Monday, January 30, 2017

ZOM-B

Image result for zom-b You always hear about the world ending by a zombie apocalypse, but what if one actually broke out and even worst...while you were in school? Would you try and fight for your life or because of all zombie movies, would you even try to survive? Would you try to be the hero, or would it be everyone for themselves? These were the decisions B had to make as  she and her friends desperately try to find their way to safety.

                                                                                                                                                   -BAC

Friday, January 27, 2017

"Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi

"Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi is a young adult novel about a boy from the future, named Nailer, who's life goal is collect as much scrap metal from sunken ships as possible. He is part of a small crew that also scavenges for copper and any other valuable metal. This is the only thing keeping them alive (barely). One day, a hurricane hits their beach home and everything is destroyed but new ships ripe for the picking come up. Nailer and his friend Pima are the first on the scene to a large 'clipper' ship where they find an interesting artifact: a girl.

This book was a very interesting story from the perspective of Nailer, from almost dying to the moments he has with his abusive father. I would rare this 13+. The use of 'damn' and 'bastard' were used very frequently among many of the characters, which might not be suitable for younger readers. The book was very difficult to understand solely from the perspective that you did not understand what year or where the location of the story takes place. If you want understand (or don't care about those details) then it's a very compelling read.

~SS

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monument 14 Book Review

Image result for monument 14 14 kids were on their way to school when a disaster happens out of nowhere that will change their lives forever. 14 kids left alone to make life decisions.
                                 
                                                                                                                                             -BAC

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be trapped inside of a Target or a Walmart for weeks at a time with no contact to the outside world? That is exactly what happens in Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne to sixteen kids, ranging in ages 6-17, when a random manic hailstorm pelts their school bus and they are forced to ram into the side of the local supermarket. When they find out that their town is under a nuclear cloud that can cause severe reactions. The children have to learn to survive, choose a leader, and take care of each other under the dire circumstances while trying to figure out how to escape the superstore and find their parents. This is the first of three books in this series.
 I thought that this book was a great young male read beginning at age 13 and up. There were a lot of twists that would possibly shock and that are too mature for a younger audience, such as death, teen pregnancy, and sex between adults and teens. The book was very compelling and kept me hooked throughout, although at the beginning it did have a very Lord of the Flies vibe at the beginning, but it really did come into its own towards the end.
 ~SS