A quick entertaining and enjoyable book. The story is about the life of Vendula, a teenager growing up in Communist Czechoslovakia, and her family and friends. The book describes life in the Soviet Union, everything from surveillance to shortages. Through the course of the book Vendula deals with issues that all teens face including getting her heart broken and her first kiss. The illustrations were fun, and added to the humour of the book. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading part 2.
This book was really intense and sad. The author does a really great job of showing how mental illness not only affects the individual suffering the mental illness but also how it affects an entire family.
I enjoyed this book but there were a few things that the author could have improved. I didn't like how time would jump between paragraphs or even sentences and there were be no indication that you're at a different point in time, it would be nice if the time changed with a new chapter. Also, the ebook could have used a bit more editing, some of the words were spelled wrong or the wrong word was used.
I started this book and could not put it down. The writing was great and gripped you from the very beginning. The story was obviously very well researched. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
This book was not at all what I expected, it was much better. The main characted, Sonya, was especially relatable, since like her I too tried to keep a low profile in High School. I think this would be a really great book for girls in High School to read, however, the book is fun and entertaining for people out of High School as well.
This book was ok. I found it hard to relate to the characters, especially the main character Aden, who refuses to deal with reality, and has kind of annoying ways of creating her own reality. I also found that the book ended really quickly. The book was sweet, but I found it hard to get into because of my dislike for the main character.
Overall I thought that this book was pretty good. The main character, Rija, a recent immigrant from Sarajevo works hard just to make ends meet after her husband leaves her and her child. After working so hard during the entire book, the ending wraps up too well. I enjoyed the book a lot, but found the ending to be a bit too convenient.
I liked the story of the book but I found there were some plot holes and a lot of grammar mistakes. The book took a while to get into, but about halfway through I started to get interested and more invested in the characters.
This book was out of the ordinary and a bit unusual. The lives of five people are told through the eyes of the moving van that moves them across the country. This book is easily read in an afternoon. I really enjoy short stories and found this book interesting and fun to read.