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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 13, 2020 at 2:17 PM by Genesis Gaule
Have you ever had a book that has stuck with you even after you’re done reading it? It might be a compelling plot, an epic fight scene, or even just the first sentence of a book that has always kept you hooked. I certainly have! This is one of the best things about books, at least in my opinion. When a book is so amazing that you can’t forget about it even months later that is a great book. I’m going to share some of my favorites from some books that I have read and absolutely loved!
Favorite First Sentence: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
“The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.”
This sentence stopped me in my tracks the second I read it. It caught me so off guard I didn’t know what to do. It immediately made me imagine that image in my head and it almost made me laugh out loud. In all of my time of reading, no book has made me stop and think so much by the first sentence. I read this series of books in the 8th grade, and I am a senior in high school now, but this sentence has still stayed with me.
Favorite Character Arc: Shatter Me by Tahererh Mafi
Throughout the series, my favorite character arc is that of Aaron Warner. I love his arc so much! If I had just read the first book and you were to describe how the end of series Aaron was to me, I would have been dumbfounded. There was absolutely no way that I would have predicted how he turned out. I won’t spoil too much because you should really read this series (It’s my favorite!), but the author Tahererh Mafi has a way with character development that I absolutely love!
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Favorite Descriptive Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
“The towering tents are striped in white and black, no golds and crimsons to be seen. No color at all, save for the neighboring trees and the grass of the surrounding fields. Black-and-white stripes on grey sky; countless tents of varying shapes and sizes, with an elaborate wrought-iron fence encasing them in a colorless world. Even what little ground is visible from outside is black or white, painted or powdered, or treated with some other circus trick. [...] You stand in the fading light, the scarf around your neck pulled up against the chilly evening breeze, waiting to see for yourself exactly what kind of circus only opens once the sun sets.”
For description alone, I love this book. It is a beautifully descriptive love story. This is the most detailed book I have ever read. The scenes are enticing and imaginative. They are so exquisite, that you can visualize and see everything in your head. This is also the only book, because of it’s expert description, that I have ever read that uses the 2nd perspective. That is when the author is putting the reader into the story.
I could talk more about some of my favorites, but alas, I can only write so much. Instead, I urge you to ponder about some of your favorites. If you can, write a comment down below and tell us some of your favorites, and if not us, tell your friends! It can be your favorite beginning, ending, fight scene, surprice, setting and a whole lot more. The possibilities are endless.
Tag(s): science fiction, romance, recommendations, junior fiction, fiction, fantasy, dystopian fiction, Acacia James
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 26, 2020 at 9:27 AM by Genesis Gaule
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My Captain America by Megan Margulies
A granddaughter's memoir of a legendary comic book artist // Megan’s escape from her increasingly hectic home was going to the midtown studio of her grandpa, Daddy Joe—or Joe Simon, cartoonist and co-creator of Captain America.
A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett
Brittany was only a law student when she came across Sharanda Jones—single mother, business owner, and, like Brittany, Black daughter of the rural South—who was serving a life sentence without parole for a first time drug offense.
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
In an alternate 1880s London, angels, vampires, and werewolves walk among humans in a well-regulated truce. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows.
The Distant Dead by Heather Young
When Adam Merkel, middle school math teacher, is found murdered, the small Nevada town must begin its reckoning—from Nora, a social studies teacher who gave up her dream for her disabled father, to Sal, an orphaned sixth grader who had a friendship with Adam.
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Tag(s): werewolves, vampires, superheroes, science fiction, nonfiction, mystery, law, fantasy, criminal justice, book notes, biography, autobiography
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on October 19, 2020 at 2:19 PM by Genesis Gaule
Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand
Harry and Meghan and the making of a modern royal family // The romance between the English prince and American actress captured the world’s attention, and Meghan and Harry continue to make headlines. Scobie and Durand, select reporters on the British Royal Family, go beyond the rumors in this book.
Into the planet : my life as a cave diver by Jill Heinerth
Heinerth—the first person to dive into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations—takes us face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth’s oceans.
Hella by David Gerrold
Hella is a planet where everything is oversized—especially the ambitions of the colonists. When an overburdened starship arrives, Kyle finds himself as the link between the colonists and the refugees from a ravaged Earth.
The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall
Old Order Amish Jemima has put her marriage and family ahead of herself for years. When she finds out that her life savings are gone and her husband was hiding a child with another woman, her entire world is shattered.
Tag(s): science fiction, royal family, oceanography, nonfiction, memoir, history, fiction, earth science, celebrities, book notes, amish fiction