Monday, September 1, 2014
Landry is 14 years old, and has very poor self-esteem, she is constantly put down by her friends. When one of her friends suggests entering a modeling contest, she wasn’t too crazy about the idea but entered anyway. To her surprise, and her friends’ surprise, Landry advances to the next level in the contest. You’ll have to read the book as I don’t want to give anything away.
This book really interested me it didn’t seem like all this different stuff was happening and it was a real life problems didn’t seem to be solved as easy as they are in some books. She was having the same problems that many girls have faced in how they see themselves. Landry was nice I could really identify with her. I think most girl readers will find themselves doing the same, because we have all gone through one part of our lives where we backed down for everything or thought we weren’t as pretty as others. True Colors is a true to life type story that teaches an important lesson and I think young teen girls will really enjoy reading it.
Jason Griffin is just a typical 15 year old living in a small town on a lake house. One day his parents go missing and he learns secrets about his past that change his life forever. The book follows his story to find out more about himself, his parents and the life he thought he knew.
Some parts in the story I felt were not needed. During the rest of the book my mind seemed to wander back to those parts and I wondered to myself “why was that there?” But other than that I enjoyed the book and the characters were well put together. Serena, one of the other characters, was strong and helped Jason a lot. This book did have a bit of mystery, and I don’t want to give anything away, but some parts did leave you wondering what is going to happen. I hope there will be a sequel so I can finish the story. Fun to read, this is a YA mystery that will have you wanting more.
Patrick’s wife just died. Left with Justina, his young daughter, he tries to cope. When she is older she encounters a talking tree on her school grounds. Patrick doesn’t understand his daughter’s stories about the tree or about the magical world she visits when she goes into the tree. But her journey proves to be more perilous than expected and she is forced to return home to enlist her father’s help to win a war against evil.
Justine was cute little girl she tried her hardest and helped protect someone who wasn’t so nice. Patrick I felt was very sad but tried to cope for his daughter he believed in his daughter and helped her with her dreams. The ending was strange and I was a bit confused, at first I thought it was kind of a Christian book, but then it started talking about a goddess. It seemed to be one of those books where I kind of knew what was going to happen, but when it did I was still halfway expecting the twist that didn’t come. While it didn’t end the way I would have liked to see it end, I did enjoy the plot and the way the characters were built up throughout the story.
Anjaline is a 14 year old girl whose stepfather has just gotten a new job far away from everyone she knew and everything she called home. She is angry about the move and anxious about having to start a new life in a new town. After a dinner party, she storms out in anger and gets lost in a forest.
This book had love and secrets. Although I felt I have read a similar plot line, I really enjoyed the characters and how they grew. Anjaline meets a couple of different boys in the book and I think the move from one boy to the next may have been a little fast. Robin was one of my favorites he was nice and didn’t seem to be attracted to her like most of the boys were. I have mixed feelings about this. The ending was nice, I enjoyed reading and definitely got emotionally attached to the characters.