One of the things I like to do at the end of the year is to reflect on all the books I read. I challenged myself on Goodreads to read 40 books this past year. I ended up reading 52 (see my full list here)—one for each week of the year—so it was a really… Read more.
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A haunting, suspenseful, and fast-paced book. The edition I had had a creepy boy on the cover which added to the effect. Quite different and striking than many other YA books I have read. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. 4 out of 5 stars
I really like this book. I didn’t go into this book with many expectations. All I knew was that it had to do something with comic books. What I found is that Michael Chabon is a highly-skilled user of words. Everything in his story is foreshadowed so well and comes full circle in unexpected ways…. Read more.
This is a wonderful book–one of the best books at describing everyday life that I have ever read. I got a thorough picture of life growing up in poverty in Brooklyn in the early 20th century. While in some ways not much in the way of a traditional plot happens (with rising action and climax,… Read more.
This story has one of the most original and interesting narrators I’ve ever read. The story moves along quickly as we learn about the world and human relationships from the perspective of someone who thinks and sees the world differently than most people. I love all the little drawings and diagrams that he narrator provides…. Read more.