“Eggs of the World” by Livvy Avery

October 22, 2009

“Eggs of the World” is certainly one of the most unique books I have ever read. The plotline is this: Katie is a teenage girl with a big secret, she was a chicken egg in a supermarket in her past life and she escaped. Her shell was cracked and then she was reincarnated as a teenage girl. Throughout the book Katie tries to adjust to a normal life by hiding from her friends and family the fact that she is actually an egg.

This book is especially good cause it has a moral, it talks about a bunch of modern social issues which you don’t see a lot of in YA books these days. I’m not exactly sure what it means but I think there’s a lot about the food industry and all of the things that go on with our food that people don’t really see, it’s also kind of sad because Katie talks about all she’s been through.

All in all 4 and a half out of 5 stars, really good and interesting but kind of weird..def worth reading though…

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Dead Girls Dont Write Letters by Gail Giles

October 22, 2009

“Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters” by Gail Giles is a pretty good book. It has an interesting storyilne with a unique premise, a girl named Sunny’s older sister Jazz dies in a fire. Her family is falling apart and her mother drinks too much. One day Sunny gets a letter from Jazz saying she wasn’t really dead and a girl shows up at her house saying she’s Jazz, but Sunny can tell it wasn’t really Jazz. Throughout the book Sunny tries to solve the mystery of who this girl really is and why is she pretending to be Jazz?

I like mysteries so I liked that part of the book, but it was kind of boring in parts and I found the main character Sunny kind of annoying because she is always negative and stuff. Also like I said before it is really unrealistic and I was confused by the ending, i still am not quite sure what happened!

3 out of 5 stars, if you like mysteries it’s worth reading and it’s a short book anyways, but it’s not the best and kind of confusing. Still though I can tell the author put a lot of effort into the story so I applaud her for that.

“Wintergirls” by Laurie Halse Anderson

October 22, 2009

This is a really sad but really good book by Laurie Halse Anderson who wrote the book Speak which was also good. In Wintergirls a teenage girl named Lia finds out her ex-best-friend was found dead alone in a motel  room. Throughout the book Lia struggles with anorexia while withdrawing from her family. This was really interesting because it gave a really realistic look at the physical and emotional decline of someone with anorexia and it really gave me something to think about. Also it was really beautifully written, the language used was really lyrical and it had great similies and metaphors and stuff. 5 out of 5 stars  you should definitely read this!!!