This is a really good series that I found to be more intriguing then the Hunger Games. And yes, I did just say that. Enjoy my reviews!
So, the series kicks off with Divergent, which is set in the future. Basically, it follows the story of 16 year old Tris, who lives in a city where all the citizens are separated into 5 factions (groups) based on their characteristics: Candor is for honesty, Amity is for peace and happiness, Erudite is for smarts, Abnegation is all about selflessness, and Dauntless is for bravery. When you turn 16, you have to choose a faction to live in for the rest of your life. If you don't, you become homeless. I won't spoil anything, but it's pretty interesting to figure out how Tris's journey unfolds with the faction she picks, and figuring out who she is.
The second book in the trilogy, Insurgent, follows the continuing story of Tris and Four and how they handle the faction system falling apart. A lot of important decisions were made in this book, and it was a fairly good read. Quite a bit happens in this one, and there are a few tiny slow parts, but you have to push through for the heart wrenching finale.
This book blew me out of the water, which would explain the cover. I literally read this so darn fast because it's such an incredible book. Gosh, when I got to the ending, I was honestly crying. Here's the story: I was reading this book in the car when I finished, and just started weeping. My mom looked over at me, did a double take, and said (~=my name) , "~~~~~~~ are you crying?" "Yes" "Over what? That book you were reading?" "Uh huh" "Wow, that must've been a really good book" "It was. That's why I'm crying. I got emotionally attached to the characters" "Wow. I hope that you can write something that affects your readers as much as that book did to you." "Thanks mom, I hope so too." So to sum up this book, if you don't read it, I will come to your house and make you. But first read the other two ;)
If I had to pick a single novel that's my favorite of all time, I would pick this book. It simply has every type of writing you could enjoy entwined into it and the final product is quite enjoyable. It certainly kept me on my toes, and I couldn't put it down once I got past chapter 5. Now, the first few chapters are very confusing and irritating, but I promise, it gets way better. Just keep reading, just keep reading, just keep reading reading reading. Anyway, all I can suggest about this marvelous book is to read the inside cover, and if that doesn't catch your intrest, read it anyway, because it has action, romance, mystery, fantasy, realistic fiction, and drama. Please read it, because it may just change your point of view on things!
I recently posted a thing about Beautiful Creatures movie in the movies and t.v. shows section, so you can check that out for more detail on the series. Beautiful Creatures is the type of series that if they wanted, they could just write one big book. I think that it flows so nicely from one book to the next, that you sometimes forget which one you're on. I highly recommend this series because even if you don't like fiction that takes place in the world today (or any kind of fiction) you'd still really love the book because of how well it's written. I give Beautiful Creatures 5 stars!
Classics are classics because they are the best books around! Here's a list of some of the most well known ones, you should give them a try. There are many more, but these are really good ones.
*Anne of Green Gables ^
*Sherlock Holmes ^
*Gone With The Wind
*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn ^
*Pride and Prejudice
*A Wrinkle in Time
Okay. So I just finished the first book in this series,(Matched), and it is completely awesome! I simply couldn't put it down. It's a whole lot like the Hunger Games, so if you read them, you would definitely adore these...
Anyway, the series is about a 17 year old girl named Cassia Reyes, and she lives in the waaaaayyyyyy future. In their "society" everything is monitored and they don't have any choices. Strange as it is, the community members like it this way, for the most part. But when Cassia is given her mate, her best friend Xander, a glitch in the system occurs. It shows another face alongside Xander's, Ky's. As you read this book, it will take you down a path between perfection and passion. I give it 5 stars!
OMG! I love The Beacon Street Girls. It's a series that takes place in Brookline, Mass., and has 5 girls all in 7th grade! They are all super close friends and call themselves the Beacon Street Girls. Their names are Charlotte, Avery, Isabel, Katani, and Maeve. There are about 21 books and counting, and when you start reading them, you just can't stop. They also have a website called beaconstreetgirls.com, and it has lots of fun interactive games and character insight for all the fans. I highly recommend this series for girls in grades 5-7, but particularly 7th. I hope you all start reading this series, because not much beats it! (Next to the Twilight Saga and the Harry Potter series) Bye for now!
In the Books & Writing Blog, there will be recommendations on fabulous books, tips on how to become a better writer, and ideas on what to write. Reading and writing are really great ways to improve on test scores, and just getting smarter. The more you read, the more your vocabulary grows. It's the same thing with your writing. So what are you waiting for? Get on out there and start reading!