Saturday, 31 May 2008

Bad Influence by William Sutcliffe

I totally love British Writers. They are absolutely funny. This book is brilliant! Such an easy read. Its about Ben and Olly, who are best friends, and it's Ben who tells the story of what happened that autumn, starting right at the end of the summer holidays: how Carl moved into the street and everything changed forever.

I would say Carl is a total Physco, but being at the age where everything bad is a cool thing to do and being in a group led by a total baddy is deemed as honorable, Ben and Olly does nothing except tries to "fit in"....

Friday, 23 May 2008

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Author: Sophie Kinsella

I enjoyed reading this. Its one of the "easy reads" I reckoned. But, the ending is quite predictable, nevertheless, its one of the books you just have to read. The plot is slightly different from any of the other authors books, though similar character. Rich, pretty women with not so perfect life.

Author managed to bring me into character. I was imagining myself as Lexi, who was from one of the rough side in London, waking up in a hospital, with the most expensive handbag, top of the range hand phone and a husband. She remembers falling over knocking her head, in 2004, but she woke up in a hospital, after a car crash, and it was in fact, 2007.

So waking up and loosing 3 years of your life due to amnesia can be frustrating. There was more to it as well. Not only she has a Greek Goddess of a husband, she also found out she had an affair with Jon.

Read it and find out what happens...:) I will not ruin the book for you...

Ratings: 6/10

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

My Sister's Keeper, By Jodi Piccoult

It took me a little more then a week to complete the book, not because it wasn't interesting, but because I had tonnes of work to complete, my reading time was only in traffic jam and just before bed (which is only for about 10 mins before my eyes auto shuts -due to workload).
Jodi managed to bring all the emotions out in me. I was angry, sad, loving and hatred towards Anna's mother all at the same time (!)reading this book. But I understood why a mother would do such thing. Maybe when Im a mother, I will understand it even more...

Here's a short synopsis I found on the Internet...

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never questioned… until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister - and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable… a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life… even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less?

After reading this book, I wonder, if I was Kate, would I want my sister to go through what Anna went through? And if I was Anna, will I be strong enough to help a dying sister? And if I was a mum, would I do the same as what their mom did to help one dying child and risking of loosing another one of my children?

What would YOU do?

Ratings: 8/10