I decided to read this book because the author, Mitch Albom, wrote The Five People you Meet in Heaven which I have heard nothing but rave reviews about. But by reading the synopsis, what I concluded was that it would be a sappy story about an ex-baseball player. Considering I have the…Continue
I have to admit, I was apprehensive to take a dive into John Green's Looking for Alaska. His most famous book, The Fault In Our Stars, is one of my favorite books of all time. I was worried that reading Looking for Alaska might ruin my thoughts on John Green if it didn't meet up to…Continue
The first book of the quarter that I read is "The Musician's Soul" by James Jordan. I could not help but let my inner music nerd roam free as I deeply read through this book, unwilling to put it down. This is a nonfiction book that not only explores various musical techniques and artistry, but rather puts into perspective the importance of music in society and our culture.
James Jordan is a prominent musical figure and conductor at the…Continue
For my independent reading book, I read The Lovely Bones written by Alice Sebold. This book came as a huge surprise to me. The content of this book is extremely dark and disturbing, so I was not expecting to like the book as much as I did simply due to what the plot consisted of. The book centers around a girl, Susie Salmon, who was murdered at age thirteen. It follows the story of her family, and how the people in her life deal with her death as well as discovering…Continue