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The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger Review

The Devil Wears Prada

By Lauren Weisberger

Andrea Sachs has recently graduated college and is trying to find a job that will someday lead her to working for The New Yorker, when she is hired by the most exasperating and demanding woman on the face of the planet, Miranda Priestly. Throughout the novel Andrea is forced day after day to do increasingly demeaning tasks and sacrifice her relationships with everyone around her, when she begins to change into someone unrecognizable even to herself she decides enough is enough.

 

The entire book is a satirical look at having a demanding boss which I am sure everyone can appreciate in one form or another. It’s witty and well written the only fault I have with it is that Lauren Weisberger seems to have some problem with southern people and describes them as tasteless, the main character even belittles the fact that her sister and brother in law live in Houston and have started to speak with southern accents. I am not quite sure why she finds this necessary but coming from Texas, I didn’t enjoy it whatsoever. It is completely unlike the movie which is a good thing I didn’t particularly enjoy the movie, the ending of the book was very lacking however it almost feels as though it didn’t end at all she just decided to quit writing. This is definitely a book you will have to read for yourself to see if you like it or not as for me it had its good points and it’s bad so I am not even sure if I did.

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The Haunting by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House

By Shirley Jackson

Dr. Montague is an occult scholar who invites three people to be his guest at Hill House in hopes that he may find evidence of the house’s notorious hauntings. At First things are just merely spooky and the residents merely laugh it off, until the manifestations take a more sinister turn.

This novel is absolutely spine tingling it has all you need for a heart fluttering good time, a maze of a house, children laughing in the night, even a statue that seems to watch you every move. I have seen the movie, it’s actually one of my favorites, but even the movie is dull in comparison. Though I am glad they left Mrs. Montague out of the movie, she only managed to annoy me more than anything. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for something that will give you the heebie jeebies in a short time frame, it is only about 200 pages long but Shirley Jackson manages to definitely leave her mark.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Review

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

Welcome to the world of Panem, the country that was once called North America in this futuristic tale we are thrown into the Hunger Games with a young woman named Katniss Everdeen. Panem is made up of the Capitol and the 12 districts, introducing us to an autocratic government where the districts must follow the Capitol’s rules any signs of defiance or disobedience is punishable  by the authorities in this case the peacekeepers.  At one time there had been an uprising of the thirteen districts against the Capitol but twelve were defeated and the thirteen had been “obliterated.”  As a reminder that such an uprising should never happen again the Capitol hosts the Hunger Games every year taking a boy and girl from each district and pinning them against each other in a fight to the death.

I started reading this book after seeing the trailer for the upcoming movie, in my mind I thought “that looks pretty cool.” So I decided to try out the book, because of the trailer I had a vague idea what the book would be about. From the very beginning I was engrossed in Katniss’ tale of adversity, from having to provide for her family since her father’s death, to her younger sister being chosen for the Hunger Games and immediately taking her place, and even more that might spoil the book for you! Usually as I read I some-what compose a review in my head I may read an interesting part and start composing how I want to include it in my reviews but for this book I was so captivated that my mind did not once even wander, which in itself is a feet for me.  This is definitely a young adult novel but if you want a fun easy read I would suggest you give this one a shot.

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