Saturday, August 16, 2008

Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer

Can you spell awesome! Stephenie Meyer completely outdoes herself in the latest book in the Twilight phenomenon. If you haven't read the first three books yet, you probably shouldn't read my review. For everyone else, Breaking Dawn leaves you wanting for more. The story starts off with Bella engaged to Edward and Jacob somewhere in Northern Canada. At the wedding, Jacob comes back to greet Bella, where he finds out that Bella is going to go through with the honeymoon ordeal. He loses his temper and almost phases in front of everybody, only to be held back by Seth and Sam. However, the biggest twist is brought on by the honeymoon, which shocks the entire vampire community. All the clans come together in an effort to save this wonderful addition from the Volturis. The romance and fervor seen in this book can only be compared to Twilight. The book is simply perfect; Stephenie does not leave any stone unturned. She dazzles readers with fiction, drama, humor, adventure and of course romance. This is my my favorite book up to date. So, join the coven of thousands of already-mesmerized readers and experience the fictional series of the decade: the Twilight series.
- Reviewed by Sayonika, grade 10.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The It Girl, by Cecily von Ziegesar

For all those readers who have read and enjoyed the series Gossip Girl, the It Girl series [by Cecily von Ziegesar] is one that they must read. The once naive and innocent Jenny Humphrey leaves her all girls' school in New York City and sets out for the exciting and coed boarding school. She starts off her sophomore year with her personal journey to be the new "It" girl and have all the guys chasing after her. Anyone who likes novels that are hilarious, drama-filled, and a page turner would definitely have a fun time reading this book.

- Reviewed by Sharon, grade 9.