Nicholas Sparks reeled me in and tore me apart with Choice. Listening to the audio every morning and afternoon driving to and from school, I fell in love with Travis and Gabby as they fell in love with one another. Gabby’s antics as she struggled with the magnetism drawing her to Travis and her conscience reminding her she truly loved Brian, her long time boyfriend, left me laughing and hanging on the edge. Then heart gripping horror strikes. I actually found myself NOT wanting to finish for fear of the ending. A must read for anyone who enjoys laughing and crying with a great book.
Monday, June 15, 2009
The author of the Upland Chronicles takes her readers on a suspenseful, romantic adventure in this page turner taking place in the future in a place once known as North America. Collins integrates her knowledge of the Greek myth, Theseus, as inspiration for the nation, Panem. Athens was forced to send young men and women to Crete to be devoured by the Monotaur, just as the Districts of Panem are forced to send two of their children each year to the games. The message of both is clear. Mess with us and we will do worse than kill you, we will kill your children. Sixteen year old Katniss volunteers to take her younger sisters place when she is one of the chosen for this year's games, equivalent to a death sentence, as twenty-four chosen children must track down and fight one another until only one winner remains. The book is addictive. You will will not want to put it down, and you will think about the events, long after you have finished. I am looking forward to book two, Catching Fire, which makes its' debut on September 1st, 2009. Visit the author's website at http://www.suzannecollinsbooks
IF you have even wondered, why God, or struggled with life's trials and wondered if it is all worth it, this is a must read. While struggling with a personal tragedy involving one of his own children, Mack receives a note. A note from God inviting him back to The Shack, the very place of the horror that changed his life. As the events unfold, Mack, and the reader, become enveloped in emotional conversation and page turning events with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. You will not ever forget the magnitude of revelation this book will stir within you. Those who have lost someone might think they cannot handle reading this book, but as one who has lost, I highly recommend this read. It will bring you closer to peace and God.