Recent Reads

I haven’t written a book review in a while, so I thought I would share the books I have recently finished in a collection of mini reviews

  • I Am The Cheese by Robert Cormier: This book is pretty good- it took me a while to get into it, but it’s worth it for the twist at the end. I think I understand the ending, but I had to read over it several times until I worked out what it was talking about. I definitely didn’t like it as much as I like the other Robert Cormier books I have read, but it’s still interesting.

 

  • The Chocolate War and Beyond The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier: As you may have guessed, I am LOVING Robert Cormier books at the moment and the Chocolate War series is the first of his books that I read. It is possibly even my favourite book of all time! Just do yourself a favour and READ IT! I also recommend reading Tenderness, which comes a close second on my list of favourite books.

 

  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: So many people have raved about this, so I was really hoping it would live up to my expectations. Unfortunately, I hated it and felt absolutely no empathy for the main character, who’s unexplained, sudden changes in romantic interest and cold lack of personality ruin the entire book. You know how sometimes sentences are put in italics to show that what the character is thinking? There is literally almost one on every page of this book and in most cases it is completely unnecessary.  Unlike books such as The Giver, which manage to be ‘young adult dystopian novels’ and have a profound meaning at the same time, Red Queen doesn’t have any sort of depth or relevance. It is memorable for all the wrong reasons.
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