Pedro Rangel Rangel itibaren Luve, Swaziland
Bu kitaptan çok çabuk vazgeçtim. Yazar açıkça bu kitapla eğlendirmeye çalışıyordu; İncil'i içtenlikle yaşamakla ilgilenmiyordu.
Genellikle bir fantezi ya da vampir hayranı değil, bu diziyi eğlenceli bir okuma olarak buldu. Başladıktan sonra bitiremedim. Yazı en edebi olmayabilir ama eylemin hızı sayfaların dönmesini sağladı. Aynı şey dizideki dört kitabın tümü için de söylenebilir. Öte yandan film neredeyse farklı, tanınmayan bir şey gibiydi. Hayal kırıklığına uğramıştım.
Thirteen-year-old Margaret Ann Brady lives at an orphanage in London. Her parents have died, and she longs to join her older brother, who has immigrated to Boston, in America. Margaret gets what she thinks is the opportunity of a lifetime: a job as the companion of Mrs. Carstairs, a wealthy American woman traveling home on the Titanic. All Margaret has to do is keep Mrs. Carstairs company on the voyage, and she will get free passage to America where she can join her brother. And she will get the chance to travel on the grandest ship ever built. Margaret describes in her diary the luxuries of first class through the eyes of a child who has lived her life in poverty, her adventures on the ship, and the tragedy that occurs when the Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks. Young readers who enjoy diary historical fiction, or who are fascinated by the story of the Titanic, are sure to love Margaret's diary. I think it is one of the best novels for young readers about the disaster. I'd definitely recommend it to readers who have an interest.
Mia's mother is diagnosed with cancer and then dies 12 days later. While grieving for her mother, Mia also has to deal with her father's heart attack and her older sister leaving for college. Mia has a lot on her plate and the hospital social worker's advice is to go shopping... Throughout the year after her mother's death Mia somehow figures out how to cope in this touching novel based on the author's own experience. It deals with a sad topic without being depressing.