Friday, March 9, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

This amazing book, known as A Wrinkle in Time, has a very unique plot. The book starts off by introducing the main character, Meg Murry. She is not the smartest girl or the prettiest. Meg and her brother, Charles Wallace, have a mother, Mrs. Murry and a father, Mr. Murry that has disappeared. When Meg, Charles, and their friend Calvin, were walking in the midnight, Meg started peeling very tired and weak. Next thing we know, she is on this planet with the other two boys and these three old ladies which all have a last name starting with a "W. This whole book is based on them trying to find Meg's father, Mr. Murry. They all go through a lot of adventures and at towards the end, the book takes a lot of unexpected turns that really makes you wanna read more.

I would definitely recommend A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle, to anyone who likes books with adventures. If you are interested in a book based on a lot of magic spontaneous and unexpected events than this is the book for you. I really enjoyed this book and I really enjoyed the writing style that made me want to keep reading. The characters were really unique and entertaining throughout the whole story. The book does not have any boring parts and is very fast paste. My favorite part of the book would probably the ending because of how unexpected it was. So, if you really like adventurous style books, A Wrinkle in Time is the perfect book for you.

Reviewed by E.B., Grade 8
Grandview Library

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher

The book "Incarceron" by Catherine Fisher is about a boy named Finn who lives in a giant prison that has been sealed from the outside world for a long time. Finn forgot how he got into the prison but is sure he was not born there because of a strange mark on his wrist. Him and his friends end up doing their best to escape the prison. On their way to freedom they face challenges and eventually reach what they think is the exit.

 The characters were well presented and the story, well told. Although at the beginning the book may be confusing because of just how different the prison is from our world, by the end it all makes sense and I was left surprised by how simple but confusing it was. It is an interesting book I'd recommend to anyone who likes science fiction and/or good books.

Reviewed by Anton V., Grade 9
Montrose Library