Recently (like, over spring break) I had the privileged of reading several AWESOME books- all free! I got them from Amazon Kindle for the iPod touch, but from my understanding, there are versions available for Macs and PCs. The books below were free to me, but some may or may not be available as free. However, I'll give my honest opinion on all of these.
The author speaks through the types words with such clarity and sincerity, as a nine/ten year old girl would. A.J. is so real in the book, even though she and her family are a little on the different side at times. The ending is sooooooo adorable, I was probably looking like a fool, grinning from ear to ear at two in the morning, staying up just to finish the novel. 20 out of 10 stars!
I won't lie. I felt like crying once or twice during this book, it was so depressing. Yet the truth of God's word and the beautiful writing of the author pulled it through for me in the end. Yes, this book is full of darkness, but the light shines so beautifully. I give this book 8 out of 10 stars.
NOTE: I read the sequel of this book, and though Daisy Chain is pretty sad, the sequel, A Slow Burn, was meant to be read by adults only. I would probably not allow those thirteen and under to read the next book in the series, and I would probably talk with my child about Daisy Chain if you decide to let them read.Violent content.
I love the humor in this book and the way the author describes certain things. However, the lingo threw me off from page one. I didn't know where I was for a while, if this strange language was from the '80s or from now, I wasn't sure. I was starting to think this book did take place back then until I saw iPods and facebook come up... A little lingo is okay here and there, but I was a little unhappy that I was unable to understand some terms. I give this book a 5 out of 10 stars.
Have you read any of these books? If so, what is your input?
NOTE: I recommend parents read the above books before allowing their children to read. There may be violence or other unhealthy content in the books I review. Some books I recommend may not appeal to your standards, some may.
God Bless and Happy Reading!