Thursday, June 20, 2013

Panic by Sharon Draper

Draper is a well-known young adult author.  While I liked her newest book, did seem to overload the issues.  The main character, Diamond, is abducted by a pedofile and finds herself held captive as a sex slave.  It that doesn't seem like enough there is sexting, abusive relationships and bullying thrown in!  It's a bit much, but it is done well and certainly will appeal to the female readers.    Do you like dance?  Diamond and her tight-knit group of friends are dancers at the Crystal Pointe Dance Academy.  
Give it a have to find out how Diamond escapes the situation.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Warm Bodies

I didn't like this book, turned movie, by Isaac first.  The idea, that as zombies consumed their victims they would live out their memories, sort of "creeped" me out.  After I got over that, R, the zombie in the story grew on me.  I don't think I would go as far as Stephanie Meyer who said, "I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie", but  nonetheless....the relationship between R and Julie, a human, is a love story.
There is hope for humanity ... and I like that.  Now I can see the movie:)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reconstructing Amelia

A heartbreaking, "adult for young adult" book.  Maybe I'm naive, but I really didn't think bullying was this out of control.  I guess I am wrong:{  In this new book, Kate, a lawyer, receives a call from daughter Amelia's exclusive private school. Apparently Amelia, an excellent student plagiarized an English paper.  By the time Kate gets to school, she finds out Amelia has committed suicide and jumped off the roof of the school building.  An investigation leads to cyberbullying and hazing accusations.  Did Amelia committ suicide or not?  You'll have to read the book.....I hope it makes people think about how they treat others.

Monday, June 10, 2013

First zombie book of the summer!

I'm back .....I missed blogging.:)  Devil's Wake by Steven Barnes is my first book of the summer.    It's a good zombie thriller.
Remind me NOT to get the flu shot.  The zombie apocalypse starts with the simple, preventative shot.  As the world predictably implodes, the infected are turning into monsters.  Barnes certainly has enough gore in his descriptions for horror fans.  Kendra meets up with a motley bunch of characters.  As they drive their school bus full of supplies through the Pacific Northwest there is danger at every turn.
If you love a good zombie book, you'll have to add this to your list.