Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Want Want Want Wednesday (27)

Princesses of Iowa By M.Molly Backes
"What does it mean to do wrong, when no one punishes you? A smart and unflinching look at friendship, the nature of entitlement, and growing up in the heartland.
Paige Sheridan has the perfect life. She's pretty, rich, and popular, and her spot on the homecoming court is practically guaranteed. But when a night of partying ends in an it-could-have-been-so-much worse crash , everything changes. Her best friends start ignoring her, her boyfriend grows cold and distant, and her once-adoring younger sister now views her with contempt. The only bright spot isher creative writing class, led by a charismatic new teacher who encourages students to be true to themselves. But who is Paige, if not the homecoming princess everyone expects her to be? In this arresting and witty debut, a girl who was once high-school royalty must face a truth that money and status can't fix, and choose between living the privileged life of a princess, or owning up to her mistakes and giving up everything she once held dear."

Ok, to be honest... I don't even care what this book is about. It is called Princesses of Iowa... IOWA! I love love love Iowa! My Grand Parents on my Dad's side grew up on in a small town there and my fiance's Grandparents on his Mom's side grew up there, as well. Both towns were SO small that they never heard of each others towns even though they were an hour drive away from each other..Point is anything involving Iowa is a must have in my book.

The Future of Us  By Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
"It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.
Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.
Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.
Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out."
Although, I enjoyed Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why, I wasn't sold on this book at 1st. Yes, they concept sounds intriguing but Idk... it just didn't grab me. However! Due to awesome reviews, I gave decided to give this book a chance.

Harry Potter a l'Ecole Des Sociers (Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone) By JK Rowling

You guys should already know the plot of this book, anyways.. I have read the series and this book several times in English.. but, now I want the French version.. Why? You Ask.. Well I took French back in High School and I want to learn the language better. I have that reading a book you already know well in your language (English) and reading it in the language you want to learn ( French) helps you. I am not too worried either because my reading and writing comprehension of French is WAY stronger then my verbal and listening.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for The Future of Us! I hope you enjoy it! And I read the first Harry Potter book in french too! It's definitely a good way to practice your french skills! :)