Book Review for “Freedoms Child by Jax Miller”

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I usually am a very picky person when it comes to mystery or adrenaline type of books. So when i say that this usually would not be the type of book i would pick up which i am now regretting. I Usually get a summary of a book and go by that if i am going to like it but this book its summary didn’t catch me at all but the book itself was AMAZING! I actually ended up saying up all night just to read this book because i just couldn’t put it down, but the times i put it down it was picked back up again not long after. It was a very adrenaline seeking book in my eyes which i loved. It went through some topics that people might be okay hearing about and others may not its just on you. it was exciting reading a book i immediately thought i was going to dislike be a book i loved. The characters and her writing are both amazing. I would defiantly read another book by Jax Miller.  Her books are bad ass and very real to to the mind. I have no idea how she came about writing this book but i give it 10 thumbs up!


“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

-JennaLynn

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Review : “The Running Dream By: Wendelin Van Draanen”

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What would you do if you lost the one thing that mattered most? This book is realistic fiction. I thought this book was amazing! The structure of this book was very helpful to understand how the main character changed from the beginning of the book to the end of the book. The book is made into four sections.

The main character is a 16 year old girl named Jessica. She’s a runner on her school’s track team and while going to a relay race her team ends up in a bus accident which make her lose one of her legs. She will be able to walk again but she’s afraid she might not be able to run.Her friend Fiona and coach Kyro get the team to help her run again. The setting is mostly at her high school called Liberty High . The conflict is person vs self because he has ups and downs trying to adjust back into her life .

A major event that changed the character was the accident because she was very sad and depressed afterwards .This made it hard to read the begining because of how sad she was .The main character’s motivation were her friends,Rosa a girl with cerebral palsy and her team because they gave her hope.

My favorite part of the book was when Jessica met Rosa because she helped change Jessica’s life around with her advice. The book also helped you see the point of view that other disabled mentally or physically people feel not just Jessica. The point of view of the story is first person which is very simple to see when you are reading the book.

I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars because it was one of those books that start out sad but then turn happy at the end, but was a very good book. I love these types of books dont get me wrong and i loved her writing it just went in an instant to crazy amounts of emotions. I would recommend The Running Dream to people who love to read young adult or realistic fiction

-JennaLynn

Bradstreet Gate

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Bradstreet Gate
By
Robin Kirmin

Key characters…and what is going down with them…

Professor Storrow, Alice, Charlie, Georgia…all meet at Harvard…where most of this book takes place. All are truly dysfunctional…from bipolar incredibly unlikeable and totally weird Alice to Charley…innovative “entrepeneurish” smart Charley who has major father issues. That takes us to Georgia…who probably has her own parental issues and then becomes sexually involved with Professor Storrow. And then we have Professor Storrow…accused of murdering another Harvard student…Julie. The trauma occurs near graduation and then follows these people for the next ten years of their lives. During these ten years…Alice spirals out of control, Charley becomes a major yet unfulfilled achiever…Georgia functions yet seems lost…and memories and issues surrounding Professor Storrow seem to haunt everyone.

What I thought about this book…

This book is different…very character driven…and for me…these characters were interestingly likeable. Alice was so out of control that she was scary. And again…Charley and Georgia just seemed sad. Georgia might have been the golden girl that everyone wanted to be with but…she never seemed confident or comfortable in that role. Charley always wanted to be with Georgia…but Professor Storrow was always in the way. And then we have Professor Storrow…deceitful, weird, pompous? I think a combination of all of that.

I Couldn’t put it down… Bradstreet Gate is incredibly well written, utterly compelling and fascinating beyond being simply mysterious. It’s true what other people have said about this being very character driven but delving into the minds of Georgia, Alice and Charlie is where the intrigue of the novel lies. The book shows well how the people around us when we are at our most open and vulnerable continue to stay with us whether we want them to or not. I’d absolutely recommend it!