Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Book Reviews

Book reviews from Jeanie:

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

"This book is about a parasite that infects people and makes them crave human blood, hate everything they used to love and it makes them vicious and like an animal. However, there are some people like Cal, the main character, that have all the benefits of the parasite like
strength, amazing eyesight, hearing and small, but non of the crazy blood thirsty animal side effects. There people are called carriers. Cal has dedicated his life to tracking down "peeps" or "parasite positives" and curing them. The parasite can spread from human to human by saliva, blood, urine or sexual intercourse. Cal doesn't have a problem with this until a beautiful reporter starts getting in his business. As Cal tries to keep his secret, the reporter tries to find out what his secret is. Things become even worse when they start to fall for each other. Cal is a a constant race against time to track down these peeps before they spread the parasites all over New York. I definitely recommend this book. It is one of those definite page turners. It's really interesting and has some surprising twists and honestly, I couldn't put the book down. Check it out, I swear you won't regret it!"

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

"I read the novel Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, but before I tell you what I think, let me give you a brief summary of what it is about. Tally and her best friend Shay have not yet tuned 16 and they are considered 'uglies'. When people turn 16, they get a surgery that turns them into beauties, and then they will be called 'pretties'. Tally and Shay are enjoying their life, sneaking out, spying on pretties and playing pranks. They can't wait until their 16th birthday so they can be pretties too! That is, until they find out about another city far away called 'The Smoke'. Uglies escape and flee there sometimes when they don't want to get the surgery. Shay's old friend David went there. The girls learn about 'The Smoke' and realize their time is running out to be free. Soon they will be just like everyone else, no more pranks or sneaking out at night. They flee and are in a constant battle with authority and they struggle to stand up for what they think is right. They find out some twisted secrets that the government is keeping and they will do everything to try and spread the news. I strongly recommend this book. It's an exciting story, really creative and it is one of my personal favorites!"

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