Young Adult Novels

Envy Book Review

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Envy is an Empty Coffin novel by Gregg Olsen. It’s about a pair of telepathic twin sisters who uncover the case of their friends death. Their names are Hayley and Taylor Ryan. Their friend is Katie. What they try to figure out if it was suicide or murder. I know the answer I’m just not telling you because I don’t put spoilers in my book reviews. This is one of the very few mystery books that I have read. Most of the novels that I have read are romance. This time I wanted to try something different. Katie had very low self esteem and also engaged in self harm. Because of this many people assumed that her death was from suicide. One of the things that I didn’t like about this story was how boring the twins personalities were. Even though Katie’s “best friend” was quite a snob I still found her more entertaining to read about than Hayley and Taylor. I also found the twins powers hard to understand while I was reading about them. I didn’t understand how they figured out what their powers were telling them because it was hard to connect to the situation.  But the case itself was okay. It was a little predictable but it wasn’t as predictable as Scooby Doo. But if you compare it to Law and Order, it’s very predictable. I would give this book 2 stars out of 5.

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The Fault In Our Stars Book Review

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The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars is a beautifully written romance novel by John Green. Its about a Girl named Hazel Grace who has cancer and believes that what ever she does won’t matter because one day everyone will be gone. She had a favorite book that a she felt she could relate to and has written letters to the author of her favorite book Peter Van Houten asking him how his book ends. In his he left a hanger cliff and never wrote a second book to it. But he never responded to her letters. But everything changes after she met Augustus Waters. She met him in a cancer kid support group that she didn’t want to go to but her mom highly suggested her to. At one point Hazel got mad at Augustus for “smoking”. He put a cigarette in his mouth and then she told him that  he has cancer and is giving himself more cancer from smoking. He had the cigarette in his mouth but he never smoked it. After Hazel and Augustus become more and more close they eventually to Amsterdam to meet Hazel’s favorite book author Peter Van Houten. And now I will stop telling you what happens here because I don’t want to spoil too much. But this novel is very romantic and is also a bit educational. It will mention some facts about cancer and also some other educational facts. This book truly shows how it feels to be someone who suffers from life threatening cancer. Although I will admit I had a little trouble adjusting to Hazel at first I grew to like her more and more as I kept reading. This is one of my favorite books and I would totally recommend you read it! Thanks for reading!