As you may have noticed, I added a few new book review categories.
The Life of a Banana by PP Wong.
When her mother dies in a freak accident, our 12-year-old narrator Xing and older brother Lai Ker move in with their domineering grandmother, disabled uncle, and wannabe-actress aunt.
The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Flora’s rating: 4/5
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult
Length: 243 pages (but it’s not as tall as a standard paperback, so it’s not really that long)
Darker than her previous novels, Susin peoples this novel about the ultimate cost of bullying with a cast of fabulous characters, dark humour, and a lovable, difficult protagonist struggling to come to terms with the horrible crime his brother has committed.
The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean.
I’d been eyeing this for a while, but Robert really convinced me to read it. I was worried with that title it would be a bit too silly, but I shouldn’t have worried.
For those who are on the Book Review Directory list, you might be interested to know that I have two new badges available for use!
The New York Trilogy, published: 1988
This book was actually recommended to me by my boss. I know, random! We were discussing some of our favorite authors and even genres, and he happened to have one of his favorite books on him and just said, “Here, give this a read.” Although I have never heard of the author or book, I was intrigued.
One of the reasons I read this book is because it reminded me of the song by Kelly Clarkson. Just like I loved the song, I loved the book too. :)
Name: Since You’ve Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson
Shoto’s Rating: 4.5/5
This book was a very pleasant surprise. I didn’t know what to expect when I read the blurb about Under Dark Skies. After seeing the cover, I thought that there might be some sort of werewolf or dark fantasy sort of thing going on, but figured that I would give it a shot anyway. (I really don’t like most werewolf books.) Well, this wasn’t what I expected at all.