8 books down, 16 to go. Here is what we though about June’s novels.
Falynn’s Vote: 5/5 Amber’s Vote: 5/5
I will admit, I read this book AGES ago (ok like 2 years ago). But I loved it then and I loved re-reading it now, and I will probably love reading it again in 2 years.
This book chronicles the life of the author, which makes this book incredibly intriguing and personal. The book starts out with Walls watching a person dig through a dumpster in Manhattan, yet to realize that this person is her mother. Showing the contrast from her upper class lifestyle, to her mother’s misfortune sets the tone for the rest of the book. This scene captivated me the first time and did again with this most recent read.
In summary: I would sincerely recommend The Glass Castle to anyone. It’s honest, emotional, and gives a raw perspective on family and the realness of someone who came from nothing and became something.
Amber’s Vote: 4.5/5 Falynn’s Vote: 4/5
I personally loved this book. I thought it would be a mindless read (seeing as it’s categorized as young adult fiction), but it was just the opposite. I couldn’t put it down! I enjoyed how Green developed each character to be a believable high school student with realistic struggles. There were laugh-out-loud parts and times when I actually teared up. I even learned a couple fun facts about maps. And side note, I think they did a epic job casting Cara Delevingne as Margo Roth Spiegelman!
In summary: This is a must read. It is the perfect lake or beach holiday companion and for the love of god, please do NOT watch the movie before you read this book!
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