Friday, November 7, 2014

The Shadow Club: Nov. 7th

  • Title: The Shadow Club
  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • Genre: still unsure if it's realistic fiction or fantasy!
  • AR Points: 7
  • Page I am on: p.148
  • Where I am to my AR goal: 16/50

I am loving this book. I have yet to come across a Neal Shusterman book that wasn't incredibly interesting! The club members began to work together to play harmless tricks on the "unbeatables" and they grow closer together. Things begin to spiral out of control shortly after a Tyson Mcgaw eavesdrops on one of their secret meetings. Tricks on the "unbeatables" continue but two things change: they are no longer "harmless" & all club members swear none of them did these horrible, nasty tricks. They begin to suspect it is Tyson but this is, again, where the story is getting incredibily great! Tyson claims he didn't do it & I belive him, I suspect there is something supernatural going on. The reason I think this: there is a supernatural vibe I am getting from some of the earlier events in the book. For instance: Cheryl asking Jared "if you could make it so that Austin had never been born. would you?" I cannot wait to get home tonight & read more of this exciting book!

Monday, November 3, 2014

UnWholly: Nov. 4th

  • Title: Unwholly
  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • AR Points: 18
  • Page I am on: p.181
  • Where I am to my AR goal: 16/50

This is the second book in the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman, the author who is coming to our school three weeks from today!!! I was picked as one of the teachers that get to have lunch with him; so excited! 

Anyway, back to the book. I am not that far into the book but it definitely lives up to his first book in the series. It takes place about a year after the first book ended. The legal age of Unwind has been decreased from 18 to 17, so Connor is now in the clear. He has taken over as the leader in the Graveyard but things are not going well there. He is aware that the government knows about the Graveyard & is now constantly on edge fearing they are going to raid at any moment. By far, the most interesting section so far was when we met Cam. He was "perfectly designed", each part of his body was planned and taken from some one extremely important. Example: one of his arms is from a professional baseball player. I am curious to know if there is any original parts that are "Cam" or if he was entirely built from different people! I am also curious to know what the intention of people who designed him is! Can't wait to find out!