Australia, Dan Brown, Fiction, James Frey, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mary Shelley, Netherlands, Robert Cormier, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sylvia Plath, Ted Van Lieshout, Tim Winton, Young Adult

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 12

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

Awesome book. Wonderfully mind-bending. Definitely my favorite young-adult fiction thriller.

Brothers: Life, Death, Truth by Ted Van Lieshout

Very touching. Short and sweet.

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Best mystery/thriller I’ve ever read. Even better than Brown’s famous ‘Da Vinci Code.’

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The epitome of Romantic (capital R).

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Would have been terrifying if it weren’t so obviously self-centered and contrived.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Sad. Beautiful. Great. Horrible. Read it.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Really great book about a boy learning of his ancestry and history. Definitely recommended.

That Eye, The Sky by Tim Winton

Interesting. Not much to the story, but the writing is certainly creative. I suppose I’m glad to have read it because it’s just.. ‘different.’

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by R.L. Stevenson

Typical Romanticism. Comparable to ‘Frankenstein.’

A Prayer for the Dying by Stewart O’Nan

Scary and sad.

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