One of my favortie books of all time is Hangman's Curse by Frank E. Peretti. Hangman's Curse really makes teenagers think about how "clicks" in highschool really affect the students. In this book, a group of goths are picked on by the popular kids. The popular kids literally make the goth's lives a waking nightmare. Well the gothic teens, decide to get revenge, and have the upper hand for once. They take the legend of Abel Frye, a student who hung himself at the highschool and gets revenge for those who call on him, and make it reality. The kids who picked on the goths start getting sick and are on their death beds. Desperately, the school's principal calls in the Veritas Project. They are a family whose mission is to simply uncover the truth. What is the truth? Read Hangman's Curse and find out! Hangman's Curse is also an excellent movie which follows the book better than most movies do. I love this book, and read it again and again. I find it so intriguing how people could really be this cruel to people; simply because they do not dress the same way as them. It makes you think about how badly society judges people who dare to be different.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I recently just finished the book If I Stay by Gayle Forman. This book truly made me open my eyes to the fact that every decision we make impacts everyone. In If I Stay everything in Mia's life was going perfectly. A nice boyfriend, a talent for the chello, and an amazing family. Her toughest choice then was if she should go to Julliard should she be accepted. Then one day everything changed with one mistake. All of Mia's choices, except for one, are ripped away from her. Should she go with what is right or what is easy? If I Stay was a book that emotionally moved me. I absolutely loved it, and I highly recommend it to teenagers and adults alike. Gayle Forman wrote an entertaining, yet emotional story. The story line kept me hooked the whole time, and I can not wait for the movie since the book has such a hold over me.
Monday, September 14, 2009
This past week I just finished reading the book Meridian by Amber Kizer. This is the first book by her that I have read, and I would love to read more. I was entranced from the very beginning. Meridian is about a teenage girl named Meridian, that has felt out of place her whole life. Ever since she was born, her life revolved around death, because dead animals always appeared around her. She thought she was just a freak, until the day of her 16th birthday. On that day a car crash occurs in front of her house, and she feels excessive pain. Next thing she knows, she is living at her Aunt's house, along with a boy named Tens. While there, she learns that she is an extrordinary being, and why death always surrounds her. During this, Meridian and Tens also develop an interesting relationship, and Meridian learns that her and Tens have a profound connection. All that Meridian learns comes down to the ultimate battle of light versus dark. Which will win? Read Meridian by Amber Kizer to find out!