Tag Archives: classic

Cinderella, Movie Trailer

6 Mar

Jane Eyre, Review

14 Jul

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Plot: Jane, who was adopted, was living a suppressing life. Later she goes to school and fights for herself and finally knows the path of life.

Would you recommend this book? Yes. It was a good book, but it is not the typical taste that most teens look for. So although it was written well, it was not my favorite book. The good thing is that it teaches one to live in reality.

2 stars


A Tale of two Cities, Review

16 Jun

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Plot: This book is about the French Revolution, but more specifically about some characters whose lives were affected negatively by all the crazy political madness. It’s about how people can only be trodden on so much before they get sick and tired of it, and how war and bloodshed are terrible even if it’s for a “good cause.”

I love Dickens’ writing style: the rich wealth of descriptive words and the colorful characters. I also appreciated his portrayal of the revolution. My sympathies went to the poverty stricken peasants, and I was strongly disapproving of the disgustingly, obscenely, sickeningly rich and privileged ruling class. But then the backlash was quite gruesome. “The dream that became a nightmare” as they said in The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars


Mansfield Park, Review

2 Jun

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Plot: A girl named Fanny is taken to live with her relatives in Mansfield Park. There she suffers from being second best to her cousins and other relatives.

Would you recommend this book? Yes, though I disliked the predictable story line about the heroine that Jane Austen uses so much in her novels.

3 stars


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Review

12 May

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Plot: the story follows an old lawyer and his efforts to discover why his friend Dr. Jekyll is acting all wonky and what his connection is with the fiend Mr. Hyde.

Would you recommend this book? Yes. I was very interested to learn that the original incarnation of pure evil, Mr. Hyde, was slighter than the average man, and certainly much smaller than Dr. Jekyll, while in every adaptation I’ve ever seen, he’s a hulking brute.

4 stars



All Quiet on the Western Front, Review

13 May

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Plot: Paul Baumer enlists in the German Army of WWI. He fights, goes on leave, and does many other things that a soldier would do. He also makes many friends.

Would you recommend this book? Yes. This book had a good plot, and the descriptions of everything were great, only it got a little gory.

3 stars


The Princess Bride, Review

1 Oct

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by: William Goldman

Plot: This true classic tells you his favorite story in the world-that of the beautiful Buttercup and her one true love, Wesley. But not just that story; he tells you the story behind the story.

Goldman starts the magic on page one, telling you how the “edited” version of the original Buttercup story came to be. Then he launches into the “real” story, periodically interrupting to tell you more about the life’s journey that resulted in the book. What is truly amazing is that none of it is true. Goldman seemingly uses his tale of editing Morgenstern’s version as a plot device in order to move his rather mundane story along. But, in fact, he is using the Buttercup story to tell a bigger story of books influencing a person’s life.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

5 stars


Fun Summer Reading—Come to the Book Sale!

14 Jun

Just in time for the beginning of summer, stop by the library anytime from 10am-8pm on June 18th, 19th, and 20th (Monday through Wednesday) to pick up some beach reads at our latest Book Sale! This sale can keep you occupied until the big sale in the fall. (Hint: look for some classics to get ahead on your required summer reading!) But be sure to grab some fun books as well 🙂

Moby Dick, Review

3 Oct

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Plot: Ishmael, a school teacher, joins a ship with his new friend. The captain Ahab is crazy. He won’t let anyone go home until they kill Moby Dick. A huge storm and Moby Dick break the ship. Ishmael survives on a coffin; will he be rescued?

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4 stars


Robin Crusoe, Review

12 Sep

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Plot: Robinson Crusoe gets stranded on an island when a shipwreck kills the rest of his crew. Using nature and supplies from the ship he builds a habitation for survival. He lives alone for many years until he saves a new friend Man Friday from vicious cannibals. 

The book starts out slow but eventually gets very exciting.

Would you recommend this book? Yes

4 stars