Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Book Reviews

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Book Review: I have mixed emotions about recommending this book. I didn't exactly love it or hate it! I did find the book interesting but I didn't realize it was about the German occupation in the Channel Islands. My two biggest issues with the book...The book is all letters being written back and forth from friends. I would of like a little bit of narration in between all the letters plus it would of made the book flow a little bit easier in the beginning. Also, something else bugged me about this book but I'm not going to get into with this post. It's a nice historical novel but it's okay in my opinion. I would give it three stars out of five.

3 Willows-The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares

I swore off this writer after finishing The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book number four. I wasn't happy with the last book in the series. So, when I came across this book...I had my doubts. Sometimes, it's best to end a series not keep it going but I was wrong. I LOVED IT!!!!!! I want more stories about these three friends. The author has redeemed herself. This book is good for girls 14 and up. The traveling pants series is good for grown woman looking back into their own teen years. I wouldn't recommend them for actual teens.

Flip-Flop Girl by Katherine Paterson

I accidently, deleted the picture of the book. ARGHH, I hate and this is one of the reason I don't like to blog much anymore.

I love Katherine Paterson books...I mean...I love them all.

It's a quick short read but it still delievers a powerful message at the end of the book.

It's about friendship, death, no judging, and owning up to mistakes.

This book is good for anyone 8 years old and up!

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I'm hoping to make it to book group but it's always starts so freak'n late at night. If I don't make it than I will come back and write up a review. This book is a classic and it's message is so powerful. I would read it over a hundred times and never get tried from reading it.


1 comment:

banananutmeg said...

great reviews, thanks Lara! I feel the same way about starting was difficult to keep the characters straight at the beginning...even a character map would have been helpful to refrence so I could keep track of how everyone knew or was related to one another. I also know like nothing about the german occupation, so it probably would have been easier to understand if i had paid attention in my history classes.