Sunday, September 4, 2011

Book Reviews

I used to be an avid reader. I remember one day when I was only ten years old, having woken up at dawn to study for exam, I was reading a story when mom woke up. Several nights were spent reading books under the duvet thinking my mom didn’t know I was reading, but she knew. Moms, huh?

Lately, I’ve been pretty distant from books, mostly due to Internet, and movies along with busy schedules, but I have set a goal to read as many books within this year. So far, I was only able to read three. –__- NOT COOL!


I have always heard from lots of people (and by that I mean PINTEREST) that this was a great read, and yes it was. A classic and one of the best books I have read so far. I absolutely loved the way the story is told from the eyes of two children. There were topics noteworthy such as racism, religious beliefs, education systems and crime in those times.

Short Summary: Racism at the early 1900's seen by two young white children as their father seeks to give justice to a black man accused of a rape of a white girl. In the end, it all makes sense and the children are left to figure the cruelty and secrets of the adults in Maycomb County.

Rating: 4/5

Fav Character: Scout Finch. Being a girl and growing up in such a neighborhood, despite having a good family is a hard thing for her, but she showed courage throughout the book, standing up for what she believes. She empathies with Boo as well as gets well with the other characters. The way she describes her surroundings and the people within it is fascinating as well as memorable.


I have read this books once before, right when it came and I rad it again, to get ready to watch the last movie and cherish the end of an era filled with magic, joy and bravery. JK Rowling is one of the best authors of the modern times as her writing style has changed over the years as the children grew up, and her magical new world lets the readers go through the books and live in it. Yes, we all grew with the trio, feeling what they felt. The last part shows the most of emotions in a way that even the most stubborn person can identify with. Her writing mesmerizes people. Unlike most other book series, the answers to all the questions are given. Everything is crystal clear.

Short Summary: At last Harry, Hermione and Ron embark on a trip to find the remaining horcruxes where they find out about the hallows, learn about the past and battle in order to defeat the evil.

Rating: 5/5

Fav Character: This is a difficult question. I have so many favorite characters, but the most notable one is Hermione Granger. I have always seen her as a role model to girls young and old. In the very first book, she is seen as a proud person but someone who needs friends, and after the troll incident, Harry and Ron become friends with her. Once a friend, she is loyal to them throughout the series, she is not only book smart, but brave and stands up for her friends and loved ones. Coming from a muggle family, she endures lots of difficulties from the pure-bloods and deatheaters, but she is always shown as a courageous girl who fights for the good.


  1. Deathly Hallows? I must have read it about 50 times, literally! ;) hehe


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