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Poster/Theme of the Week!: The Outsiders by S.E Hinton

As you guys probably already know from my last post, I will be doing posters of the books I read more often than book reviews. I just finished The Outsiders last week and I loved it and the movie was outstanding, so I was super excited to make a poster of it.I decided to make the poster a compare and contrast between the greasers and the socs.

In my last post I also explaned that you are not allowed to use this poster unless you comment below asking permission and link your blog so I can look at it. As soon as I say you can use it please give me credit by linking my blog or this post. I hope you love this poster as much as I do! Enjoy!

 

Greasers Vs Socs

Images I used

Greasers vs Socs photo

 

I will be writing a book review on The Outsider soon so take a look out for that! Bye for now bookworms!

-Jordan

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Divergent by Veronica Roth: Book Review

“In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.”

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I know everyone has read this book and reviewed it. I think I read this book about four or five times. Only because I kept forgetting to write a review about it, so I needed to re-read it in order to refresh my mind and to make the review nice and detailed.

The main characters in the story (Tris, Tobias, Christina, Will, Al, etc.) were very real (if that makes sense.) The book of course is fiction, but some of the characters choices were very realistic for what was going on. Tris’ relationships with her friends were very realistic as they became friends really quickly and had some arguments like all relationships have.

Tris and Tobias’s relationship was very slow and wasn’t too rushed. There relationship was perfect timing and wasn’t too sexual either. Tris was at one point afraid of Tobias because she thought all he wanted was sexual behavior with her and ended up not being true. They did kiss quite a bit and they did mention sex but they didn’t do it in the first book.

The book had a lot of violence which included war. Guns, knives, fights, and bloodbaths were related in this book so I would not recommend anyone younger than thirteen to read it. When I read it I did get some dreams that were very similar to the book, so if your child gets nightmares or bad dreams often I wouldn’t recommend this book to your child.

This book all in all was very well written and the book didn’t feel too long or two short. It didn’t feel like it was missing any details and didn’t feel like it needed anymore. It was an easy read and it wasn’t too hard to comprehend what was happening. So all in all it was one of the best books I have ever read!

(Just to warn you in advance. Never ever watch the movies because they are really terrible and Four literally is a 30 year old man in the movie. Your welcome.)

Bye for now bookworms and will be writing another review soon! Hopefully;)

-Jordan

 

 

Creating Posters for Books/Characters!: Divergent Theme Week!

This is something I will probably do a lot more often than doing book reviews because I absolutely love making posters. I love crafts, decorating, and making stuff so I feel like this is something I will enjoy more. I will be doing a week theme of the character or book doing posters, crafts, and more, so keep a look out for more themes.

This weeks book theme is: DIVERGENT! Here is a poster of Tris and her characteristics and traits that make her divergent.

If you would like to use this poster to post or save comment below the poster you want and link you blog so I can take a look at it before I give you permission. Also If I give you permission to use poster than you must link my blog or the blog post you got it from for credit.

Anyway, hope you like it and comment below book themes or characters you want me to do.

Divergent Tris Characteristics Poster

Pictures I used:

http://divergent.wikia.com/

http://www.teen.com/2014/07/29/movies/shailene-woodley-no-wig-insurgent-movie/

 

The One Memory Of Flora Banks: Book Review

“Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life.

With little more than the words “be brave” inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must “be brave” if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.”

Book by Emily Barr. Review from Goodreads

 

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All of the characters were very lovable, especially the supporting characters. It was very lighthearted and was a fun read, well sort of. The Memory of Flora Banks was very repetitive. Since Flora (like it says in the summary) looses her memory about three times per day, she was always forgetting things and it started getting to the point where it was almost annoying. Sometimes she would almost find what she was looking for and then forgets, goes through the memories all over again, and then has to plan it for… I don’t know how many times. (Seriously if I read “Drake kissed me on the beach” one more time I would have exploded and screamed at the book before I could even finish it.)

It started to get boring, and there were points in the book where Flora didn’t get anywhere. I get why, but it kind of made the book less entertaining and gave you more of a feeling like it would never finish. I felt like the characters were great, the story line was good, and it was well written. I was going to give it three and a half stars but it was so repetitive that I had to take the half off.

Don’t get me wrong, I actually really liked the book and I would recommend it. But if you are a very impatient person like me, I wouldn’t recommend it.  I would, however, not let your kids under 13 read this just because there is some sexual content in the book. Flora and Drake were sending emails back and forth to each other and Drake was being a little inappropriate with the words he was using. If you want to know more information and understanding of why the book is recommend for ages 13+ click here.

Will be writing another book review soon as I am rereading Divergent for you guys!! Be on the lookout for it, and I will see you soon my bookworms!

-Jordan

 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: Book Review

“Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.”

Review from Goodreads

 

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Review: Alas, another great book! I loved how this book was very detailed and character building. I’m sure you guys are surprised that I haven’t read this book before, and I don’t really have an answer. Boy, was I missing out! I am pretty disappointed that I watched the movie before I read the book, and I now get why a lot of people are really disappointed in the movie. I thought the movie was really good, but that was before I read the book.

Firstly, Percy and his friends are all teens in the movie when, in the books, they were all twelve or thirteen years old. Although I would make an exception to their age in the movie because it’s hard to find great actors that age. Secondly, the satyr (Grover) was kind of like a ladies-man in the film, but in the book, he was very awkward and friendly. The movie was way different from the books. It was rushed, and the scenes were very different from the book. (I would tell you, but I really don’t want to spoil everything.)

It was beautiful written, and I cannot wait to read Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters! I found the book very lighthearted and was a very quick read, so I was never bored. There was no swearing or sexual content, which shows that a book doesn’t have to have either of those things to be successful and well written. Of coarse, there is violence, but not anything that young children would be afraid of. The Percy Jackson series, in my opinion, is appropriate for ages 9+.

