Monday, February 3, 2014

Tiger's Quest, by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Quest, by Colleen Houck, is one of four from the original Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck. It tells a story of a 300-year old Indian prince who is cursed as a tiger. He is trying to break the curse and along the way comes across small-town girl and recently graduated high school student, Kelsey Hays. Kelsey leaves with the prince, Ren, to India and both quickly come across his brother, Kishan, who is also has the same curse. While trying to break the curse, Ren and Kelsey find many challenges they must overcome before Ren is able to return to his natural form as a human. The story has a fantasy forbidden-love feel that reminds me of the Twilight Saga. Overall it tells a good story.

This is a sequel to the first novel, Tiger's Curse. Although in the first novel, the author mainly focuses on Kelsey and her perspective as an outsider. Soon you realize that Ren is actually a human being in the form of a tiger. It is not until the end when you realize that Kelsey and Ren have feelings for each other. Whereas in this story, it focuses on the love connection between the two. Kelsey and Ren return to India where they run into his dark, bad-boy type of brother, Kishan. There are many parts in the story that hook you into the book and make you want to keep reading.

Reviewed by Pamela F., grade 12.

Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer

In Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer, Bella and Edward are madly in love, but she also has a strong friendship with Jacob.  She is loving her life at this point, but than Victoria the vampire had to create an army of ''new born'' vampires to battle Edward's family and kill Bella for revenge. While Edward's and Jacob's families work together to successfully destroy Victoria and her army. In the end Bella chooses Edward over Jacob and decides to marry Edward.

I love the book but I was a little upset that Bella had to choose Edward over Jacob. But I'm glad I read it.  It was very interesting and it had a lot of detail.  But I can say I was more interested reading this book than I was interested about reading Twilight.

Reviewed by J.M., grade 12

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New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer

In New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer, Edward and his family leave Forks because he believes he is endangering Bella's life. Bella goes into a depression until she develops a strong friendship with Jacob , she finally knows he can shape himself to a wolf. jacob protects bella from Victoria, a vampire seeking to avenge the death of her mate James Bella and Edward are reunited, and she and the Cullens return to Forks.

Ireally love the book it made me want to read the whole series.  I saw the movie also and its nothing compared to the book in my opinion. the book explains so much. I loved the book I would strongly recommend it.

Reviewed by J.M., grade 12
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It Happened to Nancy, by Anonymous

It Happened to Nancy, by Anonymous Teenager,  is about a girl who is 14 and got raped by a guy she met at a concert. She was scare about what happen but in her heart she though she love the guy.  She tried looking for him but couldn't find him anywhere becuase he had giving her the wrong information. She later found out that she was infected with HIV. After a while of fighting against the disease she finally past away.

In my opinion this book was very touching.  It shows the dangers of everyday life. It also helps other teenagers to realize the dangers and helps them be safe.  I really liked the book I would recommend it to teenagers.

Reviwed by J.M., grade 12.