Sunday, 22 June 2014

Divergent By Veronica Roth

This novel takes place in an post-apocalyptic Chicago in which the people are divided in to five factions. Abnegation for the selfless, Candor for the honest, Amity for the peaceful, Erudite for the intelligent, Dauntless for the brave. When the teens reach the age of 16, an aptitude test is taken for which faction is for them and after receiving the result they decide that what faction they should choose.
            16 year old Beatrice Prior is born in an abnegation family. Her aptitude test results were inconclusive and she got three factions Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. Tori the tester told her that she is divergent and she should never share this information with any one. On choosing ceremony she selects Dauntless while her brother Caleb selects Erudite. During her initiation she changes her name to Tris.
            Initiation is divided in three stages She learns how to handle guns and the usage of knives. Being physically weak she gets 6th position by beating Molly. Her enemy Peter gets jealous of Edward the first positioner and he stabs him in the eye while he was sleeping. On parent visiting day Tris finds out that her mother was originally born in Dauntless. The Erudite released a report on Marcus, Abnegation leader for beating his son who transferred to Dauntless two years ago. Tris befriends some Dauntless born initiates Uriah, Lynn and Marlene.
          Stage one ends and 2 starts. Simulations which force the initiates to face their fears. Tris was divergent so she knew she was in a simulation while the others cant so she got 1st position. Later peter, drew and al threatened her and was goin to throw her into the chasm but Four interrupts. Al begged to Tris for forgiveness but she didnt and he commits suicide.
          So stage two ends here and final stage start, Fear lansdcapes. In this stage the person's fear are gathered in one simulation. They must use their skills which they learned to fight their fears. During this stage Tris's relationship with Four grew and he lets her inside her fear landscape. She learns his real name Tobias. And also finds out that his father is Marcus, Abnegation leader who is accused by Erudite for beating up his son.
          Tris's overcomes her seven fears in her landscape. Before the Official initiation Four invites Tris to his apartment where tells him about her feelings.
          During the night,the ceremony serum induces a simulation and all the dauntless were ordered to attack the abnegation. The serum didnt work on Tris and Tobias cuz they were divergent. After reaching abnegation compound they tries to run away from the compound. Tris got shot and they were both captured by Erudite. Jeanine injects Tobias with a serum and she orders him to be sent back to dauntless compound. Tris wakes up and discovers  herself  in a tank filled with water but her mother rescue her. Tris discovers her mother's divergent but her mother dies. Tris kills will who was under the simulation and was going to kill her so she had to shoot him.
         She finds Caleb, Marcus and her father in the safe house and goes with them to Dauntless compound to stop the simulation. Tris's father dies while clearing her way to control room. Tris find mind controlles Tobias there who starts to attack her. Tris surrenders that she cant kill him and he became free. He helps her to shut down this simulation. they with marcus, caleb and peter goes towards amity compound.........

PRAISE:

“A memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away.”—
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

QUESTIONS: 

  1. Rate this book out of 10.
  2. Praise for Divergent.
  3. Which faction will u choose?
  4. Tobias or Tris?
  5. Flaws in the book.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Double Act By Jacqueline Wilson

         Hi! Back again! Today i have a review of a children's story. I don't like children's story but this one is very amusing and fun filled. Its by really famous writer Jacqueline Wilson. Same writer who wrote Girls series. Well, This story is about two 10 year old twins Ruby and Garnet. Their mother had died and now they live with their granny and dad. They both are really close even though they have a lot of differences. Ruby is confident and wants to be an actress.While Garnet don't like acting and is also not confident. The girls found an empty accounts book and you will find them alternately narrating the story.
         Their father gets a new girlfriend Rose and a job. Ruby and Garnet hates her. They think that her father is betraying their late mother by loving her and at last their granny shifted in another house in the country. And ruby and Garnet were going to miss her yummy dishes. Ruby and garnet with their father and Rose shifted in a village where they were admitted in a new school. There they were bullied by bullies and Ruby fought with them they both threw mud at the boys which got them in trouble.
         In school Garnet makes a new friend and Ruby got jealous so Garnet left that girl and they never talked to anyone in the class cuz they were best friends. The twins find an article about auditions for Twins at St.Clare's. Ruby is desperate for auditions and want to go but Garnet and their father are not in the favour. Ruby sold her doll and stuff and with the money they got, they ran to London quietly for the auditions. They waited for their turn to act. Ruby gave an excellent act but just as garnet was about to start their father came and Granet became nervous and didn't spoke.
          Next summer, Ruby got to knew that the  place where the movie was going to be shooted was Marnock Heights, an expensive boarding house for girls. So the girls wrote a letter for the scholarship there and the principal told her that there is only one scholarship left. So they sat for a test and garnet got the scholarship. Ruby was confident that she would get it. She became heart broken. Ruby breaks up with garnet and stopped talking to her. And ruby ended up cutting her whole hairs.
            They didnt talked to each other whole summer. Ruby realizes that they both can't be happy by doing same things. Everyone is different even twins. Rose became friendly with Ruby and encouraged her to apologize to Garnet. In the end Ruby apologize garnet and they realize they can be happy apart too as long they love each other.


