I wasn’t particularly excited to read this book because it was a requirement for a class I am taking, but I enjoyed it a lot more than I anticipated. The book has been on and off the indie bestseller list for at least a year and I understand why. It tells a compelling story of a woman who was completely unrecognized for a great contribution for decades. The book was quite interesting and I think it should be read because the subject matter affects us all. No one can or should ignore the things that Henrietta Lacks has done for us.
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I have always been a huge fan of Christopher Moore ever since I read his book Lamb. This book is one of my all time favorites and I have really enjoyed most of Moore’s other novels. His most recent book has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for several weeks, and is called Sacré Bleu. I really enjoyed this novel and Moore proved to me another time how little the subject matter of his books affects how interested I will be. Let’s just say that I was not fascinated with the French impressionists before I read this book.
I was instantly drawn to this book because I have always defined myself as a complete introvert. I am definitely that girl who would rather stay home and read on a Friday night instead of going to a party. This book is an absolutely fascinating look into the lives of introverts in an extrovert world and I think it was a long time coming. Cain writes with a deliberate passion that lets me know that she truly cares about this subject. This book has given me many revelations about my behavior that can help me in my future. Continue reading
I finished the last book of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan series in January, and am finally getting around to writing a review for the series. I really enjoyed these books and was able to read them quite quickly because of it. I have read other books by this author, but this series is quite different than the Uglies books, and just as well written. The books combine an interesting fictional story with bits of historical elements and come up with something quite unique. I recommend this book to readers of both the historical genre and fantasy genre. Continue reading
I have always been a big fan of the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare, so when my friends suggested her second series, the Infernal Devices, I was eager to read them. These books, the first of which is called Clockwork Angel, are just as good as the Mortal Instruments books. All of Clare’s books are very exciting and quick reads. They are set in our world, but with the addition of people called Shadowhunters, who control the world’s vast population of magical and mythical creatures. I really enjoyed Clockwork Prince, the second book in the trilogy, and eagerly await the release of the third book, entitled Clockwork Princess. Continue reading
I received this book for Christmas and I have finally gotten around to reviewing it. The book was fairly enjoyable and I liked reading it, although it has several flaws I would like to point out. I think it is a valuable read to any “geek” or “nerd” girl because there are a lot of really good things in here. I applaud Ms. Simon for going for it in this book, even though she missed the mark at times. Continue reading
I enjoyed this novel to the fullest. I chose to read it last summer before I watched the movie, but let it fall to the wayside sadly (I also shamefully have not seen the movie yet). I regret having waited so long, because this book was so extremely enjoyable. I started it last Saturday night at around midnight and finished it Monday around two AM. I hope this expresses what a fast read this book is. The great thing is that I was entertained the whole time. The book was not a fast read because it was simple, young, or boring. It was wonderful to read in every way and I highly recommend it for all readers. Continue reading
I was given this book by one of my friends who really enjoyed it. I was really pleased with it, especially because it wasn’t on my list of books I wanted to read soon. The book is simply adorable, sweet, and wonderful. It is a real feel-good book, but that won’t make you enjoy it any less. It is not simple and meaningless, it is just really enjoyable to read. Continue reading
I am eager to review this book although I read it a while back. John Green’s book is very important to the Nerdfighter community and I really enjoyed it. Although I have read all of John’s other books and really enjoyed them, TFIOS was one of my favorites, as well as one of my favorite books period. I was very worried about reading it at first because I knew it was about cancer and that it would be sad. My surprise was that it was surprisingly happy and positive at times.
The story is about a young cancer survivor named Hazel who has a very interesting outlook on life and is obsessed with a book that no one else knows. Hazel meets another survivor named Augustus, who changes her life and story forever. Hazel is extremely mature and has such a profound outlook that I was absolutely fascinated by the book. The story is wonderful in that on one page you can be laughing and on the next you’re crying your eyes out.
The story is very sad, that’s true, but what is incredible is what I believe is an incredible understanding of the cancer survivor and an ongoing disease. The book often mentions how cancer victims and survivors are so “strong” and “brave” and that they are always doing so well. The story tries to do away with this ridiculous stereotype and makes things real. Hazel seems like a real person. She’s not perfect, she isn’t always strong, and she hates her disease. She isn’t just happy-go-lucky because a real person has ups and downs and would not be able to deal with such a disease with complete and utter grace.
I recommend this book to anyone, especially those who are interested in reading something unique that hasn’t been seen before. This book is not an inspiring cancer story, it is about the realities of the disease as well as the simple realities of life itself. I think it is really profound and worthwhile. Do be warned, you will be bawling your eyes out by the last 4th of the book. I give this book a 4/5 for my 1000 books.
I must confess that I decided to read this book because of the upcoming movie with Logan Lerman, my self-proclaimed celebrity husband. Despite this motivation I was extremely glad that I read this book in general. I really hope the movie can live up to it because it is supremely beautiful and a wonderful read. Continue reading