Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dorothy Must Die

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"Dorothy Must Die" by Danielle Paige is a story about a girl named Amy Gumm. When her trailer gets taken up by a tornado she gets lost in the world of Oz but it's different, less magical. A place where Good Witches can't be trusted and Wicked Witches just might be the good guys. A place where even the Road of Yellow Brick is crumbling. What happened? Dorothy. She has teamed up with the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to defeat the Tin Woodman, The Scarecrow, The Lion and Dorothy in all their hideous glory.

The Author wrote this story through the eyes of Amy Gumm. The reason I think that she wrote this way is because it helps you feel like you are Amy. You are also really able to see what everyone looks like thanks to her descriptions, even though some of them are pretty weird.

I love the way that she was able to make Dorothy the bad guy. She created a story that made so much sense that you think that the events could actually happen. Even the way that she was able to make the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tin Woodman terrifying and that just tied the whole story together.

This book taught me not to be greedy. The whole reason that Dorothy is the bad guy is because she got a taste of magic and is taking the magic away by Magic Mining, the main reason the magic is gone in Oz. Amy Gumm has to fight the urges of magic and make Oz the wonderful place it used to be.

I really loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone who loves twisted stories that are related to classic stories. This book is wonderfully written and has wonderful diverse characters that can help anyone relate to them. They also introduce some new characters and some characters from old Oz lore. This is a wonderful book and I can't wait to read the next one.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

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When Jacob's Grandfather died he ends up on a chase to find the truth. He only knows that his grandfather had an amazing collection of old photographs of peculiar children. He heads to an old island that was struck with grief and bombs during World War 2 and stumbles upon an old abandoned house that matched one of his Grandfathers many pictures. But when he stumbles upon the peculiar children from the photos will he stay there and fight evil with love or forget the thing entirely. 

Ransom Riggs wrote from the perspective of Jacob. The way he wrote the story made you feel like you were Jacob and I loved it. I think that Ransom Riggs wrote this way because it helped you see the creatures only he could see. It also made the story feel like you were living it. 

I wasn't expecting the book to be this good. I grabbed it because I wanted to read the book before the movie cam out but I didn't realize what I was getting into. This book was so good and I hoe that the movie does the same. I loved this book.

Something that this book taught me was to always be yourself no matter how peculiar you may be. I also learned that you should always do what you feel like you should do no matter what anyone else says. This book has so many lessons and all of them are some of the greatest ones I can ever live by. 

I would recommend  this book to people who love adventures and mysteries. It is a very mysterious book and it has a lot of action and adventure. This book has a romance part to it too which I loved.