This was a sad and confusing tale of a young boy experiencing his first year in high school after the death of his friend. High school is already an intimidating place, but to face it alone is another story. I enjoyed the chances Charlie took, his experimental side, his loyalty, and his honesty (in his retelling of the stories). I loved how Patrick and Sam took him under their wing, albeit they may not have been the best of influences, they were good to him.
Charlie was an extremely sensitive guy and somewhat intuit. However, I felt that he cried an awful lot, but the fact that his friends didn't seem to mind made me a little envious of their unbridled acceptance of him.
My personal high school experience was completely different, and on another level, much more innocent. I couldn't imagine being faced with some of the situations Charlie, Sam, and Patrick had. In the end when they explained some of Charlie's "craziness" , I was blown away and everything seemed to make sense all of a sudden. This was definitely a haunting tale of growing up, but I think it hit the mark on the head.
I really enjoyed this story, and from someone with a sociology degree in criminology, very thought provoking. This story makes you see things from the other side of the law in a most innocent way, and shows just how being a victim of circumstance can change everything.
If you are like me, you'll enjoy this. All the classic DW aspects we've come to love, and the storyline with the "tenth" Doctor makes you want to rush home and have a marathon. Allonsy!
Just a cute fairytale about never growing up and growing up, make believe, killing pirates, snotty mermaids, jealousy, war, and a ticking gator.
This was fluffy, and my only complaint was that within the beginning of the story, Wendy kept trying to kiss Peter. I mean c'mon woman, you want to make out with the first boy to crawl through your window, have a little dignity. I suppose I cannot blame Tinker Bell's interference, I'm protective of my friends too, although she had ulterior motives.
I'd recommend this book if you want a blast from the past, and something easy and quick!
I loved Tandy's stronger attitude, despite the fact that she felt she was an emotional fool at times, it was better than being a robot. She solved many a crime this time also. There were so many different storylines that I thought the wrap up would be sloppy and rushed, but I was wrong. This book also answered many of my questions from the first book too, which was great.
Although this book wrapped a lot of things up nicely, there was a left enough of a cliffhanger to want to move on to the next, which I believe is successful from an author's standpoint.
Let me start off by saying I'm a huge JP fan, so I'm probably a little biased and probably rated this higher than it should be.
This was a decent story line where the narrator would tell the story in a way that was both frustrating and intriguing. My only concerns is that everything did not wrap up into a nice and neat little bow. Now, if they are discussed further in the next in the series, fine, that works for me. However, if not, that's not cool James! I will read the next in the series, so only time will tell.
Michael Spence's voice was soothing and enjoyable, although not quite right to be narrating from an 18 year old's point of view.
Not a bad story, considering it was relatively short. It was written well and flowed easily. Everything was wrapped up nicely in the end, and hope more adventures befall Barry in the future.
I feel that the narrator was mechanical sounding and flat. It could have been worse, but it could have been MUCH better.
This story was much better than I had anticipated. I think I like the idea of the future with it's technology, etc. but living as primitively as possible. This concept makes the future seem more plausible, but then again, that's just my opinion.
I feel Veronica Rossi did a great job of developing the storyline, providing some relationship frustration, a huge plot twist at the end, and one hell of a cliffhanger. I'd be crazy not to read the next in the series to find out what happens.
I did have a hard time picturing a tanned blonde savage as Perry. Every time I tried to imagine a blonde, he was clean cut and clean, but when I incorporated the rest of his description, he had longer dark hair and had that beautiful dirty sheen to him. Oh well, my loss. As far as Aria is concerned, I'm especially excited to see that she has grown into her own, and although super naive at the beginning of the story can now survive on her own.
I enjoyed all the characters except those few we were meant to dislike, like Soren and his father. Although we haven't heard about Soren since the beginning, I have a feeling he will make an appearance later in the series.
First off, I have heard nothing but negative things about this book in the series. Obviously, it's not horrible because one wouldn't read into this series if they were fully invested, but rather this book was more the least favorite out of them all. I would assume it's because all those characters we have come to love are not necessarily told in this story by their point of view but briefly touched upon by someone else. Also, all those characters we have come to hate, and yes I said hate, have more story time than ever before.
With this being said, who cares! It was a good story, which has developed in a way that wouldn't have happened had George RR Martin not changed things up (which he is most known for - well that and ripping people's hearts out).
I really enjoy the bond that was created between Jaime & Brienne. Although it's twisted of me, I'm saddened by the rejection of Cersei to Jaime, but hope this will drive him in a different direction. I'm happy Samwell got some "action". I'm hoping Brienne survives, and am somewhat disgusted Catelyn survived (I did not like her to begin with). I'm confused by the storyline of Arya/Cat. I am enjoying the storyline between Little Finger & Sansa/Alayne. I am disappointed in Jon Snow, but I guess I can understand his reasoning.
I cannot wait to start on the next book, but better give myself some time before it really consumes my life!
Admittedly, I saw this movie years ago. Wasn't bad, although a little childish (which I'm not complaining about). I'm also not that into vampire stories. However, I have always been intrigued by this story, not sure why. So when I had the chance to read it, I jumped.
This was not a bad story, a little heartbreaking, but a great setup to a series. I will read the next book before I decide to continue on or be finished with this story. I'd recommend this book to teens who are looking a for a quick read about friendship, sacrifice, etc., and want a little of the vampire aspect as well.
There are many points I'd like to make in this review.
- For being a book written in the early 1900's, the "sci-fi" was great. Such imagination and quite descriptive to actually provide a picture in the readers head.
- Normally I read a book before watching a movie, and even then I approach both without prejudice to the other. However, in this case, I thought the movie was much better. I believe my reasoning is in the fact that the movie gets to the next big points of the story that much quicker. Still a decent read, although I might not continue on in the series.
- John Carter himself was amazing, as well as a few of his supporting characters. Edgar Rice Burroughs portrays John as loyal, fierce, determined, and a respectful man. In other words, he makes him the perfect package complete with looks, strength, and attitude. Which definitely made it worthwhile.
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