story did freak me out. I felt so horrible reading what she has been through. Continue reading “A Stolen Life & Freedom by Jaycee Lee Dugard”

Treasures Of The Isle Of The Lost Series by Melissa De La Cruz


I would rate this series ★★★★★

As a fellow Disney fan, when I heard they were making a new story about the children of the Disney villains we all know and love, I was excited and a little bit skeptical. When the movie came out I sat down to watch it with my little brother, and although I was initially annoyed that it was a musical, I soon found myself immersed into the story and eventually singing along. It ended up being a very good story. I found myself excited for what was coming next and then this summer me and my brother sat down to watch the second one, which was even better than the first! and I have to give props to the people who were doing these movies because everything was just so…magical! (yes I went there lol), the songs were incredibly catchy, and the acting was awesome I almost didn’t feel silly being a 26-year-old woman watching a movie made for children, then a few weeks ago I found out there were books that take place before and between the two movies. I love books as much and maybe even more than the next person, so when I found out there were books i was so excited! so I went in search of them and found them pretty quickly. I am rambling here so I will move on with my review.

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The Little Voice by Joss Sheldon


I would rate this book ★

“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?”

Dear reader,

My character has been shaped by two opposing forces; the pressure to conform to social norms, and the pressure to be true to myself. To be honest with you, these forces have really torn me apart. They’ve pulled me one way and then the other. At times, they’ve left me questioning my whole entire existence.

But please don’t think that I’m angry or morose. I’m not. Because through adversity comes knowledge. I’ve suffered, it’s true. But I’ve learnt from my pain. I’ve become a better person.

Now, for the first time, I’m ready to tell my story. Perhaps it will inspire you. Perhaps it will encourage you to think in a whole new way. Perhaps it won’t. There’s only one way to find out…

Enjoy the book,

Yew Shodkin

I really tried to like this book. I really did. But I couldn’t get into it. I felt it was really awkward and strange and hard to understand. I sat down and read the entire book in 20 minutes. I will try to read Sheldon’s other books, but as having this one as my first foray into his books, it left a bad taste in my mouth and makes me kind of hesitant to read his other stories. There was long stretches of nothing going on, and when things were going on they were just so confusing and weird. I feel really bad about this but I will not be reading this book again.

Hatchet Series by Gary Paulsen

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Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake–and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure.

My brother had recommended I review this book. It actually surprised me it is quite incredible. I initially wasn’t sure about the book but I’m glad I gave it a chance. After I got done reading the first one I was left with “that’s it?” but then found out there is more to the story so I was quite happy with that. I didn’t really feel like I related to the story much because I have never found myself in the situations Brian has found himself in, but after reading the story, I felt like I had been there, and that I had been through this big experience alongside Brian.

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A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole


I would rate this book ★★★★★

One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. One boy. One girl. A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade. A bond that neither time nor distance can break. A bond that will last forever. Or so they believe.When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation? Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come.

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Villains Trilogy by Serena Valentino


I would rate this series ★★★★★

I am a huge Disney fan so when I found out about these books I had to read them immediately. I devoured them pretty quickly. It is Serena Valentino’s take on the villains from the Disney stories we all know and love. It shows a different side to them so that you can understand why they turned out the way they did. I really enjoyed this series and was sad when I finished it but another book is expected to be coming out October 3rd 2017.

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Being Jazz: My Life As A (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings


I would rate this book ★★★★★

Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults.

In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don’t understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body.

What can I say about this book? Jazz Jennings is amazing. She’s only young but she knows what she wants in life and she goes after it. She is an advocate for the LGBTQ family, she stands up for what she believes in, she loves her family fiercely and they return the love just as fiercely. I love everything there is about this girl. She’s a great role model, she’s a lover of mermaids, as am I. This book chronicles her life as she transitioned from Jaron to Jazz, it talks about her struggles going through life when people are less than kind, the judgements she gets, not being allowed on the girls soccer team because she is a “boy”, her relationships with her family, friends, boys (or lack of attention from boys), her love of soccer, exclusion from every day life things most people take for granted, etc. It’s such a great book I highly recommend this one. It is very educational and informative.