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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Friday, February 20, 2009

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I did not like this book. I understand that Artemis is not supposed to be a good guy, but I just don't enjoy a book where the main character is a bad guy. I actually heard this book compared to Harry Potter and I have to say there is NO comparison whatsoever.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I liked this book. It wasn't one that I couldn't put down, but I looked forward to reading it every night.

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke. A good sequel, maybe even a bit better than Inkheart.

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson. I didn't enjoy this as much as the first 2 books. It really began to feel like he is just stretching the story longer and longer.

Maximum Ride: The Final Warning by James Patterson. This was worse than the third! It turned into a PSA about global warming. This was pretty much the nail in the coffin for this series as far as I'm concerned.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Very good! I definately plan on reading the next in this series. If you liked Brave New World, or The Giver, than you would like this.

Girlheart by Norma Fox Mazer. This book was not at all what I expected. I was expecting something mother/daughter like Gilmore Girls. Instead, the mother dies right away, and it's about the daugher's grief. Not bad, but there were a lot of undertones I didn't like. As a Christian, I felt this story was absolutely depressing and lacking any true hope.

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. This was good, not as good has his Robert Langdon novels though. I really liked the "who will guard the guards?" message.

Chosen by Ted Dekker. This was okay. It felt sort of like a vague copy of other stories (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Narnia).

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This was good. Not the best prisoner story, but it gives you a sense of the mundane prisoner life that other books tend to overlook.