A Thousand Splendid Suns
The main plot, set in Afghanistan from the 1960s to the 1990s, is about Taliban Control. It follows the lives of two women in their war torn country experiencing domestic abuse, and a main theme is of oppression of Afghan women. The main plot seemed to fulfill my criteria. I like that the novel is split into dual narratives. All the way through the novel Hosseini weaves in information about Afghanistan's situation. I love that it is above all a story of hope and of life.
This book is about Malcolm, who is a football player in a summer league. He finds out the winning team gets to practice with a Major League Soccer team. Malcolm gets stuck on the worst team in the league with a terrible coach. I like this book because I'm a huge football fan and I'm signing up to play in a summer league.
Life in Motion
Biography & Autobiography
Misty Copeland is a famous ballerina. She was poor and came from a bad neighborhood. The book tells about how she became one of the best dancers in the American Ballet Theatre. I love reading about real people, and I really like ballet. This is a great book!
War Horse is about a horse named Joey during World War I. He has to leave his home and his owner who he loves. It's really sad, but he keeps fighting to survive. I saw the movie, and I like the book a lot.
Anne Frank is a real person who lived in Amsterdam during WWII. She and her family, who were Jewish, had to hide from the Nazis in the back of her father's office. It's incredible how brave they were. I like the book, but I also hate it because I dread what going to happen to her. (I already know.)
Fight Club: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. Fight Club's narrator quits his job when he meets Tyler Durden, who holds secret boxing matches in the basement of bars. There two men fight "as long as they have to." This is incredible writing that focuses on the core of our modern world.
This book is about Thomas Peaceful. His older brother is forced to join the British Army, and Thomas decides to sign up too, even though he is only fourteen. I really like the author, Michael Morpurgo. This is the fourth book I've read of his, and I think he is a great story teller. You always want to keep reading.
February 28, 2012
This is an amazing book. I really like futuristic settings and adventures where you can't put the book down. I kind of wish I hadn't seen the film before I read the book, because I already know the end.