Story Excerpt I.

When Perseus met Ophelia

Perseus was the type of person to stare at his phone every few minutes. Even if there was no notification, he would look at it out of habit.

His habit got him into a bit of trouble. Would often run into glass walls, poles, and people. He earned a couple of laughs from passerby’s in the past.

However, this time he only gets fits of gasps and questions from an unexpected blonde bombshell. He didn’t bother checking if it was safe to walk across the street, but he did, however, check his phone for the tenth time that morning. He scrolled through his social media nonchalantly not aware that a car with a driver texting was headed straight for him.

 

Ophelia was the type of person that took vintage photos on her Polaroid. Her eyes were always looking through a lens, whether it be her camera or her digital camera that had a vintage filter on it. She normally took pictures of the scenery, busy people walking on the streets, nature, and even people sometimes.

Her habit got her a job as a rookie journalist for The Daily Chronicle. Her recent story gave her a writer’s block. Despite not believing in that, she had one. She decided to get out of the office and take a walk with her headphones to get ideas.

However, instead of taking a normal walk like she had originally planned. She only goes into a panic with her headphones falling out of her ears with her running towards a male that is standing in the middle of the street. No one else around them had seen it, but a car was headed straight for him. She wasn’t about to stand there and do nothing.

 

So, she saved his life.

Book Review VII.

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Title: I am the Messenger

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: KNOPF

Publication Date: 2002

Edition: 2005

Pages: 357

Special Features: None

Summarization: I Am the Messenger begins with a botched bank robbery. The gunman is so incompetent he drops his gun and steals a car that barely runs. Ed Kennedy, a directionless nineteen-year-old cab driver, picks up the gun and prevents the robber from leaving.

Review: One of the top five favorite books on my list. A funny yet gripping tale of a cab driver who receives five messages that he has to solve before he can move on to the next one. A favorite that can easily be finished within the day.

Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop until the very end. However, it will leave you with questions about the author and whether or not the character was inspired off of something or someone? You’ll have to read to find out for yourself.

If you want a book that’s a page turner and a fan favorite amongst many readers, I suggest this book.

-H.S

Book Review V.

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Title: One of Us is Lying

Author: Karen M. Mcmanus

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: 2017

Edition: 2017

Pages: 360

Special Features: None

Summarization: On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Thursday, he died. But on Friday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

Review: Breakfast club meets criminal minds, it’s the tale of who done it. Who killed Simon? A mystery crime solving novel that will leave you turning each page until the very end. I know I say that about most of these books, but well written books deserve a good review that’s honest and true.

Overall, the mystery of the book is not only with the main plot of who killed Simon, it leaves you with questions on which characters you can trust and which you can’t. Each character you grow attach to in some form or another. However, romance is not the best in this novel.

So, if you’re into mystery I suggest this book. However, be warned, there is a fast paced romance that will leave you either confused or think it’s another plot hole.

-H.S