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Pride and Prejudice

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Hello and welcome to The Young Reader's Review! Today is an awful day- the clouds have been vehemently spitting thick rain that has been smiting the streets all around, making bitterness and nostalgia of the sunny days of summer latently rise within us. Hopefully this book review will be a welcomed distraction from these sources of despair. So today I am going to be reviewing once again a must-read classic(perhaps you are starting to notice a recurrent pattern): Pride and Prejudice by the one and only Jane Austen. 


This is one of those books that you will most probably cross paths with sometime in your education, either by perusing and studying it in the classroom or if curiosity snatches you and grips on to you. Anyway, you must read this classic since it is one of the best literary legacies from the Georgian Era (this era covers 1714-1830 and is marked by the reign of the four Hanoverian kings of Great Britain: George I- George IV) and is representative of the enormous transform…

Mrs Dalloway

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Hello and welcome to The Young Reader's Review! The summer warmth has now regrettably left us, and in spite of the fact that the sun is still among us, the trees’ first leaves are starting to descend sedately, making us abruptly jump into fall. Alas, for most of us school and work have reluctantly come back, so recline in your snug couch and slacken whilst reading this month’s book review.

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Does it sound familiar? Because it should, and it is the book I will be reviewing today. So I came across this book accidently and decided to give it a go. Virginia Woolf is extremely famous, right? So it must be good. That is exactly what I thought when I saw the author’s name on this mysterious book’s cover.

First things first, this book is the definition of bizarre, strange, weird, preternatural… I started reading waiting for everything but this. To be completely honest, I don’t even know what exactly creates these eerie vibes. Perhaps it’s the way it’s writte…

The Tell-Tale Heart

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Hello and welcome once again to The Young Reader's Review! Alas, we have plunged into the most pleasant and agreeable time of the year: mid-summer! The past preoccupations from school and work have fully disappeared and stay only a distant, vague memory and we cannot help but give in to the soothing and appeasing sun. Moreover, if you have already encountered this blog before, you might recall that I have reviewed “The Masque of the Red Death”, a short story by the word-widely famed Edgar Allan Poe. So today, I have decided to review another short story by this author I am very so fond of; “The Tell-Tale Heart”. 
For those who don’t know, Edgar Allan Poe is a writer from the 19th century and who we can say was somewhat devoted to Gothic Fiction. This style of writing includes elements that have to do with death, fear, gloom and horror but we can also find some romantic elements such as nature, love, individuality and high emotions. This was of course quite seen as transgressive a…

Wuthering Heights

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Hello and welcome back to The Young Reader's Review! The sun never dies, the flowers have fully blossomed and we are all savoring the ephemeral heat. In other words, summer is finally upon us!  This also means no schoolwork and subsequently more book reviews!

Anyway, let’s start this book review. If you are a victim of the wonderful addiction, literature, than you probably have heard of Emily Brontë, one of the famous and ingenious Brontë sisters (three very famous authors). Today, I decided to review Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë’s only novel ever written.

Let’s just say that this book is brilliant. It doesn’t matter what you think of it, but you have to admit that at least the writing style is insane. The descriptions are explicit and extremely detailed (which isn’t always a good thing since this book has some quite gruesome passages, but you get what I mean). The only thing that I have to point out is that the vocabulary in this book is so vast and so nineteenth-centuryesque,…

The perks of being a wallflower

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Hello and welcome to The Young Reader's Review! Before starting this new review, I just wanted to say that 9 days ago (4th of June), was the one year anniversary of this blog! It’s also spectacular because this blog has got almost 2 000 total views, which for me, is enormous. So I just wanted to say
a big thanks to all of the people who have been on this blog before. Welcome back!

Returning to my current review, I reluctantly decided not too long ago to take a break from all the well-known classics. So I went to the bookstore, and bought myself a book that has come out rather recently and that I’ve heard only positive things about: The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
This book is an epistolary novel, in which the main character, Charlie, writes letters about his everyday life to a friend that we know nothing about. If I understood correctly, he doesn’t even send the letters to this friend. Anyhow, we never hear about this friend’s response. I think that the choice …

Dune

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Hello and welcome to The Young Reader's Review! So today, like always, I am going to review a mind-blowing story: Dune (Book One) by the genius Frank Herbert. I decided to write about this book because we can say that it marked the beginning of science-fiction’s popularity, and it is probably the greatest science fiction novel ever written.So let’s start this review, shall we?

