Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wrote a review for this book for an English exam in 6th form and received an A+. It was read out in class! Wish I had that review now.

I remember it to be profoundly disturbing.

(This book was my first introduction to English literature as a subject, where I learnt to look at language, themes, alliteration, and a big word called "Onomatopoeia". Awesome memories.)

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Review: The Goose Girl

The Goose Girl
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love this re-envisioning of a half forgotten fairy tale. The additional elements of special gifts extend the story easily to sequels, and the romance is tasteful and utterly believable.

Its beauty lies in finely tune clear cut prose, none of the flouncy flowery language that often becomes too heavy handed for young adults. And none of the heaving bosoms, or rippling muscles either.

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