Hi wonderful readers. Before we move on to a Storybird book review, I would like to apologise for being so inactive and also for not being able to post all the review requests you guys sent us. You’ll see them soon. Enjoy this one, and tell us what you thought of the book!The Elements of Freedom by mojoco11 Format: Longform Book Age range: Teen (13-19) Artist: Alina Chau
I’m not gonna lie here. Feathoplius (aka Sam, Steve, Joe, whatever)’s eyes (no wait, EYE) kinda freak me out, like he’s about to spill my secrets, or he’s threatening me like, “Oooh, I know what you did, Cher, and I’m going to tell everyone. You’d better do something, or else.”
Yeah, I’m weird. I can’t help it; our feathery friend is cute and original, but I’m kind of scared of him until we become better friends.
Plus, they used my poster on the Storybird blog!! =D
But the thing is, I did NOT confuse SB with Twitter D: It was just the closest logo I could get on the Poster Maker, so…
Still, I doubt this post is about me xD
To read an amazing blog post on the Storybird Blog, about the making of the new logo, and why they removed the previous one, click here.
Please note, these are youth/young adult books. These books might not work for you, according to your taste or age.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: This is my all time favorite book. It is set in Germany in the days of World War ll. It is narrated by Death, who takes interest in a girl named Liesel. She is adopted by her new parents, Hans and Rosa, and befriends a boy named Rudy. Liesel learns to read and write when she steals a book from a man. When Liesel’s family hides a Jew from the officials, she learns from this Jew, named Max, the power of words, and the meaning of family and hope, which she didn’t understand before, due to her many hardships.
Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper: Melody can’t write, talk, walk, feed herself, or even use the restroom herself. But she’s always loved words, and she’s a smart kid underneath the messy exterior. Melody tries out for a quiz team, and gets in, much to the dismay of bullies she hates. Melody, basically pulling the most weight of the group, leads her team to victory in the city finals. Her world is shattered when two things happen… Her team abandons her from going to Washington DC for the national contest. Also, her little sister is run over by a car. She is deathly afraid of her sister being messed up like her. This is a very very good book.
I hope you guys would like to read these books, which I found intriguing and very powerful. I will post more books as I find them!!