Yen Yee Aka piongyenyee

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Jack is an engineer, however, not your usual engineer. Jack can win contracts based upon solid science and engineering. However, Jack also throw the best victory parties in the business. Come along for a contract winning steel drum carnival!
2017-07-13 14:40

I couldn't stop myself from reading another book by Schmidt to see if I was still impressed after "Wednesday Wars" and "Okay for Now." I am. I really like his books and this is another excellent one. This time the setting is early 20th century in a small town in Maine. Racism and segregation are central to the story, and there are some pretty intense scenes, including a death (not graphic), that make this book more appropriate for older kids and teens. There are a couple of uses of common mild swear words. It's a clean, touching and profound story that includes themes of inter-racial friendship and doing the right thing even when everyone else is against you. The story is loosely based on actual historical events. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
2017-07-13 16:40

Astonishing how a potter who specialises in minimalist porcelain can also write with such wry richness. He traces his paternal family through 264 Japanese netsuke that he inherited. In so doing he follows his ancestors all over the world along the journey they didn't always want to make. Delicately done. Read it!
2017-07-13 17:40

When I first read this book, I cried. It follows the story of a young girl who is raped by a popular student of her school while she and her friends are at a summer party. While trying to blend in, and become invisible to those around her in the time following, the novel stresses the emotions and thoughts of the girl. While trying to cope with the trauma, the girl is forced to deal with high school drama while bumping into her rapist in the school halls. After nearly a year of silence, the girl finds her voice, and speaks out against what happened to her. While the story is fictional, the issues are not. There are many young girls and women who've been raped. They have lived this story. While some do report the rape to authorities, many feel shamed into staying quiet, and never get the closure they need. Perhaps, this novel will help these girls to find their own voice.
2017-07-13 18:40

God, I hate that I have this! A dumb ex gave it to me and although I hate Neruda, I feel like, you know, it's not the BOOK'S fault! So I can't throw it out.
2017-07-13 19:40

ahhh, allegory - exposing how easily we become what we detest.
2017-07-13 20:40

The first Harry Potter book is kind of charming and somewhat whimsical. Some imagination obviously went into this story, and Hogwarts as a world is well-conceived. Still, this is pretty ordinary kids' stuff. Readers above the age of four would be well-advised to get their serious fantasy elsewhere.
2017-07-13 21:40

Oh come on...were is the epilogue ? Really what kind of ending was that! I wanna have a sequel.... I really liked both main characters. The plot was well written and developed. This was warm and calm story with no ending!
2017-07-13 22:40

Started: Feb 9/07 Finished: Feb 12/07 --- This book represents my first foray into F/F romance, and hey, whaddya know, it's not so different from M/F romance, except in the obvious way. You still need sympathetic main characters (check), a good premise (check), plausible reasons for attraction (check), and believable conflict (check). You also need interesting secondary characters (check) and subplots (check), and rising action (check). For contemporary romance, hot sex also counts (check, check, check and check). I liked the characters in this and wanted the leads to get together, and was never genuinely sure that it would happen, until it did. Their ups and downs kept me interested. I liked Jasmine and loathed Maya, and I liked all of Emma's dad's second family (but not her dad). I was sorry not to see a more dramatic dénouement to the Maya subplot (bloodthirsty creature that I am), and part of me (the Hollywood happy-ending, everything-tied-up-in-a-neat-package part) really wanted some kind of closure between Emma's mom and her dad. But life isn't neat and tidy, and not everything ends in a way that's meaningful, so I got over that and contented myself with the actual happy ending. Good story. Good read. And my copy of the book is signed by the author!
2017-07-13 23:40