After delving into the world of contemporary young adult fiction, I have started to pick out my favourite story lines. So when a novel takes something I enjoy and adds a unique twist to it, I get far too excited. I’m unable to put the book down. It’s fantastic. It’s hooked me. It’s gripped me. It’s Kissing in America by Margo Rabb. Continue reading
A lot of people tell me they would never convert to an eReader. The idea of holding a real book in their hands, flipping the pages, soothes them. It’s a calming act that they believe will always be a part of their reading experience. But what if you’re like me, who lays on their side in bed while reading along. Imagine getting in a good position, only to realise you have to move your arm to turn the page? Suddenly, comfort is hard to find. With an eReader, the hand holding the book just needs a thumb in reach of the screen (mine’s touch screen) to turn the page. Comfort undisturbed. Continue reading
In a world where people are separated by their job skills, America tries to make her way through her life path. With her career choice limited to the arts, she fortunately relishes in the idea. Unfortunately for America, marrying down is seen as poor choice but it’s exactly what America wants to do. What she definitely doesn’t want to do is put her name down for the Selection. Continue reading
Belly spends her Summers away at a beach house, completely encapsulating her fun into a world where only she, her brother, her mother, Susannah and her two sons live. During these magical Summers Belly learns to how to hang around boys as she spends her days with her brother and Jeremiah and Conrad. Except one Summer, everything changes. Continue reading
Suicide has become an epidemic. One in three teenagers are ending their life. They say it’s a sickness. Something infectious. Something spreading. To help eradicate the issue, the government has come up with The Program. Teenagers show signs of sickness are admitted into The Program for vigorous treatment: they erase memories causing depression in the infected.
I’m in two minds about this book. My first mind is giving the book 4 or 5 stars. It was fantastic. The beginning was amazing. For a majority of the first two thirds I was nodding my head thinking “yes, yes, yes.” Carrie has managed to write all my beliefs down into a handbook for teenagers. All her advice about love and relationships was spot on. I remember once explaining my opinions on the matter to a friend of mine. So I snapchat-ed a particular quote to him and he responded asking “are you sure you didn’t write this book?” Continue reading