Shooter By: Caroline Pignat

When a lockdown throws five grade 12 students into a boys washroom together, they all don’t think this day could get any worse. But when they realize the lockdown is not a drill, they begin to panic. When they figure out that one of the students know more about the shooter than any of them, they stop feeling safe in the unlocked washroom.  What will happen, is one of the students the shooter? What will they do?

This book kept me guessing, and on the edge of my seat the entire time. I finished this book in under two hours, because of the intensity, and endless plot twists. I loved the different POV’s of the characters, and how each narrators voice was unique. Each character has their own backstory, and are fighting their own wars. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needs a good read, and wants a book they won’t be able to forget anytime soon .

Caroline Pignat was born in Dublin, Ireland and is a Canadian novelist. She is a graduate from the University of Ottawa. Her work has been published in magazines, and her first novel was published in 2008, and since then has published over 6 novels. In 2009 she won her first Governor Generals Award for “Greener Grass: The Famine Years”. She is also a teacher and has taught elementary, intermediate and high school students with the Ottawa Catholic School board. You can contact her here:  http://www.carolinepignat.com/contact.html

“…masterful…intimate…seamless…heartbreaking”: Quill & Quire loves SHOOTER by Caroline Pignat.

“Pignat has created a pitch perfect combination of multiple modes, well-tuned voices and [an] irresistible and satisfying story.”–CM Magazine
“With gut-wrenching locked-room suspense, Shooter is a frightening, yet hopeful snippet of high school life in the 21st century.” —The National Reading Campaign

-Erin📚

 

 

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July Young Adult Book List

Hey Guys! School is finally done, now more reading time!!! Here is my July reading list, that I will hopefully be able to complete before August. Also, I will be off to camp for the next couple of weeks, so I won’t be posting. Sorry:(

  1. Hungry.  By: H. A. Swan
  2. Red Queen. By: Victoria Aveyard
  3. Lolita. By: Vladimir Nabokov (BTW, I have already read this book and I LOVE IT!)
  4. The Leaving  By: Tara Altebrando
  5. Its kind of a funny story    By:  Ned Vizzini
  6. Shooter   By: Caroline Pignat
  7. Two roads from here.  By: Teddy Steinkellner
  8. Phantom Limbs.    By: Garner Paula
  9. Windfall.    By: Jennifer E. Smith

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-Erin📚

What to eat while reading🍭

Everyone is different, but here are some things that I like to snack on while reading.

Drinks

  1. Hot tea
  2. Hot Chocolate
  3. Coffee☕️(I personally don’t drink Coffee, but I know that a lot of people enjoy it while reading)
  4. Fruit Smoothie
  5. Cold water💦

Snacks 

  1. Popcorn🍿
  2. Apples(or any type of fruit)🍎
  3. Fruit snacks(dummies)
  4. Cheese🧀
  5. Pretzels
  6. If you are reading Percy Jackson(my ALL TIME FAVOURITE SERIES!!!!!!!!!) Make sure to have something blue to snack on while you read. (To honour the Sally and Percy spirit)

What NOT to have

  1. Soup🍜
  2. Cereal
  3. Spaghetti 🍝
  4. Salad🥗

Just don’t have anything messy, because books are VERY precious

 

#bookworm problems📚

Hey book lovers! Once again, I am back with my lists! Teehee

  1. When someone asks you what your favourite book is: Um how am I supposed to answer that, there are so many
  2. Missing a meal, sleep, and so much more because of a book
  3. When you finish a book and have to wait a year for the next one to come outImage result for when you have to wait for the book to come out gif
  4. When you run out of books to read, and hoarding booksImage result for when you run out of books to read gif
  5. When your favourite character dies Image result for when your fav character dies gif
  6. Having multiple copies of the same book(teehee)Image result for having multiple copies of the same book gif
  7. When someone interrupts you while reading Image result for when someone interrupts you while reading gif
  8. When the movie is nothing like the book and it ruins everything Image result for when the movie is nothing like the book gif
  9. When someone says you read to much Image result for when someone says you read too much gif

My favourite childhood books

Hey! Its Erin here, today I’m going to show you all my favourite childhood books of all time. Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Every single book by Shel Silverstein
  2. Olivia
  3. Madeline
  4. Don’t let the pigeon  drive the bus
  5. The Cat in the Hat
  6. Pippi Long stocking
  7. The Nutcracker
  8. No, David
  9. The Polar Express
  10. EVERYTHING SINGLE BOOK BY ROBERT MUNSCH
  11. StellaLuna
  12. Green eggs and ham by: Dr Seuss

 

 

 

The benefits of reading♡

We all love reading, but do we really know how it gives back to us? Keep scrolling down to find out!

