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Let’s Review: Wires and Nerve

By Ashley
Teen Advisory Group member

IMG_1293Hi! My name is Ashley, and I’m new to TAG so I thought that I’d take a few minutes to introduce myself. One thing that you need to know about me is that I love to read. I always have my nose in a book! Besides reading, I also like mythical creatures, dogs and cats, and a podcast called Welcome to Night Vale.

Anyway, everybody knows The Lunar Chronicles by Marisa Meyer, right? Well, she wrote a graphic novel called Wires and Nerve following Cinder’s (Selene’s) “sidekick,” Iko. Since most of the hybrid-wolf packs got away, Iko takes it upon herself to track them down and capture them. This is especially important that Iko does this because of the fact that she is an android, so she can’t get hurt.

However, if you didn’t like Iko as a character, you’re probably not going to like this book. After all, this book is a whole lot of Iko. She is a very feminine character. She likes clothes, shoes and net dramas, (though most of this is only mentioned and not shown). She also spends a LOT of her time daydreaming about boys.

Yet, Iko is left questioning her own humanity, misreading romantic tension with a royal guard calling her beautiful (or so she thinks), and having the pressure of finding all the hybrid wolves.

While I’m on the subject of Marissa Meyer, be sure to read her new book Renegades! Happy reading!

 

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Let’s Review: Ghosts of the Titanic

By the president of the Teen Advisory Group:

I’m back with my first book in almost two years (yikes lol)!

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Surprise! Now I’m adding Stars gifs to all my posts! 😉

It’s a historical fiction (with no romance, shocker!) called, Ghosts of the Titanic.

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That’s one frightening cover lol

Let’s begin!

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Let’s Review: The Doubt Factory

Congratulations guys! You get a selfie of me with the book (I know, ew)! If you wanna know two things about me:

  1. I LOVE crime shows (wow no kidding)
  2. I love conspiracies and theories

Okay, knowing that, let’s go!

Summary:

Alix Banks is a preppy school girl, when a group dubbed “2.0” (as in a new form, a 2.0 version of something) enlightens her about the true purposes of her father’s company and what they do to the common man. At first, Alix is in shock. She can’t believe her father could do something as despicable as being the mastermind of thousands of deaths. But as she begins to research, she realizes that she is part of the Doubt Factory, and it thrives off of naive people like her. After all, you believe what they want you to believe.

Feelings:

So… this was me throughout this book:

BBYS

I was Shaw at first, then I became Root (AKA 1st-Grumpy, then 2nd-Smiley)

Alix Banks is one frustrating character. She is so incredibly dense at first, but she finally catches on and the plot starts captivating the reader. Oh, and there is some frickle-frackling. 😉

Nim

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Let’s Review: Life of Pi

life of pi

Hello everyone! It’s Mayher, again. I know this book/movie came out a while back, but it really fascinated me and I wanted to share it with you guys. I saw the movie first with my family because we were all curious to watch a story about an Indian boy, and it got me really excited to read the book.

The story takes place in Pondicherry, India where a boy, Pi, is faced with the conflict of moving to a foreign country, Canada. He was already the awkward kid observing 3 faiths, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam, and would observe each one very strictly following each individual practice. This is symbolic of the 3 main religions in South India. His father was completely against it as well as the respective priests. I feel like his father had quite a large influence on his life being atheist and all. They ended up sailing because Pi’s father owned a zoo back in India and had to take the rest of the animals through a cheap and efficient transportation means, so he decided to take his family along with them. One stormy night, Pi woke up to siren’s wailing and ran out to the balcony and noticed that the storm was too powerful for the boat. The boat was sinking rapidly and a few animals escaped and jumped into a lifeboat with Pi. The rest of the story discusses Pi’s conflicts at sea being vegetarian, alone, and trapped with a tiger, Richard Parker. At first, he was with only a zebra, an orangutan, and a hyena. Eventually, the hyena went crazy and ate the other animals while Pi watched in horror, but the tiger emerged from under the tarp and killed the hyena.

Pi tries to learn how to train a tiger out at sea and learn to trust the tiger. In his childhood, Pi tried to lure the tiger to come towards him in the cage. Pi’s father caught him and basically scarred him for life by showing what a tiger does to a lamb. This plays a key factor into how Pi reacts to a large tiger sharing a lifeboat with a skinny Indian boy. Pi thinks he’s going to die because of this life threatening experience but in turn relies on his faith in God and multiple religions to get him out of the sticky situation. He was so close to getting rescued at one point in the novel when this large ship zoomed by, but the ship didn’t notice Pi’s life boat. Pi almost gave up at this point, but he stayed focused on surviving and didn’t give up.

This is a wonderful story of how miracles are possible if you believe in yourself and can trust your loved ones. I really enjoyed this story, and I liked how Martel kind of switches perspectives between Pi out at sea and Pi as an adult in Canada meeting with Martel. I hope all of you guys get a chance to read it, and decide for yourself: is this really a true story or just a made up miracle?

Read the book by Yann Martel!
Watch the movie!

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Let’s Review: Minders

Minders

So this is a recent book that’s in the Flower Mound Public Library and when I read the summary, I was hooked. Read the summary and review here!

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