Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth Suneby, Book Review

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Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth Suneby, Book Review As I was reading Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth Suneby, I kept on thinking, “Is the author qualified to write this story?” And I made a note to myself to conduct some research to learn more about her. Some may think that this is not important, but I remember a conversation I had with a friend, who is a social activist, and she emphasized the importance of authentic voices. Razia’s Ray of Hope by Elizabeth Suneby is set in Afghanistan, so when I finished reading the book, I was gratified to learn that the book is based on a true story … [Read more...]

Matched by Ally Condie, Book Review

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Matched by Ally Condie, Book Review When you finish reading a book, you usually know if you liked it. That’s not always the case with me because I am such an active reader, and on top of that, I am someone who has to think about things first before making a decision. There are times when I feel like the jury is still out after I finish reading a book, and that’s the case with the Matched Trilogy box set by Ally Condie. When I thought about it, I realized that I loved the story, but I didn’t like the way in which the author tells it in book two and three. In Matched, the first book in the … [Read more...]

What do you do with an Idea by Kobi Yamada, Book Review

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What do you do with an Idea by Kobi Yamada, Book Review What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada is a children’s book, but one every adult should read. The story is simple, but one that everyone can easily relate to, I know I can. While reading the book, I felt like Kobi Yamada was speaking to me and understood what I was going through, and what I had gone through. How many times have you let an idea die because you were scared to give it your energy? I have mentioned this before, but years ago, when I first came up with the idea of The Invisible Mentor, a colleague told me that … [Read more...]

The One by Kiera Cass, Book Review

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The One by Kiera Cass, Book Review The One is the third book in The Selection Series by Kiera Cass, and it starts off with what turns out to be a brief and non-violent rebel attack. When America returns to her bedroom, she finds a letter from her little sister, May, informing her that their older sister, Kenna has a girl, who she names Astra. The rebels - the northerners - return, and this time, they want to speak to America and Prince Maxon. They show up at the palace because the king is away. August Illea, a descendant of Gregory, and his girlfriend, Georgia Whitaker have come to see … [Read more...]

The Elite by Kiera Cass, Book Review

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The Elite by Kiera Cass, Book Review Related Post The Selection by Kiera Cass, Book Review A few days ago, I reviewed The Selection by Kiera Cass, and today I focus on The Elite (The Selection), the second book in the Selection series. Only six young ladies - Marlee Tames, Celeste Newsome, Kriss Ambers, Natalie Luca, Elise Whisks and America Singer - are competing for Prince Maxon’s engagement ring. He has to find a wife among these six young ladies. One of the things that I have noticed with trilogies, is that the second book in the series is often the weakest link, and so is the … [Read more...]