Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Crossing Stones

Title: Crossing Stones
Author: Helen Frost
Pages: 178
Time Took to Read: 3 days
Cover Rating: 5/5
Character Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5

I loved this book!!! It was a wonderfully, yet very uniquely written bo0k. The whole book was written in different kinds of poetry form. It was beautifully written, though I do not recommend it to people who don't like poems. What I liked about these is that they were beautiful and short, yet they were very easy to understand, and gave you so much more information than normal words of that length ever could. All in all I loved the characters and the plot and HIGHLY recommend this book!!!


Eighteen-year-old Muriel Jorgensen lives on one side of Crabapple Creek. Her family’s closest friends, the Normans, live on the other. For as long as Muriel can remember, the families’ lives have been intertwined, connected by the crossing stones that span the water. But now that Frank Norman—who Muriel is just beginning to think might be more than a friend—has enlisted to fight in World War I and her brother, Ollie, has lied about his age to join him, the future is uncertain. As Muriel tends to things at home with the help of Frank’s sister, Emma, she becomes more and more fascinated by the women’s suffrage movement, but she is surrounded by people who advise her to keep her opinions to herself. How can she find a way to care for those she loves while still remaining true to who she is?

Written in beautifully structured verse, Crossing Stones captures nine months in the lives of two resilient families struggling to stay together and cross carefully, stone by stone, into a changing world.

Homeless Bird

Title: Homeless Bird
Author: Gloria Whelan
Pages: 212
Time Read: 5 days
Cover Rating: 1/5
Character Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5

I read this book a few weeks ago, but never got to put a review for it. I enjoyed this book immensely. I love how it drew you in with a simple story line, yet got more complex as things went along. I also liked that it had both sorrow and happiness within it. It was very realistic in what would happen in real life, and I liked it immensely. A good nice, easy read. I recommend it to all.


(I did not know much about the book going into it, and I liked it best that way, so I will only tell you a few basic things you need to know.)

This story takes place in India and starts off with a girl of 13 years, who is about to get married. (yes that is all I am going to tell. If you want to know more, read the book!!)