Chewing the Pages with Charley
A Silver Lake library Book Review
Hello all! I am Charley, a gorgeous and sleek canine who lives with my humans who love to read! I was curious and decided to dig into the books my family checks out from the Library and now I can’t sink my teeth into enough of them!
This month the weather has been really crazy! One day the snow would freeze my paws and the next day I sank into an inch of mud! But, the weather has been perfect for reading. I ripped through several novels this month but only two were worth drooling over. The first was Copper Sun by Sharon Draper. This story describes the shocking realities of slave trade and life on a plantation for a little 15 year old girl ripped from her African village. Amari endures with the help from several different people along the way. She eventually runs away with two other slaves to a Spanish colony in Florida. I liked the way Amari remembered her home and the strength she drew from her mothers words. I loved that Draper added a dog into the story! The dog was so brave and loyal. Over all, this book receives 5 out of 5 bones!
The second book that is worth sniffing is These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. This book starts on a very large luxury space ship. The two main characters, Tarver, a solider, and Lilac, the daughter of a very wealthy and powerful man, meet at a cocktail party. Very soon after the party something happens to the ship! It begins to break apart which strands our two main characters on a deserted planet. They have to learn how to survive together. Soon they are falling for each other but there is something whispering on this planet. voices who demand to be heard.
I love how the authors describe Tarver and Lilac and what they are thinking. The love story is good and the twists and turns are fun to read through. This is definitely a science fiction story and it looks like there may be two more books in this series. I give this book 4 out of 5 bones because of the lack of dogs in space.
~ Always nosing around a good book: Charley