Monday, June 3, 2013

The Unwritten Rule, Elizabeth Scott

In Elizabeth Scott's book, The Unwritten Rule, Sarah has found herself stuck between making two important decisions: hurting the feelings of her long-time best friend, Brianna, which can potentially break their friendship apart, or being with the boy of her dreams, Ryan, whom she has loved since the eight grade. The problem is Ryan is Brianna's boyfriend, and we all know the unwritten rule, which is to never like your best friends boyfriend. So, as tension builds up, secrets come out in the open, and emotions are relieved, Sarah's fight to make the right decision slowly starts to become harder.

You may say that the story-line in this book, The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott, is very comparable to the way friendship between young teen girls in reality is. I really liked this book because it felt realistic from the beginning to the very end. I thought the characters were very raw by the way they put themselves out, which was helped by the well written description of each and every emotion they felt. Also, the cover of the book (two pairs of feet, with a purple background) was very eye-catching, and i thought was very cute. The sweet cover page is what lured me to read the book in the first place.

Reviewed by Anonymous, grade 12.
Central Library

Bleach, by Tite Kubo

Ichigo Kurosaki is a teenager gifted with the ability to see spirits. His life is drastically changed by the sudden appearance of a Soul Reaper—one who governs the flow of souls between the human world and the afterlife—named Rukia Kuchiki, who arrives in search of a Hollow, a dangerous lost soul that absorbs energy from souls. When Rukia is severely wounded defending Ichigo from the Hollow, she attempts to transfer a part of her reiatsu (literally, "spiritual pressure") energy to Ichigo so that he can defeat the Hollow. However, Ichigo takes almost all of her energy, transforming into a Soul Reaper and allowing him to defeat the Hollow with ease. With her powers diminished, Rukia is left stranded in the human world until she can recover her strength. In the meantime, Ichigo must take over Rukia's role as a Soul Reaper, battling Hollows and guiding souls to the afterlife realm known as the Soul Society.

Bleach, by Tite Kubo, is the best manga i ever read. The anime Bleach is one of the top three anime on world scale. It is about death gods (a.k.a shinigami) spiritual power (a.k.a. reiatsu) hollows and spirts. It has the most thrilling stories in the anime history. it also contains chapters about romance, action, comedy, and school life, so it is enjoyable by both girls and boys. if you are a manga / anime fan and you still have not read this manga i have to day you are really missing out. This manga is so successful, it have been going out since more than 3 years ago!

Tasneem, grade 9
Central Library