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June 15th, 2006

Boeken in 2006: 56-65

boek 56: The Reptile Room: Book The Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist
If you know anything at all about the unlucky Baudelaire children, you already know that even pleasant events lead down the same road to misery. In this book, the three siblings endure a car accident, a terrible odour, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a large brass reading lamp, and the reappearance of a person they’d hoped never to see again.
Conclusion: Loved it; this is another series that has me hooked.

boek 57: Princess Academy, Shannon Hale
The thought of being a princess never occurred to the girls living on Mount Eskel. Most plan to work in the quarry like the generations before them. When it is announced that the prince will choose a bride from their village, 14-year-old Miri, who thinks she is being kept from working in the quarry because of her small stature, believes that this is her opportunity to prove her worth to her father. At princess academy, she learns about the world of the lowlanders, herself, and her people… and they get to know her!
Conclusion: Nice girl-novel (10 and older, I think), well written.

boek 58: How I live now, Meg Rosoff
This book which was written for teenagers tells the story of Daisy, who spends a summer with her British cousins. This summer changes their lives, because a terrorist attack marks the start of a new World War. It’s a story about love, lust, loss and loyalty, in which Daisy tells us how she lives now.
Conclusion: Well worth your time, recommended.

boek 59: Dood door schuld?, Johan Diepstraten en Roel Bossink
Het is de grootste treinramp in de Nederlandse geschiedenis. Maar wat is er nu gebeurd? En wie heeft er wanneer geschoten? En wat hebben drugstransporten vanaf de Antillen er mee te maken? Doris, die toevallig in de buurt was en wiens beste vriendin omkwam bij de ramp, komt het te weten.
Conclusie: Ik denk dat de doelgroep (tieners van 13-15 jaar) het wel een leuk boek zouden kunnen vinden. Ik niet.

boek 60: Crazy Games, Sandra Glover
Brad doesn’t want to encourage a friendship with Colford, a loner who seems to live in a fantasy world, but Colford always has the latest computer games. However, the games start to drift from harmless fantasy to dangerous reality as Colford begins to find it difficult to distinguish between the present and the past. And when he begins wearing World War I army uniforms, Colford really is on the edge.
Conclusion: Another teenager read, but more for the lads this time. Recommended if you’re into action and/or war games.

boek 61: The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Barcelona, just after the second world war. The Cemetery of Forgotten Books is a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world. This is where the enthralling story about David, who finds a book by the author Julian Carax, starts. Before Daniel knows it he has opened a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love.
Conclusion: Probably the best book I’ve read this year. Highly recommended.

boek 62: Road to Avonlea: Of Corsets and Secrets and True True Love, Fiona McHugh
Romantic and funny teenager novel, said to be based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novels (Anne of Green Gables).
Conclusion: It’s not bad, but a little out-dated.

boek 63: Snakes and Earrings, Hitomi Kanehara
Eighteen-year-old Liu runs away from home to live on the streets and answer to no one. She befriends Ama, a boy whose red mohawk, forked tongue, and multiple piercings seduce her, and Shiba, a tattoo artist whose cold eyes give no hint of the secrets he may be harbouring. When their reckless behaviour breeds dangerous consequences, Liu finds herself forced to choose between good and evil, life and death, love and hate.
Conclusion: I liked it, but it is a weird book.

boek 64: The Mango Season, Amulya Malladi
Priya returns to India at the height of Mango Season after seven years in the United States to tell something to her family: she has violated one of the primary commandments every Indian parent enforces on a child: “Do not find yourself some foreign man/woman to marry”. But she finds her family’s cooking up a surprise dish of their own. Add dashes of other family drama, and you’ve got one spicy dish.
Conclusion: Lovely read, includes recipes!

boek 65: The Wide Window: Book The Third (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist
Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kind-hearted and quick-witted, but their lives are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny.
Conclusion: Another nice one.

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