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Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

What I loved the most about this book is that it does, as Card said was his intention, challenge the readers perception of reality. I scanned through the lives of the children I love and couldn’t imagine them being able to accomplish the sort of things Ender and his peers did. It teaches a great lesson in team work, being dedicated to a mission, persistence and communication. Ender’s Game is emotional because it was as if I was in each battle with him, filled with fatigue, passion and uncertainty.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

giverI was 10 years old when I first read The Giver. During that time, it became my favorite story and I read it over and over again because I was simply fascinated. At 25 years old I decided to revisit it because they produced a film and I wanted to see how I would, as an adult, perceive the novel.

I realized that, for sure, it is a timeless read because I can still love it. Continue reading “The Giver by Lois Lowry”

The Circle by Dave Eggers

the-circle-eggersMae Holland is a young woman who graduates from college and finds herself working at a utility company. Her best friend, Anna, steps in and has the seniority at a rising new company, the Circle, to get Mae a position. The novel opens up with how shocked Mae is at the beauty of the campus–everything designed and built with much care. At first Mae is simply working in Customer Experience but she soon becomes a prominent figure within the company and finds herself mixed in a series of unfortunate events.

Taking place sometime in the near future, the Circle believes that everything should  be all knowing. They work towards developing programs that will assist in revealing the past and remaining constant contact with the present. They have slogans like SECRETS ARE LIES and PRIVACY IS THEFT that lock people into their cloud. Continue reading “The Circle by Dave Eggers”

Divergent by Veronica Roth

BgL70gECEAA7YADDivergent is a cool story, very easy to read and understand. I was initially intrigued by the plot and I wanted to see how Veronica Roth would execute the idea of a society controlled by certain factions. Although the story takes the idea of free thinking to the extreme, it may leave you wondering how far from our reality it truly is.

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