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CharlotteCormier

CharlotteCormier

Joined September 2020

It's been 458 years and the government still hasn't found me, hah amateurs.
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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The Glass Castle is an autobiographical novel about the author, Jeannette Walls, and her less-than-perfect childhood. The book follows the unbelievable events of Jeannette's life as she re-tells with the same cadence as one would read off a grocery list, while we as the reader slowly understand how dysfunctional her life and family truly were, and how such traumatic events were interpreted through her eyes as a child.

CharlotteCormier If you like stories that compel you to legitimately set the book down, take a deep breath, and meditate before continuing then I highly suggest reading The Glass Castle.

One theme present in the novel is “the loss of innocence”, throughout the book Jeannette is routinely forced to adapt to problems and situations that no child should ever have to go through, and the novel further explores the coping mechanisms she resorts to.
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MissYaremcio Nicely done Char! 6/6 4mo
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Wynd #1 | James Tynion IV
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Wynd is a young boy living a quaint life in the last fully human civilization, Pipetown, protected from the dangerous magical beasts outside its walls. However, there‘s one problem, he isn‘t human, and would surely be killed if anyone found out. During a plot to allow the magical “weirdbloods” to live safely in Pipetown, Wynd‘s identity is exposed, forcing him to leave Pipetown, and abandon everything he‘s been taught about the world around him.

CharlotteCormier (continued) And in order to survive, he now has to come to terms with who he is, and re-evaluate how he wants to live his life.

If you like books that imbue that classic fantasy wonder then definitely pick up this book. Truth be told, the only reason I first bought it was because of the cover art, which also led me to the assumption that it was aimed at younger audiences. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the book wasn‘t just a cute kid‘s
12mo
CharlotteCormier (continued) Wynd is a graphic novel, which makes the POV a bit different than what you would find in a book. The POV used is a third person omniscient point of view, as the story is told from multiple characters' perspectives and we can see the inner thoughts of the characters. 12mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Char! Is it a book I should add to my list? 6/6 12mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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The Song of Achilles is a beautifully written retelling of Homer's Iliad: The story of Greek hero Achilles, and his companion Patroclus. Patroclus is a young prince, who is exiled after he accidentally causes the death of another king's son. Stuck between banishment and execution, he is sent to Peleus, where he meets its prince, Achilles.He is the son of the sea nymph Thetis and predicted to become the next greatest warrior. (Rest in comments)

CharlotteCormier Achilles is everything Patroclus is not, poised, graceful, well-spoken, all the qualities that a prince should be. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends Patroclus and asks him to become his companion, bringing Patroclus along for the thrilling story of the next demi-god champion.

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CharlotteCormier If you‘re looking for a book that paints a beautiful picture in your mind on every page, I highly recommend this novel. The writing is gorgeous, reading it feels relaxing and serene, but at the same time it urges you to keep going. The Song of Achilles is not only a refreshing adaptation of a classic tale, but provides a new take on the legend as a breathtaking, yet heart-wrenching love story. 14mo
CharlotteCormier One theme present in this book is love, both platonic and romantic. The story follows the evolution of Achilles and Patroclus‘ relationship from childhood to adulthood, and the inseparable bond between them.
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MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Charlotte! I have seriously debating reading this book and I may actually do that soon lol! 6/6 14mo
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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Clary Fray believes she is a normal teenage girl, until her fifteenth birthday that is. She begins seeing unexplainable things like something out of a fantasy novel until it is finally revealed to her, that all the stories are true. She is thrust into the world of the Nephilim, otherwise known as the Shadowhunters, humans with angel blood tasked with secretly protecting the mundane world from demons and monsters.

CharlotteCormier However, Clary isn‘t the only one having her world turned on its head. The Shadowhunters face the return of the merciless cultist Valentine- who was thought to have perished along with his organization. And to make matters worse, he has kidnapped Clary‘s mother, Jocelyn, who the Shadowhunters claim to be Valentine's wife. 2y
CharlotteCormier Clary‘s world is crumbling beneath her, hopefully, her Shadowhunter companions can aid in her quest to rescue her mother from Valentine, and adjust to this new beginning.

If you like books filled with fantasy, wit, and intensity, then I highly recommend starting the Mortal instruments to indulge your imagination.
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CharlotteCormier The POV (point of view) in this novel is classified as a third-person linear perspective. This is because the narrator uses “he, she, they” pronouns, however, is not omniscient. While it is told in the third-person, the story still follows Clary and is privy to only her thoughts, emotions and observations.
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MissYaremcio Well done Charlotte! I loved this series when I was your age! 6/6 2y
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After an agonizing journey to find salvation in Haven. Todd and a wounded Viola stumble into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, who has the entire city under his control. Todd and Viola are immediately separated. While Todd is grudgingly growing closer to the sinister mayor every day, Viola is forming an alliance with the secretive Mistress Coyle. (Rest in the comments)

CharlotteCormier When the bombs start falling and the women start revolting the entire city falls into pandemonium. And amongst the chaos, each side is racing to be the first to greet Viola‘s incoming ships in order to determine who will rule the world, the Ask, or the Answer?
If you like books with intense build-up and complex characters with new twists and turns each chapter. Accompanied by an amazing and creative concept, (continued...)
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CharlotteCormier ...then I highly recommend this book trilogy for hours of entertainment.

A theme present in this book is how society can easily crumble from fear alone. We see Haven slowly turn into a dystopian dictatorship where they go so far as to placing metal armbands traditionally used for livestock on the women, simply out of fear of the Answer. All freedom has been taken away, accompanied by the new mentality of “guilty until proven innocent”.
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gracehartman Work it, Shanon!!!!!!!!!!!! 😍😍😍 2y
MissYaremcio I love this series! Probably has one of my favorite characters of all time... I'm sure you can guess who lol ;) 6/6 2y
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