The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon

3/5 stars

Recommended for: fans of Sherlock, middle grade books, or want to read a book with a less common narrator

Review:

This book was pretty good. It was an average middle-grade/high-school read. If you’re looking for a quick read with lots of heart and some nice twists, check this one out.

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Day of Empire, by Amy Chua

2/5 stars

Recommended for: history nerds, people interested in empires, fans of tolerance

Review:

I have a feeling I would have liked this more if I hadn’t had to take notes on it. An interesting take on tolerance and is very clearly laid out, which I appreciate from a student standpoint

Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn

2/5 stars

Recommended for: people who want to consider a new point of view, philosophy fans, people who like alternative books

Review:

Interesting points, but I did not like the way they were presented, and I did noit agree with the thesis of the book.
Plus the gorilla was super pompous and the narrator (who we didn’t receive nearly enough information on) seemed like a whiny character straight out of a bad fan fiction. The ending didn’t really work out for him, which is sad, but his life was more sad.