Friday, March 25, 2011

5 W's Reviews (who, what, where, when, why)

The 5 W's mini reviews. Are short and quick reviews. This does not mean that the books were taken lightly or that the were not as good as any other book. This is just a way for me to get through all the books I have read and a way for me to keep track of the books.

Second Child by John Saul

What My Best Friend Did by Lucy Dawson


When Alice meets Gretchen for the first time, it feels a bit like falling in love. Life’s got a bit boringly grown-up of late: weekends at weddings and baby-showers, celebrating friends’ transitions to a life she isn’t quite up for yet, and, at home, a sweet-and-stable boyfriend she suspects she’s outgrown. Gretchen Bartholomew, with her air of impulsiveness and intuitive style, is that rarest of things: a proper, new friend who knows how to have fun. Even the added complication of Gretchen’s gorgeous brother, Bailey, might actually be just what Alice needs. Before she knows what’s hit her, Alice’s brilliant new best friend is turning her world upside down.

But Gretchen has a dark secret, which – like a time bomb ticking in her hand – won’t stay hidden for ever. The explosion may teach them both more than they ever wanted to know about how female friendships can go wrong.

What My Best Friend Did Review

Who: You would think Alice would take front stage being she is the main character but Gretchen steals the show. She is in a world of her own.

What: What makes a best friend? Does it include sticking through it all or are there boundries?

Where: What My Best Friend did took place so many places but I'd say the hospital is the most memorable.

When: Book read in current times. I'd say this is a goodnight stand read and also a great beach read.

Why: Why you should read this.....Deception, Manipulation, Love, Hate, Desire are just a few of the words I'd describe the incredible tale of mental illness and standing for up for your own worth. I couldn't have asked for a better written book. This is not a YA book.

How- Lucy Dawson's Site


Secret Cove. Ruggedly beautiful and remote, bordered by dark woods and deserted beaches, this postcard-perfect village harbors the mansions of the wealthy—families who have summered in splendid seclusion at Secret Cove for generations. Here, one hundred years ago, on the night of the annual August Moon Ball, a shy and lovely servant girl committed a single, unspeakable act of violence—an act so shocking its legacy lives still.

Second Child Review

Who: Teri, a teenager who is the only survivor in a house fire. Melissa, Teri's half-sister, who is punished almost every night by being chained to the bed. The ghost who wants revenge for a 100-year-old crime that was committed.

What: Melissa has been sleepwalking for as far back as she can remember. The ghost, however, protects her at night, when her mother abuses her. In return for this protection, the ghost of this poor servant girl from 100 years ago starts to do the unthinkable. Again.

When: 100 years ago in the past, and in the 1990s.

Where: Secret Cove, a fictional town in New England, and the mansion on the bluff where Melissa lives.

Why: The twist at the end is like a freight train in the night that you don't see coming until it is upon you!



Summer Ross said...

second child sounds interesting. Thanks for posting reviews!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I LOVE John Saul! I devoured his books when I was in high school! :-)

Juju at Tales of said...

I love these reviews :)

YA Book Queen said...

I love the sound of Second Child...Nice mini reviews :D

Blodeuedd said...

I like short reviews :)

Jenny N. said...

The cover for What My Best Friend Did looks so creepy.

Meredith said...

It's like What My Best Friend Did was written for me! That one looks awesome.