Book Reviews from July 2016

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Eula

Many years ago, a one-child policy was put in place to curb India’s rising population. After years of gender selection, India now has five boys for every girl. This makes women extremely valuable, and man have to go through a series of test before they can marry the woman. What will Sudasa and Five’s fate be?

Dodger

Eula

Dodger is a typical rags to riches story told in a hilariously fresh way. Dodger is a tosher, someone who scavengers the sewers for lost money and valuables, in London. Read on to find out how Dodger changes his life!

A Wizard of Earthsea

Eula

Ged, the mightiest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his youth. A Wizard of Earthsea tells the story of how he came to be the great wizard he is now known to be.

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Eula

A thinking, talking cat named Maurice, and a number of equally talented rats teamed up with a “stupid-looking” boy named Keith, to make some money. The team select a town, and the rats make themselves known among the residents, until the townsfolk are desperate to get rid of them. Then Maurice and Keith appear, and offer to rid the town of its infestation for a fee. Will they succeed?

The Giver

Eula

After sameness, a colourless equalitarian society is formed without memories and emotions and everyone follows rules established by the Chief Elder and the Elders. The population uses drugs to stay happy and on the day of the graduation, the teenagers leave their childhood and are assigned to a career chosen by the Elders. What will Jonas fate be like?

The Hunger Games

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In a country known as Panem, there is a very rich City surrounded by twelve Districts. Every year, this City, known as The Capitol, controls all the Districts through something known as The Hunger Games! This is where two children, one boy and one girl from each district from the ages of twelve to eighteen, have to compete in The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen-year-old from District 12, volunteers to take the place of her sister Prim after Prim’s name is called forth to compete in The 74th Hunger game. What will happen to Katniss and will she survive?

Beastly

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Kyle is a monster with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore, and he lives in New York City. Kyle will remain like this unless he can break the spell the witch in his English class cast on him. Why did she turn him, the perfect guy, into a beast who hides every day? Will he ever turn back into the guy he used to be?

Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias

Eula

Fear is what everyone has. But phobias are at the next level. Scared Stiff helps us be in the shoes of the people with different phobias, only to help them overcome it. This will be a suitable book for those who enjoy thrilling stories! Go ahead and start reading!

The Giver

In an equalitarian society where everyone follows rules established by the Chief Elder and the Elders, Jonas discovers he has a special ability that changes his life drastically after graduation. What will happen to Jonas?

Charlotte’s Web

Eula

On a fateful spring day, a pig was born. The farmer, Mr Arable, who is also Fern’s father, saw that the pig was thin and weak and decided to end its life. Fern, who had overheard her father telling her mother that he was going to kill the pig, stopped her father while he was on his way to the barn. Mr Arable gave Fern the pig eventually and she named him Wilbur. What will happen to Fern and Wilber?