Hooked on Books

By Olivia Shaffer, Casie Allen, and Abby Thomson

Dear John

By Nicholas Sparks

reviewed by Olivia Shaffer

Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, is a tearjerker; it is a romantic tragedy that has you voting for the unfortunate love. John Tyree is the main character and Savannah Curtis is the main supporting character. The book is a romance novel. John is a soldier stationed in Germany; he comes home to his dad in Wilmington, North Carolina. He meets Savannah and his life is changed forever. Savannah is a student at the University of North Carolina, so she must stay in the United States. This novel is so good because you feel the longing that John and Savannah feel about being together. Nicholas Sparks does a great job creating these characters and bringing them to life.

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The Maze Runner

By James Dashner

reviewed by Casie Allen

The Maze Runner, written by James Dashner is a fiction , New York Times Bestseller, and it definitely earns this title also, focusing on the journey of a teenage boy who wakes up in a box without memory. The book focuses thoroughly on the main character, Thomas, and his experiences throughout the book, meeting new people, making friends, and an enemy or two along the way. This science fiction has many characters in it that you may find hard to keep track of, once you think you’ve met them all, along comes another. Overall I would say this is a great read, and it will keep you on your toes and wishing you could turn the pages faster just to see what happens next. If you are into adventure, and horror, I suggest reading this book, maybe even the whole series.

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Kissed by an Angel

By Elizabeth Chandler

reviewed by Abby Thomson

Kissed by an Angel, written by Elizabeth Chandler, is the start of a fictional, thrilling, romance bound trilogy. The main character, Ivy Lyons, believes in angels. She has a collection of angel statues in her room that protect her and help her throughout life. She meets the love of her life, Tristan Carruthers, the best swimmer in high school. He dies tragically in an accident, but he doesn’t leave the Earth. Something is tying him to Ivy and he has to complete his mission, whatever it is, to go to heaven.

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