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04/25/02

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Looking for a good book to read? Here are some brief reviews of some of my favorite reads....

A Walk to Remember

Joy School

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Walk to Remember

 

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.

       Once again, Nicholas Sparks makes the readers look inside themselves to find the strength and courage that is buried. He shows us that unconditional love is possible between two people, no matter how old they are. If you have ever loved someone, read this book and learn how the love you have for that person can change your entire outlook on life. He seems to give the story just the right amount of reality and romance so that the person reading it will have trouble putting it down.

 

 

 

 

Joy School

 

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.