I just finished another great read, so watch this space for my next review! So long for now, my bookworms 🙂

-Jordan

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Been on WordPress for 2 years!!!

So happy to say I have been on wordpress for two years! Thank you guys for all of your likes, comments, and support. I seriously couldn’t have done it without any of you. Thank you for nominating me awards and making me feel welcome on WordPress! I might not have been on here for a while because of school, stuff at home etc but you guys supported me anyway and I really appreciate it. I am so happy to be back on here and will as always be posting soon!! Love you and see you soon my bookworms!!!!

-Jordan

Almana by Julayn Adams: Book Review

“In the aftermath of World War III, the world has become a dangerous place. The ruthless dictator, Equis, and his army, Armageddon, are quickly taking over major metropolitan areas on the west coast of the United States. The end of humanity is imminent. Their one hope lies in the hands of a seventeen-year-old-girl, Alexa. When Almana volunteers to leave Heaven to guide Alexa, she never thought that her own destiny would include falling in love with a human. Now, cursed to remain on Earth forever, Almana finds that her task is much more than she bargained for.”

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Review: Probably one of my all time favorite books!! Julayn Adams really made you feel for the characters including the bad ones 😉 Not only were Almana and Cam’s relationship romantic and heartwarming, they were best friends which made the relationship even more lighthearted and real.  It didn’t feel like the relationship was rushed like other books and wasn’t one of those love at first sight books (Don’t get me started on how many books are like that.) Even though they had a immediate connection right away it took them a while for them to actually be in a relationship mostly because Almana was an angel and Cam was human.

Almana and Alexa’s relationship grew throughout the book in a way real friends would and made me happy that it wasn’t one of those we just met lets be best friends type of relationship (Again don’t get me started how many books are like that.)

The book did have some swearing (Most if not all from Cam) And Almana and Cam did have he tiniest bit of sexual behavior. They did have sex but you didn’t really know until it said in the next chapter that they put there clothes on and left. As you probably know I really don’t like super sexual books so I found this part 100% okay with me. Its not something you should be super worried about for your teens to read, but since there is some swearing I would recommend this book for ages 12+

In conclusion, the book was amazing and I could not put it down once! The only thing that bothered me was how confusing the end was considering how Almana’s perspective changed into Alexa’s perspective. The ending was just a bit confusing in general. I think I read it about two or three times before I fully understood what happened. I am so proud and honored to have such and amazing and talented mother. This was her very first book and was one of the best books I have ever read! (I have read a lot of books in my lifetime for only being fourteen and I am not saying this because she is my mum)

Seriously you guys wont regret reading this!! Click here to learn more about the book and click here to buy a physical copy or ebook and while your at it read the reviews as well!!! Trust me i’m not the only one who thinks this book is amazing! Thank you for reading my long as review (If you got this far) and will be posting soon!! See you soon Bookworms!!

-Jordan

 

 

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella: Book Review

“An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.”

Review from Goodreads. Click here for the page.

 

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This is what you are probably wondering while reading this book review. Is this one of those love stories where the boy helps the girl get better with true love? I was wondering the exact same thing and was going to just put it back on the library shelf but I though why not give it a shot. I found that surprisingly this was not the case. Although the boy Linus helped Audrey get better she did most of it on her own and not all of it was from Linus.

I was happy that the book wasn’t too romantic and found it great that Linus and Audrey’s relationship wasn’t very sexual. I found the relationship almost like a friendly, loving relationship. I think Audrey’s parents had some kind of talk that had sexual content in it but it wasn’t major and I barely noticed it. I would say that there was quite a bit of swearing from one of the characters (Audrey’s brother) but I would say that it wasn’t too much for me to handle and didn’t cross the line, but the book was on the sweary side so i’d say the book should be for ages 12 and up.

The book had a very positive message as it showed how bullying is a big issue and it effects a lot of people, especially teenagers. Audrey was able to push through that pain and used lots of coping strategies which can help teens with the same problems. Audrey was a very big role model throughout the book as well for being brave by trying her best to recover from her anxiety disorder.  This also showed lots of educational value as it showed what anxiety, panic attacks, loss, and bullying feels like and how much it can affect people.

All in all it was one of my favorite books and really enjoyed reading it and reviewing it. Even though the main protagonist went through a lot,  it was a pretty lighthearted book and didn’t make you feel terrible reading it. Hope you liked this review! Comment down below if you have any books that you think I might be interested in! Bye for now Bookworms!

-Jordan

I’m Back!!!

Hey Bookworms! I am back from a long break! I’m really sorry I haven’t been posting and answering to comments and requests as I have been very busy with home life. I had lots of homework and lots of stuff going on that I had forgot about this blog completely!

As a student in year nine I can tell you I had a bunch of homework. My stress became really high and anxiety was a big issue with me. I am now home schooled with my lovely mom as my teacher. Part of my schooling will be doing this blog and writing reviews. Who knows, I might even write short stories and stuff on here for you guys to enjoy!

As you guys probably know I am a HUGE bookworm and read constantly so it might surprise you that I have no reviews up on my website. Let me quickly explain why that is. One day I started reading back my reviews and realized that a lot of them had lots of grammar mistakes and poor word choices. So what I will be doing is rewriting my reviews and maybe briefly skim through those books to get a good understanding of what I read.

So really stay tuned for new reviews and I promise that this time there will be NO LONG BREAKS!!! So I will be posting as soon as possible. Oh and almost forgot I will be changing my blog name and if you bookworms have any website name ideas please let me know by commenting down below! Your guy’s help is so much appreciated! Don’t give up on my yet! Be posting soon! Bye for now bookworms!

– Jordan

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