If you're still looking for a replacement after reading The Hunger Games series, stop looking, you've found it! Divergent is a suspenseful, dystopian novel that has everything: adventure, love, humor, mystery, brilliance. Beatrice has lived in the Abnegation faction all her life and it has been good...safe. But why does she still feel like she doesn't belong? Her 16th birthday is coming up, which means she'll have to choose 1 out of 5 factions to join...forever. This one choice can affect her friends, her loyalties, her beliefs...one choice can transform her life as she knows it. She soon realizes she doesn't know herself as well as she thought and is stuck with a very dangerous secret. This series will grab your attention immediately and you won't be able to put it down.
The third and final book in this series, Allegiant, will be released Oct. 22nd.
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Many of you may have heard of this book in passing and it does live up to the
tear-jerker name its earned. However, John Green adds whimsical humor to this love
story dealing with teenage cancer patients as well. Hazel is a medical miracle as her cancer has stopped spreading; however her case is still terminal. She spends her days
watching reality T.V. and reading her favorite book, The Imperial
Affliction, over and over again trying to not think about what will become of her family and
friends when her time comes. But then she meets Augustus, and he makes her reexamine her life. Maybe her "story" is about to change. This book is moving, hilarious, thought-provoking, brilliant! Definitely a must-read! Also, check out John Green's other successful books: Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines.
P.S. Be sure to check out this book when it comes to theaters in June 2014...
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Seen any real good movies lately? Well, it may have been a book first. If you're one of those people that like to read a book before it comes out in film, you'll be busy for a while. Many great books have been turned into movies this year. Here are a few to check out:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
The Hobbit by John Tolkien
The SIlver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbowsky
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Catching Fire coming soon)
Imagine waking up in a box and not knowing where you are or WHO you are. That's what happens to Thomas. His memory is blank and he soon finds out he's not alone. When the box is open, he finds himself in an unknown place with a bunch of boys who call themselves the Gladers. They want answers, but all he can remember is that his name is Thomas without any recollection of where he came from. His new home is a large open space that is surrounded by stone walls that open for a few hours each day and close back up at night. On the otherside of the stone walls is a maze, that so far no one can beat. And to add to the weirdness, a new boy is delievered in the same box Thomas arrived in, every 30 days. This book is very suspenseful as Thomas tries to figure out what his role is within the Glade. He may be more important than they all know. And then the girl arrives in the box. The first girl to ever enter the Glade and she has a very suprising message...
If you liked The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, you'll love this action-packed, suspense series by James Dashner. It was a trilogy series, but just recently he added a fourth book, The Kill Order, that serves as a prequel to all the others. I still recommend starting this series with The Maze Runner for the full page-turning experience.
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