Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Face on the Milk Carton: By Caroline B. Cooney

Hey readers I hope your summer is going well. I just wanted to update you on a good book called The Face on the Milk Carton.  It is great for anyone who likes a little bit of a mystery.

This is a fantastic book about a girl named Janie. She is 15 and is an only child. Janie is a normal high school girl until one day she is at lunch with her friend and on the back of her milk carton she sees a picture of a little girl in a polka dotted dress that went missing about a decade ago. Janie instantly recognizes this girl and knows that it is her. She is the missing person. Janie starts noticing around her house how her parents have no baby pictures of her. Janie is confused and scared not knowing if her parents are actually related to her and maybe that they kidnapped her. This book is very engaging and will keep you on your toes.

If you like this book read the rest of the series: Whatever Happened to Janie? The Voice On The Radio What Janie FoundJanie Face to Face. I read them all and loved them, though I thought that the author dragged the series out a bit.

Your Friend,
Rae Sparks

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Unwind: By Neal Shusterman

Hey readers today i'm going to review the book Unwind. 

I really loved this book but it may creep some people out. You will love this book too if you love Sci-Fi, action and potentially being creeped out!

This book portrays its' story through the eyes of 3 people. Conor, Risa and Lev. All three of them are supposed to be unwound. I'm guessing you don't know what unwinding is so let me explain. This book takes place in the future after a civil war called "The Heartland War" which was a fight over abortion. After many years of fighting, a compromise was made between the 3 sides. The compromise was called unwinding. Parents could choose to send their kids between ages 13-18 to harvest camps where their body parts are stripped from their body (they are still 99% alive)  and are distributed to people who need them. In this book these 3 kids, each with their own story, are trying to escape this horrible fate. It is a riveting page turner that will keep you awake at night wondering.

Tune in later this summer for reviews on the sequels: Unwholly and Unsouled

Your Friend,
Rae Sparks