Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Girl on a Plane, by Miriam Moss

In the novel, Girl On a Plane, by Miriam Moss, Anna's plane gets hijacked. The night before she got on the plane, a friend of hers told her about previous hijackings that week. But Anna's mom, Marni, said that would never happen to her. But it did. Anna is flying by herself and her family is flying the next day. Anna's father works in the military so she is constantly moving. On the plane, Anna is seated between two other unaccompanied minors, David and Tim. 

They all become really close and support each other through their whole journey. Everyone on the plane has to go with very very little and sometimes even no food or water. How do they survive? Read the book to find out. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was very interesting from start to end. 

The author described events and feelings very well. She made sure you knew exactly what was going on from beginning to end of the story. I would recommend this book to ages 12 and up. The novel talks about violent and scary events including guns and bombs. And it might be scary for some readers. But, overall, I would rate this book 100 stars and highly recommended it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rains by Gregg Hurwitz

In the novel The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz, Chance and Patrick are two brothers living a normal life in their hometown Creek’s Cause. After their mom and dad died in a car accident while they were kids, they have been living with their aunt and uncle ever since. However, one day all of the adults above the age of 18 in their town have been infected by a strange virus in the air that they breathe. The adults are trying to round up all of the children and kill them. 

Chance and Patrick are forced to kill their aunt and uncle or they would be killed by them. All of the children that have fended off attacks from the adults, including Chance and Patrick, meet at the high school. There, they find a teacher, Doctor Chatterjee, who is not infected due to a disability. At the age of 18, all people are infected, and Patrick’s birthday is in a week, so they do not have much time to waste. Chance, Patrick, and Patrick’s girlfriend, Alex, decide to go to the next town over to see if their town is not yet infected, however when they get there, there are still Hosts of the infection. 

They come back to the high school after a few encounters with Hosts, and they only have a few days before Patrick will be infected. On Patrick’s birthday, Chance keeps him alive with some creative thinking by giving him an oxygen tank to breathe from so he will not have to breathe the infected air. However, their oxygen supply is still limited. Will Chance and Patrick make it out alive, or will they die to the hands of the Hosts? Read the book to find out! I enjoyed reading the novel.

The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz. It was very well written and all of the events were described well. The author used figurative language to make the book more interesting and a better read. The author described the Hosts and all of the encounters with them very well. The author split all of the chapters at good places, and I liked that he called the chapters “entries”. I never wanted to put the book down because it was so good! I would recommend the novel The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz to anyone who is looking for a thrilling horror book. I think that many teens would like the zombie apocalypse side to the story, and others would enjoy the suspense and the action. It is a great read that I think all teens would love.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Seven Way We Lie, by Riley Redgate

In the book Seven Ways We Lie written by Riley Redgate, seven normal teenagers are caught into a web of lies making their lives difficult. Each character has one trait that shows us how our classified information makes us mortal. And it conveys a story with both gracefulness and toughness. Which makes the result change their lives forever. I was fond with the description of each character in each scene. And as I kept reading it got more interesting. 

 There were many surprising moments in this book which were enjoyable. I love how there is more than one main character in the book. Also how they display many of that certain persons’ characteristics. 

I would recommend this book to people who like mystery, and reality in people’s lives because this book is about teenagers who have problems as in greed or envy and how they deal or solve these problems. There is also a mystery in the book that the school district in the book is trying to solve. And there is lots of scapegoating or blaming in the book about the mystery.