Crank Book Review

•written by Ellen Hopkins
•5 out of 5 stars 
•I found this book so hard to put down
•the pacing was so fast, you could read 100 pages and not even realize it
•the way it was written (in verse) made the story feel so much heavier and more powerful 
•just incredible 
•summary: it is about this girl named Kristina who is a junior in high school. She goes to visit her dad for a couple of weeks in the summer because her parents are divorced. There, she meets a guy named Adam who introduces her to life on cocaine (or crank). She develops an addiction to it, but can’t admit it to herself so when she gets back home, she finds it hard to get her fix and go to school as well as get along with her family. This novel is based on a true story I think, and it takes you through the life of a teenage girl that is addicted to drugs. It is a very realistic story which makes it all the more powerful. 

The Time Keeper Book Review

The Time Keeper
•written by Mitch Albom
•5 out of 5 stars
•such a good book that it left me speechless. 
•it was a nice short read, but it was very powerful
•one of the lines that i want to remember forever is: “There is a reason God limits our days.” “Why>” “To make each one precious”
•this book really made me sit and reflect about myself and i didn’t expect it to do that.
•Summary: This books tells the story of three people. The first person is Father Time himself, and it takes you all the way back to the beginning of his life, and to when he creates time, well measuring time. Then you learn about an older rich man that is dying, but is trying to break death’s rules. He has planned on freezing himself so that when there is a cure, he can be revived and continue to live and work and be rich. Finally, the third person is a teenage girl named Sarah. She is smart, but not popular and she goes through a lot in this story. But Father Time takes them on a journey so they can learn the value of time, and there lives, all while he learns a little lesson himself. 
•Beautiful. Just such a beautiful story. 

Pre-Christmas Book Haul

Check out the video here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMkDLHo_bMU

 

Books included in this haul:

Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Elemental by Antony John
Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad
The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Glass by Ellen Hopkins
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins
Horns by Joe Hill
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Torment by Lauren Kate
Passion by Lauren Kate
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer