By Chantal Hemmann and Makenzie Campbell
The Book Review column is a new column this year written by Chantal and Mackenzie for Alpha Photojournalism. This column is intended to suggest books that can be found in the Alpha Library to students of all ages who would like to read something new. The books in each issue are highly recommended and hand-picked by Chantal and Makenzie in hopes that more students will show interest in books and visit the library.
Need something to read? Here are a few suggestions that you can find in the Alpha Library, located on the second floor.
Written by Kiera Cass
35 young women, 1 prince. Limitless possibilities.
When America Singer entered her name in the country-wide draw to participate in the Selection a competition for the heart of the Prince, she did it mostly to appease her mother. But when America’s name is drawn, and she is sent off to the royal palace with a freshly broken heart, the last thing she wants to do is try and win the crown.
Both Makenzie and Chantal simply couldn't put this book down! If you want to get back into reading but don't know what to read, this is the book for you! The Selection is certainly fluff, but it is fluff of the best variety. We loved this book, and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone that’d be interested in trying it out.
Written by James Patterson
Everyone wants to be is special, but not Maximum “Max” Ride and the flock. When Max and the rest of the flock were fetuses, they were genetically modified to have amazingly fast reflexes and retractable wings. After escaping from their brutish and abusive captors, the flock is constantly watching their backs. But will it be enough to survive?
This book blends science fiction with present day themes seamlessly, which is no small feat! James Patterson fabricated strong, intelligent characters, that both Chantal and Makenzie immensely enjoyed.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Written by Ransom Riggs
When Jacob’s grandfather dies in a gruesome accident, Jacob finds a box of photographs of the orphanage in which his grandfather grew up. Little did he know about the supernatural world, that they would lead him to discover.
This supernatural thriller was astounding! Both Makenzie and Chantal loved this novel! Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is certainly inspired the “something's watching you feeling” while reading and for Makenzie, it still does on occasion! This book re-opened our eyes to that creeping feeling of something flickering in your peripheral vision. We loved it!