Trang người dùng, tất cả bài đánh giá và bài đánh giá của người dùng về sách
This book is sad, but in a different way than say The Book Thief. It's more subtle and you feel yourself being uplifted by the hope and energy of the 11-year-old protagonist (who is quickly dying of cancer) while crying at the same time. The book is written from the pov of Sam, the 11-year-old boy, and he inserts things like lists of things he wants to do before he dies, and lots of unanswerable questions, most about his own death. It feels just like the voice of a young boy who is just trying to figure out the world. I really enjoyed reading it and I would highly recommend it.
The twists and turns in the conclusion of this 2 parter strike suddenly and with gusto. I had a feeling throughout about how and when characters would interact (my favorite part of time travel stories), but the details often surprised me. Unfortunately the narrative is a bit repetitive, to the point that several characters may obsess over the same detail in the same fashion. It had the desired effect-- the suspense!-- but it grew redundant and bland. And with individual characters breezing through a few alter egos, by the end I found it quite difficult to keep track of what happened in each scene and when.
One of those books I didn't want to finish because I liked the characters so much, particularly the development of the relationship between Calpurnia and Grandfather. It seems this book would be enjoyed by the girls who are ready to move beyond Little House. The history, curiosity, nature--and the pacing of the book.
Mau, an islander, is headed home to complete his journey to becoming a man. A tsunami throws him off-course and wipes out everyone on the island. When Mau returns, he must bury all of the dead. And, somehow, survive. The tsunami also drives a ship deep onto the island. A girl, Daphne, is the only survivor. She discovers Mau and they build a new nation. Stragglers, alerted to life by smoke from the fire, arrive in various stages of need. Daphne, 138th in line to the English throne, proves to be a strong young woman, willing to help birth babies, remove limbs, and stitch wounds. Mau proves he's a man without completing the ceremony by leading the nation. He prepares for war, protects his people, and defeats the cannibals. Not the typical happy ending one might expect, though.
Danh sách sách miễn phí Anna Kulman 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.