Mini’s Book Review Room is written by Minh, a grade 10 student at Kwantlen Park. Minh is a voracious reader who can recommend a good book to anyone, any time, anywhere!
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Imagine a society where love is outlawed and everybody must receive “the cure,” a place where love
is feared. Lena looks forward to the “cure” that makes everybody immune to the delirium of love and
welcomes them into a world of safety, predictability, and a happy life. Lena couldn’t imagine anything
better then getting this cure. However, 95 days before her birthday and the cure, Lena does the last
thing she ever expects….. she falls head over heels in love. Delirium is full of love and betrayal as she
tries to find out what her heart truly wants. Lena’s adventures keep the reader on their toes as they try
to figure out what happens next. This book was one of my very favorites because the society that she
lived in was different than any other book I read. Who would have thought there would be a place
where love was forbidden?
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Kate Alender
What would you do if your sister was possessed? Alexis’s younger sister Kasey becomes obsessed
over an antique doll. Alexis thinks nothing of it. However, Kasey starts to change, her blue eyes turn
green, and she speaks in old-fashion language, then forgets chunks of time. That’s not all though, their
Victorian house gets a life of its own. Alexis starts to wonder what’s happening and decides
to investigate and discovers some frightening facts, leading her to believe that many lives are in
danger, including her own. Enter this book and you will find mystery and confusion as Alexis tries to
figure out what’s going on. When I opened this book I absolutely loved it, it’s full of mysteries and a
secrets as it goes along. Every page is a new secret.
Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
Bound is a Chinese Cinderella tale. This story follows a girl name Xing-Xing who has lost her parents at an
early age, leaving her with a step-mother, sister, and what’s left of her father’s pottery. Xing-Xing has to
endure neglect and loneliness, as her step-mother cruelly bounds only her own child’s feet so that she
alone can marry well. This book shows how different each country is and what they believe to be good or
bad. The reason I liked this book because it’s a different version of Cinderella. Donna Jo Napoli twists the
Cinderella tale into some historical and yet interesting at the same time. Even though I’m not a fan of
historical fiction this book kept me glued until the very end.