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Monday, 20 February 2012
author: Brian Selznick
from the acclaimed author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret comes a the wonderful new book, Wonderstruck.
Ben, a boy from Gunflint Lake, Minnesota in 1977, longs for the father he has never known. A young girl, Rose from 1927 New Jersy, dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook and the dazzling lights of New York. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room, and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing. (blurb from wonderstruck website)i absolutley enjoyed reading this novel. i loved watching the 2 stories unfold together, Ben's in words and Rose's in pictures. the 2 thread story worked beautifully, supporting each other and coming togther nicely at the end, though it was a tad clique and unrealistic it was a lovely ending.
this book is set mainly in New York, with special emphasis on the Museum of Natural History. it is such a rich setting. i'd read this book just for the settings. if you are a lover of NYC or New york set stories such as those of David Levithan, then you will love this.
while we did get to know the characters, esecially Ben, i'd have loved to see more character development. i really wanted to know more. i felt a bit like i didn't Really get to know them, though what i knew i really liked. Ben was endering.
as you can see the pictures are just beautiful. my favourite, or one of, is page 196/7. i really loved Wonderstruck, it's a great book to just read, but would be PERFECT for sharing with someone younger, as it really is a childrens/ young YA novel.
Post by Anna from Cherry Banana Split
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Friday, 17 February 2012
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Clea is back and is still searching for the answers about her missing father and her connection with the elusive and dangerous Sage. But will her discoveries put her in even greater danger?
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Tuesday, 14 February 2012
So this Valentines day, try a book. You never know; it might be true love.
Friday, 10 February 2012
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: 2nd January 2012
My Rating: 4/5
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
In A Nutshell:
A light, quick, romance novel that is great for escaping but could otherwise benefit from being longer with more character development.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
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Sunday, 5 February 2012
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: YA dystopian/romance
Release date: February 1, 2011
Format: paperback, 441 pages
Source: bought from Dymocks
Other details: on my Aussie Swap list
My rating: 3.5 stars
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
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