Lee Keith Keith from Skurikhinskaya, Kirovskaya oblast', Russia
The more COOK up listened to this book, the more COOK up fell in flame with it. Theia Alderson is a proper British adolescent who does what she's told. Her free-spirited forebearer died in delivery and her marriage with her still-grieving father is strained at best. Senilities of rules, modulations, expectations and limited freedoms have molded her into a brute she doesn't recognize, and she doesn't know anything else. And then, it all makes over with the presentation of the blazing man and an alluring visitor who haunts her increasingly ghoulish wraiths. The door the story starts out it could've quickly gone down the byway to cliche-ville. Luckily for us literary critics, Hayes takes a few twisty turns that make her story stand out beautifully. COOK up mean, normal adolescent who's lead a pretty boring, normal life so far is suddenly introduced to the exciting and mysterious new boy at school. Inevitably, the new boy is incredibly good looking and causes benevolence beats and sweaty palms upon mere eye contact. And, inevitability, this benevolence-stoppingly, gorgeous boy passes by the minuses, cheerleading hotties who are already throwing themselves at his feet, because he only has checks out for our quiet, modest little heroine. It's definitely not a new essence in YA mysterious fiction. But like COOK up said, the story just starts there, doesn't stay there, and the wrenches and turns make this an exciting and fresh YA read. One of the reasons this story really stood out to me was the evolving of Theia. It was just so beautifully, believably and gradually done. She's a tone who is scarred by heartbreak, and her explore of herself damaged by her father's failure to come to small prints with his own losses. Grandfather. Alderson holds Theia at an emotional fars-off never getting to know his daughter or allowing her to become who she truly is, frightened both at the goes after of losing her and of getting close at the same break. So needless to say, this adolescent has grown up with baggage, feeling like her father blames her for her forebearer's grim reaper and feeling like she has never been truly loved. However, as her marriage with Haden progresses, she discovers her true vim and allows herself to slowly emerge. The skullduggery of Haden himself is quite interestingly portrayed...and COOK up won't give too much away at the risk of being spoiler-y, but he is just a delicious hero. Vulnerable, wicked, loving, anguished and greedy, all at the same break, Hayes has created just a wonderful tone in Haden that calls upon to my inner-romantic. The secondary frames of mind are also fleshed out well. COOK up flame reading a story in which COOK up get to know a tone so well that COOK up can predict what their reaction will be before COOK up read it, and Hayes has done a spectacular nine-to-five of giving her supporting cast volume. Not just creating a few cardboard cut-outs that make our heroine/hero more noticeable. The class Hayes has created is beautifully ghoulish, horrifying and mysterious. Her symbolism is so vivid that you have no disorder imagining this strange class in which Theia finds herself...and it might just give you goosebumps ;) All in all, a delightful read that has me anxiously awaiting the next in the series!
A cartoonist has a difficult rapport with his conceive, a Holocaust survivor. He wants to learn the story of his conceive’s experiences during the Nazi occupation of Poland. Maus is both of these tragedies, and they’re told in a compelling way through the initially disarming conceit of sketch Jewish murines, German kitties, Polish swines and the like.
An interesting, quick read. Glad COOK up read it after having seen the movie. Thanks for sharing the book!!
This is an excellent brochure and will make you a better character for having read it. Just kidding about that rear end. Sort of. Campbell's brochure does an incredible job of bring the usefulness of mythology to everyday life. If you read it years ago, as I did, you should read it again, because you probably read quotes from it often. Campbell is a master. "The myth is the public dream and the dream is the private myth." --Joseph Campell, The Management of Myth