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Reviews
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
And The Mountains Echoed
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Khaled Hosseini
Tell us your opinion about the book.
I loved his other 2 books (Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns). This one didn't live up to my expectations. It was good, but it didn't keep me engaged like the other 2 books did. There were some slow parts. The ending was good, so it made up for the slow middle.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
3=Average, it was an okay
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
Through the Zombie Glass
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Gena Showalter
Tell us your opinion about the book.
I remember reading the first installment years ago and I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It was a re-envisioning of the "Alice" trope with a zombie lens and it's written by one of my favorite romance authors. However, I feel that the pacing of the first story was lacking, which is why I didn't have huge expectations for this novel.

However, I was thoroughly surprised. She fixed the pacing problem of the first novel and was able to keep me captivated throughout the entire story. However, seeing that it is a young adult novel, it really didn't delve into topics that I would have liked to see it hit, but that is the fault of the genre rather than the author in itself.

Otherwise, I really loved reading this and discovering the problems that Ali was going through and by the end, I saw how this novel would have resonated with a teenager, who would quickly self-identify with the rebellious, "I can take care of myself" attitude that Ali possesses. Overall, a great read if you're looking for something that isn't too thought-provoking.   Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
4=Solid read, definitely worth my time
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
Collision 2012
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Dan Balz
Tell us your opinion about the book.
Dan Balz, the chief correspondent at Washington post provides an in-depth story behind 2012 presidential election. This book covers three areas "The Pivot" "The Republicans" and "The Choice", with 27 chapters. This book also has interview with so many people that were involved in the 2012 presidential election in an amazing detail.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
4=Solid read, definitely worth my time
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
Doomed
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Chuck Palahniuk
Tell us your opinion about the book.
Lots and lots of adjectives. Trios of adjectives. And cities. I thought this would be my kind of book, but it was a bit tedious for me. A story of a 13 yr. old ghost who is an unwitting handmaiden of the devil who basically outruns him at the end, and somewhere in the middle of the story (supposedly) lops off her grandfather's wang. In theory, it was an awesome book; in real life, not so much.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
2=Not bad, better than watching tv
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
The Lakehouse
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Marci Nault
Tell us your opinion about the book.
Great beach read. Definitely predictable but good to get through quickly.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
4=Solid read, definitely worth my time
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
Heart-Shaped Box
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Joe Hill
Tell us your opinion about the book.
Heart-Shaped box was a good debut book by Stephen King's son. Unfortunately, it falls apart a bit at the end.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
4=Solid read, definitely worth my time