It's 1956 and summer is just around the corner. Nora and her close friends have huge plans for the summer; it's bound to be the best one yet. Yet, their plans are abruptly put on hold when two of their friends, Cheryl and Bobbi Jo, are found murdered in the forest. How could this happen? Nora's life is turned upside down as she grieves over the loss of her two friends and the fact that the killer was never found. Depsite everyone else's suspicions that Cheryl's ex-boyfriend, Buddy, did it,…Continue
For my next independent reading book, I decided to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This book had been recommended to me multiple times so I finally decided to pick it up and give it a try, and let me tell you, I'm SO glad I did. It was a suspenseful, unique, and intriguing book. Although there were some things I would change about the book, overall, I enjoyed reading it and sure was glad that this book was the book that I had to bring to the beach with me over Spring…Continue
After hearing all the buzz about how good the book Th1rteen R3asons Why was, I was quick to pick it as my next independent reading book. I was quickly drawn in to the intensity of the plot and the interesting way that the author, Jay Asher, decided to write it in. This story was filled with suspense and surprising turns and twists in the story all while telling a story that not only truly touches the heart and soul, but also shows and eerie, somewhat disturbing side of life and…Continue
The three books I read over the summer had three very different main characters, living three very different lives with very different problems, yet all struggling with the same complex idea of finding themselves in a world that they feel lost in. Throughout their journeys, they all seem to help define the same universal truth: fighting for what you believe in, no matter the consequences.