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These boys had a great time... doing everything! A visit with grandparents at the beach turns into a week filled with trips to nature camp and all the things that make a lazy summer great, including eating large amounts of waffles and playing video games together. Frazee does a great job of making one of those all-important weeks seem like an entire summer filled with monumental journeys, a little boredom, and wild discovery. Pick this one for inspiration for your own summer adventures, or read to a youngster who can't wait for summer to start.
I love, love, love Alexander McCall Smith's Mma Ramotswe series, but this book almost put me off his books completely. It was dull, you didn't care about the events or the characters one bit. Don't read it. It's annoying.
Christy Williams parent's died in a car accident. Not long after that she ran away from her aunt's home cutting all contact with her aunt and her younger sister, May. The only contact she has from back home is with a lawyer, an old friend of her father's who has promised not to tell anyone where she is at. Christy's life is ugly. She's lied, stolen, smokes and become an alocholic. She'd like to go home, but she can't not in this shape. Then circumstances propel her toward home, running for her life. I loved that Christy is so broken and has fallen so far from hope. Will she find redemption? So many in real life have that same fear. It's a long road fraught with danger and I found myself wondering if there would be any hope for this character. Could she be saved? Well-written with setting details that pull you into the story and hang on to you until the end.
3.5 stars. I liked to get a more accurate picture of what some of the crappy jobs are really like, and I have more sympathy (pity?) for those who have to work them. However, the author does not convince me that companies like Walmart are the big ugly employers, and that minimum wage should be a lot higher.
I have read this book many times. I usually read it about 7 year intervals. I love everything about this book, particularly as it presents the Arthurian legends from a female perspective and from the perspective of a powerful female. Great symbolism!
It's funny to read a book after seeing a movie - especially such an iconic one. But I loved this book - it was beautifully written - the characters were rich and complex and the story was completely engrossing. The fact that more of the story took place in Italy intrigued me - the characters there were much more involved than in the movie.
I just finished the audio version of Full Black and was blown away. I found myself cheering on the way to work listening to chapter 32. The manner in which Brad Thor weaves real, current political climate into a work of fiction is inspiring. I hated getting to work each morning because that meant I had to put Scott Hovath on hold for 10 hours. The ending had me on the edge of my seat and now I can't wait for the next installment.
Amanda Lifson Mr. Rich English 13 October, 2011 Vizzini, Ned. It's Kind of a Funny Story. New York: Miramax /Hyperion For Children, 2006. Print. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini is a book that deals with the enormous pressure put on teenagers to achieve academically and how that pressure leads to depression and suicide. That sounds like a pretty heavy book. The themes are mature, but the book is written in a way that you are able to tolerate horrible situations through laughter. You learn while chuckling that striving to achieve is not worth losing your happiness. The protagonist, Craig Gilner, is a freshman in high school who has already mapped out what he views as the perfect plan to be successful in life. This plan includes perfect grades that he believes will lead to a perfect life. “Which meant I wasn’t going to get a 98 in the class, which meant I wasn’t anywhere close to a 98.6 average (body temperature, that’s what you needed to get)…” (14 Vizzini). If Gilner doesn’t achieve a 98.6 average in class then, in his twisted way of thinking, his destiny becomes one of failure, through a downward spiral that from one step to another leads to homelessness and depression. You aren’t surprised when his failure in school leads him to almost jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge. In a moment of clarity, Craig decides to save himself by checking into an adult psychiatric hospital. At this point you are preparing for mental breakdowns, insane people and their problems, and overbearing doctors. It doesn’t happen. Craig struggles, sure, but he slowly gets better. You gradually learn, along with Craig, that it is more important to live life than to live up to the expectations of society and the conventional notion of “success.” As Craig discovers this, he also begins to realizes how genuine his fellow patients are and how insincere his friends at home are by comparison. The phone call from the outside world is no longer a comfort or a way back to a better place: “And I slam the phone down. It hits my finger and I go howling into my room, next to Muqtada. “What happened?” he asks. “I don’t have any friends, I say jumping and holding my finger. “This is a tough thing to learn”” (257-258 Vizzini). From that point on, Craig takes a hard look at what he truly values in life and what makes him happy. There is a freedom Craig experiences as he gets rid of the friends, the plan, and the self-imposed pressure that nearly drove him to the brink. While Craig is busy figuring out how to survive his teenage years and beyond, he is surrounded by tiny, insane moments that make you smile. There is an activities room bongo session to the song “I Shot the Sherif,” a poker game where a conspiracy theorist with no teeth, stuffs her bra with buttons for betting, and Armelio, the self-elected president of the ward, who answers the wing’s phone with “Joe’s Pub.” It’s Kind of a Funny Story has a dark plot. Yet, in reality, the book is more hopeful and humorous. For so many teenagers the problems Craig faces in this book are personal and relatable. His story gives a positive message to kids in the world struggling with depression like Craig. This novel is for anyone who believes life is tough but that it can get better, and the path through life can be kind of a funny story.
Danh sách sách miễn phí Joris Swinnen 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.