Monday, June 26, 2017

Review of the book It Started With Goodbye by Christina June

I really enjoyed this book. I read it in 2 days! It is about a girl who gets into some trouble with the law and has to do community service and his homebound under her parents supervision. She learns alot about herself and makes some new friends along the way. I had never read this author before but I really enjoyed it. I felt like I was part of the book, everything the characters did, I did as well. I think I will read more from this author in the future. This book was totally worth it and I would recommend it to everyone and hope they read this book as well. I have never done community service but in this book the character makes it seem important and something that everyone should do to impact their community. It helps you help the community and the environment but helps you realize what is important in life and not worry about stupid things. The author describes this story was a modern play on the cinderella story. And that sometimes going after what you want means breaking the rules. I think what she means is do not break the law and get into trouble but break a small rule and live your life. The characters name is Tatum Elsea and she meets lot of friends in this book and meets her godmother as well since her parents wanted her to always being under supervision when they were not there. She becomes friends with her godmother as well.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review of the book Collateral Damage by John Chirban

It took me a while to read this book. I did not like how slow the pace was and had trouble getting into it. This book is about how divorce affects both children and parents. It shares stories of how children handled divorce with quotes about how they felt during that time.  I liked the quote on page 7 which says " Research reveals disturbing information about the plight for children of divorce: when the family structure breaks, the children turn elsewhere, often to peers and the media, and may embrace deviancy and recklessness. They may act out for needed attention and become primary targets for street gangs, drug dealers, and sexual abuse. Children of divorce are more likely to be involved in crime and die at younger ages than children from intact homes, and they are also more prone to suicide. When they get older, children of divorce are more likely to go through a divorce themselves and to bear children out of wedlock. Adults with divorced parents are 38 percent more likely to have a divorce themselves  than adults raised in intact families."

What parents should say to their children about divorce is I see you. You are important and invaluable, and you know it. I love you and act in ways that show it. I recognize you and take time to give you the attention you deserve, and we celebrate it. I guide you to discover your true self that shapes your identity, dignity and direction and embrace it.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review of the book It's Okay about It by Lauren Casper

I really enjoyed this book. It is about a parent who has an autistic son and she writes about his life lessons that we all can learn from and help better our life. I like the quote on page 15 says " What we see as set-backs or standstills are actually turning points in our story. We see failure, but GOD sees progress and gently nudges us to keep walking, or crawling,forward-to pick ourselves up and try again and again and again. " Another quote is " I'm learning that GOD often works that way in our lives-quietly behind the curtain, moving all the parts to create something beautiful and unexpected. But because I don't have his perspective, and I can't see the plan for building my unique life, I complain and worry."

I also like the quote on page 27 that says " Scripture points to the important and value of all our emotions as response to life. There's an entire book of the bible titled Lamentations. A lamentation is defined as weeping, or a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. To lament something is to outwardly express the full agony felt in your heart, because there are moments in life when no other response is appropriate. Ecclesiastes 3:4 tells us there is a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. This tells me that weeping and mourning are just as important as laughing and dancing."

I like the quote on page 41" sometimes GOD takes us on an exhausting, uphill battle. We stumble and fall and think we can't do it, but when we get up and take our Father's hand, we find that together we can do more than we ever though possible."

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Review of book Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

This book was a thrilling book and kept my attention the entire time. It was about a lawyer named Hayden and she takes on this case even though people are trying to stop her from finding out the outcome of the case. It has many twists and turns it in that you don't see coming. I read the entire book in 3 days because I could not put it down. I think if this author would write more books I would read them because I her writing interesting and intense. I talked about this book to my mom and dad because I enjoyed it so much. I could not wait to read every page and chapter and did not want to put it down. I don't want to say to much because I do not want to give up too much so someone else can enjoy this book and enjoy its suspenseful.Hayden ends up getting her own law firm and business after she masters this case. So she was a really good lawyer and really knows what she is doing. There were other characters in the book as well. Her roommate Emilie who helps along the way as well and Emilie's cousin Andrew who is going through his own problems in the book that seem to intertwine with Hayden. In the end you will find out who falls in love and what happens to the characters as well. Overall a very good book and would recommend it to anyone who wants a good read.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Book review by Kristy Cambron called The Illusionist's Apprentice.

I will start off by saying how much I hated this book. I could not get into no matter how hard I tried. It is about a girl named Wren who is an apprentice to a master illusionist Harry Houdini. After his death, she continues her career. But after a rival performers ct goes tragically wrong, FBI goes to her to get the truth about what happened. This book started out slow and continues that way for way over 100 pages. I could not get into the book. I thought this book would be about a magician and his acts and how they do their tricks but it was not like that at all. Which stinks because I was eagerly excited to read this book and was waiting on pins and needles to get it making me disappointed. This is my first time reading a book from this author Kristy Cambron and I probably will not read another book by this author. I am having trouble writing this review because it has to be a certain length and I only read the first 100 pages of the book and will now throw the book in the trash. I thought if I kept on reading the book would get better but that was not true. Why did this book have to disappoint me so much. I have even told family members like my dad how bad this book was because I did not want him wasting money on this book at all.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Review of a book called An Amish Home

This book was better than expected. It had 4 books in one. All about Amish families. All centered around one theme, prayer. My favorite author has always been Beth Wiseman, I will always read her books. No matter what goes on in life, GOD is always there and you just have to talk and pray to him and he will listen and help. The first book was about Sarah who got into a car accident and ended up in a wheelchair. She ended up having to cope with her new life and managing on her own. The second book is about a couple named Chase and Mia who got evicted from their own home and had to find somewhere else to live and its about learning how to live on their own and learning how to lean on others for support. The Third book is about Noreen and Thomas whose marriage was falling apart and their house had burned to the ground in a fire so they have to cope with rebuilding their house and working on their marriage. The 4th book was not really that great, I couldn't get into it. I stopped reading it and just does not care about it. I like reading about the Amish culture and life and learning about their way of life. I find it fascinating.I like how simple the Amish people live their lives and how they are always willing to help others around them even if they are less fortunate than others.

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Review of the book After the cheering stops by Cindy Feasel

This book is about life as a football player who dealt with many concussions which led him to do unthinkable things in his marriage and life. I won't spoil the ending but it ends shockingly. The wife is the narrator of the story and tells her story of his football career and their marriage and everything that happened after they got done with football. It is supposed to be a faith story but in my opinion it really wasn't. Sure they talk about church a little bit and prayer a bit but it wasn't the main focus of the story. I don't know why I picked this book, I guess because I was interested in how football players handle concussions and the damage it does to their bodies like the movie that Will Smith did which I found  very interesting. I learned along with watching the movie, how much damage a football player gets when he has a concussion. The helmets are supposed to protect you but its not foolproof. The player in the book talked about one time he didn't remember how he finished the game. That the coach didn't do much to make sure he was okay. Just asked him how many fingers he was holding up and put smelling salts under his nose. Players need more protection, and if that means not playing the rest of the game then that is okay. At the end of the book you learn that he had stage 3 problems out of 4 for concussions. The damage was too much for him.

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Review of the book It Started With Goodbye by Christina June

I really enjoyed this book. I read it in 2 days! It is about a girl who gets into some trouble with the law and has to do community service ...