Book Worm Rating ~ February
Posted by Lora Veleva
1. “All The Bright Places” – Jennifer Niven
“All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven is a heartbreaking book about mental illness and its powerful effects on the person suffering from it, and the people around them.
Finch and Violet meet on top of the bell tower at school. They both consider jumping off, but save one another from doing so. Finch is suicidal while Violet suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Finch persuades Violet to be his partner for their U.S. Geography ‘Wander Indiana’ school project, dragging her away from the comfort of her clique: the popular kids.
They explore every inch of Indiana and see everything it has to offer before they have to graduate. Finch teaches Violet how to live when all he wants to do is die.
The story is told in alternating viewpoints between Finch and Violet. I really liked this format because it allowed me to get inside their heads and know what they were thinking.
I really liked the character of Finch because he was different and spontaneous. You never knew what to expect from him. And I connected with Violet because we both share a love of writing.”
2. “Great Crimes” – John Escott
Publisher: Oxford University Press (adapted)
It is more than forty years since the Great Train Robbery. But what happened to the rest of the money that was taken? Two million pounds has never been found. Perhaps some of the robbers would like to know the answer to this question too…Many great crimes end in a question. Who really killed President Kennedy? What happened to Shergar? Who knows the truth about Azaria Chamberlain? Not all the answers are known. Join the world’s detectives and discover the love, death, hate, money, and mystery held in the stories of these great crimes.
3. “Towards Zero” – Agatha Christie
An elderly widow is murdered at a clifftop seaside house… What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. It’s all part of a carefully paid plan – for murder.
I hope you enjoyed reading the reviews. I found these books really interesting and it was a pleasure reading them. I recommend them! ❤ The last two are more for people that are interested in reading criminal stories (like me!). It’s like I connect with the story and become a part of it… like I am one of the characters. 🙂 Although the fact that I just love criminal books, my favourite book for February is definitely “All The Bright Places”. It’s just amazing and it teaches you many things. Hope you like my idea about the new page “My Reading Spot” and the “Book Worm Rating” also. 😉 Have a nice day, guys! C Ya! ❤
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