The Giver by Lois Lowry is about Jonas, a 12 year old boy, lives in a community of sameness. There is no pain, fear, conflict, or hatred, actually, there are no feelings in this society. Everyone basically looks and acts the same, they act as if they are robots sometimes. There is no things such as racism, discrimination, homophobia in this community. Everyone loses their individuality, but don’t question it because they don’t remember their life before moving into the community. In this place, they have ceremonies every December to celebrate the children’s birthday, and on their 12th ceremony, they get assigned a job. Jonas gets assigned to be the new receiver of memory, which is the only person in the society that has memories of things that don’t exist in the community. His trainer, the receiver before him, the giver, transfer memories to Jonas every training session. During their training, Jonas starts feeling feelings for the first time, and he thinks that the rest of the community should have these memories too. He also realizes that all the strict rules the society has enforced isn’t a good thing since it removes freedom from others.
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Teen SRC 2018 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Book vs Movie)
Okay, I’m sorry, but this review is going to be just me ranting about how the movie didn’t really do the book any justice, so brace yourself. There are probably a lot of spoilers.
Summary: Wade Watts lives in the year 2045, a time when most (the entirety) of the population is on a virtual world called the Oasis all day. That’s because, well, with global warming and stuff, no one really wants to be in the real world. When the creator of the Oasis died a few years ago, he left a viral video behind saying that all of his riches, along with ownership of the world, are locked away somewhere like Easter Eggs, and that whoever finds his three keys will inherit it. This led to a giant surge of people trying to desperately find the keys, but as more time passes, people gradually gave up. Until one day, Wade stumbles upon the first key that no one has ever found before.Read More
Teen SRC 2018 – The Fault in our Stars by John Green
The Fault in our Stars is written by John Green.
Narrated by Hazel Grace, 16-year old girl who has Cancer, The Fault in our Stars is a novel about love, friendships, and the struggles and restrictions of living with cancer. Finished high school early, and now pursuing college, Hazel is someone who people call antisocial. Hazel’s mom decides that she is depressed, and sends her to a Support Group, along with a bunch of kids who also lives with cancer. Soon she meets and befriends, Augustus Waters, a cancer survivor, who lost his right leg to osteosarcoma. Gradually, they both share a bond, with the both, sharing each other’s favorite book. As Hazel’s favorite book finished without a conclusion, Augustus is determined to find the author and find out about the ending of the book. Hazel is at first, reluctant, but then discovers it is possible, they both take a trip to Amsterdam, to meet the author in real life. At Amsterdam, Augustus confesses his love for Hazel. At Amsterdam, the both of them discover and the journey of their lives and learn to step outside of their comfort zone.
I would rate this book a 5/5 as it has a great plot and it is one of those books that will make you want to laugh and cry.
Teen SRC 2018- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Hunger Games is a very action packed book with a lot of excitement. It takes place in a place what was once North America. There are 12 districts control by the Capitol of Panem and the Capitol has created a national violent game called the Hunger Games. Every district needs to send 2 youths to compete in the the game. They will need to fight to death until 1 stands alive. (Yes, I know it’s so cruel.) This story is about a 16 year old girl named Katniss Everdeen, competing in the Hunger Games, surviving on her hunting skills and quick thinking. She will meet difficult problems and face impossible choices.
I personally really like this book but some parts are really violent and sad. So if you can’t stand someone dying then I suggest you not read this series. It is very exciting and written very well. I would rate this book 5 stars. Enjoy the book if you decide to read it! Hope you found this helpful. =)
Teen SRC 2018 -The Selection by Kiera Cass
Summary This book is a romance story about a 16 year old girl named America Singer who lives a country in the future that is a caste divided nation. She has won the opportunity to compete in the selection, which is designed for Prince Maxon to find his mate. This is every girl’s dreams but America doesn’t want to go because she is secretly already in love with Aspen, a guard who works at the palace from her hometown. Will America fall for the prince? Or will she leave the prince for Aspen… What if the royal family finds out about her relationship with Aspen? That is something you’ll find out by yourself if you read this book. No spoilers!
I loved this author’s plot and descriptions, it was simply amazing to read. It was a really exciting book to read. My best friends also read it and they agreed to how great this book was. There are 5 books in this series and I’m planning to read all of them. I suggest this to all people who likes romance books, I rate this book 5 stars.
Teen Book Review – Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Madeleine Whittier is the 18 year old protagonist who is smart, creative and has an artistic personality, which is imprisoned in her house, due to a rare disease called SCID, which makes her allergic to most thing in and around the atmosphere. Living with Maddy is Carla, a nurse who has been brought to help take care of Maddy. Everything goes normal, until her new neighbors move in next door. Maddy starts observing her new neighbors, taking notice of their daily schedule and behavioural patterns. She particularly watches Olly, an unpredictable acrobatic person, who happens to live right across Maddies bedroom. Soon the new family settles, and brings a cake to Maddy, but her mom declines, afraid that it could affect Maddy’s allergies. Olly and his sister brings the cake back, angering their alcoholic father. Olly writes his email on his window, and soon the both of them become friends. Soon she asks, and begs Carla to let him come over. Reluctant, she allows it. Slowly, Maddy drifts closer to Olly, and farther away from her mom. Carla threatens to stop Maddy from meeting Olly, if she doesn’t get closer to her mom. Soon Maddies mom, finds about the meetings, thus firing Carla, and grounding Maddy by taking away the WiFi. Bored with her life, Maddy decides to runaway with Olly, to Hawaii, to find about if she is actually sick and to finals live her life, for the first time in 18 years, even if it means costing Maddy, her life.
I would rate this book a 5/5 as it was really good. It was Humorous and the plot was good. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Real Life stories, although this is fiction.
Who else is watching 13 Reasons Why?
Has everyone been binge watching Netflix’s mini-series 13 Reasons Why?
It is so good and the casting is great! And the best part is, they stayed pretty true to the book by Jay Asher. If you haven’t read the book Th1rteen R3asons Why yet, you need to! It’s amazing!!!
Beauty and the Beast Movie
Did anyone go and see Beauty and the Beast this weekend? Apparently, it’s amazing and broke all these box office records.
If you are looking for some novels with a “Beauty and Beast” twist, have a look at these great books:
Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
As Old as Time by Liz Braswell
Grim by a collection of authors
Another Teen Book to Movie!
Looks like another one of our favourite teen books will be making it’s way to the big screen. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is the set to open May 2017. The book was so heartwarming, looks like the movie will be too, check it out! BTW, see if you can recognize the main character!?
Before I Fall (the movie)
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver has been made into a movie and it is coming out March 3rd, 2017. YAY!!!
This book has always been one of our favourite books of all time and we CANNOT wait for the movie, which looks awesome!! Check out the trailer!