All Book Reviews

uiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking
Cain, Susan
5 stars = Curiosity Mars Rover Awesome!

Excellent book for introverts, extroverts and everyone in between! It lays out the science and psychology behind introversion, give pointers to introverts and parents of introverts, and it's just a nice feel-good book for people like me who've been told their whole lives that being an introvert is an undesirable trait. The author Susan Cain has done amazing research into the topic and really relays both facts and personal opinions very logically and well-rounded. I can't recommend this book to everyone enough.

Cassie
Kinky Gazpacho
Tharps, Lori L.
4 stars = Really Good

A quick read that is part memoir and part travelogue. I really enjoyed this book. Lori Tharps has an easy going writing style. She describes growing up in Milwaukee and eventually living in Spain. When she was in junior high, she began studying Spanish. In a way she became obsessed with Spanish and all things Spain. Eventually Lori became an exchange student first with AFS (American Field Service) in Morocco and then her junior year in Salamanca, Spain. Anyone who wants to be an exchange student or was an exchange student, will love Kinky Gazpacho!

Melissa
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Simonson, Helen
4 stars = Really Good

This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. I was immediately drawn into the characters and the emotions they were experiencing. I loved the fact that the Major went with his feelings even though everyone was against him. He didn't succumb to peer pressure or society expectations. The book is character driven and some people in my book group didn't like it because they felt it was too slow. But I thought it was just perfect! I do hope this is made into a movie.

Melissa
The Merlin Effect
Barron, T. A.
5 stars = Curiosity Mars Rover Awesome!

This book was amazing! It was full of unique twists and turns and provided a really cool version of Merlin. This book keeps you reading and is full of surprises...with magic,magical swords,the horn of life, and surprising twists and turns, i really loved this book.

Caitlyn
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Rowling, J.K.
3 stars = Pretty Good

I finally started reading this series. So far, okay.

Jonah
Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars
Green, John
4 stars = Really Good

It was good. It didn't affect me as deeply as it did to others, but I did like it. The characters were interesting and the story was sad.

vfranklyn
Book Review: My Friend Dahmer
Derf
5 stars = Curiosity Mars Rover Awesome!

Wow. Just wow.

vfranklyn
Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Selznick, Brian
5 stars = Curiosity Mars Rover Awesome!

This book is incredible. The movie's great, too.

vfranklyn
Book Review: Life As We Knew It
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
4 stars = Really Good

Although it was a bit slow at times, I found this to be a very engaging story that made me feel like I was experiencing the plot with the characters.

vfranklyn