Trang người dùng, tất cả bài đánh giá và bài đánh giá của người dùng về sách
bought this in San Francisco. written by the same guy who wrote Morvern Callar, which Lynne Ramsay turned into one of my favorite movies. i've started it like three times but its written in bizzare phonetic Scottish vernacular, really need to buckle down to make sense of it.
It was kind of hard for me to get through. Not because I didn't like it, but more because it was slow moving and a little difficult to get into. I liked it though. It was an interesting perspective. I have read Anne Frank's Diary multiple times and loved it so I thought I would give this fictional work a chance, and I didn't regret it, but it wasn't a fantastic read either
Dobby is ridiculous, as are most house-elves, and he just annoyed me from the start. Ginny Weasly is adorable and I love her. She loves Harry, which is super cute. I really liked this book because of all the Voldemort history, which I think is really interesting. Books one and two are definitely my least favorite. The others have so much more going on in them.
I feel like my imagination isn't big enough to even begin to comprehend what life is like growing up in Somalia, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia - as a female Muslim with an absent father and an abusive mother. Even though Ayaan does a good job covering her youth and describing her life to those who have no frame of reference for that kind of life, it still is hard to imagine. It goes without saying that those of us born and raised in the United States have been so amply blessed; its almost beyond comprehension. So, the most interesting part of the book, in addition to getting an insider's view and perspective on Islam, is when Ayaan makes a run for it and becomes a refugee in Holland. This happens about two-thirds through the book, so by the time she makes her escape, I was almost numb to the brutality of her existenance as a female Muslim. Watching her discover democracy and a country where people don't routinly kill one another is most amazing. It gave me a fresh perspective on our way of life, and how great it truly is, despite its faults. Ayaan, after realizing that this non-Muslim country was a great place, even though her up-bringing told her that all non-Muslim places would be awful, she begins some serious soul-searching about her faith. Again, very interesting to watch her question and reason with her faith and the Western lifestyle. I won't give away the ending, but she concludes with a controversial thought: why is abuse and intolerance allowed to be masked in the name of religion? If you don't know who Ayaan is, she made a short film with Theo Van Gough about the submission of women in Islam. Theo was shot and stabbed to death in broad daylight, in front of 50 witnesses. His throat was slit, and a letter was stabbed to his chest. The letter was addressed to Ayaan. The murderer was Muslim and says he killed Theo because he spoke out negatively about Islam.
First I'd like to say that it was a very enjoyable read, but when I think of it, I feel like it was more of a 3-star read. Then I think again and realize how good it actually is. I absolutely love Jodi Picoult's writing style. The characters and their personalities are just so perfect. The best thing about this book is the shifting perspectives. It gave me a good idea of what Asperger's is like. I especially admired Jacob's character. I like the fact that the author shows us (in detail) what Jacob's life was like before Jess died; that way the reader doesn't feel rushed into the plot. The only thing I don't like about it is the ending. It's unpredictable, but isn't shocking or notable. It's simple and sweet, but ambiguous at the same time and left me sitting there wondering what really happened. I would have given this book 3 stars if I didn't actually enjoy it. Well, up until the end at least. The ending just made me feel like I put down a book I haven't exactly finished yet. If someone ever asks me what the book's about, and how it ends, I'm not so sure I'll know what to say. It pretty much tells you to believe whatever ending of the story you like. I'm not so sure I can do that. 4 stars because I really needed a nice, long book that I can pick up when the going got tough. Oh, and I hated Rich.
Danh sách sách miễn phí Juniela Mae được coi là lý tưởng để đọc trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Trực tuyến Người đọc" mạnh mẽ đề nghị xem chúng.