Thursday, February 12, 2009

Story of a Girl, by Sara Zarr

In the three years since her dad caught her in the back of a car with a much older boy, 16-year-old Deanna's life at home and at school has been a nightmare. While dreaming of escaping with her kind brother and his family, Deanna discovers the power of forgiveness while it discovers her. Story of a Girl is a very strong book that I strongly recommend for all teenagers. The plot is very meaningful and really makes you feel as if you are in Deanna's shoes, going through what she is going through. The effect this book had on me is indescribable; Sara Zarr gives you the ability to calmly cruise through this beautiful story.

- Reviewed by Ina, grade 9.


Monday, February 9, 2009

The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks

In The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks, an old man reads aloud the same story to his wife every day, because she doesn't remember what happened the previous day. The story is about a mom who thinks her daughter is too good for Noah, her poor childhood friend. He and Allie, however, cross roads one day and are inseparable. I loved reading this book, and it was much more pleasurable than watching the movie. I'd recommend it to anyone.

-Reviewed by Katrina.