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Top Ten Books To Read In 2016

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Hello! Welcome to The Young Reader's Review! So here we are…Already the end of 2015. Is it just me, or did this year go by particularly quickly? Anyway, today is a special day so I need to do something special. So instead of doing a book review, I am going to list ten books that I read in 2015 that you need to read in 2016. Let’s get started!
1: 1984 by George Orwell
I cannot explain how amazing this book is. The writing is magnificent, and the ideas are very spine-tingling. It’s a must (If you want more information about it, go check out my very first blog review).
2: All The Bright Places by Jennifer Diven
It’s a very touching love story about two people in completely different worlds. But beware: keep a tissue box close while reading this.
3: Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire
If you like poetry, you will love Baudelaire. His style is literally breathtaking. The poems in this book are very interesting and my personal favorite is “The Albatross”.
4: Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire

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Hello and welcome to the Young Reader's Review! Today, I am not going to review a novel because I thought that it would be interesting for me to not only step outside of my comfort zone, but also to introduce new book genres to you guys. If you watch YouTube videos, then you are probably familiar with danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil. Well, if you have never ever heard of them in your entire life, then no matter how old you are I strongly encourage you to go immediately check out their videos because they are milk-spitting hilarious. So I am not here today to express how much I am obsessed by Dan and Phil (even though I could talk about them for hours), but I am here to review their new book that made fans go absolutely hysterical: The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire (TABINOF). I also found it nice to review this book because like you have perhaps noticed, a lot of youtubers have written books in the past three years and this one really stands out from the others. I have to admit that t…

The Masque of the Red Death

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Hello! Welcome to the Young Reader's Review! I’m very sorry for not being active, I was on vacation and now I am very busy with schoolwork.But here I am now with a brand new review! This review is a bit different than the others, because it’s on a story that is no more than 5 pages. It is written by one of the greatest American authors and is called: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe.

I am not only writing this today because I found this story particularly interesting, but also because I have realized that handfuls of teenagers would not know who I am talking about when I say the name “Edgar Allan Poe”. It’s a bit…sad. It’s sad to think that our generation isn’t exposed to this literature. Classics are what inspired the books we have today. Anyways, if you are a teenager, read the classics!
So this story, The Masque of the Red Death, is particularly interesting because it doesn't only reflect Edgar Poe’s life, but also society. When you will hear the story, you mi…

Romeo and Juliet

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Hello! Welcome to the Young Reader's Review! These days I have reviewed rather recent books which is why today I’m going to bring us back to the sixteenth century.So today, I’m going to review a classic that everybody knows: Romeo and Juliet by the amazing William Shakespeare.
This story, is absolutely breathtaking. I was expecting something big, but not as big as this. The style, the poetry, the drama, everything about it is pure genius. The characters are very well developed, and we get very attached to them. Despite the very well-known ending, we can’t help but shed a tear.
The story takes place in Italy, in the village of Verona. In this village, there are two principal families: the Capulets, and the Montagues. As you can probably guess, this family has a history of feuds and are enemies. This tension is the base of the whole story.
The story starts with two servants in the streets of Verona. They aren’t just any servants, one is from the Capulet family and the other from the M…

Fangirl

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Hello! Welcome to the Young Reader's Review! So most of us have started school or work and…it’s tough. Coming back to reality is always tough. But good thing there are books to help us go through this! This week I’m going to review a book again by Rainbow Rowell: Fangirl. Enjoy!
At some point in our lives, we have all been a bit obsessed over something. It doesn’t matter if it’s a book, a movie, series or even a person. At the end, deep down, we are all Fangirls and Fanboys which is why we can all relate to this book’s protagonist: Cather Avery.
Cath is what we could call a normal girl. She has a twin called Wren. Ever since Cath and Wren were small, they have been really close and were both big fans of this book series called Simon Snow written by a fictional author called Gemma T. Leslie. Cath and her sister contributed to this fandom by writing fanfictions about Simon, the main character, and his enemy, Baz.
The problem is that, now Cath and Wren are both freshmans in college. Wr…

