Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
While working as a YA Librarian, I did everything I could to resist reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I am not by nature a huge fan of fantasy novels and I figured this one would be cheesy…I was right; however, I LOVED it.
Bella is an out-of-place high school student (aren’t we all), who decides to live with her dad in Forks, Washington, a long way from her home and mother (plus new baseball player fiance) in Arizona. Her first day at her new high school she meets a mysterious and good-looking guy, Edward Cullen.
Bella will soon find out that Forks isn’t the quiet town she thought it would be but instead it’s a place full of vampires and her new beau is one of them. Will love win out or will Edwards blood-thirsty disposition be too much for Bella? Read to find out.
Twilight is a easy read which middle/early high school girls will be able to identify with. For reluctant readers and fans of teen romance.
This book is followed by New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.
The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World by A.J. Baime
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World, by A.J. Baime, is a well-written biography covering the road to the White House for President Truman as well as his decision to end World War II by dropping to atomic bombs on Japan.
I enjoyed the quick read but found myself wanting to skip several parts. The writing was great, I just found Truman’s life to be left wanting. I also wished the author would have given more personal insight into Truman but I felt he was kept at a distance in the book. When Baime wrote about FDR, it seemed as if I was watching the events unfold live. Unfortunately, I didn’t make any new discoveries of Truman that I already didn’t know.
I would probably pick up this biography on FDR since it seems to be his passion and I did appreciate his writing style.
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