QUESTIONS:

  1. Fav Chapter?
  2. Flaws in the book?
  3. Rate out of 10?
  4. Fav character?
  

Thursday, 5 June 2014

There's A Boy In The Girl's Bathroom by Louis Sachar

THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRL'S BATHROOM:                                                                                                                                                                 Hi guys! Sorry i was supposed to write this review yesterday but my cuz is going to marry and i am all busy. So still i am not free but i love books. K this book of which i am going to give you a review was published in 1987. Pretty old huh! But i really don't care! Cuz it's still a book. Ma friend bought it from a book fair. When i saw the title i thought the book would be like really funny sort of! But actually it isn't!
        The title comes from the scene when the main character Bradley accidentally enters in the girl's bathroom. Pretty embarrassing! Girls screaming blah blah! This story is about a kid who is hated by his whole class plus his teacher too! So he sits at the last seat and no one sit beside him until a new kid came at school Jeff Fishkin from Washington DC. He had to sit with him in the last seat beside Bradley Chalkers as there was no seat left. He tried to befriend him but like every body he failed. Actually when i was reading this book i found Bradley the most nerdiest person ever. He did stuff  like some abnormal person. Huff!
        Bradley's school hires a new counselor, Carla. OK i forgot to tell you that Bradley is a really big liar. His teacher had called at his home to report about his lack of concentration and lack of submitting home work on time and about his tests too. His mother asked him as how were his studies going and he answered great and  also told his mom that his teacher is thinking of making him class president. His mother wished it was true. Well when his family sat  together he told his father that mother had promised her to take her to zoo at 11 o clock, the same time in which parent teacher meeting was going to begin. Well his mother told his father he's lying and Bradley's father scolds him and he ran towards his room angrily.
       Well, he also has a collection of animals like lion, donkey etc... He speak with them in his mind and they think about him as their hero. Next day, when Bradley's mother meets his teacher she told her to meet Carla. Carla gave her papers to sign an agreement allowing kid to meet the counselor. Carla was excited.
        Now in next chapters, you will be shocked as how Carla changed a naughty, mean and liar guy into a gentleman. How he started to submit his homework on time and how he mad e friendship with every one and started to get gold stars next to his name. But this novel has sad and happy ending both. Sad part is that Colleen's mother (Colleen has a crush on Jeff and actually Jeff too) became angry on Carla for telling Jeff and colleen about Zen Buddhist Monks and for counselling colleen without permission although that wasn't Carla's fault. So Carla was fired and and she became a kindergarten teacher. Carla gave Bradley a package which contained his favorite book on which he had written his first book report by himself and got a gold star.He wrote him that she will miss him. He became upset and sent him his favorite toy rabbit, Ronnie and wrote her back telling about her how he enjoyed colleen's birthday party and he will miss him. Good part is Bradley became a real nice guy to every one's astonishment.
           I recommend this book to all the teachers, principles, school counselors, and soon-to-be-teachers. This book will tell you how to deal with kids like Bradley Chalkers. Carla is really a good inspiration. I will rate this book 10/10!

PRAISE FOR THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRL'S BATHROOM:

"A humorous and immensely appealing story...Readers are likely to come away with the sense that they've been rooting for themselves too"--Kirkus.

QUESTIONS:

  1. Rate it out of 10.
  2. Your praise.
  3. Flaws in the book?
  4. Best part?