I am so bummed that spring break is already over! I don’t think I have registered all the way that this is the case; today I spent the whole afternoon reading another YA book instead of doing other homework. I just can’t help it… I’m addicted to reading fun books. 🙂
Over the break I read a lot, but not as much as I would have liked (isn’t that always the case?) First, I read “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. I’m a sucker for these types of stories. I don’t want to give away any details just in case someone who reads this hasn’t but wants to read the book. But, I can tell you that it’s a love story that ends somewhat unexpectedly. And also I cried — I’ll admit it. As the sap that I am, I would give the book 4 out of 5 stars.
The next book I read was “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. I re-read this book because I would like to finish this series. The first time I read the book I was interested, but unimpressed. I felt like it was a copycat of “The Hunger Games”. This time… I felt basically the same way. And what’s worse is that in my opinion “The Hunger Games” was a better book. I still have some criticisms of it too, but at least (to my knowledge) it was fairly original. It’s an enjoyable story, but I would only give it 2 out of 5 stars (but I still plan on reading the rest in the series.)
I also found the time to read Lois Lowry’s “Gathering Blue” which is the second book in “The Giver” series. This book is about an orphaned girl named Kira who is extraordinarily gifted and talented. As in “The Giver”, the main character discovers surprising truths about the dystopian society and challenges the established culture. I would recommend it to anyone who has read “The Giver” (heck, even people who haven’t) and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
I also read about 1/3 of “The Messenger” which is the next book in the quartet, but I will write about that next week. 🙂