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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Louisa Clark’s horizons extend to the Buttered Bun, the Job Center, and back home, and even that’s a stretch. She has barely been farther afield than the neighboring town, and that was simply because the grocery mart was having a sale. Her life is simple: steady job, steady boyfriend, close family. Until the Buttered Bun, the café at which she works, closes, putting Lou out of a job. Her family relies on her income, and the consequences of losing her job are disastrous. So, she takes a well-needed job to be the caretaker of once “king-of-the-world,” Will Traynor. He was badly hurt in an accident and is now paralyzed from the neck down. Before his accident, he was an adventurous millionaire: big deals, extreme sports, and world travel were his forté. Now, however, he broods in the annex of his parent’s house. Louisa is determined to see Will smile, and soon his happiness becomes the key to her heart. When Lou discovers that Will’s hope was gone long before she arrived, she sets out to change his mind. The outstanding lesson of this book is to not limit yourself and your capabilities. Louisa has set in her mind that she…

Life, the Universe and Everything
Action and Adventure , Comedy , Sci-Fi , War / November 6, 2017

In the story Life, the Universe and Everything, by Douglas Adams, the main conflict of the story are the robots threatening to destroy the Three Pillars recreating the Krikkit wars. The story Follows Arthur Dent, Ford Perfect, and Slartibartfast as they rummage to find what the robots are going to do next. The robots end up going to earth and stealing the ashes of the cricket stump. They also Pillage the ship Heart of Gold and take the core of the ship. This would end up releasing the people of Krikkit remaking the Krikkit wars, which was a whole galaxy fighting against Krikkit. The author chose to write Life, the Universe and Everything because of all the ideas that he had. The books this author writes are usually funny with twists. Reading them gives a feel on the universe and how the aliens around earth are much more powerful than we are, but also a lot more goofy. Overall, Douglas Adams wrote this book for his readers to unwind and have a fun time while reading, while at the same time exploring deep scientific and philosophical questions . Life, the Universe and Everything is the shortest book in the series,…

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Comedy , Drama , Realistic Fiction , Romance , Young Adult / November 3, 2017

Review by Ava M. and Anna S. In the book Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews, the main character, Greg, is an average teenage boy trying to get through high school. His goal is to go unnoticed as he does his best to not stand out from everyone else, in fear that he will be judged and hated by other students. He records his ways of being as ordinary as possible into the book and shares his everyday experiences. Greg sticks by his best friend Earl, who has a unique sense of humour and the two guide each other through life without even noticing it.  His plan of being ordinary works out all the way up until someone he knows is diagnosed with cancer. Her name is Rachel. She becomes more and more significant in Greg’s life, and everything begins to change. He can no longer go around without standing out because the closer he gets with Rachel the more his name goes around. Throughout the journey, he learns a lot more about himself and the world around him. He goes through traumatic experiences as well as exciting experiences that shape the way he thinks of…

Armada by Ernest Cline – Benjamin Z.
Action and Adventure , Sci-Fi , Young Adult / November 3, 2017

Armada by Ernest Cline – Drones from another planet invade Earth. Sounds interesting, right? Well, the invading drones happen to look just like the drones in a video game. Zack Lightman, the protagonist, happens to catch a glimpse of a drone in his first period class. Zack is a typical teen gamer – he gets home from school, and immediately starts playing Armada, a video game, with his friends. Ever since it came out, he has been playing, and he is now ranked 6th in the world. His father died of a factory accident when he was a baby. Zack never really got to know his father, but still feels like he is a part of their family. One day, a spaceship from the moon flies to his school, and enlists him in the Earth Defense Alliance to protect Earth from the invading drones. Along with many other people who are very good at the game, he controls a drone to try and stop the incoming drone invasion from another planet. “They’re about to tell us the world is ending, you realize?” (Cline, 117). One of Zack’s friends realizes what they were brought together to do. I thought this book…