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Teen Summer Reading Book Review - 2017
The Lost And The Found by
I read the book, The Lost and Found. This book was amazing. It was about a young girl named Laurel who was taken when she was 6 years old. Laurel's sister has been looking for her. Then, magically 13 years later she was found on the lawn where she was taken from. "Laurel" had been through a lot. Then, "Laurel" took over her sister's boyfriend. Then "Laurel's" sister finds out it isn't really Laurel. It was a young girl named Sadie that was also kidnapped by the same person. Laurel had died in bed and buried in the backyard. This was a sad story, but I would give this a 10/10 Points.
Once you are a certain age you are put into one of five sections. The main character Beatrice was tested to see what category she would be put in. When she got the results back she was told she was qualified for more than one section so she was divergent. There ends up being a War and Beatrice's
Mom was killed and her leader was on to her about being divergent which was bad because she could have been killed if she was found divergent.
Joseph Stalin by
The first book I read for the Westwood Library's Summer Reading Program was a book about Joseph Stalin, a biography to be clear. It was written in 1990 by Janet Culkins in Connecticut and has a few very interesting historical photos, The book changed a few of the ideas I had about him and the Soviet Union. I learned that he was a lot worse than I thought he was, I always thought he was horrible but I learned more and it showed me just how horrible he was. He was a key part in the 1917 revolution and he even became part of the Politburo, he had built up hatred in him from college and life as a peasant in Georgia.
He seemed quiet and harmless, but once he won his quarrel against Trotsky, he took power and began his terror. He killed about 20 million people in total. He even let his son Yakov die in a German Concentration Camp and then proclaimed, " I have no son named Yakov". He also made prisoners of war that were taken by the Germans be deported back to the Soviet Union and then killed, because of "treason", so he was bad to say the least! One man who summed Stalin up perfectly was a biographer named Isaac Deutscher who said, "He found Russia equipped with a wooden plow and left her equipped with atomic piles."
Review by Greely