I Am the Messenger

19057I Am the Messenger

Markus Zusak

5 out of 5

This summer I had a goal: to read all Zusak’s book’s. This was the second book I read by him and I love it. I love the concept of how Ed was just another human, he was ordinary and nothing special. He had a crappy job, lived in a shack, was hopefully in love with his best friend, has a coffee drinking dog that smells, and didn’t go to school. Even though he is nothing but ordinary he was still picked to be the messenger. He is sent a series of messages through cards and a person to deliver them too. What I loved about the messages is that they are very vague, either sending adress’s, last names, or movies and random objects that correlate to the person or predicament. The way he talks about life or people is so beautifully scripted or worded. He dosen’t see people for what they look like or what there personality is but for what they are: humans.

Reader: LTG101

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Dead End in Norvelt

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Jack Gantos

1 out of 5

So… I only read this book because it was an assignment. Originally looking at this I didn’t know what to expect because, the cover is of a road sign and the main character shares a name with the author. A lot of reviews say that the book was funny and a fast read, I disagree. I read this very slowly and had to force myself to pick it up again. Also the characters were more like cartoons or caricatures. So many things didn’t make sense for me: why does Ms. Volker have blue hair, why is he aloud to drive when he’s 12 years old, they kept saying that old Ms.Volker was Jack’s “girlfriend”, and finally why does nobody care that old lady’s are dropping like fly’s?!

Reader: LTG101

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Little White Lies

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Katie Dale

4 out of 5

Louise Shepard is not your average college student, she has a troubled past and is just trying to start over. But that all changes when she meets Christian, the mysterious boy who she spilt coffee on. Let me start off by pointing out how unstereotypical this book is. As soon as I predict whats going to happen the story twists, and I’m left wanting to read more. This book had a really great ending and I was so happy for the characters. I loved how Christian and Lou’s story’s entertwine and I didn’t know who to belive.

Reader: LTG101

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Bad Girls Don’t Die

3678651Bad Girls Don’t Die

Katie Alender

5 out of 5

I picked up this book not intending it to be horror like. But as I started reading I realised that this book contained every aspect of my favorite genres: friendship, love, family, horror, and some fantasy. My favorite aspect of this book is that, Alexis very rebelious and refuses to belive in haunting’s. she dosn’t follow the trend and most of the school is scared of her. but, i do wish we saw more of her relationship with carter grow.

Reader: LTG101

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Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

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Morgan Matson

4 out of 5

This was such a compelling book that i read it in one sitting. I have read all of Matson’s books and this was by far my favorite that she has written. After Amy’s father has died in an accident, Amy’s family splits apart and Amy feels alone. On her road trip so many things happen to Amy and you really get the feels. All in all this is a great book.

Reader: LTG101

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The Sound

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Sarah Alderson

4 out of 5

The Sound follows Ren Kingston a nanny for a wealthy family in Nantuckett, Massachusetts. Se is just trying to get over her heartbreak and earn some money, but she soon finds out that this place has ore secrets than expected. What I love about this book is that there are so many things going on at once. A serial killer is on the loose killing nannies, and she is scared for her life. she falls in love with the local bad boy and gets pulled in by the wealthy family’s, and dosn’t realise hoe their secrets affect everyone.

Reader: LTG101

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I Was Here

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Gayle Forman

5 out of 5

When Cody’s best friend Meg kills herself by drinking a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner, Cody is undeniably confused and shocked. on her way down to Megs college to clean out her room, she discovers some things about her best friend that ultimately shock her. this is one of my favorite books ever, I have read it about 3 time and every time i am still so shocked by the events in this book. The way Meg kills herself is very surprising and you will truly be confused in why she did this and want to know more about her reasoning. All the characters are very well written and have strong back storys and connections.

Reader: LTG101

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