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  • payton1403
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    The captivating classic, Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell, was the very first book ever written from a horse’s perspective. Created in the 1800 hundred’s, Black Beauty is still being read and cherished centuries beyond. The genre is realistic fiction, classic literature, and historical fiction (if you were to be reading it far past the day it was written). With clear writing and lots of action, Black Beauty is nothing under a 10/10. He was born as “Darkie”, on a small farm in England, in the country. After maturing, he received the name Black Beauty. His mother taught him how to please an owner and carry class. She never told him much about her, so later on, he regretted not knowing her well enough. For example, the book says that “...old Duchess was the mother of them both.” That meant that the horse killed in a hunting accident was a secret brother to Black Beauty and that Duchess kept it a secret from her son. Some of the main characters are Merrylegs, Ginger, and Duchess. Merrylegs is described the most as a “...grey horse with a thick body, and a favorite of the family.” Merrylegs is a very special character and influence to Black Beauty because when he losses his mom, he teaches him important life lessons. The whole structure if Black Beauty is a life that faces the hardest times, but keeps preserving to find his way back home. Also, a similar story from an animal's perspective is a Dog’s Purpose. That book is about a dog’s life journey and why the way he is. The type of person interested in this book would be someone with a passion for animals and a taste in adventure. This a very good book that doesn't just have words written of two hundred and something pages. It has meaning.
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  • sonia15
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    This book review will state everything you need to know about this book in order to decide if you want to read it. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson is one of the most unique books I have ever read. This book is amazing, it's nothing like I have ever read before. I would give it five stars! I think this book is so unique because of the story behind it. The characters are one of a kind, especially Jenna, you never really figure her out in this book she's always a mystery. The setting is different too, from the start you can tell something's different about this book. In the book it shows that Jenna doesn't really know what's going on. Her parents have given her all these home videos but she still doesn't remember anything from before the terrible car accident she was in. There is a lot of thinking in this book but, even with that you never know what's going to happen next.As far as I know there really isn't anything like this book around, it is a one of a kind. Although there are two more books in this series. This book is really truly amazing, it just drags you in and you can't stop until you've read the whole book. This is definitely more of a girly book, but not completely. It's more for people who like novels set in the future, kind of like dystopian books.This is the first book in the series the two books after it are The Fox Inheritance and Fox Forever.
    Over 3 years ago
  • gracie26
    gracie26's book review was featured in Out of the Dust.
    STOP! THIS IS A LIFE OR DEATH EMERGENCY! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE! Okay, now that I have your attention and you know this is serious business, I just read a spectacular book that blew my mind! Interested now? I thought so! Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse is one of the most deep and thought out books I've ever read; very emotional. This book is not a regular for most people, it wasn't my first choice either. It's genre is historical fiction. Believe it or not my little brother recommended it to me and I'd have to give it five stars! I really enjoyed this book and can gladly see myself and other readers looking to read more books like it and/or by the same author. This book is based on a true story. Hesse writes Out of the Dust in first person, allowing Billie Jo Kelby, the protagonist, or main character, to describe her life from the winter of 1934 thought the fall of 1935. Billie Jo describes her desolate internal and external landscape with a searing, brutal honesty. She narrates, in unfolding glimpses of story, a tale of death, destruction, dust, and the search for redemption. This incredible book is very much related to Come on Rain, by Karen Hasse! Karen Hasse didn't actually write Out of the Dust until three years after her trip to Colorado, when she'd already started writing Come on Rain. I'd recommend this book to girls and boys, anyone interested in historic fiction! To conclude, if you haven't already done so, read Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, you won't regret it!
    Over 3 years ago
  • gracie26
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    STOP! THIS IS A LIFE OR DEATH EMERGENCY! PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE! Okay, now that I have your attention and you know this is serious business, I just read a spectacular book that blew my mind! Interested now? I thought so! Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse is one of the most deep and thought out books I've ever read; very emotional. This book is not a regular for most people, it wasn't my first choice either. It's genre is historical fiction. Believe it or not my little brother recommended it to me and I'd have to give it five stars! I really enjoyed this book and can gladly see myself and other readers looking to read more books like it and/or by the same author. This book is based on a true story. Hesse writes Out of the Dust in first person, allowing Billie Jo Kelby, the protagonist, or main character, to describe her life from the winter of 1934 thought the fall of 1935. Billie Jo describes her desolate internal and external landscape with a searing, brutal honesty. She narrates, in unfolding glimpses of story, a tale of death, destruction, dust, and the search for redemption. This incredible book is very much related to Come on Rain, by Karen Hasse! Karen Hasse didn't actually write Out of the Dust until three years after her trip to Colorado, when she'd already started writing Come on Rain. I'd recommend this book to girls and boys, anyone interested in historic fiction! To conclude, if you haven't already done so, read Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, you won't regret it!
    Over 3 years ago
  • amelia12
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    Margo and Quentin are just getting to know each other, but little does Quentin know, he might never see her again. Paper Towns by John Green is a mysterious realistic fiction book that will have your eyes glued to the pages. I really enjoyed this book and think it is a great read for people of all ages. A solid ten out of ten would have to be rewarded for this amazing story. The book begins with describing a boy, Quentin, who has feelings for a girl, Margo. Margo is different, she is special, adventurous, not basic, just plain different. So different that she broke into Quentin’s bedroom at one a.m. and took him on the journey of his life up until six a.m. where he was back in bed pretending like nothing ever happened, which was hard for him considering he had broke into three people's houses and drove to SeaWorld. However, hoping he and Margo could finally be friends, he goes to school and finds that Margo isn't there. He thought nothing of it until she didn't show up for the rest of the week, and the week after that, and the week after that. Now it's up to Radar and Ben, Quentin’s best friends, and Quentin to find her and it takes more than you would think. Some reasons I believe that this book is great is because it is mysterious. You know just as much as Quentin does which makes it suspenseful. Also the clues she is leaving makes you want to spend time figuring them out as well. For example the highlighting, if you don't know what that is, then read the book to find out! Something that this story reminds me of is another work by Green which is The Fault in Our Stars which reminds me of this because of the boy and girl relationship that resembles friendship turned to love. If you enjoy other books by John Green I would recommend this one to you. Some other books written by John Green include Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Let it Snow, and much more. He tends to write dramatic and realistic scenarios that can appeal to people who like adventure and drama. Overall, with my past reviews you can see that I give an honest opinion about the books I review, and with Paper Towns I would give a strong ten out of ten because of the fun tale, exciting plot, and mysterious rising action. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a good read.
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