Monday, December 17, 2012

Student Review: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

There are several truths that are universally acknowledged. The Pope is Catholic. The earth rotates around the sun. Every rich single man is in want of a wife. Apples are not oranges. And Les Mis is amazing. The plot is engaging, the characters endearing, believable, and (some) so evil you want to punch them in the face, and the setting captivating.

Les Mis is a classic story about good and evil, with the expected ending. The cool thing about the story is how invested the reader becomes in the characters. You grow to love them, and the ending, while expected, is fulfilling in every sense of the word.

A rating of five stars out of five is deserved with this book. There is a reason that this has been made into a play, a musical, and several movies, each of which is loved the world over.
Reviewer: B.F.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Student Review: Torch Red: Color Me Torn by Melody Carlson

Torch Red: Color Me Torn by Melody Carlson

This book is about a high school girl named Zoe. She is a junior in high school and is quickly learning about peer pressure from her friends. Especially the pressure faced when it comes to boys and how far she is willing to go with them. In Torch Red, you see high school relationships through the eyes of your average teenage girl. You also see the different ways people react to feeling pressure from their friends and wanting to please others. You can really see how different people react when relationships between friends, family, and significant others are put to the test. It’s a great read and I recommend it to all high school girls. If I had to give this book a rating it would probably be 7 out of 10; it wasn’t the best book I have ever read, but it is worth your while and it is relatable. Give it a try!

Reviewer: A.S.