Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lost Voices : A Mermaid's Tale

Fourteen-year-old Luce has had a tough life, but she reaches the depths of despair when she is assaulted and left on the cliffs outside of a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village. She expects to die when she tumbles into the icy waves below, but instead undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid. A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: the mermaids feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks. Luce possesses an extraordinary singing talent, which makes her important to the tribe—she may even have a shot at becoming their queen. However her struggle to retain her humanity puts her at odds with her new friends. Will Luce be pressured into committing mass murder?
Quote(s): “I think at first I wanted to kill all of them. Everyone. Because if there were no people left alive, then I’d never have to love one of them again.”

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge

The story begins with a simple grouping of silent figures, kind of like you might see in a movie: a man and his executioners stand on a railroad bridge in Alabama. The Civil War is on and military justice is about to be served; the only spectators are a handful of soldiers. The man to be executed is a civilian dressed in the clothes of a plantation owner, and his executioners are Federal (Union) soldiers. As he waits for his executioners to get on with it already, the man looks down at the water below him and imagines ways he could escape home to his wife and children. With a nod of the captain's head, the hanging begins.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Rules Of Attraction

Rules Of Attraction: If you had the power to love, would you? Or would you push it away?

At this point in the book, my nose honestly cannot be taken out of the middle of it. The book relates to so much that goes in in teenagers lives, which is why I think I like it as much as I do.
It's not just another book about another pair of teenagers that fall in love. It is about tennagers that fall for eachother, each with their own life stories.

“I wish I could help you" I whisper.
You are," he murmurs against my knee. "just dont leave me, okay? Everyone leaves me.”

Carlos and Kierra are both teenagers just looking for a way out, I think, and are just trying to find someone to help them.
Right now I am reading about the whole drug bust with Carlos. Hes living with Kierra now. He cannot go back to Mexico because of the trouble he got into down there. So he stays.