Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Reading Books

Doesn't everybody just love summer? It's the time to relax but before you can do that you're slapped with summer reading. Don't get me wrong I love reading,but when it's required,I hate it most of the time. I get to pick two books from this pile,so which one should I pick?

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by: Ann Brashares
Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn’t look all that great: they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they’re great. She'd love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they’re fabulous. Lena decides that they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Even Carmen (who never thinks she looks good in anything) thinks she looks good in the pants. Over a few bags of cheese puffs, they decide to form a sisterhood and take the vow of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants . . . the next morning, they say good-bye. And then the journey of the pants --- and the most memorable summer of their lives --- begins. A lover of travel and of pants, Ann Brashares lives in Brooklyn New York, with her husband and two young sons. She still has a pair of jeans from tenth grade, but they aren't magical and they don't fit anymore. This is her first novel.

I read this already years ago and it was amazing! I think I can reread it.

Solider Boys by: Dean Hughes

Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the F├╝hrer himself and was praised for his hard work. Now he is determined to make it to the front lines, to push back the enemy and defend the honor of the Fatherland.

Spencer, just sixteen, must convince his father to sign his induction papers. He is bent on becoming a paratrooper -- the toughest soldiers in the world. He will prove to his family and hometown friends that he is more than the little guy with crooked teeth. He ll prove to his father that he can amount to something and keep his promises. Everyone will look at him differently when he returns home in his uniform, trousers tucked into his boots in the paratrooper style.

Both boys get their wishes when they are tossed into intense conflict during the Battle of the Bulge. And both soon learn that war is about a lot more than proving oneself and one s bravery. Dean Hughes offers young readers a wrenching look at parallel lives and how innocence must eventually be shed.

I don't know about this one. I have a copy of it,but I'm not a big fan of historical fiction.

The Killer's Cousin by: Nancy Werlin

Recently acquitted of accidentally killing his girlfriend but still crucified with guilt, 17-year-old David has moved to Massachusetts to complete his senior year of high school. His aunt and uncle have offered him shelter. His attic apartment in their house is full of ghostly shadows at night, his aunt is cold, and his 11-year-old cousin Lily is hostile. As Lily's behavior becomes more threatening towards him, David wonders what secrets lurk within Lily. The more he thinks about Lily, the more he is forced to deal with his own past. Is Lily a killer too?

This book sounds great! But,my teacher did say that it was older and had more confusing stuff in it.

The Haunting by: Joan Lowery Nixon
Fifteen-year-old Lia comes from a long line of courageous women, dating back to a Civil War survivor who single-handedly saved her Louisiana plantation house, Graymoss, from destruction. But Graymoss is haunted by a terrible evil. With clues from a diary and "Favorite Tales of Edgar Allan Poe", Lia, who doesn't feel as if she's inherited any family genes of courage, must figure out what--or who--the evil wants.

I read this one too! But I don't remember anything about it. I just remember that the ending sucked.

So which one should I choose?

1 comment:

  1. I can't stand being forced to read, either. Anyways, I haven't read any of these, but The Killer's Cousin sounds really good. If I were picking which ones to read, I would probably choose The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (because I really wanted to read it a long time ago and never did) and The Killer's Cousin (even if it has confusing stuff in it).

    Good luck and happy reading!