I am abandoning the book 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma. I read until page 67, and then stopped reading for many reasons. The author's writing style is very unclear, and you have to read a sentence over and over again to understand what the author is trying to say. There was a couple of times where I found myself, reading the same over and over again because everything was so confusing. Also, the author tells the story in a very dramatic way, she emphasizes the same point again and again.
This week I finished the book Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza, with 470 pages. This book was about a girl names Mila who lived with her mother in a small Minnesota town (Clearwater), when she discovered that her whole life was a lie. She was never supposed to find out her true identity, and she was never ever meant to find out about her past. But she did, and she learned that she was built in a computer science lab by her mother, who was actually the scientist who was behind creating Mila.
"For three years he'd been scrabbling at the sides of that hole - sometimes coming oh-so-close to getting out - but he always fell back in. It was like watching someone you love be buried alive. (pg 33)
This week I finished the book "Candor" by Pam Bachorz. I really enjoyed this book because it was a science fiction genre. Candor is taken place in Candor, Florida (which is a real place). In Candor, everything is perfect, teenagers respect their parents, they do all their chores, and enjoy doing their homework, and never do they break any rules. You might ask: How is this possible? Well the answer is, everyone is controlled by subliminal messages that the creator of the town invented. These messages brainwash people in to doing whatever the messages tell them to do.
This week I finished the book “The Color of Water” by James McBride. It was 291 pages long. This book was a biography, which was written by James McBride as a tribute to his white mother (Ruth Jordan). I really enjoyed reading this book because it was a series of stories from both the white mother (Ruth Jordan) and one of her sons (James McBride).
“You don’t need money. What’s money if your mind is empty! Educate your mind! Is this world crazy or am I the crazy one? It’s probably me.” (McBride 33).
I finished reading the book “After” by Amy Efaw, it was 350 pages long. This book was about Devon Davenport, a 16 year old high school student who had a perfect school life. She was a straight A student, and she was one of the best goalies in her soccer team. But one of the most important things that she didn’t have was a family. Devon could cover up the topic of her family by talking about her school grades, and her soccer career, but she couldn’t do that forever. And it really hurt inside knowing that she couldn’t have a family that supported her, a family that she could rely on.
I finished reading the book "After" by Amy Efaw. This book taught me a lot of things about the way people work. It taught me about how denial can be so strong that the lies become the truth. It taught me that no matter what you say or do, they all have consequences. I learned that it's not only the so-called 'bad people' who do these types of things, but the perfectly 'normal' and average people. That anyone can fall and that it's important to get back up again. It taught me that panic is fear and vice versa.
I finished reading the book "What Happens Next" by Colleen Clayton. I thought that the main character (Cassidy Murphy) dealt with a lot of problems that many teenagers in high school face today. Some of the problems mentioned in the book were emotional problems, eating disorders, family life, and high school. Throughout ththis book the author kept me entertained and hooked on to what happen next. There were a lot of things going in this book, which made it a little hard to keep up. But the author made all the events and characters very interesting which was why I liked this book very much.