Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton

A mysterious company called, "Ingen" had been working on a top secret project for five years. As this mysterious project nears completion, the project must be checked by dinosaur experts Alan Grant, and Ellie Sattler, along with mathematician Ian Malcom. The top secret project turns out to be a geological zoo called, "Jurassic Park," filled with genetically created dinosaurs. This prehistoric zoo would no doubt dazzle people of all ages, until disaster strikes. A rogue worker shut down the park, allowing the dinosaurs to run free. Now with danger at every turn, the human inhabitants of Jurassic Park must fight for their very survival.

Take it from someone who's read this book a few times, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is a epic adventure of prehistoric proportions. Even if you've seen the film, the book Jurassic Park is worth at least one read-through. Jurassic Park is filled with suspense, and terror, action and adventure, while still catering to the scientific thinker. It probes the question,"Could dinosaurs be cloned?" Jurassic Park is one of my favorite books of all time, I very much enjoy its tense mood, and I think you should give this adventure story a try. 

Reviewed by Gian R., grade 9
Glendale Central Library

Monday, May 12, 2014

The New Dead, by Christopher Golden

The New Dead by Christopher Golden is a zombie anthology book. In the book, there are stories about military might in the beginning of an outbreak, survival in a deserted wasteland, the passion of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at a circus. With stories from John Connolly, Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is an insanely diverse and amusing collection.

In my opinion, The New Dead is a fantastic book to read. There are many types of writing styles included in this book. If you like books that express many writing styles, I highly recommend this book. When I read this book for the first time, I was very skeptical about the book. After reading it for a while, I was able to enjoy it more because there was a new story every time.

Reviewed by Bernard M., grade 9
Pacific Park Library