Menlo Park Library Summer Reading 2014
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Title
Murder on the Orient Express (Calais Coach)
Author
Agatha Christi
Genre
Mystery
Review
This was another one of the best books that I have ever read in my entire life. I swear, this book kept me hanging onto every single word, and scared for my life, but in the most thrilling way. I have always loved Agatha Christi's writing, and was determined to read more of her books. I read "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE", which was just as good as this book. I love her books, they're not too fast or too slow, just the perfect pace. I also love the way she writes; she can change the mood of the scene with just a couple words, less than a sentence. Whether it's an eye roll, or a wink, or a burst into tears, Agatha Christi just knows how to write, it's like a second nature for her. I think that she was born to write murder mysteries, and I can't wait to read "THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKRYARD".
I recommend this to all readers who want a book that is a fast-ish read, but is really packed with good writing, and, even more so, a good plot.
Rating
5
Title
Down a Dark Hall
Author
Lois Duncan
Genre
Speculative Fiction
Review
Lois Duncan's book is really amazing. If you read it during the daytime, you don't get freaked out or scared, but if you read it at night, before bed, it really creeps you out, but it's super creepy in a hooking way, in a way that you really don't want to stop reading. I think that Duncan did a really good job writing the book, the writing suits me. I really like the way she paints a really vivid picture of the characters in your head, unforgettable pictures. The concept that she uses in the book, with the talents, and how most of the kids either die or commit suicide, or go insane, and how it is people in their dreams that direct them, I think that part was pretty fascinating, how at first no of it makes sense, but then it's like there is a sudden realization and the whole book just fits together. I really liked this book and think that this is a must - read book.
Rating
5