Originally reviewed for Uniquely Pleasurable.First, a disclaimer. This review covers the original publication of the novel and not the movie-tie in version. The movie varies substantially (and is really rather dreadful) from the original novel and it is unknown if the tie-in version of the novel was rewritten to incorporate new information and/or details found in the movie.The novel The Night Listener is Maupin’s fictional take on his interaction with Anthony Godby Johnson, a “young boy” who was presented as having been brutally abused as a child.
In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease.Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch.
Well hello to you dear browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didnt tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence.
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While I certainly do much enjoy the bright and expressive collage like illustrations (especially of the woodpeckers which just happen to also be my favourite birds), I personally think that it would have been better for Lois Ehlert to have either penned a non-fiction book about sugar maples (and woodpeckers) or recounted a fictional tree-based narrative, as the combination of fiction/non-fiction is not executed all that well, all that successfully (and actually tends to feel rather disjointed and uneven, with the fiction part more suitable for younger children and the non fiction part more suitable for older children, perhaps even younger teenagers). Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf is definitely informative and still a worthwhile read for (or with) children interested in trees and ecology (and I do much appreciate the recipe for the bird treat and have, in fact, made it for the many downy and pileated woodpeckers on my property), but I really do not find the story part of the presented narrative all that engaging, and really, rather flat and majorly uninspiring (or at least, it feels that way for me and to me). Nevertheless, somewhat recommended, but only in a rather limited fashion (as for me, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf is really and truly just a very basically adequate two star read, and not all that special by any and all stretches of the imagination)..
This book is a true story, and is actually the diary of a girl whose name remains anonymous. It was about her life, and how much she went through and also how drugs influenced her in the beginning of the book, she was a really good kid but as the story went on, she tried more and more drugs. It really shows the different sides of drugs and how they can change a person’s life quickly. I really liked this book a lot. It was really mature and I would recommend it to people who are in high school because of its content.
A priceless collection of letters from one legendary leader to anotherWhen Indira Gandhi was a little girl of ten, she spent the summer in Mussoorie, while her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was in Allahabad. Over the summer, Nehru wrote her a series of letters in which he told her the story of how and when the earth was made, how human and animal life began, and how civilizations and societiesevolved all over the world.Written in 1928, these letters remain fresh and vibrant, and capture Nehrus love for people and for nature, whose story was for him more interesting than any other story or novel that you may have read..
When unpopular high schooler Issei Hyoudou has a less than romantic encounter with his first-ever girlfriend, the consequences are fatal. As he lies dying, who should come to his rescue but the prettiest girl in school, Rias Gremory. And the shocking truth she shares leaves Issei reeling...