Personally, the beginning and the end of this story were my favorite sections of this book. But don’t get me wrong- I still adored this book all together. The reason for this is that in the incipit of the story, we directly enter this insane world and it’s extremely captivating and intriguing. You devour the pages because of the itch to know more. The end leaves you full of suspense and many devastating things happen towards the end making you feel like an emotional wreck.

The story takes place in about 20-21 000 years, in space. The humans have taken over many planets spread out in the entire galaxy. Doesn’t …

The Stranger

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Hello and welcome to the Young Reader's Review! The book I am going to review today is somewhat…unique. And somewhat strange. That’s one the reasons why the book of this week is called: The Stranger (Originally called L’Etranger in French and apparently it can also be called The Outsider) by the legendary Albert Camus.  
This book seems very simple to understand. The vocabulary is clear, easy and rather basic. The story itself is quite banal. But the thing is, the storyline is just a cover, the door, to Camus’ crazy little world. The ideas behind the book are extremely strong and deep which is why this book’s genre is “philosophy of the absurd and existentialism”.I don’t know about you but the name of the genre just makes my spine tingle. It seems complicated and it is, which is why I strongly encourage you to get a book that explains the story behind the story. Because figuring out what Camus really meant was more than hard. 
So let’s start off with the storyline.The story takes pl…

The Giver

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Hello! Welcome to The Young Reader's Review! Today I am going to review an amazing book called: The Giverwritten by one of my favorite authors, Lois Lowry. You probably have heard of this book one way or another. Either you saw or heard of the film that came out quite recently, or you’ve read the book, or maybe someone talked to you about it. Anyway, this book is so popular it’s hard to miss. That said, let’s get this review started!
So in this book, the main character is an eleven year old boy called Jonas who lives in a world where everything is perfect. There are no wars, no crimes, no pain and no fear. The perfect utopia in other words. This is sadly too good to be true! But, beneath all of this is a world where there is literally no happiness. Everything is arranged and nothing is left to chance. For example, when you turn twelve, you are assigned a job based on what you are good at and capable of. Marriages are also arranged and babies are born from “birthmothers”. 
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The Great Gatsby

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Hello! Welcome to The Young Reader's Review! So, last time I reviewed the classic comic that will never age: The Adventures of Tintin. But then, I suddenly realized that I haven’t talked on this blog about a classic novel in a really long time. The last one I did was Brave New Worldin July last year… time really flies. Anyway, this is the reason why today I chose to review a classic novel that you MUST read! It was seriously utterly amazing. So today I am reviewing, The Great Gatsby by the grand F. Scott Fitzgerald.  I personally came across this book by accident, I literally found it laying around. So I thought, that I’d give it a go since a lot of people seemed to enjoy it. I was very impressed. Everything; the writing, the story, the plot, was so charismatic and addictive. Once you start reading this rather short book, you can’t stop, you just keep going until you realize that you’re already done with it and a morose look takes over your face and then you start becoming emotiona…

The Black Island

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Hello! Welcome to The Young Reader's Review! Before starting this brand new review, I wanted to thank all of those who have been on this blog, because The Young Readers Review has now more than 1 000 views! You cannot imagine how important this blog is to me and for it to have 1 000 views is absolutely extraordinary and that I’m very grateful of the fact that people actually read it.

So I was laying on my bed staring into the abyss thinking of a book that I could possibly review. Nothing came to my mind at first. I laid there for what seemed hours before I decided to get up…to go stare at the books sitting on my rather broad bookshelf. I examined closely every book until an idea came to my mind; why not review a comic from The Adventures of Tintin, one of the most brilliant masterpieces in the history of comic-books. So that’s what triggered my body to get up and to go fetch my computer to type away. I have to admit that it was difficult to choose one comic-book, but I chose the o…