Saturday, September 19, 2009

Six Sentence Saturday - Take Three

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:
5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Glad I read but no big deal
2 of Hearts- Why did I finish this?
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

I know I already posted once today, but this is my 'catch-up on reviews' method, so I figured I would post twice to get some done!Miki Falls - Book 1: Spring by Mark Crilley
Miki Falls - Book 2: Summer by Mark Crilley
I loved these two books and cannot wait to read the rest of the series, but the library doesn't have them! Miki is a very stubborn high schooler who is intrigued by the new guy, Hiro Sakurai, but he is not interested in making friends. She refuses to give up without a fight, though, and that opens a whole new world for her. I think even if manga is not your normal thing you can appreciate this series because it is about love and relationships, and that is something that everyone can appreciate. It just goes into details that we might not be used to! Give it a try!

The Good Neighbors: Kin: Book One by Holly Black & Ted Naifeh
I picked this up with high hopes, but I didn't like it at all! I think I have read too many really good graphic novels this series that far surpassed this one. That being said, I plan to read the next one because I think if the story was developed more it has a lot of potential, so I actually wish this had been longer. I was just getting a bit interested and then it was over and I felt like nothing really happened. So, it was a disappointment, but I have seen positive reviews of it. It's really too bad because the story behind it sounds really good, but I just don't think that Black pulls it off. The artwork is amazing, though!

... I never saw another butterfly... Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
I am so glad that I saw this around the blogosphere because I never would have heard of it otherwise. What a heart-breaking book this was when you really thought about it. These are the pictures and poems and other creative pursuits of children held in a concentration camp during the Second World War. There are notes saying who lived and who died; and it was not an over-whelming list of survivors. Even though this happened long before I was born, it really bothers me and I feel like this book made it even more real because these were just children and they were doing things that children do, but at the same time they were being tortured in horrifying ways because of their race and religion. This is something that if you have the chance to flip through, you should!

The Magic Half by Annie Barrows
I read this book because Annie Barrows is one of the authors of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I read that book last year and loved it, so I was curious about other books by her. It was cute, I admit that, but nothing amazing for an adult. I am sure she is very popular with the younger age group that she writes for, though, and I do recommend the book for younger readers. For me, though, I will just stick with her adult novel and recommend it to anyone that will listen because it was a fantastic book! It was an original story, though, and the characters were well-written!


  1. I should try doing this six-sentence review thingy as well. Great review and I like the Holly Black one.

  2. The Mark Crilley series sounds wonderful!

  3. The Children's Drawings and Poems from Concentration Camps sounds like an incredibly poignant book. It all happened before I was born too, even though I'm a lot older than you, and sometimes I just can't get my head round it either - how it was *allowed* to happen. Why somebody didn't do more to stop it as soon as it began. I know the Allies went to war with Hitler but that wasn't over the Holocaust. Like I said, I can't get my head round it at all.

  4. I wonder if my daughter would like The Magic Half. May have to try it out on her and see.


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