Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess

This story, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, is written in a nightmarish version of the future, in which criminals take over. The central character is 15 year old Alex. He's already a hardened criminal. After he's thrown in prison, a new procedure is tried on him which he is completely stripped of his criminal instincts. This leads to a disastrous chain of events. This book is good for science-fiction lovers and people who like action. However, there are some very graphic scenes, so it's not for everyone.
-Reviewed by Jackie, grade 9.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare

In City of Bones the first book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare it is a boy meets girl story with a twist when the beautiful Jace meets Clary. When they meet Clary has just witnessed a murder. All of a sudden soon after Clary is in a completely different world with different people including Jace. Her mother is missing and she was a attacked by a demon and has no idea why she is a normal teenage girl. Or is that only what she thought?

I really enjoyed this book because of the magically amazing story this is. I think it can really be enjoyed by many teenagers and adults. This book contains fantasy, guy drama, and adventure. It will make you hold your breath and wish you were in the story.

-Reviewed by Anonymous, grade 9.