Monday, May 26, 2008

The Ashes of Innocence by Alexandra Tesluk

The Ashes of Innocence is a story of Tesluk's struggle to find love and her father. Tesluk describes how her childhood and adolescent struggles lead her to overcome her fears and all she had been through. Tesluk tells readers of her abusive step-father tom and the torment he gave her. She also tells readers of her mother and sister and how she never really felt normal. This a truly meaningful read.

From page 1 to page 292 I never once felt bored or distracted by bad writing. This being the first book by Tesluk I have read I was very impressed by her deep and thought provoking style of writing. I think all young people should read this because it teaches us not to take who or what we have for granted because some would do anything for what we have. Tesluk's book is diffidently a powerful page turner and an intense story of finding love.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood

This book tells the story of 16 year old Morgan. Morgans boyfriend dumps her the day before summer break so the only logical thing to do is chop off all her hair and dye it orange. This sends her parents in to a frenzy. They decided to take control and send her to Ireland on a bicycle trip cross country. Morgan gets much more than she bargained for, a hot tour guided who just might be the perfect rebound boy, a boat load of mystical Irish tails, and a talking horse? Could things get any weirder, read to find out.

This book was awesome I really enjoyed it. I instantly got lost in her story telling abilities and felt like I could see Ireland as I was reading. The characters were likable and believable. You can easily relate to Morgan's problems without seeming like your in a soap opera. Morgans dialogue is comical yet sarcastic bringing you to a position in which you feel like you really know her.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Contest Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello all. Thank you for all your entry's I got around 40. I am glad to say this contest was a success! It took me a Little longer to post this because I have been In Canada Well here are the names.............

1st place- The Compulsive Reader
this person wins the copy of serpents Coils and some Jewelry

2nd place - Allea she wins a copy of princess academy and some jewelry

you must contact me to get your prize. If you have not contacted me by 5-10-08 I will pick someone new.