At the age of 16, one chooses to dedicate their life to one of five traits: bravery (Dauntess), selflessness (Abnegation), intelligence (Erudite), truth (Candor), or kindness (Amity). The day before they choose, every child undergoes an aptitude test in which they face a simulated reality which will tell them which trait they’re best suited for. Unfortunately for Beatrice Prior, the main protagonist in the story, she doesn’t get one trait. She gets three; there is no one faction she’s best suited for. This makes her Divergent which is considered dangerous in her society. Continue reading
Told in alternating chapters. Legend by Marie Lu is a story of two teenagers. June, a brilliant but militaristic girl from the Republic, and Day, a fugitive and a terrorist from the slums. June, with her perfect test score, is in pursuit of Day, who in attempting to rescue his family from the plague, has made himself the target of June’s Republic. How? By murdering June’s brother. Continue reading
Now everyone dreams of an adventure, in the hopes of not only meeting new people but discovering who they are.
After staging his death and running away, Huck meets up with Jim, a runaway slave from the village. They decide to travel down the river together and gain their freedom in return. Continue reading
The book is set in Germany in the years 1939-1943, the escalation of World War II. The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, narrated by Death who has in his possession the book she wrote about these years. The story focuses on Liesel’s relationship with her foster parents, the other residents in their neighborhood, and a young Jewish man who hides in her home. Continue reading
50 years ago, the Problem began. Haunts, spirits, and specters started appearing throughout the city of London and it is up to children with psychic abilities to eradicate these supernatural foes.
Lucy Carlyle has just joined Lockwood & Co, a small ghost hunting agency led by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood that runs independently without any adult supervision. After a disastrous assignment, the fate of Lockwood & Co as well as the lives of Lucy, Anthony, and George, rests upon the completion a perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Continue reading
Intrigued by the mysterious and angry Romany boy who joins her class, thirteen-year-old horse-crazy Gray finds that he shares her love of horses but harbors a dark secret of his own. (synopsis via Amazon)