Looking for a good book to read? Here are some brief reviews of some of my favorite reads....
Written By Nicholas Sparks
SPARKS ILLUSTRATES TRUE LOVE
This book is
about a social misfit Landon Carter, who spends most of his time
hanging out with his friends and trying so hard to ignore the impending
responsibilities of adulthood. He gets roped into playing the lead in
the school Christmas play opposite the most renowned goody-two shoes in
town: Jamie Sullivan. Against his best intentions and the opinions of
his friends, Landon finds himself falling for Jamie and learning some
important lessons in life.
Written By Elizabeth Berg
1950's ANGST VIVID IN BERG'S NOVEL
Full of life's little lessons, this book introduces 12-year-old Katie, a headstrong, yet shy girl growing up in the '50s. After the death of her mother, Katie and her uncommunicative father move from their hometown. Each day, Katie slowly transitions from the happy, carefree life she had in the past to a difficult and confusing life now. Faced with unruly peer pressure and the pangs of a first crush, she finds herself growing up too soon. With the help of her nanny and her best friend back home, she overcomes her teen problems and gains a great sense of wisdom.
Elizabeth Berg depicts a true understanding of a teenager's daily pressures. While reading this book, I marveled at the way the peer pressures of the year 2002 are surprisingly similar to the peer pressure of the year 1950. I enjoyed this book very much and I highly recommend it.