Posts Tagged ‘Teenage read’

DreamlandDreamland by Sarah Dessen was different. I’ve read two Dessen books prior to this one, Lock and key and That Summer. I liked how she wrote about teenage problems with mixture of sweet romance and emotions. Her book covers reminds me of happy summer stories.

The book starts with Catlin’s older sister, Cassandra, running away which leaves Caitlin’s family situation in chaos, and also leaves Caitlin to fill her “perfect” sister’s place. Caitlin has always used her sister as a bit of an excuse not to excel or be special, knowing she could not measure up, and, without Cass around, Caitlin doesn’t have any clue who to be. In the absence of Cass, Caitlin’s overprotective mother switches her focus to the remaining daughter and tries to do everything for her which really annoys her. In her continuing search to be her own person and do things Cass never did, Caitlin begins dating a bad boy. If you are thinking that this is another ”Hollywood” type of stories where bad boy has a golden heart and helps Catlin to find herself then you are wrong story has a twist here. He deals drugs, bosses Caitlin around, and completely monopolizes her life and he is possessive in every possible way. The abusive relationship she goes through is something very realistic and emotional. Rather than living her life she lives for him instead.

My rating: 3 out of 5. It a an excellent book about abusive relationship, one of the teenage problems. I strongly feel that people should get out of painful abusive relations. Love can never give you physical pain, love is giving and forgiving. This book explains the dark sides of abusive relation with a bit of romance and lot of emotions. If you are Sarah Dessen fan then its a must read book.

My life as a white thrash zombie“It reminds me of an old joke: What did the Zombie say to the whore?”
I looked at him blankly. “Um….what?”
He winked. “Keep the tip.”

My life as a white thrash zombie is the first book in ”White Thrash Zombie” series. In this book zombies are shown in different angle.  In every other book you might have read about walking dead zombies killing people mindlessly. But in book our zombie has a life which apparently sucks but like all normal teenagers it has problems in life.

Angel Crawford is your typical white trash chick with a pill popping addiction and with a addicted boyfriend living with her alcoholic dad in Louisiana. One day she finds herself in hospital waking up from a bad accident with no memory of what really happened. Hospital staff say that she was found butt naked lying on road but no one knows what is the true story. She finds a note addressed to her saying that she is required to take a job otherwise she will be dead, thinking that this note is from her parole officer and that she’s being threatened with jail she opts to take the job instead. Now she is working in Coroner’s Office as a driver and helper in postmortem of dead bodies. Angel starts noticing odd changes like how she’s somehow able to stand the sight of the dead bodies when before the accident she was squeamish from just the sight of blood. She also starts noticing that the bodies have a pleasant scent to them like chocolate and cookies and biscuits and gravy and everything else that was delicious. Bodies start turning up all over town with their heads missing and it begins to look suspiciously like a rogue zombie just trying to get his next meal. Angel is so close to find out who is the murderer but her suspect ends up as next victim.

There is a lot of humor and suspense which will make the book interesting to read. My rating: 3 out of 5. It is a must read if you are a zombie fiction fan.

The darkest minds The darkest minds by Alexandra Bracken is the first book in ”The Darkest Minds” series. An absolutely spectacular dystopian novel that has the ability to captivate the reader on so many levels.

Ruby had lived 10 years of normal and safe life even though she has witnessed few of her classmate die due to mysterious disease. She never bothered about anything until she woke up on her 10th birthday and her parents reported her to police and along with a group of teenagers branded ‘dangerous’  she was sent to a  brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” These children might have survived the disease but they have emerged with something dangerous- supernatural abilities. After 6 years of torture and fearful life she escapes and joins the other kids to find a place where people like her are living safely. On the way to this place she falls for Liam a brave kid  with good heart but she can’t get near to him, not after what happened to her parents that night. Her powers are her curse but soon she realizes that she is more powerful than she gave herself credit for. People will try to use her powers in every way possible against government if they find out.

I really enjoyed reading this novel, my rating: 3 out of 5. I didn’t like the ending it was kind of predictable. But I am eager to read the remaining books in the series.

 

Why we broke upI’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

This line was enough to grab my attention, and not to forget the cover page and catchy title. I always like mysterious young adult novels. I just know it by looking at the title. Like ”Perks of being a wall flower”, ”Thirteen reasons why”. My prediction never went wrong.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing him letters and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Inside the box there are things which he bought for her or things she collected from their dates. Starting from movie tickets from their first date she collects whatever she comes across, to remember the good time they had together. Min is a girl who dreams about being a movie director one day. Her world is simple with few friends. Ed is totally different than her, he is popular and cool among his friends. This is Min’s first love so this is totally special for her. Everyone is surprised that Ed is going out with Min. If everything was perfect then why did Min brake up?

I loved Min, the way she is simple and innocent. Ed is a big jerk from the beginning I could feel that. I liked Min’s friend more than Ed, I wished they could date! Good young adult novel, my rating: 3 out of 5. Highly recommend this book to teenagers.