Book Review: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I don't know how to rate this book. It was actually a really good story but it was really filthy and shocking in parts. Multiple rapes are described in full detail... oh my goodness. I just wish I had been warned.
The cover makes it look like a YA book and I always thought it was. Be warned. It isn't. It definitely isn't.
It was a really intriguing story, but even though story and the characters lend more to an adult audience. The theme is very grown-up as well.
A good read, so it's worth reading if you don't mind some R-rated stuff.
The 'F' word is said over and over.
Really, if you don't mind that -- this is a well-written and interesting book. If you do mind... well. I would avoid it or at least be forewarned.

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Book Review: Heart to Heart

Heart to HeartHeart to Heart by Lurlene McDaniel

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book was... all right. I cried a little when the girl died so that was something. It means something when an author can evoke emotions....

And honestly, it wasn't poorly written. I just figured there would be more to the story.

It talked about 'cellular memory' (a transplant recipient takes on traits and desires from the donor, most especially in heart patients) so it was a little paranormal... a little weird.

Characters were likable though Arabelle bugged me for almost the entire story. I think if I had liked her better I would have liked the book better.

I think that since it was a quick read I don't feel like I wasted my time reading it, but almost.

If you like stories about 16 year old girls dying, then this book is probably for you.

If you like to cry and you like skeptical non-science.... nah, it wasn't that weird... just a little.

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Book Review: The Wednesday Letters

The Wednesday LettersThe Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a nice book with nice stories, nice characters, and a nice moral.

It read pretty quickly and was entertaining. It was, by no means, a waste of time.

It's a story about siblings whose parents have just died. They find out that their dad wrote every Wednesday through all of their married life. They learn things they didn't know about their parents and they learn some things about themselves, too.

Each of the 3 children are going through a toughtime (the synopsis on the book jacket promises) and are helped by their dad's words. That part was diappointing because you really only hear about and watch the problems of the younget son. The other problems are pointed out sort of but never fully examined or repaired. So I think the author could have delved deeper into all of the kids or the publisher could have focused the synopsis on the kid that is really the main character (outside of the parents).

Overall it left me feeling happy and glad I read the book.

If you enjoyed Tuesdays with Morrie and books that are similar you might just want to give this one a chance.

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Book Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was a nice read. A girl who lives her life focused on the summers she spends in a beach house with friends close enough to call family. She loves the older brother all her life, but then one summer she grows into her self and starts to get noticed. She spends the summer wrapped up in the new attention and the new drama that ensues. Tragedy strikes though and will change everything.

It was a pleasant read, though by the end I was a little disappointed with who she ended up with. I get it, but it still makes me feel like the ending was wrong.

I would say this book was worth the time to read. Not a lot of things to watch out for language or se*-wise, but there is some of each.

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Book Review: Santa Maybe

Santa MaybeSanta Maybe by Aubrey Mace

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a cute book. I have read a lot of LDS fiction lately and this was one of the better ones. It was a quick read, short book, good plot, fun characters, interesting twist at the end. Worth he time it took to read. Seagull Book has it on sale for like $1.99 so it's a kinda fun Christmas (or pre-Christmas) gift to yourself.

The main guy is cute, but I was a little bugged that he was so mad at the girl when she seemed to me totally justified in her disbelief. A little mercy and understanding would be called for, methinks.

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Book Review: My Fair Godmother

My Fair Godmother (My Fair Godmother, #1)My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very fun read. It's the story of a gilr who seems like a princess at first glance, but the shallowness of her popularity becomes glaringly obvious when her boyfriend dumps her for her smart sister. Her 'fair' godmother (fair not fairy because she is really not very good)comes to grant her wishes and make everything better. But of course nothing gets better and the ordeals Savannah goes through because of her Godmother teach her some valuable lessons and make her want to be known for somehting other than her looks.

Like I said, this is a fun read. You won't be wasting your time to read it.

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