Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Review: “Ready Player One”

Rating: 6.6 out of 10.0 Author: Ernest Cline Genre: Dystopian Review: Ugh. This book sort of makes me want to cry (for multiple reasons). Don’t judge a book by its premise, but also don’t judge a book by the low rating I give it. This book makes me want to cry because it was so… Continue reading Book Review: “Ready Player One”

Book Review, Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: “Mockingjay”

Rating: 6.2 out of 10.0 Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Dystopian About: Bursting onto the scene in 2008, The Hunger Games series has now become a global phenomenon, becoming a NY Times bestselling series. In four short years, two more books had been written and the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games was being released.… Continue reading Book Review: “Mockingjay”

Book Review, Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: “Catching Fire”

Rating: 8.2 out of 10.0 Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Dystopian About: Bursting onto the scene in 2008, The Hunger Games series has now become a global phenomenon, becoming a NY Times bestselling series. In four short years, two more books had been written and the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games was being released.… Continue reading Book Review: “Catching Fire”

Book Review, Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Book Review: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.0 Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe Genre: Classic Literature/Historical Fiction About: Allegedly credited by Abraham Lincoln as the book that started the Civil War, Uncle Tom’s Cabin sold 300,000 copies in its first year. Stowe, a graduate of a female seminary, weaves together two themes, both of which were very necessary in… Continue reading Book Review: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Article, Fantasy, Fiction

Why Christians Should Read ‘Harry Potter’

I grew up in conservative Baptist circles that condemned J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series as terribly evil. I have spent the past month reading the seven-part (reading the eighth installment now) series because I have come to the age where a series intended for children probably will do a relatively small amount of harm, if… Continue reading Why Christians Should Read ‘Harry Potter’