Author: Lauren Oliver

Book Review: Panic

Book Review: Panic

In the small town of Carp, nothing every happens. It’s a forgettable city. Kids grow up. People move on. For friends Heather, Nat, Dodge, and Bishop, the summer after graduation is their defining moment. Their last chance to make a name for themselves. Their only chance to play Panic. Be it money, a chance at a new beginning, or the chance at revenge, they each have their own reasons for playing. But there will only be one winner… no matter the cost. Going into Panic, I could not for the life of me remember what this book was suppose to […]

Posted March 16, 2014
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Book View: Liesl and Po

Book View: Liesl and Po

Short & Sweet: Having loved Oliver's other middle grade novel, I could not wait to pick up Liesl and Po and was lucky enough to find it on audio at my public library. When a ghost appears to Liesl, she suddenly finds herself wanting out of the attic her stepmother has locked her in and with the help of the ghosts and the boy named Will, embarks on an adventure to put her father's soul to rest. I felt that there were fairy tale elements melded together with paranormal and it made for a wonderful mix and a story that […]

Posted November 5, 2013
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Book View: The Spindlers

Book View: The Spindlers

Short & Sweet: I fell in love with this audio soon after I started it. I haven't actually read any of Oliver's books, even though I own almost all of them. So, when I saw this one on audio at the library, I snagged it for my next audiobook. I love middle grade novels with a touching yet realistic relationship between siblings. Even though Liza's little brother was somewhat annoying, she knew she had to save his soul from the Spindlers and get back her real brother back. The world of Below is introduced to the reader in rich detail […]

Posted May 31, 2013
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Book Review: Delirium

Book Review: Delirium

  Delirium takes the notion of love and spins it on its head. Lena, unlike most girls her age, wants nothing to do with love. To her, love is a death sentence.. the downfall of a person. For Lena, her eighteenth birthday cannot come soon enough. And when that day comes, Lena believes that she will finally be able to breath a sigh of relief for she will be cured of the deadly disease. But when she meets Alex… Lena realizes that nothing will be the same. The tale begins slowly. The characters are introduced… back story given.. the usual stuff. And I have […]

Posted January 25, 2011
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