I'm 2 days late for the 6th anniversary of my reading this novel, but I've been meaning to review this book for forever, so why wait a whole 363 more days to get it right on the 7th anniversary when I can stop wasting time and review it right now?
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) is perhaps my favorite, and most-disturbing, dystopian novel I've ever read is definitely this Orwellian classic. And what makes it most terrifying is that so many of the techniques and technologies of this authoritarian government are already here: big TV screens, cameras, etc. And given "the War on Terror" since 9/11/2001 and subsequent Islamophobia in America the Hour of Hate, unfortunately, isn't that hard to imagine like it once might have. Although, given this novel was published soon after the end of WWII, I suppose that it's never been that far of a stretch of the imagination (and that's pretty scary).
I read this book on a whim five years ago, and I'm so glad I did. The story haunted me so much that it stayed with me in the forefront of my mind for two years.
The last year I was in middle school, I read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey in class and loved it. Then, when I needed to pick a book to write a paper on that same year, I read Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen. Then high school happened and now in my first year of college, I find myself returning to Greenberg's semi-autobiographical story to write a paper for my Intro to Psych class.
Having read those other two books in the interim, my understanding of the material has changed and grown. Even so, the experience of the book was just as powerful, if not more so, than my first reading. I recommend this book to everyone.
I was waiting for this book for what felt like forever, and then college started, and BAM! It was September 8th. I have ordered a signed copy, but since I forgot to have them send it to me at school. I got the eBook because I couldn't wait to get into Kaidan Rowe's head and see what he thought of his and Anna's adventure (especially Sweet Peril and Sweet Reckoning... oh, who am I kidding? I wanted his take on the whole thing!). And Wendy Higgins didn't disappoint.
In Sarah J. Maas’ thrilling debut Throne of Glass, a retelling of the classic Cinderella tale with a twist, the meek Disney princess is transformed into a notorious assassin. When the crown prince offers Celaena Sardothien a new chance at freedom, she leaps at the opportunity to leave the Endovier salt mines. She is then invited to the castle to compete in a Hunger Games-esque fight to the death against twenty-three other killers of the realm.
While Prince Dorian likes her, his captain of the guard, Chaol, is less impressed by the new guest. When a mysterious killer begins picking off the competitors, Celaena must find the culprit before she becomes the next victim.
“So wrong for each other…and yet so right.” I will admit, when I first saw the cover and tagline of Pushing the Limits I was a little skeptical. A bad boy and a good girl? I thought I’d read this story before, but boy was I wrong! Noah and Echo’s stories are deep, tear-jerking tales where the heart of the matter is the importance of family and trust.
Echo Emerson was the beautiful, smart, popular redhead who had the hottest boyfriend in school and then one night changed everything– a night she doesn't even remember. Now she's a social outcast with a dysfunctional family who refuses to tell her what happened. The best adult character in Echo's life is her clinical social worker, Mrs. Collins (more on her later).
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