Lucy Christopher – Stolen
- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Duration: 8 hours 39 minutes
- Part of a series: No
- Summary: „Told in a letter to her captor by 16-year-old Gemma, Stolen explores the influence that a really wild and remote space can have on the inner development of a young woman.Gemma, a British city-living teenager, is kidnapped while on holiday with her parents. Her kidnapper, Ty, takes her to the wild land of outback Australia. To Gemma’s city-eyes, the landscape is harsh and unforgiving and there are no other signs of human life for hundreds of kilometres in every direction. Here, there is no escape. Gemma must learn to deal with her predicament, or die trying to fight it.Ty, a young man, has other ideas for her. His childhood experience of living in outback Australia has forever changed the way he sees things. But he too has been living in the city; Gemma’s city. Unlike Gemma, however, he has had enough. In outback Australia he sees an opportunity for a new kind of life; a life more connected to the earth. He has been watching and learning about Gemma for many years; when he kidnaps her, his plan finally begins to take shape. But Ty is not a stereotypical kidnapper and, over time, Gemma comes to see Ty in a new light, a light in which he is something more sensitive. The mysteries of Ty, and the mystery of her new life, start to take hold. She begins to feel something for her kidnapper when he wakes screaming in the night. Over the time spent with her captor, Gemma’s appreciation of him develops …but is this real love, or Stockholm Syndrome?“ Quelle: http://www.lucychristopher.com/stolen
- Review: I liked this book very much and can only recommend it to you – it is a very special story about a girl and its kidnapper, that shows that sometime things aren´t that easy they seem to be. Gemma is a wonderful girl an sometime I almost cried when I read her story and thoughts.
Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games 02. Catching Fire
- Publisher: Scholastic Us
- Number of pages: 472
- Part of a series: Yes, it is the second part of a trilogy.
Katniss and Peta have survived the Hunger Games and are enjoying their lives as Victors home in District 12. Without intending to do so, they create upheaval in the districts on their Victor’s tour. In its struggle to uphold its power over the people of Panem, the Capitol plots devious ploys against them. But a rebellion is about to start and sometimes help comes from people you’d least expect it from.
I loved the first part of the series and was looking forward to read what happens next. And the second part is great, too. Only the end was a litle bit confusing to me. Why have so many people been ivolved in the revolution? But I can recommend the book to all readers and have bought the third part, too. I want to know, how everything ends.
Matthew Skelton – Endymion Spring
- Publisher: Puffin
- number of pages: 444
- Part of a series: No
Blake is a boy, living together with his mother and little sister in Oxford, St. Jerome´s College. Often he spends his time in the library. One day he finds a strange book, which bites him and has first only blank pages and then after a few moment suddenly appearing letters. The letters aren´t easy to understand for the boy and can only seen by him… Many years before the mystery has begun in dark times…
The book was recommended to me by a friend and it was real fun to read it. But because I only read it in the evenings it took long time to read it and I often forgot important things. So it is my fault and nothing wrong withe the book that I could not say it is wonderful. I think I can recommend it to all readers of exciting, mystery books but you have to read it without long breaks to have much fun.
Derek Landry – Skulduggery Pleasant
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- number of pages: 380
- Part of a series: Yes, there are more parts.
The life of the twelve years old Stephanie changes after her uncle has died. He gets a house and meets Skulduggery Pleasant, a living skeleton. Together with him a big adventure begins and Stephanies life isn’t the way it has been before.
The book was recommended to me of a friend of mine and I loved it the same way she did. The story is great, I like the characters, most Skulduggery and Stephanie. It is unbelievable, how she acts, especial for her young age. I am locking forward to read how live goes on for this special skeleton and tough girl. To lovers of magic I can recommend this book.
Gretchen Olsen – Call me Hope
- Publisher: Litle Brown
- number of pages: 280
- Part of a series: No
Hope is elven years old an has many trouble with her mum, so she decides to make a list and give herself point for feeling bad for example. Her live starts to change…
I loved this story and especial Hope. She is such a cute, smart and creative girl. I like the way the book is told and the way the author brings in the „Tagebuch der Anne Frank“ and how reading it gives power to Hope. The books has a special but very important topic, it shows the power of words and how they sometimes hurt. That is one of the reasons I like the book of. And I so I discovered the project „Hands and Words are not for hurting“. A very wonderful idea , I think. But most I liked the book for its way a difficult relation between mother and daughter is described and how it comes to and wonderful end. So I can it special recommend to mothers and daughters.