Ā Ā Someone once wrote āThe difference between right and wrong are very clear.āĀ My class had a discussion about the idea. Some people agreed with the sentence. Some people disagreed and some people were in the middle. I was in the middle.
Ā Ā The reason why I was in the middle was because it depends on the situation. Imagine that you are at the edge of a cliff, āShould I jump off the cliff?ā you ask yourself, the answer is very clear, do not jump off the cliff. Imagine you are at a fork in the road, āShould I go right or should I go left?ā you ask yourself, this time the answer is not so clear. There is no right or wrong answer. This is why Iām in the middle.
WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL DO NOT READ FARTHER.
Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Sophie and Agatha, the two main characters in The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani, are best friends. In the previous book Agatha chose to go home with Sophie instead of staying in the fairy tale world with Tedros, her love and the son of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. When Agatha makes a wish that reopens the gates to The School for Good and Evil the girls go to the school to flee from Sophieās death threats. When Sophie and Agatha get to the school they find that The School for Good and Evil has been turned into The School for Girls and Boys all because Tedros got angry at Agatha for choosing Sophie over him. Agatha, Dot, Anvil, and Hester try to get Agatha into The School for Boy so that she can see Tedros but itās hard to plan when the new dean of The School for Girls, Dean Saderās, magical butterfliesĀ are listening in to everyoneās conversations.
Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes is not really an adventure book. There are only two main settings, The School for Girls and Boys and The Woods Beyond. What I loved about this book was that it was written in Sophie and Agatha’s perspectives not like Refugee by Alan Gratz but some paragraphs would be about Sophie and others Agatha.
Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā People who like romance and fantasy will like The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes. If you have read the Keeper of the Lost Cities series you will like this book since the are both about character(s) being whisked off to an unfamiliar place.
Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott tells the story of Stella, a girl who suffers from cystic fibrosis (a lung disease). Stella wants to have new lungs and become a lung transplant recipient. Stella is almost capable of a lung transplant when she meets Will, a rebel that suffers from B. cepacia (a bacterial infection that is in his lungs) and cystic fibrosis. They fall in love however, since they both have cystic fibrosis and Will has B. cepacia that can shatter Stella plans for new lungs they have to stay six feet apart from each other. Will their love last long or will they allow B. cepacia and cystic fibrosis get in the way?Ā
Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Five Feet Apart has a lot of beautiful descriptions of the drawings that Stellaās older sister, Abby, made for her. āI trace the outline of my sisterās drawing, lungs molded from a sea of flowers. Petals burst out from every edge of the twin ovals in soft pinks, deep whites, even heather blues, but somehow each one has a uniqueness, a vibrancy that feels like itāll bloom forever. Some of the flowers havenāt blossomed yet, and I can feel the promise of life just waiting to unfold from the tiny buds under the weight of my finger. Those are my favorites (1).āĀ These passages make the book a fun read.
Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Readers who like romance, realistic fiction, and books about illnesses would like Five Feet Apart. Also if you have read The Fault in our Stars by John Green you will love this book.
This is a picture of the cover in the middle there is Alex and Conner, in the bottom left corner there is Froggy a kind and helpful overgrown frog, and in the bottom right corner is a picture of Malumclaw a fierce wolf, on the right there is Sleeping Beauty, and on the left is Snow White.
Genre: Fantasy (If you don’t like fantasy books and don’t want to give fantasy a try, then don’t read the rest of this blog post).
Summary: Twins, Alex and Conner Bailey, are still trying to get over the fact that their dad died. Their grandma surprises them by coming over on their 12th birthday. She gives them a treasured fairy-tale book called the Land of Stories. Alex finds out that the book is like a portal to another world. Alex wants to find out where the book leads, so she sticks her arm in the book; Conner tries to stop her, but they both fall into the book. Froggy, a mysterious overgrown frog, gave the twins a journal that had a recipe for the Wishing Spell, a spell that can make your most desired wish come true no matter what your wish is but the spell can only be used twice, in the journal. Will Alex and Conner find all the items to make the Wishing Spell? Will Alex and Conner get back home or will they be stuck in the Land of Stories forever? Read The Land of Stories- the Wishing Spell to find out.
Why You Should Read This Book: I think you should read this book because it has so much adventure in it. As some of you may know I love fantasy, and I think the author, Chris Colfer, did a great job writing this book. I hope you like The Land of Stories- the Wishing Spell as much as IĀ did.
My Rating: āļøāļøāļøāļøāļø
Sonaliās Ending Message: Check my blog later in the year for more book recommendations and whatever my teacher tells us to write about! Happy Reading!