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Book Review of Whisper of Death by Christopher Pike

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Name of book: Whisper of Death
Author Name: Christopher Pike
ISBN: 0-671-69058-2
Publisher: Archway Paperback, Simon and Schuster

Type of book: Young adult, horror, contemporary, science fiction
Year it was published: December 1991


Summary: 

Roxanne and Pepper are a teenager couple with problems. They leave their small town for a weekend to try and solver them. They don’t really succeed, and when they return home they find their town empty.
They call other towns. They find the whole world empty. But eventually they discover three other kids their age who are still alive in the town. They cannot imagine why the five of them seem to be the only ones left of the entire human race. They have only one thing in common. They were each directly or indirectly involved in the death of Betty Sue-the plain, shy girl who committed suicide only a short time ago. Betty Sue-the quiet, brilliant girl who wrote short stories about each of them. Stories of hate, of revenge, of death in a dead world. It makes …

Planned Books

Books that are awaiting Reviews:
Gone with the Wind-Margaret Mitchell
'Till Morning Comes-Han Suyin
The Promise-Chaim Potok
Coyote Dream-Jessica Davis Stein
Books that I decided to drop:
Red and Black-Stendhal
Books that I'm reading:
The Secret life of the bees-Sue Monk Kidd
First Wives Club-Olivia Goldsmith
Louise de la Valliere- Alexandre Dumas
Mysteries of Udolpho- Anne Radcliffe
The Kitchen God's wife- Amy Tan
The Chosen- Chaim Potok
Books that I'm planning on reading:
D'Artagnan Romaces- Alexandre Dumas
5. The man in the iron mask
Dream of the Red Chamber-Xueqin Cao
1. The Golden Days
2. The Crab-flower club
3. The warning voice
4. The debt of tears
5. The dreamer wakes
The chosen-Chaim Potok
R.L. Stine Fear Street Saga and The Fear Street Saga
The Hundred Secret Senses- Amy Tan

Book Review of The Foreign Student by Susan Choi

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A Diamond in the Rough Name of Book: The Foreign Student
Author Name: Susan Choi
ISBN: 0-06-092927-8
Type of Book: Adult, historical, 1940s?-1956, South, South Korea, Korean War, interracial relationship white female/asian male
Year it was published in: 1999


Summary:


Highly acclaimed by critics, The Foreign Student is the story of a young Korean man, scarred by war, and the deeply troubled daughter of a wealthy Southern American family. In 1955, a new student arrives at a small college in the Tennessee mountains. Chuck is shy, speaks English haltingly, and on the subject of his earlier life in Korea he will not speak at all. Then he meets Katherine, a beautiful and solitary young woman who, like Chuck, is haunted by some dark episode in her past. Without quite knowing why, these two outsiders are drawn together, each sensing in the other the possibility of salvation. Moving between the American South and South Korea, between an adolescent girl's sexual awakening and a young man’s night…

Book Review of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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 Chinese Fairytale Gone wrong Name of book: The Joy Luck Club
Author Name: Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-8041-0630-4

Publisher: Ballantine Books New York
Type of book: Originally an adult novel, now young adult-adult, fantasy china, historical, contemporary
Year it was published: October 1989


Summary: 

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.
With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers …

Planned Books

Books that are awaiting reviews:
The Joy luck club-Amy Tan
Whisper of Death-Christopher Pike
Gone with the wind-Margaret Mitchell
Foreign Student-Susan Choi
'Till Morning Comes-Han Suyin
Coyote Dreams-Jessica Davis Stein
The Promise-Chaim Potok
Books I decided to drop
Savage Conquest-Janelle Taylor
Books I'm reading now:
Mysteries of Udolpho-Ann Radcliffe
Red and Black-Stendhal
The First Wives' Club-Olivia Goldsmith
Books I will be reading eventually:
The Dream of the Red Chamber-Xueqin Cao
1. The Golden Dreams
2. The Crab Flower Club
3. The Warning Voice
4. The Debt of Tears
5. The Dreamer Wakes
D'Artagnan Saga-Alexandre Dumas
4. Louise De la Valliere
5. The Man in the iron mask
The Kitchen God's wife-Amy Tan
The Hundred Secret Senses-Amy Tan
The Chosen-Chaim Potok

Planned Books

Books that are awaiting reviews:
Gone with the wind-Margaret Mitchell
The Foreign Student-Susan Choi
Whisper of Death-Christopher Pike
'Till Morning Comes-Han Suyin
Coyote Dreams-Jessica Davis Stein
The Joy luck club-Amy Tan
Books I'm reading now:
Red and Black-Stendhal
Savage conquest-Janelle Taylor
The First Wives club-Olivia Goldsmith
The Mysteries of Udolpho-Ann Radcliffe
Books I will be reading: (Not all at once)
Dream of the red chamber Quintet-Xueqin Cao
Louise de la valliere- Alexandre Dumas
The man in the iron mask- Alexandre Dumas
Kitchen God's wife- Amy Tan
Hundred secret senses- Amy Tan

Planned Books

Books that need to be reviewed:Whisper of Death-Christopher Pike'Till Morning Comes-Han SuyinThe Joy luck club-Amy TamThe Promise-Chaim PotokCoyote Dream-Jessica Davis SteinThe Foreign Student-Susan ChoiBooks that I'm reading:Savage Conquest-Janelle TaylorGone with the wind-Margaret MitchellMysteries of Udolpho-Ann Radcliffe First Wives Club-Olivia Goldsmith