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  1. Acquire knowledge: Even if  you don’t think so, reading always fills your mind with new information. And what’s wrong with knowing as much as you can?
  2. Expands your vocabulary: Did you know that reading increases your vocabulary more than directly talking? This is crucial for bloggers, writers, and it makes you a better human.
  3. Improves Memory: Can I explain it? Not really….. BUT it works! (Trust me)
  4. Boosts Concentration:Reading in itself is an exercise, so of course it would make sense for it to improve memory and boost concentration .
  5. Reduces stress:  psychologists believe its because when you read a book, you are taken to another world, and are not worrying anymore.
  6. Its FUN! : Can anyone really argue with that?  I doubt it
  7. Improves empathy: Reading fiction allows the reader to put themselves in the characters shoes and understand their decisions and feelings.
  8. Strengthens brain: Scientists believe that reading can help fight off disease. Also it may help fight of Alzheimer’s since it keeps the brain engaged and your reading and thinking skills intact.
  9. Helps you sleep better: if you have a bed ritual, such as reading before going to bed, it signals to the brain that its time to shut down and go to sleep. It also helps you relax before bed.
  10. Stimulates creativity: Reading helps you tap into your creative side and boost your creativity.

 

 

 

-Erin

Poll!!!!!

Hi guys! I’m thinking of adding new stuff and not just doing book reviews anymore. I want my website to be a lot more interesting and maybe get some more attention. If you guys could answer this poll it would mean a lot to me;)

Pushing Perfect By: Michelle Falkoff

Kara has the perfect life, perfect parents, perfect grades, perfect friends, and perfect body. But that all goes away when she struggles to keep up with this so called perfection. What lengths is she willing to go to to be perfect, and is it worth it? Or will her perfect life go up in flames.

I would strongly recommend this book to fans of We Were Liars, and audiences who can stand dark subjects, blackmailing, drugs and intrigue. This book was an amazing read, and the ending was unbelievable. It was a page turner and I could not put it down. Throughout the book I could not help but feel sorry for Kara, she put way to much pressure on her self because she had panic attacks, and is a perfectionist. Unfortunately I also disliked that so many things were going on a once throughout the book, so it was hard to keep track at times. Also, I did not feel any connection to the characters, so in the end this book is an easy read for someone who wants to paste time.

Michelle Falloff  was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachisttes. She studied literature at the University of Pennsylvania and then attend Columbia Law School. She quit practicing the law to study fiction writing and start writing novels. She teaches fiction at the University of Chicago and is the Director of Communication and Legal Reasoning program. her first two books were Playlist for the dead and Pushing Perfect, and she has many more to come.

“An absorbing and sensitive read” -Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Full of well-developed, diverse supporting characters. This is recommended for teens who enjoy mysteries in the form of timely, realistic fiction.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“Readers will be kept guessing.” —Kirkus Reviews

http://michellefalkoff.com/pushing-perfect/

 

 

Dorothy Must Die By: Danielle Paige

Amy Gumm, a high school student who lives in Kansas is bullied at school and has an alcoholic mother. After a fight with her mother, a tornado sweeps her up, and takes her into the Land Of Oz. Throughout the book she comes across many adventures and meets many new people. But as Amy soons figures out, Oz is not the same as it was in the stories and will her adventure end in success or pain?

First of all, this book was very captivating, and one of the best books I ever read. The writing was amazing; I have absolutley no words for this book. I would reccomend it to 13-15 year olds, and it does not necessarly have to be fans of the Wizard of Oz. The genre of this book is Fantasy, and it contains magic, fairytales, fiction, romance, and young adult. I asure you, that once you start reading, you will not be able to stop. This story kept me guessing, and I never quite knew what was going to happen next. The characters were described in detail, and I could relate to the characters and laugh and cry with them.

Danielle Paige is a young adult literature writer, and before that she worked in the television industry where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate form Columbia University, and the author of Dorothy Must Die, and its digital prequels novellas. She currently lives in New York City.