The Fault In Our Stars

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Welcome to the Young Reader's Review! I am sorry I haven´t been posting, I was on vacation and didn't have regular access to wifi. I had the time to read a lot books that I will soon review. But before this, I have to write about a book that´s been BIG this year. Every teen girl read this. It is like they had to! It made you laugh, smile and cry. It's one of John Green's amazing books: ☁The Fault In our Stars ☁



To start off if you haven't read this book please put the device you are reading this article with down and run to your closest book store to buy it. This story exploded Tumblr, Instagram and Facebook. Thousands of fanfics have been written. It has to be epic to be this big! So if you've haven't read this book I will persuade you to read it and if you did you can enjoy the book review and maybe you will see this book in a different way.


Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen year old girl with lung cancer. Ever since she was small, she has had lung pro…

Brave New World

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So ever since I read 1984, I have been absolutely obsessed by dystopic books and their ideas, which is why today I am going to review another dystopic classic: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. So lie down in the summer sun and relax while reading this brand new review.
The story takes place in London in 632 After Ford. So you must ask yourself who Henry Ford is. We are talking about the one who made the car company; Ford. In the book, his mass production of the Model-T inspired people to mass-produce people. So for the characters in the book we can relate to him as a god.
To mass-produce people? How is that possible?
In laboratories, they have big artificial embryos where the babies are created. One egg can produce 96 identical babies. There is no such thing as mothers and fathers or families.
The babies are conditioned since very little. They are conditioned in different ways because there are different classes of people: Alpha, Beta, Delta, Epsilons, and Gamma…The best is Alpha. For …

Blue Exorcist

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Even though I personally mostly read novels, I am very open to different types of books which is why I decided to tell you about the great manga by Kazue Kato: Blue Exorcist (1) Rin Okumara and his twin brother Yukio, are teenage orphans and grew up in a monastery with Father Shiro Fujimoto. Rin gets into a lot of fights and comes home often with his face bruised. Fujimoto encourages Rin to get a job but he isn’t interested in “normal” jobs. To the contrary of his brother, Yukio works hard at school and dreams to become a doctor.

One day, Fujimoto convinces Rin to go to a job interview to become a cook’s apprentice. But on the way there, he meets a gang with whom he got in a fight with the night before. They ask Rin how much money he wants for him to keep his mouth shut about the fight, but Rin refuses. The brain of the gang, possessed by a demon, gets mad and tries to hit him. But mysteriously, when the man hits him, blue flames come out of Rin.

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Eleanor and Park

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This week I am going to review the most touching love story I have read in a long time: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor Douglas is a sixteen year old girl with an original sense of clothing and big red hair. She wants to be invisible, but she is everything but that. She got kicked out of her house a year before by her stepdad, a violent alcoholic and drug consumer, Richie. She lived with an old friend of her mother’s for a year, the Hickmans, but then got invited back to her home. Well, if you can call it a home: Eleanor has to share a small room with her four siblings, struggles to have enough food, doesn’t have toothpaste nor shampoo and falls asleep to the sound of her mother crying and Richie screaming.

On the first day of school she gets in the bus hoping that nobody noticed her but everybody turns around to look at her and her big red hair. She sits next to a boy called Park.
Park is half Korean and half American. He has dark hair and always wears black t-shirts and lo…

1984

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Welcome to The Young Reader's Review! This is my first post on this blog and I have to start with the book that should be obligatory to read: 1984 by George Orwell.

The story takes place in 1984 in London that bizarrely takes place in Oceania. Let me justify this: the world is divided into three parts; Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Oceania is controlled by a dictator: Big Brother. He’s the kind of person that haunts your dreams and makes you wake up panting, thankful that the dream has stopped. He watches all of Oceania at all times of the day with tele screens that are everywhere: in the streets, in the shops and even in the people’s apartments. He resembles Stalin physically:

 But why does he do this? 
Big Brother wants to assure that everything you do is to glorify him, he doesn’t want you to do anything to make yourself happy. You cannot write, love, or even think what you want (that is called thoughtcrime). If you don’t respect these rules, you can be hanged or brought to a pla…