I guess I haven’t changed much as a reader.
At the beginning of the year, I aimed to read more. I somehow managed to do so every now and then but bit by bit, slacked…
I would name two reasons to why I slack: 1. I am a lazy reader. 2. I seldom find [...]
“The Amanda Project: Invisible i” by: Melissa Kantor 296 pages
Amanda Valentino is an intelligent yet secretive girl. She seems to know everything, but always seems to be hiding something. She is a hot topic in school, as she does whatever she wants, even if it challenges the vice principal or the snottiest girl [...]
“Hey! Sorry, are you free for an interview?”
Maya, Yvonne, and I followed the strong coffee smell and appeared at the edu cafe stall. Our interviewer for “Names & Faces” is the edu cafe lady – Micky.
Edu Cafe has been around for about 2 years time, but have we really get to know [...]
“True Believer” by: Nicholas Sparks 250 pages
Jeremy Marsh, a science journalist believes that everything that happens can be scientifically explained. A coincidence brings him exploding popularity on tv and he becomes famous within the country in a few day’s time. With the famous name, Jeremy was then sent to a ghost town – [...]
Love, can be expressed in various ways.
We have come to learn the way to express love through words.
Words are considered a way to communicate with other people; without having to speak it. But, it also fully represents the writer’s feelings and personality. One uses direct words to say how much he loves [...]
Memorize and recite Shakespeare… Wow. It was a challenge. But the challenge did not fall on the memorizing; it was to be the character myself. In the movie, the speech Portia made was a spark. It was full of wisdom, and hidden agressive. I admire this, and wish to present it myself during my [...]
“Hush, hush” by: Becca Fitzpatrick 391 pages
The major theme of this book would be the forbidden love between human and non-humans. Patch is a normal transfer into Nora’s school, but there is something about him that makes Nora creep. Whenever Patch is around Nora, things go wrong mentally. Nora’s mind will start to [...]
“Merchants of Venice” is yet, again, another play by Shakespeare. Another Shakespeare movie.
Like the other Shakespeare plays, the movie contains elements such as forbidden love, wealthy and poor people -as contrast-, and unexplained love.
But, this time it also contains prejudice.
The movie starts with a scene that could be seen in Venice [...]
A group of boys stranded on a island without adults? I’ve never thought of that before.
The book opens with a plane crash on a stranded island and then the follow up of all the survivors. The boys elects a leader (Ralph), and follows upon him. Soon, a signal fire, several shelters are built [...]
“Pretties” by: Scott Westerfeld
Following up the story of the “Uglies”, the main characters are transformed into pretties in this book. During the operation of turning pretty, authorities insert a special lesion into the brain to stop people’s ability of having negative emotions and behaviours. This resulted in a peaceful and happy [...]