Review #172 // Rivers of Fire (Atherton #2) – Patrick Carman

Rivers of Fire (Atherton, #2)

When Atherton finally hit a level of flatness, most inhabitants believed that the changes were over. That not being the case, the people have to think fast, and overcome their prejudices with each other in order to survive, while a small group works to escape the inside of Atherton before it’s too late.

Why this book?: I’m rereading this series, because I remember loving it as a kid. This is the second one. 😀

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Review #168 // Orlando – Virginia Woolf


Orlando, a prestigious young man, is chosen by the current Queen of England to join her entourage in London. During his time there, he meets his love, which is ultimately ruined, and he leaves in disgrace.

Why this book?: I heard it’s queer. Specifically, I heard Orlando is possibly genderqueer or genderfluid.

Plus I had to choose another AP Lit book for the last quarter. My teacher found this book for me, so I had to read it.

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Review #160 // All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) – Martha Wells

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)

Far in the future, space exploration is dominated by the Company. To explore any new planets, teams of scientists must purchase packages through the Company. In a recent expedition, a team followed by a self-aware Security Unit becomes aware that the only fellow team on-planet has gone dark.

Why this book?: Sounded interesting and like it might get me out of my slump.Read More »

Review #158 // The Lines We Cross – Randa Abdel-Fattah

The Lines We Cross

Michael’s father runs an organization called Aussie Values that is against the acceptance of refugees from Afghanistan. Mina is one of the refugees Australia accepts, and ends up going to Micheal’s private school on an internship. Mina’s appearance makes Michael question everything he thought he knew before.

Why this book?: I’ve heard good things about it, and my school library had just gotten a copy in.

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