Wednesday, December 2, 2009

1/2 Day For Us Equals Double The Books! (Things Not Seen + Chains)

Written by Ari at 9:24 AM
Do You Agree? 
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

Synopsis: It's a Tuesday morning in February, and I get up as usual, and I stumble into the bathroom to take a shower in the dark. Which is my school-day method because it's sort of like an extra ten minutes of sleep.
It's after the shower. That's when it happens.
It's when I turn on the bathroom light and wipe the fog off the mirror to comb my hair. It's what I see in the mirror. It's what I don't see.
I look a second time, and then rub at the mirror again.
I'm not there.
That's what I'm saying.
I'm. Not. There.

Things Not Seen is a great book. (yes it is :D) It's about a kid named Bobby who wakes up one day to see, or not see, that he is invisible. Things Not Seen is part mystery, part science fiction. Bobby has to figure out how he became invisible while evading everyone who thinks that he has disappeared off the face of the Earth, which, really, he has. I really liked this book and think that it gives real perspective on invisibility. It's not all fun and games, especially when someone gets hurt. (Ari butts in and does her thing to make this review longer)

*ehem anyway...* This book was one of those scifis that you have to read to truly understand. This book was a page turner. Every moment I wasnt reading I was wondering what had made the main character Bobby invisible. And then I kept thinking of how thick the romantic tension was between him and one girl. It was AMAZING! I knew I would like this book because I have always been a fan of Andrew Clements books. This is definitely a book I would recomend for you to go out and read, check your school library anything! Just read it.

Chains By Laurie Halse Anderson
Broken in to two parts based on how her life completely changes, this book is incredible. Written about slavery during the revolution, it was a huge attention grabber with its cover. The events in this book are extremely accurate when it comes to history, too. With several quotes in it based on people such as Nathan Hale and using titles such as Common Sense as books that the characters read, this is one of the best slavery history books for young adults. I would say this book is perfect for anyone needing it for extra credit in American history, a historical fiction addict (*cough, cough*), or just anyone needing a good read. This page turner has so many character changes, drama, and plot alterations that you never know what is going to happen next. I give this book a 9 and I'm excited for the sequel to come out in 2010.(Shocked Lydia didnt comment here *Looks for her)


Daisy Whitney said...

Laurie HA is the master of the YA genre!

Ari said...

I know :D

Victoria Lee said...

Just read this amazing new YA fiction on Ganesha - Part 1 of the Temple Wars series - I think everyone should check it out! Temple Wars

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